Monday, July 25, 2011

i heart faces–water shot




This photo was entered into the I Heart Faces photo challenge –

i heart faces

Friday, July 22, 2011

31 Goals…Two months to go


1. Get back into Church.  In a new small group @ church – I’m leading the next lesson series. 

2. Read the whole Bible.  This will probably not happen with starting grad school back in May. Lots of reading to do.

3. Make an apple pie.  I thought about doing this for Easter, but I think I’m going to go a different route.  But definitely something I want to try soon!

4. Sew a skirt.  I need to go fabric shopping because the warm weather is almost here :)

5. Finish my bedroom. 

6. Make a 2nd quilt.  DONE   I’ve actually finished one more and have two others waiting for backs.

7. Take 20,000 pictures. 

8. Sell something on my etsy store.   

9. Host a dinner party.  DONE

10. Get a mani &/or pedi.  Not yet…

11. Weigh 150 lbs.  August is going to focus on this.

12. Save $1000.  Probably not going to happen since I haven’t been employed in like 11 months.

13.Visit a state I’ve never been to.

14. Read 20 books.   Completed this last weekend.

  1. As Young As We Feel
  2. I Heart Bloomberg
  3. What She Left for Me
  4. Sabbath: Restoring the Sacred Rhythm of Rest
  5. Let Them Eat Fruitcake
  6. Spring Broke
  7. Spring is in the Air
  8. Amazing Gracie
  9. Three Weddings & a Bar Mitzvah
  10. Twilight
  11. New Moon
  12. Eclipse
  13. Breaking Dawn
  14. Christmas Homecoming
  15. Refuel
  16. when God writes your love story
  17. One Thousand Gifts
  18. Free Book
  19. Who is My Shelter?  by Neta Jackson
  20. Million Dollar Dilemma  by Judy Baer

15. Grow a pumpkin.  There are pumpkins growing in my garden right now. 

16. Build something.  DONE  Though I plan on building an amoire in the next couple weeks.

17. Get published (article or picture) in a newspaper, magazine or reputable website.  

18. Try 10 new recipes.  

  1. Broccoli Chicken Casserole
  2. Creamed Corn in the crockpot
  3. Flag Cake for the 4th of July

19. Go camping.   Supposed to be going this coming weekend.

20 – 29. Do 10 things I’ve never done before.

  1. Hair professionally dyed.
  2. Ran a tiller. (Technically… I planted onions & potatoes for the first time, but I’ll wait and see if I need anymore new things at the end.)
  3. Spray painted flower pots.
  4. Enter a photo into the i heart faces contest.

30. Watch 20 movies.   

  1. Letters to Juliet
  2. The Bounty Hunter
  3. The Love Guru
  4. Diary of a Mad Black Woman
  5. The Last Song
  6. Date Night
  7. Madea Goes to Jail
  8. The Pelican Brief
  9. Eclipse
  10. Play the Game
  11. Dinner for Schmucks
  12. A Christmas Carol
  13. Charlie St. Cloud
  14. Letters to God
  15. The Switch
  16. Life As We Knew It
  17. The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Rings
  18. Toy Story 3
  19. When In Rome
  20. How Do You Know
  21. You Again
  22. Easy A
  23. One Week (An awesome movie with Joshua Jackson!!)
  24. Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers
  25. Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King

31. Dress more girly.  Still working on this one.

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

i heart faces…prop challenge

Ok, so I’m entering a photo for the very first time to I heart faces.  This challenge requires a prop. 

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i heart faces

Saturday, July 16, 2011

garden update

Scott & I went to the garden {very early} this morning to do some picking and weeding before it got too hot. 

The corn is growing nicely despite the wicked winds that have knocked some over. Should be ready in a week or so. You can see the difference between the first planting and the second planting several weeks later:

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Here’s the tomato plants. We’ve also got some nice banana peppers growing. And cabbage!  Last year the bunnies ate every single cabbage plant.  This year we have one bunny who jumps the fence and just today was the first signs of a deer being in the garden.

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Do you see that little white speck in the middle of the next picture?  Guess what it is!  It’s one of my Boo Pumpkins growing.  I’ve had a goal for three years to grow a pumpkin. Container gardening didn’t work. Last year’s garden crop didn’t work.  So excited that it is growing this year!  I planted Boos, Jack Be Littles and I think Connecticut Field Pumpkins.

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Here’s some of our cucumbers to make pickles with:

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Not sure if this is a pumpkin or a melon.  Their vines have kind of intermixed.

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One of the melons we have growing.  And there’s a lot more blooms, too (:


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We’ve also got potatoes, onion, sweet potatoes, cauliflower, broccoli, cantaloupe, green peppers,  butternut squash & spaghetti squash growing, but I didn’t take any pictures of those. 

Here’s the loot we took home today: a lot of banana peppers, 2 bags of cucumbers, a couple spaghetti squash, a couple cabbage heads and some broccoli.

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