Recycled Sweater Bag

Here is a project that I am thinking about doing. What a wonderful idea! I found this project over at Whipup.



Wednesday was Professional somethin somethin day, aka Secretaries day. Below are a couple of gifts that I made for our wonderful Secretaries at school.

I took a water bottle:

and filled it with my favorite Crystal Light packets. Raspberry IceFor the next person I took the freezable containers that Balls sells. I found these in the section with all the canning jars. I filled them with Peanut M&M’s. YUM

Here is the lid. These were quick and easy little gifts to make.

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Yard Work

We have been working madly in our yard for the past few weekends. We don’t have much space, but would really like to have a garden. We are creating raised bed gardening in our yard. I told my husband if we do this then it has to look nice. We went to our friendly Lowe’s and purchased cedar 2x4s and 2x6s to create our raised gardens. This is what we have created so far. After pictures will soon arrive.

In this bed we have 2 Boysenberry, 1 Raspberry and 1 Blackberry bush. I am really excited to see if I will get enough harvest off of the to make jelly.

The longer bed I plan on planting my tomatoes, jalapeno peppers and green peppers.
In the shorter bed I plan on putting the onions and garlic.

These beds I am really excited about. The bed in the back I plan on putting Swiss Chard and Cucumbers in the back to climb up the fence. The bed in the middle will have lettuce, watermelon, cantaloupe and a small space for squash. Then the long skinny bed will have Broccoli, Brussel Sprouts, Beans and Strawberries.

Happy Spring Planting

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Cracked Feet

Okay, I don’t know if anyone else has this issues, but I do every year and it is very painful. I get really bad cracked feet in the spring time and when we go to the lake in the summer. I have tried everything under the sun but nothing really works. Well the other day I wore flip flops for the first time this season and guess what. Yep my feet cracked. They hurt so bad. I put lotion on band-aides and then put them on my feet. I wore band-aides for a couple of days. Then I came across a blog on The Common Cents Home. She had a guest blogger who talked about this wonderful ointment. I figured I would give it a try. I am now a lover of this ointment. It is called Calendula. I have seen a difference in my feet and I have only used it twice. I have also used it on my hands and they are not dry and yucky. Check it out.

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