Monday, March 31, 2008


So it has been two weeks since I planted my little indoor garden. It is growing growing like crazy and it is not so little anymore

I was able to put the flats outside for a few days, but the weather has not been cooperating, so they were stretching to the light

Close up sprouts

3/18 5:00 pm

3/19 12:00 noon

3/19 7:00 pm
Once the sunflowers sprouted they grew like crazy

The plants tonight, I have them under a grow light now and the flowers have finally sprouted, about a week after the vegetables.

Saturday, March 29, 2008

It Has Been Two Weeks!

I know it has been a long time since I last updated the blog. I have been busy, so there are plenty of things to blog about, but the camera wasn't cooperating when I tried to get the pictures off.

I was on Spring Break last week and we are back in full force this week. I have a test I need to study for tomorrow, I may take a break from studying and get some pictures up.

Right now I am going to read a bit and then hit the sack, we put on new sheets tonight (which happens more infrequently than I would like to admit) so we will have that fresh sheet feeling.

Good Night Everyone!

Monday, March 17, 2008

Planting, Snow, Veggie Wraps

Our Backyard this morning!

I was at the Dollar store the other day and they had a whole bunch of different seed packets priced 10 cents each, and I could not resist. I bought a whole bunch and started them already inside, I can't put them outside today, but I have on other sunny days. Some have already sprouted, hopefully I will have a good turn out. I am not sure what I am going to do with them all, but I felt like growing this year and spring is in the air, although not quite here!

1. Sunflower - Mammoth Russian
8-12 feet
2. Bachelor Buttons - Polka Dot Mixed Colors
16 inches
3. Zinnia - Envy
30 inches
4. Perennial Mix
12-36 inches
5. Gypsophilia - Covent Garden
18 inches
6. Helichrysum - Tall Double Mixed Colors
2-3 feet
7. Zinnia - Giant Cactus, Mixed Colors
30-36 inches
8. Aster - Crego Mix
30-36 inches
9. Sweet William - Tall Double, Mixed Colors
2 feet

Vegetable and Herbs:
1. Kale - Dwarf Blue Curled
2. Broccoli - Calabrese
3. Dill - Long Island Mammoth
4. Cabbage - Early Golden Acre
5. Radish - Sparkler White Tip
6. Eggplant - Black Beauty
7. Carrot - Danvers Half Long
8. Lettuce - Grand Rapids (Leaf)
9. Lettuce - Iceberg
10. Arugula - Roquette
11. Onion - White Lisbon Bunching

Rabbit's Feast Flat
I'll separate these out when I plant them

Veggie Tray! ;)

Flower Flat

The following pairs of pictures were taken 3 and a half hours apart, I promise!

How Does Your Garden Grow?

The answer......

Very Fast!

I made veggie wraps for lunch yesterday, they were sooo pretty and so good I just had to take pictures!
tomatoes, cucumber, carrots, provolone, colby, turkey, ham

Wrap it up in a tortilla with lettuce, sprouts, guacamole, and cucumber ranch dressing.
Mmmm Mmmmmm!

Tuesday, March 11, 2008

Ladies Craft Night - March - Decoupage

The craft of the month is decoupage and Ladies Craft Night will be at Jami's on Monday the 17th.

Come at about 7 or 7:30 and bring supplies, something to work on and ideas. If you don't have anything to make, just come as you are and we will set you up! Here are a few links to give you an idea of what decoupage is.,1793,HGTV_3397_2344459,00.html,2024,DIY_14154,00.html

Here are some pictures of two decoupage poster projects I made, a box that Jami made for us and some materials that you could use for decoupage.

Comforting, soothing, green, welcoming, nature collage in our guest room

Yummy, pretty food collage in our kitchen.
What is for supper? Just look at the collage and get inspired!

Box Jami made for us, the letters on the bottom of the sections spell Nate & Jana

The possibilities are endless, but here are a few materials that I scrounged up.

Some more materials, I have a whole bunch of clippings cut out to make a craft, inspirational collage. I also have some old world maps and some fun paper, whatever you are in the mood for!

Thursday, March 6, 2008


I was looking through old pictures and found these. I took them right after we got our new camera. Some of them are pretty cool, and the detail in the originals is awesome!