Monday, March 15, 2010

Playing with my camera!

Here's a few more shots with my new camera.

Plane I snapped as it flew over my house.

Riding his bike!
Frozen water at the park.
Here's a closeup of the ice.
Pheasant trying to hide in the trees.

Easter Egg Garden

Easter Egg Gardens are so cute and easy to make! They are a perfect decor for your spring time tables as well, and once the plants outgrow the shell simply crack the shells on the bottom and plant in the gardens! Egg shells provide several vital nutrients to the soils as well as repel some bugs and pests.
Crack egg shells on the top only(smaller part), be careful not to open them too much.
With a small nail or thumb tack, carefully poke 3 drainage holes int he bottom of the egg shells.
Fill with dirt and plant seeds. Keep in enclosed PAPER (not Styrofoam!) egg cartons till seeds sprout.

Tips: Easter Egg Gardens are a lot cuter if you paint the shells first. If you are planting herbs or other edible plants be sure to use food safe colorings only!

Thursday, March 11, 2010

BBQ Sauce!

Nothing says bbq like a chicken with bbq sauce! Here's a delicious recipe that I made up yesterday!
Ingredients:
1/2 cup catchup
2 packed tbsp brown sugar
1 tbsp Worcestershire sauce
1 few dashes of liquid smoke
hot sauce (to taste)
about 1/4 teaspoon each:
onion powder, garlic powder, coriander, paprika

Mix it all together and let set overnight to maximize the flavor.
Enjoy!

T-Shirt Dress

I made this adorable little dress from one of Maddie's old t-shirts. She loved it so much that she had to put it on right away. (can you tell she wasn't in to mood for photos though!) I did the applique as well.
Here's a close up of the flower. I really need to practice the little circles! But, if I may say, not to bad for my first time!

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

New Camera!

I finally got a great camera! Here's some of the pics I snapped with it this morning.
Remember my plants I posted in January? Look how big they've gotten!
I even have cucumbers starting to flower already.
Just waking up! Such an early start to the day.
Picture of tree in my neighbors yard.
Bird in the tree ACROSS the street!

That's all the pictures for now! Many more to come soon!