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Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Green thumb? Maybe....starting my own seed trays.

I am not sure how this will end since my only experience with seed planting was in elementary school.  You know the science project where you planted the Lima bean.  Brings back a few fond memories and some not so fond ones as well.  I digress. Let me get back to this project.

Why have I decided to take this on?  
Well I won the garden basket I made for the basenji club raffle in February, so I felt karma was saying give it a try.  I should have started early but when Commander came up sick every thing was put on hold.

My basket had seed starting soil, biodegradable pots, and a variety of seeds (parsley, rosemary, sweet basil, forget-me-not, marigold).  I love herbs so of course my basket had several!



As I contemplated planting I realized I had not container for my pots so I had to improvise.  I used a couple of those plastic tops that cover the disposable aluminum pans.  


Each seed had its own directions for planting.  I ended up having to plant the parsley a day later because it said they should be soaked over night. The pot package also suggest covering with trays with plastic to help keep the soil moist.  Sort of like a mini greenhouse. 


I realized to late that I forgot to make a grid of where I planted what. Oooops! I have a general idea but it will be fun guessing.  I am so over perfection these days! Now I am just watering, waiting and on green watch!  Update coming in 6 to 8 weeks.

Saturday, March 7, 2015

Goodbye Carpet, Hello Tile "Wood" Floors

So...our new floors in the living areas are done!

We considered replacing the carpet in the living areas when we first moved in July, but it was put on hold when my dad had his emergency surgery.  We returned to it  when Commander, our new puppy, decided he liked pulling those carpet fibers out!

We like the wood look with the easy care of tile. It blends well with the tiles already in place.  

Below are a few before and after pictures.

Before
 

After
 


Our next step is decorating the two living areas.  We also a have several art alcoves we will be working on soon.

Has anyone else put this tile in their home? Do you love it as much as we do in our home?