Weekend in Pictures

Definitely a weekend dedicated to mi casa…

(we don't believe in dressing our dog but made an exception for this badass shot)

(nope, we don’t believe in putting clothes our dog but made an exception for this badass shot of Miss Ru)

With the hubby working the late shift, I was on trick-or-treater patrol. Here's my favorite neighbors stopping by to grab candy :)

With the hubby working the late shift, I was on trick-or-treater patrol. Here’s my favorite neighbors stopping by to grab candy 🙂

A dry Saturday meant heavy labor, woo hoo! While we'd been considering transitioning away from our existing cinderblock raised beds, we figured out a way to reconfigure them in a way that look a bit less industrial and a bit more farm-y. So we actually added more beds to maximize the space way better than we had before, and then got two loads of wood chips delivered (FREE! The ChipDrop.in resource recommended by our neighbors on the local Nextdoor.com page was a lifesaver for us (plus we could specify what wood we didn't want)!

A dry Saturday meant heavy labor, woo hoo! While we’d been considering transitioning away from our existing cinderblock raised beds, we figured out a way to reconfigure them in a way that look a bit less industrial and a bit more farm-y. So we actually added 3 more beds to maximize the space way better than we had before, and then got two loads of wood chips delivered (FREE! The ChipDrop recommended on our local Nextdoor.com page was a lifesaver for us (plus we could specify what woods we didn’t want)! As you can see, we’ve got our cover crop already coming up nicely in the other 7 beds (winter peas) and the new beds should be equally green in a couple weeks. We’ve still got more work to do as moving raised beds also meant a big empty splotch in the center of the back yard (far left side of this picture), so for now we’ve got our coneflowers and gladiola (corms) transplanted in there, with plans for much more in the spring. We’re also going to take out the back half of our super long driveway to take advantage of the southern exposure and put some fruit trees up…but that’s a bit more backbreaking than we can handle right now 🙂

One of those "someday we'll rip everything out of this kitchen and start over" moments happened this weekend and fortunately I didn't act on it.  A couple years ago I took off the cupboard doors to make open shelving, but the bottom half still looked dingy, and the painted cabinets never seemed to respond well to my weak cleaning attempts. So the hubby made a valiant effort of cleaning the drawers and doors for me, and then I realized...I had half a gallon of white Horizon Zero VOC paint in the basement! Woo hoo! Nothing like a fresh coat of paint to brighten it up and postpone an big ol' project :)

One of those “someday we’ll rip everything out of this kitchen and start over” moments happened this weekend and fortunately I didn’t act on it. Back in 2010 I took off the cupboard doors to make open shelving, then painted them in 2012, but the bottom half still looked dingy, and the painted cabinets never seemed to respond well to my weak cleaning attempts. So the hubby made a valiant effort of cleaning the drawers and doors for me, and then I realized…I had half a gallon of white Horizon Zero VOC paint in the basement! Woo hoo! Nothing like a fresh coat of paint to brighten it up and postpone an big ol’ project 🙂

  One thought on “Weekend in Pictures

  1. November 3, 2014 at 8:44 pm

    Enjoy your blog posts. Like the font, also! 🙂

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    • November 3, 2014 at 11:57 pm

      Thanks! The font is part of the template I chose 🙂

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  2. November 6, 2014 at 12:28 pm

    Your garden is looking great and ready for summer. Unfortunately there is no gardening going on at my house. I’m in planning mode with the new property.

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