Friday, April 29, 2011

Gardens of the Straw Bale Variety

Ever heard of straw bale gardening? Until last summer, I hadn't. But now I've started my own and I'm oh so excited about it! I got the idea from MckMama

So, you start with straw bales. We only have two, because we're first timers. But you can have as many as you want.

Then, you drown them with water. They need lots and lots of water. Ours are already pretty saturated, thanks in part to the rainiest April that Ohio has on record. But today I decided to give them some more water, just in case. Only to my surprise, the hose doesn't reach all the way to the bales. And here we were thinking we picked the best spot in the yard for them. So, I just had to make due with spraying from a distance.

Then, I realized that wasn't working, so I grabbed a watering can.

I'll continue adding water to the bales for about another week, or perhaps a little less. Then it will be time to add some fertilizer. I'll post an update when I do.

So, are you going to start a straw bale garden this year? Share your ideas! 

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

My Guest Post

I recently had the opportunity to write a guest post for a fellow blogger, Summer Jo. It is all about how you can save money at Walt Disney World. You can check it out at the link below! Thanks Summer Jo for inviting me to post!

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

(Almost) Wordless Wednesday

"I only hope that we never lose sight of one thing: that it was all started by a mouse" -Walter Elias Disney

Sunday, April 17, 2011

Life and Love According to My Cat

Have you ever wondered what your pets would say if they could talk? If my cat Bella could talk, I'm sure she'd have some wonderful advice about life for we humans. This is what I think she'd say.

Take time to smell the flowers.

Always remember where the snacks are kept.

Keep your friends close.

Don't cry over spilled milk trash

Take time to just hang around.

Always make sure you drink enough water.

Always make time for reading.

Nap time is essential!

What advice would your pets give you if they could talk?

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

My day was perfect... until I got home.

After a 16 hour day, the only thing you can say to me is "you're too loud"????? I don't even get a hello???? Perfect day is officially ruined and I can't wait to move out. September can't come soon enough.