Sunday, August 20, 2017
Tuesday, August 15, 2017
I feel like I am having an odd summer. I am having serious Wanderlust. So this is what my reading selections are mainly reflecting. I am linking up with Modern Mrs Darcy's Quick Lit. Check out what everyone else is reading.
Dear Bob and Sue - One Couple's Journey through the National Parks. This took me a bit to get into. This is written as a series of letters/emails to Bob and Sue friends of Matt and Karen Smith. They visited all 59 National Parks. They even visited American Samoa. I think their journey is amazing.
At Home in the World by Tsh Oxenreider
" Choosing stability over volatility means staying put when life throws a curveball. It mean digging in your heels when the economy sends your housing price crashing, or when community crime rates skyrocket. Possibly harder, stability means staying put when life gets boring."
That spoke to me in my right now, right now. I have a serious case of wanderlust. My summer has been grounded for various reasons and quite frankly it is boring to me. The closest thing to going anywhere is reading about it.
This book has been reviewed a lot so I am not going to do that and just say READ THIS. It is interesting, thought provoking, and enjoyable.
Unearthed by Alexandra Risen
What is it with gardeners and uneasy relationships with their parents. Alexander and her husband busy a house with a huge overgrown garden. As they unearth the garden, Alexander has to confront her growing up in an immigrant household where people don't talk about the past. Similar in some ways to Orchard House which by the way I LOVED. I loved the map of the garden at the front of book. I would of loved bigger pictures other than the one's on the inside of book cover. Overall I thought this was interesting book
Traveling Light by Lynee Branard
I really liked this light read. Al (Alissa) buys a storage locker and finds the ashes of Roger Hart. She decides to get Rogers ashes back to his family in New Mexico. Her adventure takes her across the country and along the way she picks up some other passengers including 17 year old Blossom.
Sunday, August 13, 2017
Sometimes It Doesn't Get Any Easier Lately, Modern Mrs Darcy has had some excellent posts. This one is good.
NASA Responds To 9 Year Who Applied to Be a Guardian of the Galaxy
Here's Why You Need To Stop Cleaning Your Kitchen Sponges RIGHT NOW - Oye, I have been putting mine in dishwasher. I am a little bit grossed out.
Our Best Advice for College Students - this is most excellent though Emily Henderson is mainly a designer blogger. I thought this was awesome advice.
Saturday, August 12, 2017
|Daisies from my Garden|
I was so inspired by Floret Flowers I decided to have my own cut flower bed. What do I have in my cut flower garden bed?
Daisies ** I already grow these in another part of yard
Calendula** I already grow these in another part of yard
I have been a long time fan of zinnia's but have only had minimal success from seeds. I decided to start indoors this time. I also transplanted them into my pallet garden where I am growing dahlia's. It wasn't an overwhelming success but there a few in there.
A pallet garden is simply a pallet that has ground cloth stapled to one side and filled with dirt. This pallet is pretty large.
|As of June 6th|
|as of July 23|
Friday, August 11, 2017
|Layout made with Digital Project Life|
We found the treasure after the kiln. It was located by the river. It was a great chance to give Stan a swim.
|Photo by CRR|
***Saw slug coitus on the trail. It was a first. I know TMI for most of my readers but it was pointed out to me. Sharing is caring.
More details about trek for treasure - beginning, hike 1, hike 2, hike 3, hike 4
Sunday, August 6, 2017
Research Shows Grandmothers benefit from Babysitting
Here's How Much Businesses Pay to Get on Those Big Blue Exit Signs - I have always wondered about this
Negalimination- Radically Reducing Negativity in Your Life
I tried it : 21 Days without Complaining - I think my kids need to try this - ha, ha All kidding aside perhaps I should try this. I think it all ties into Negalimination link above
The Mental Workload of a Mother
Tuesday, August 1, 2017
Calendulas come in different colors from orange. I had no idea. No I am on a mission to get a different color.
Tomato Basil Rice Cakes
I saw this on Becky Higgins Instagram. Pair this with laughing cow cheese and this is really delish.
Yes, there is such a thing as Plastic Trumpets. This type is called a ptrumpet. I have a trumpet player at home.