Friday, January 30, 2015

You're Not as Great as You Think You Are... And Neither am I

Why oh why would I start a post by telling you that you are not that unique, wonderful, magical, amazing person that you secretly (or in my case not so secretly) think you are? Does lower self-esteem increase the odds of achieving goals? Well no, but considering yourself realistically does increase the odds of accurately predicting your future actions, and that is very important to achieving your goals.

"You are not a beautiful and unique snowflake." - Tyler Durden, Fight Club

Saturday, January 10, 2015

Break it Down Now

Now that you have your SMART goal(s) and you're filled with possibly too much optimism, where to start?

When eating an elephant take one bite at a time

-Creighton Abrams

What did you just say?!

Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Resolutions and Goals, The Things We Promise Ourselves

It's that time of year, namely the beginning of a new one, which for many people means it's time to come up with a New Year's Resolution. This is typically something that we genuinely want for ourselves. It's a little ambitious but doable. And we almost always fail.  Is there something we can do to increase our odds of success?

Saturday, December 20, 2014

Kindle Stand/Case

It's probably too close to Christmas now to think of giving this as a gift, but should you be on the receiving end of a new Kindle or tablet here's a great pattern for making your own case!

I found the link above a while back and made my case. I haven't taken my Kindle out of it since!


Monday, June 30, 2014

Redying a Salvo Dress

I found this great tie-dyed maxi dress at the salvation army for $4. Someone had given up on this beauty because of bleach stains. I thought it would make a fun project for playing around with some Rit dye and a Rit redying kit I picked up at Walmart a while back.

Original dress with bleach stains in lower right.  
Newly dyed dress!

Tuesday, May 27, 2014


Spring has been very busy, as per usual, on the farm. I've been working a lot in the gardens and we have a new greenhouse!

So, if you'd like to see what I've been up to, read on (lots of pictures)!!

Sunday, May 11, 2014

Finn's Flower Garden

So, um... sorry. I know I haven't been around in a while, and I have a TON of very good excuses, don't we all when we're caught slacking. ;)

The only craft project I've been working on is a gift for one of the few people who I know reads this blog, so no pictures of that. I have been doing a lot of gardening. 'Tis the season! I don't have any pictures of the vegetable garden because frankly it's not that impressive looking yet. I mean, plant seeds and for a while it just looks like dirt. So, I'll get some pictures of the veggies once the garden starts looking more gardeny.

Yesterday we went for a drive to find the new greenhouse that put up signs near my house. Now, I live in the middle of nowhere, so having something nearby is both strange and very very exciting! We found the place, not very large, but I guess they're expanding in July with a much larger greenhouse. Yay! I picked up some hot pepper plants since my seedlings succumbed to repeated and prolonged abuse and kicked the bucket a couple days ago. Whoops. I let Finn pick out some flowers (with no plan for where to put them).

While I was putting some lettuce into the little herb garden near the house I was struck by inspiration and decided to make Finn his own little flower garden to care for.

Watering in his pansies.