Love in nature

Love in nature

I believe firmly that love really is all around us.  All we have to do is keep our eyes and our hearts open.  Here are just a few of the hearts I've found in nature in the past year.  I'll continue to post more pics as I find them.  I've also found hearts in puddles of water on paper plates,…
Self-Care

Self-Care

Sometimes I think that, amidst all the hustle and bustle that fills each of our days, you must insist on a day (or 30 minutes, an hour, a morning or afternoon...whatever you can spare) in which you allow yourself to do only the things you want to do.  Not the things you "have" to do or think you should, but…
Peanuts!

Peanuts!

This year I have gotten very excited about planting some peanuts as a different way to grow some protein and heal our soil at the same time.  Valencia Peanuts (the ones with the red skin) grow best in our crazy climate, so I ordered them and had them sent via UPS (shipping was just as much as the peanuts themselves!).…
Spring has officially arrived!!!

Spring has officially arrived!!!

With spring officially upon us I find myself remembering how many hours of hard, dirty work it takes to get the yard ready for planting!  All winter long, while I'm warm and cozy, hibernating and stuck inside, I fantasize about being in the yard with the sun on my back and the warm soil at my fingertips.  I forget, however,…
Spring(ing) Forward

Spring(ing) Forward

With the time change (and my body's inability to figure out when to sleep and when to wake) also comes more light and Spring being (officially) in view!  HooRay!!!Last weekend we did a little spring cleaning and prepping...and I'm just writing about it now because it was all quite exhausting and I ran out of time!We (meaning Kim AKA Tool…
Saving and buying and trading and planning and planting…Oh my!!!

Saving and buying and trading and planning and planting…Oh my!!!

I have finally completed my list of seeds...What I have and what I want.  While I have not begun planting yet...I plan on starting the babies inside next weekend...I definitely have (almost) Spring Fever!!!  Here are all of the seeds that will go into the ground this year somewhere in our yard!  Some were saved from last years harvest, some…
Reduce, Reuse, Recycle!

Reduce, Reuse, Recycle!

OK...so each spring, when I get my taxes back, I treat myself to some new clothes.  First off, I like new clothes.  They make me feel good.  New colors.  New designs.  It's like a reflection of spring in my clothes.  Or something. The process of trying them on, however, sucks.  The process, the lighting, the overheating from the take it…