I don't spend a lot of time talking about my mental illness, which is unfortunate in that it doesn't, I don't know, put a face to the illness as much as I like. But I also don't like singing the same song all the time. It gets old. You get sick of it. I get … Continue reading Let’s Talk Mania
If you know me, you know that I hoard food. It's comforting, and I like knowing that if we lost out jobs we wouldn't starve for at least six months. But food needs to be cycled through, and I don't actually KNOW how much food I have, so I have begun: THE FOOD INVENTORY PROJECT! … Continue reading Count ALL The Things!
My dirt came! I ordered potting soil online. Why? It's HEAVY. Because I called my local stores, and I was told POTTING SOIL WAS OUT OF SEASON. Since when is dirt out of season?!? All they had were these tiny bags, and ya'll I needed 16 gallons of this for my planters. So they arrived … Continue reading Grow ALL the Things Update
I have SO MANY colored pencils and watercolor pencils. A ridiculous amount, parts of ~12 sets or so, some of them complete. Some of these are NOT cheap pencils, and I hadn't been using them. So, the next time I'm drooling over a set, I have a mantra: I'm not Smaug.I don't get to hoard … Continue reading If I Say I Need Colored Pencils, I Really Don’t, Honest
For his birthday, I gave my husband a kit for shining headlights since his were very yellow. I picked THIS KIT because it had decent reviews. He tried my headlights first. Here's the before together. One side before polish: And after: Pretty drastic change, but not as much as his had. The other side before: … Continue reading Freshening Up Our Headlights
I took a gamble and put some of the plants from my closet outside this summer. I was worried the squirrels would get them, but I made sure to stop feeding the birds four weeks in advance, and I had no issues other than making sure they didn't get too much wind or rain. Ya'll, … Continue reading Go Sequoias Go!
Recently a prepper blogger I follow had a bunch of giveaways, and one of them was for a vertical planting column from the GreenStalk Vertical Garden company, and I took a look at them. I didn't win the giveaway, but I DID buy two of the planters on steep discount because they were discontinuing the … Continue reading Veggies for The End of the World
Our new woodstove will require a LOT of room to safely be installed and run, and our house is very small. So we had to make so concessions, and by 'we' I mean 'me'. First I went through the clothing in my dressers and got rid of 1/3 of it so we could ditch a … Continue reading Disaster Zone in Progress
Obviously, this piece isn't done, but I wanted to show progress on my current piece. I laid down marker first, and now I'm working over it with Prisma color pencils. A close up of the mostly finished face. You can especially see here that her hair and the background aren't done, as well as the … Continue reading Artwork Update
Ya'll, there are a LOT of seeds in my storage container, so if you're into that, sit down, relax, and enjoy the shinies. If they're not your thing, just know that I have Lotz of Seedz. ON TO THE SEEDS. These photos include primarily this year and last year's Baker Creek Heirloom Seeds orders. I've … Continue reading My Seeds-for-Next-Year Collection!