Monday, June 27, 2011

gardening for dummies

Hello again! Usually when I don't write anything for this long it's because IT'S BEEN INSANELY BUSY 'ROUND THESE HERE PARTS!

The other day we went to a local nursery and they were giving away vegetable plants! Aaron and I had talked about doing a garden but I don't really have a clue so was dragging my feet- this works out perfectly because now if it flops I'm only out some hard labour.

I had dug up my beds about a month ago and it was such hard work that there was no way I was doing more digging so I just squished those poor little veggies wherever I could fit them. (I know you're not supposed to plant under evergreens but as I said... if they die... no biggie.)

Here's my gardens:)

I have lavender, lemon grass, basil, thyme, peppermint, lettuce, tomatoes, squash, melon, broccoli, peppers, onions and cabbage:) We'll see if it grows:)

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

the kitchen cupboards are in

The day you've all been waiting for, or more aptly, the day I've been waiting for. It's been a year and a bit with no kitchen cupboards, countertops or dish drainer. I've used folding tables, the floor, plastic shelving units, a laundry tub and a massive rubbermaid (with the lid upside down for drying dishes). It's been all right but I'm for sure ready for the next stage which is called, cupboards with no countertop or hardware:P We also plan on installing a ceiling fan (IT IS HOT), range hood and two windows up above the cabinets flanking the stove. It'll come- Aaron has some ideas so it might be awhile but it'll be worth it.

By the way- the best thing ever?? Standing in one spot making a meal with EVERYTHING YOU NEED WITHIN REACH. Ohhhhhhhh my land! Delightful!

The cabinets are Kraftmaid, maple wood, chestnut stain and an onyx glaze.

(Please ignore the random red vase perched up there, I forgot to take it down.)