May 31, 2011

Sunny Yellow Kitchen

I have been planning on painting my kitchen for several months. However, due to sheer laziness, I haven't gotten around to it until now. I figured I had no excuse if I let a three-day weekend pass me by!!

Here's my incredibly messy and disorganized kitchen before I cleaned it and moved everything out. Yes, that's a bag of hamburger buns on the table... we had a little BBQ break in between painting sessions!

Thankfully I had Danu to help me... if I didn't have her, this would have never been done. I would have given up about halfway through.

I found the best way to paint the top of the walls was to sit on top of the refrigerator. 

Here's the final product!! Ooohhh... aaahhhhh.... I have some fun re-decorating plans, so I will post better pictures once I finish decorating. 

May 27, 2011

May 26, 2011

Drop-Stitch Tube Scarf

It's been a while since I've picked up my knitting needles. There have been two projects sitting dormant in my knitting bag for over three months, and only recently have I had the inspiration to pick up where I left off. This project began as part of the Great Stash Bust... and in the end sort of became knitting therapy. 

It is just a simple tube scarf - three rows of drop stitch with a cheapy acrylic yarn, then 2 rows of knitting with another cheapy black yarn. I kept going until I ran out of the green yarn - I know it looks kind of short in the photo, but it's actually fairly long, and when it's laid flat it's about a foot wide... so it's a pretty substantial scarf! It's going to be a birthday present for a friend (who's birthday isn't until October). 

It's really hard to take a photo of yourself wearing a scarf, in case you were wondering. There's no way to not make it look like an emo myspace shot!

May 17, 2011

How Does Your Garden Grow?

Why, it's growing quite nicely, thank you! Well..for the most part. Our tomatoes are slightly stunted still, but everything is growing slowly but surely!

We've even had a (mini) harvest!

On another plant related note, over the weekend some friends and I decided to attempt a craft project that Danu found over at Budgetwise Home. We bought vases and rocks at the dollar store, and made little windowsill herb gardens.

We made a big mess, but they turned out so cute I can't complain. I planted dwarf basil (it's like regular basil but miniature...and everything is cuter in miniature) and thyme. Spearmint, parsley, and thai basil were also planted.

There are rocks at the bottom of the vases for excess water to filter down to. Hopefully I don't kill mine because they are awful cute!

On another note, I still haven't picked up my knitting needles in quite a while. I've been toying with the idea of starting (or finishing) a couple projects, and I hope inspiration strikes soon...this knitting lull is depressing me! Not to mention I'm tired of all the dirt under my fingernails. I need to get back to nice, clean, inside projects.

May 9, 2011


Life has been overwhelmingly busy lately (by choice, thankfully), so I haven't posted in a while. I recently got back from a week on the big island of Hawaii, so I thought I'd post a few pictures for anyone interested.