Thursday, November 25, 2010

Sunday, November 21, 2010

End of Season

This Summer was the first Summer I'd ever done a vegetable garden. I wasn't expecting anything because we've done tomatoes for years and never had success. I all ready can't wait for next Spring to do another garden. I loved it. Even though a lot of my plants (peppers) didn't give us anything I'll let you see that we still had plenty of produce.

Yes I know I'm a nerd that I kept track of every single thing that was harvested. Also all these numbers are low because there are some days I forgot and 2 weeks that veggies were picked but I was out of town.
Yellow Squash (1 plant) = 38
Hot Peppers (1 plant) = 74
Tomatillos (1 plant) = 111
Regular Tomatoes = 191
Grape Tomatoes = 610
Sun Sugar Tomatoes (small yellow cherry tomatoes) = 924
No wonder I’m sick of tomatoes and why in the end of September I cut up my sun sugar plant.

Again I can’t wait for next Spring and trying some new plants and eliminating a few I tried this year.

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Thanksgiving Decor

I printed these off of Craftily Ever After. They have a couple different printouts so if you want to download one just scroll down through her blog to find one you want. I changed the bottom one because I wasn't in love with the one she posted. This was super simple and so easy to do.

Then I had this small frame above my sink that I needed to put something in it. There are two different designs at Second Sister and they are actually candy wrappers but it worked for my frame too.

Then I had to include a couple other shots around the front room. I'm pretty proud of those little pumpkins. They are all from my garden (I had 13 total). They were grown from seed and if you remember that was a resolution of mine last year.

Then I had to do one of Martha's monogrammed pumpkins. I also painted another pumpkin with a black square of chalkboard paint so I could write on it. The photo didn't durn out though.

Friday, November 12, 2010

Noice Family

A couple weeks ago I took the photos of the Noice family. After I took these photos I noticed I take their pictures every other fall. I joked with Brek that I don't have to do this again till 2012. hee! I'm totally kidding, I love taking their photos and love this family. I'm glad their our friends.

So do you have your Christmas photos done? I don't and so don't want to go out in the cold to do them either. Hmm I guess I shouldn't have procrastinated.

Are you sending out homemade cards this year? My goal is to have my done by the end of November because December is going to be crazy. Anyone want to have a craft night? We'd just bring stuff we need to work on for the holidays (like our Christmas cards)? Let me know and maybe next weekend or something.

Monday, November 8, 2010

Feed Me

Okay so I’ve signed up for the Bountiful Baskets here and there. It’s a great deal and you get TONS of veggies and fruit but I hate that you never know what you are getting. I didn’t think I was picky but I’ve found when it comes to veggies/fruit I’m VERY picky. This week was the worst week for me. I only sign up every other week because it’s just a lot of produce for our family. Here is where I need your help, this week I’m really struggling with finding something to make with what I have. If you have a recipe you love or heck even looks good and you want to try please send it to me. Below are the items I’m working with.
  • Persimmon (yeah never heard/seen these things before)
  • Swiss Chard
  • Brussels Sprouts
  • Cauliflower
  • Pears
  • Asian Pears