Thursday, March 11, 2010

Going away for the weekend...

A picture of Flathead Lake

So as anyone knows who has kids and loves them very much, occasionally Mom and Dad need a get away, a breather, a date, a glimmer back of what keeps them together as a couple. This getaway doesn't have to be glamorous or glitzy or to an exotic destination (not that that wouldn't be great) but it just needs to be a change of scenery, where the two of you can regroup, both together and by yourself. So we are taking such weekend tomorrow and coming back on Sunday. We are headed up to Big Fork and Whitefish and staying at a lodge on the lake. I love water by the way. I am very excited and will post pictures later. I will not be posting for the weekend as you can understand but I will be bringing business card as there are some great galleries and shops and you just never know. Wish me clear roads and for my cold not to get worse. thanks

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Spring is coming...

So spring is on its way. I really want to clean more out of my house before the yard work begins, as it is my trees need pruned already. So today I started, baby steps at a time, cleaned out a few of the kids toys for hubby to take to work, and went through a box in the laundry room, that was mostly filled with school papers that needed to be tossed. It felt really good but I do wish I had more will power to really purge but it is not my strong suit, I will though keep pushing ahead and trying my best.

Monday, March 8, 2010

Spring Sprouts


So my lovely little 5 year old assistant gardener and I planted some seeds for our garden. I find that starting my own plants is not only less expensive, they produce better and I know that they are really organic. In our part of the country you can not plant until May and that is sometimes risky, May isn't always totally frost free, but we like to be adventurous. Alena loves to water them everyday and we can not wait to get up in the morning to see our little sprouts. A few days ago our first seedling broke ground and since there are additions everyday. It is all very exciting. Here is a picture of our first ones.

Sunday, March 7, 2010

Recycled Wool Slipper Boots




Ok so they may look a bit goofy, a bit Robin Hood or a bit Hippie tree hugger, which maybe each of these things may exist in me to some extent.
My friend recently was in San Diego where folks dispose of wool sweaters like they do a kleenex. She hit a few second hand stores and came back with a box full. She learned two things from this errand I sent her on, one-- never buy a wool blend they lint something terrible in your machine two--it is one of the funnest projects she has ever done :)
We try to get together on Fridays, doesn't always happen but when it does we craft or knit or paint. Our last two Fridays has consisted of making things out of our felted wool sweaters.
I will be posting pictures of our projects, but these are my most used, they are incredibly warm and comfy. We both made a pair out of one large mans sweater, hers are out of the arms and mine out of the body.
And Yes, by the color of my legs you can see it has been a long winter :)

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