Our new "incolors" are as follows and will be available to order July 1st!
I can't wait to get mine ordered!
AND NEW CHIPBOARD TOO! OH OH OH and rhinestone circle brads too, oh MY! I am booking workshops now for July's premier of the New Stampin Up! Catalog, email or call me and set up your opportunity to earn these items for FREE!
What we say with what we wear I loved this article and wanted to share it with all of you today. I have printed this and hung it on the frig for my teens to read!
2 excerpts from the article:
Ever wonder why boys wear baggy pants that hang down around their knees, showing their underwear? That trend came about, following the standards of dress for prisoners, Judith explains.
Prisoners were not allowed to have belts because they could hang themselves, and they were forced to wear baggy pants that would continually fall down so escapees couldn’t run as fast. Chains, reminiscent of a chain gang, often complete the current look.
Judith asks the question: if your son knew that his clothing choice reflects the look of a jailed criminal, would he mindlessly embrace this odd and demeaning fashion trend? Education can go a long way in helping us to make more informed, critical choices about our clothing.
And what about the current trend for girls to wear lacey undershirts that reveal rows of lace underneath their over shirts? Judith reminds us that practice comes historically from women who chose to advertise their availability by making their underwear appear on the outside. The whole emphasis today on showing cleavage, midriffs, bellies and thighs is “downdressing,” Judith explains, and it sends a message that girls are open to advances and abuse. Judith advises girls to think carefully about the messages they send with their clothing choices.
I have put my hip out and my left arm thinks that going numb is ok- so today is minimal work on everything and lots of rest so I can be back outside tomorrow. I do "plan" to stamp today so watch for projects tonight or tomorrow. I have journal class to get into shape and some baby cards to make along with several swaps I joined.
Have a wonderful day and I will see you back here later!
"The happiest business in all the world is that of making friends, And no investment on the street pays larger dividends, For life is more than stocks and bonds, and love than rate percent, And he who gives in friendship's name shall reap what he has spent." --Anonymous
I have figured out what "typepads" problem is- it won't convert from html code back to the compost post on one post and it is affecting all posts.
Evidently typepad isn't as user friendly as I had previously thought. Especially if you copy and paste a blurb from another source. I can't believe it would be a problem but it is and there is nothing I can do about it. I have no intention of RE typing every single thing I want to share- sorry, I just don't have that kind of time. If you would please email typepad and bring the issue to their attention, I would appreciate it because my posts to them seem to be getting no reply at all If you would also let them know that until the post on last Friday they size of print was fine and now their program has changed every single post I have to tiny print and won't allow me to change it back. Thanks for any help you can give on this matter, if viewers complain it seems things get done faster by the website hosts.
First I want you to know that it is a typepad problem that the words are so small on my blog- there is some sort of glitch and if you wouldn't mind emailing typepad to let them know ( I have and had no response) I am sure it will help to get it fixed quicker.
Now for the garden update!!! I am SO SO SO Excited to report that we spent 12 hours out there yesterday and here are some photos of our progress!
Here are our raised beds we are adding compost to them, we will do so each year, the plan is to eventually have wood boxes around then which will level them up too- right now the far end is on the down slope and I dont want all my soil to wash out into the trees anymore!
the workers hard at work eating! lol and the neighbor is hard at work burning her leaves (see the smoke?)
Radish, Danvers Carrots, cimmaron lettuce, all letuce mix, denali spinach, beets, onion sets- yellow and white, binaca di maggio onion seed, snap peas, are all planted in the first few beds in the photos above.See the bird bath? This bed is an octogon shape in the center of the entire garden where I am planting my herbs, tarragon, italian parsley and oregano are the ones you see growing and for seed I added- thyme, cilantro, poppy seed from my best friend Terry back home, curly parsley and something else I forgot to write it down! More tilling Monday night and planting on Tuesday!!
Hi all! I have received several personal emails and comments to my post about burning in my yard and gardens and I want to clear some things up. First of all we live on 4 1/2 acres and not quite 1 acre is cleared for a yard and house with many various trees in the yard. The other 3 1/2 acres are ALL trees, hickory, dogwood, sassafras and mostly oak with others I have yet to learn what they are .
