Sunday, June 28, 2009
Whitewater rafting that is! Every year a group from work gets together for a weekend of camping, rafting and good times. We usually head down near Southern Oregon for the festivities.
Tuesday, June 23, 2009
Sunday, June 21, 2009
So I saw this really cute pair of earrings one day in a catalog. When I looked at the price I think I developed a little sticker shock. $35 for a pair of earrings! I refuse to pay that much (it was a freshwater pearl set). I thought..."heck, I could make that for way cheaper!". Thus began my decent into being a jewelry addict.
I love jewelry! Earrings are a favorite of mine. I have many pairs in different colors of the rainbow. I was determined to make that pair that I saw for $35 for way less. I wandered into the craft store and picked up a few basic supplies to get started. Tada...my version turned out just as cute and cost way less (minus my overhead for basic supplies).
Sudden I got inspired. I just bought a cute top. A matching pair of earrings and a necklace would seal the deal! It got out of control after that. I started with some basic pairs of earrings. Eventually it was bracelets and necklaces. Soon I was returning the craft store to get more beads, wire, containers to hold them...you name it. Before I knew it, I was making one piece after another! Yikes! What have I gotten myself into?
I've managed to make myself a nice lot of jewelry. Most of the items I want to keep. However, I am scheming to fund my addictive habit. I did some homework on some online sites that sell handmade crafts. I'm still debating about it but I think it would be fun! I'll let you know what I decide and I'll show you what I've been up to. =0)
Wednesday, June 17, 2009
Saturday, June 13, 2009
Here's the bad side of the yard. Daddy built another skinny box to accommodate the graveyard of plants that didn't like the soil. These are plants I picked up from the nursery. I bought 2 Japanese eggplants (to replace the ones that didn't make it) and a sweet banana pepper plant.
My basil that I thought were gonners seemed to perk up after I put them in the box.
I was shocked to see how big the bok choy are getting. Dang!
Friday, June 12, 2009
This was my lemon cucumber that I attempted to directly plant into my yard. All three did not survive. In my defense, I claim it was the crappy soil in the back yard, not my black thumb that did them in. I planted on in the raised bed just in case (that one is thriving...WHEW!). The zucchini (also planted directly into my yard) did really well at first, threatened to call it quits, then thought they'd give me a second try. They're doing okay now!
Monday, June 8, 2009
Sunday, June 7, 2009
Saturday, June 6, 2009
Friday, June 5, 2009
Here's a view of Mt. Baker as we sail towards the mainland.
On the drive home we had great mountain views also. What a nice trip! I love the San Juans! It's quickly becoming my new favorite Pacific NW getaway!!