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Trash and Treasures

I love Yard Sale Season!  K does too.  So most every Saturday we hop in the car and head out of the neighborhood, lead haphazardly about the city by neon signs and big black arrows to seek out our next treasure.  Sometimes there are specific things we are searching for but usually is more of…… Continue reading Trash and Treasures

Furry and Feathered Friends · Home and Garden

A Rule of Nature

It happens all around us.   Sometimes it is a harsh reminder, other times an appreciation and relief.  I had already planned this post around it without really looking at it for what it was. Survival.  Survival of the fittest. PRICKLES K and I planted these native to Utah cacti last year.  We have no idea…… Continue reading A Rule of Nature

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Making the Best of It

I had to face the sad fact that the majority of my peony blooms did not make it through the sudden winter storm of the other day.  Probably a good 3 quarters of the stems had snapped from the weight of the snow, as well as several from the neighboring iris. In an attempt to…… Continue reading Making the Best of It

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May the Snow Stop, Seriously

Remember the beautiful green, blooming and nearly blooming gardens of the other day? Despite the warning (which I did not believe), we woke up to snow earlier this week.  It was in the 70’s the day before that.  I know Utah weather can change nearly instantly, but this one took me by surprise because it…… Continue reading May the Snow Stop, Seriously

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My Favorite Month

I have decided recently that May is my favorite month.  The first flowers are in bloom, the sun is out longer in the evenings, the grass greens up, the air is clean, there is yard work and spring cleaning and hiking and warmth.  Dresses come out, sweaters get packed away.   May celebrates Mother’s Day,…… Continue reading My Favorite Month

Home and Garden · Knits etc

Project Progress

It’s not part of the plan to participate in a “WIP Wednesday”, but since I’ve been happily busy on several this week during my stay-cation from work it made sense to share some of the progress with you all. There are the projects on the needles of course, but also the ones in the yard…… Continue reading Project Progress

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How Coffee Helps to Clean your Kitchen

Note* This is NOT a scientific study.  The basis for this statement may be (okay – IS) centered around only 1 piece of evidence.     Due to some turnaround in my department, I’ve been going into work 30 minutes earlier – dark and early at 6am –  until the person taking the permanent time-slot…… Continue reading How Coffee Helps to Clean your Kitchen

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Water Wise Weekend

It has been raining here. A lot. Every other day for a week now and dumping quite a bit each time.  Not enough to worry about flooding or early spring run off from the mountains.  But enough to really really soak the ground.   And because our soil is mostly clay it causes two problems.…… Continue reading Water Wise Weekend

Home and Garden · Knits etc

The Background Behind the Backdrop

The calendar says it’s spring.  And it must be, because its been raining non-stop for days now.  Nearly 2 inches of rain on Thursday and nearly an inch again today.  And there is rain forecast in the next 5 out of 7 days to come.  The arrival of spring also means that Yard Sale season…… Continue reading The Background Behind the Backdrop

Furry and Feathered Friends · Home and Garden

Sunday Funday – at least for me!

Weeds = 0, T =1 !  They have all been sprayed or pulled depending on the type.  But with a conscious effort to be earth friendly – not to mention chicken and doggie friendly – I use a non-toxic, non-hazardous weed killer .  In case any of you have already seen this recipe floating around on Facebook or Pinterest…… Continue reading Sunday Funday – at least for me!