Please note that oak leaves are the WORST leaf to compost due to the acid in the leaf. (every wonder why grass is so hard to grow under oaks? Same thing with pine and fir tree needles) When you add oak leaves to your soil and till it in or allow it to sit on top, you are doing more harm than good because it will use all the natural nitrogen from the soil to decompose the leaves thus leaving either your compost pile you are working so hard to create, or your garden soil without nitrogen.(same thing with fresh saw dust) Gardeners may want to consider oak leaves for an extra special compost pile. Oak leaves are one of the slowest leaves to break down because of their acidic properties and high tannin levels. Eventually these leaves will decompose and produce an excellent acidic soil amendment. It just takes considerably longer. Keeping them separate will speed up the composting process for the rest of the leaves and will allow the oak leaf compost to be used on rhododendrons or other plants that prefer an acidic soil. Pine needles can be combined with the oak leaves for this purpose.
By burning my leaves and branches on the ground I am adding much needed potash back to the soil and it will start to actually produce grasses etc, such is mother natures way. I appreciate all the concern for my burning and composting, but I neither have the time nor the resources to do so with 3 1/2 acres of trees/land. I just cant see myself raking and hauling that many leaves and branches, but I do appreicate all the concern. What concerns me are the amount of bugs living in our woods in the leaves, and my poor dogs and ticks and chiggers and by burning I am helping to eliminate some of that stress for my animals and our family.
You see I am in the county and not within city limits. As with all states the laws and requirements are different between the two. We have agricultural burning going on all the time unless there is a burn ban in force. I have been doing ag burning for over 25 years.I always section off my areas and place a minimum of 3 ft sections called fire breaks between them.I have my shovel, bucket, waterhose and when I it feel necessary, a burlap sack.
Now, about the burning in our area: here are some blurbs from the local newspaper: Please remember that a normal pickup holds ONE cubic yard of debris or 2 cubic yards of composted materials.
Beginning next week,(Feb 2007) huge trucks with giant steel grappling claws will roam Springfield and Greene County streets, snatching up mountains of ice storm debris in what likely will be a two-month cleanup. "Getting rid of all this debris will be good for our psychological well-being," said Greene County Associate Commissioner Roseann Bentley. The estimated 2 million cubic yards of broken trees and branches will be burned at two sites, one in Rogersville and the other north of Springfield picture 2 million pickup loads of branches)I know it is nearly the end of April and the clean up of branches is so massive it's still not done and the burning continues today,
I was just by the roadside pile going to and from the compost plant at the sewage treatment plant at Springfield.
Feb 13th article: Steady rain brought ice storm debris removal to a halt Monday, and additional rain or snow today may do the same, city and county officials said. With one week's worth of debris hauling completed, DRC Emergency Services crews have collected 308,640 cubic yards of downed trees and limbs from Springfield-- about 18 percent of the city's estimated ice storm debris.
In GreeneCounty, DRC crews have hauled away 86,841 cubic yards. and a March 9th Residents still grappling with the mess from January's ice storm face a March 28 deadline to move their piles of debris to the curbside for free pick up. By the end of next week, residents -- about 64,000 households --should receive a postcard in the mail reminding them about the final round of collection. Crews are expected to keep working after March 28 to pick up piles set out by the deadline.
So, you see, this is a county wide issue, and with all my trees, I have lots of limbs down as well as leaves and loading them in my pickup to haul 1or 2 cu yard at a time to the site is not cost effective with the price of diesel when I can pile and burn at home. Feel free to continue to email me your thoughts and concerns, I love your responses! thanks for stopping in.
Have you had one of those days when you are "desperate" to get to the bank, you are out of diet pepsi and suddenly your keys are missing and NO where to be found? Well welcome to my day today. I am to the point of tears. I have searched every pocket, ever nook and cranny and I cannot find my keys, they are not in the truck. I have No clue where they are and I am going crazy!