Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Playing In The Dirt

We used to have a pool. It was a nice pool and served its purpose for almost 16 years. We got rid of it, and the ginormous deck we had, 2 years ago, when we built the porch addition. A lawn was planted in the crater that was the pool space. Trouble was, you could tell that a pool had been there, and Mr. GreenJeans was not pleased. So, now, he's ripping it up. 1/2 my yard is being roto-tilled as we speak. 

 I don't get it....why would you not till up this little patch of grass? 168 feet of tilling and this green is left? Mr. GreenJeans is scary when he has a plan.

 The early bloom because of that 80 degree stretch we had in early March, and the cold snap at the end of the month may have just damaged my Lilac Bush. It does not look healthy at all.

On the positive front...I'm finally getting the planting beds around the house that I've been nagging suggesting we put in. And the tree to hide the neighbor's shed. The glare off that thing just blinds me when I'm out there.

Tuesday, April 03, 2012

Happy Easter!

Whilst perusing the internet a couple days ago, I came across this crafty little item. Dying eggs using silk ties. I know! I thought the same thing! Now, I haven't dyed eggs for Easter in a couple of years, but this piqued my interest. And it seemed simple enough to do.

Today, when I was leaving the grocery, I walked over to the goodwill store just to see what they had for cheapie silk ties. I found a couple that looked interesting so I bought them. They were $1.50 each so I thought, what the heck, I'm not doing anything tonight, lets give this a whirl.

Once I got the hang of wrapping the eggs, I only broke one during wrapping, the process went pretty smoothly. Here's the finished products. click on the picture for a better view

I think I'll be looking for silk ties when I'm out estate sale-ing. 

You can find the directions here. Happy dyeing!