Thursday, May 31, 2007

Hello, New Blog!

I love making stuff, so this blog is to share all the fun stuff that I makes! :)

Wednesday, May 30, 2007

Whattaya Know Wednesday!

In an attempt to keep this blog current, I am starting the tradition of WhattayaKnow Wednesdays. That's usually our busy /out and about/errand running day when we do piano lessons, a trip to the library, post office, etc., so we're just going to try posting some fun little factoid on Wednesdays that we have learned during the week.

So..We just learned last night that pill bugs (sow bugs, potato bugs, wood louse,etc.) have GILLS! Whattayaknow! :)

Tuesday, May 29, 2007

The Flats are on their way!

Flat Bannanarama and Flat Zorro are, as we speak, in Kuna, Idaho. They are ready for a week of fun exploring with their cousins! :)

Unfortunately, I forgot to get pics before they headed on their merry way.

Wednesday, May 9, 2007

Small Space Gardening (on the cheap!)

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I love green, growing things. I really love green, growing things that smell wonderful and are useful as well. Unfortunately, I've never been especially talented at helping green, growing things, well, grow!

So this year, with the kids help, I'm experimenting with a small (manageable) tabletop garden of herbs in containers. We got the herbs on sale, and put them in bowls and trash cans we found at the dollar store. (The trash bins are actually quite pretty.) I drilled drainage holes with my handy-dandy Dremel tool, in went some potting soil, and the plants. The kids each have their own watering can, and have so far been much better at remembering to give our thirsty plants a drink than I ever have been. We'll see how it goes.

We have two pots of peppermint, a rosemary plant, cinnamon basil (it smells divine!) an oregano, and a chammomile. Not pictured, we also have a catnip plant, some chocolate mint, and a spearmint plant. (I'm, uh, rather a big fan of mint.)

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Tuesday, May 8, 2007

Flat Cousins!

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One of the kids' cousins read "Flat Stanley" in school. As a project, they sent out "flat" versions of themselves, and we got the honor of escorting "Flat Mariah" around for a day. We took her to piano lessons, to the library, to our favorite coffee shop for hot chocolate, and to the Natural History Museum. It was quite fun, and now we have plans to do our own Flat Stanley project.

For more on Flat Stanley, check out the website:

Flat Stanley Project