Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Dreaming of kitchen gardens

At least twice a month I think about ripping out the grass in our small yard and planting a kitchen garden. But, then summer BBQs on the lawn, reading in the hammock and lawn bowling always win out. So, the grass stays. In the meantime, I can still dream about it.

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Black bottomed love apples

We are in love. With the tomato plants. Everyday is like Christmas - we bound out of the house shouting and pointing over who can find the latest flower or budding tomato on the plants. With six plants, this can take a little more time than I'd like to spend at 8:15am.  But last week . . .I noticed that some of the precious plum tomatoes had a little brown to their bottom, a little sag in their sway, a little debbie to their downer.

At first I ignored it. Eh, they'll grow out of it, I thought.  But, alas, this was not the case. Nine little love apples had to come down yesterday. . . victim to blossom-end rot. Too little calcium. . .and probably too little water.

Monday, June 21, 2010

Lonny June/July

The new Lonny mag is up! At 219 pages. . .it's packed with ideas!

Thursday, June 17, 2010


 Indulge yourself : New York Times.

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

SATC2: Carrie & Big's Apartment

A friend of mine said to me: "That movie made me feel bad about my life". While I can't say I felt the same way . . . I was drooling over everything in Carrie and Big's apartment. The decor is like a good record. At first it's just "meh", but after the second or third listen/look you just can't get enough. What I really loved, was that living room!
Oh, the rug!

But, alas, that rug costs an arm . . .and a leg! Then, my mind wandered to an article about Ali Wentworth and George Stephanopoulos' Georgetown home. . .and specifically THIER living room rug. Here it is:

The funny thing about this rug . . .she painted it herself! So, why couldn't anyone do that to create the look of the Marni Candy Rug that so wonderfully graces the floor in Carrie's apartment?

Monday, June 14, 2010

Hello Again

I know. It's been awhile. What can I say? I've been "busy" doing anything but home improvements. It didn't help that we were home only 2 weekends in a 10 week span. Though, I'm feeling the itch again. A few weeks ago I went out to the front to trim the ivy in the front planters and ended up ripping it all out. In 90 degree weather. . . this was a little unpleasant. But, I was just so sick of it. It's overgrown, has 112 other plants/weeds growing in it and it just didn't look good. So. . .see ya ivy! Now, there is a big dirt mound. Not better looking than before, but progress is being made.

Anyway, The posting should be more often...and exciting!

Injuries Obtained

  • Sprained Toe/Foot: 1
  • Blood Blisters: 2
  • Splinters under fingernail: 1
  • Bird Shit on me: 1
  • Eye Injuries: 3
  • Burns: 0
  • Falls off ladder: 0 (this is because we don't have a ladder yet)
  • Headaches: too many to itemize
  • Broken Bones: 0
  • Bandages Needed: 5
  • Electric Shocks: 2
  • Stiches: 0
  • Bruises: way too many