Saturday, June 26, 2010

My long boring porch....Voila!

So I have been wanting to spruce up my porch for a long time now. I spend probably too much time in "Blogland" but I have been inspired! I will have to do it a little at a time, but I started today, and I'm excited! It started with this boring old stool. I bought it a few weeks ago for a dollar. Ugly I know! But....
A little sanding, a little black spray paint, and a little more sanding, and you have something that is not to shabby to start off a cute little porch project. (Well maybe just the right amount of shabby!)

Then I added a dresser drawer that my mom was getting rid of. I will figure out something cute to fill it with, and added a bunch of photo props that were hanging out in the corner of my garage. This is a much better use of their cuteness! Don't you think???

The crate was missing some pizzaz, so I made this little federkeil sign and threw it in an old frame I had in the shed. And how about that tin can? Got it FREE at a yard sale yesterday. I was sooooo excited! (Can't you just see a kid sitting on that in a field somewhere? I digress...)

Well anyway, for now this is my new front porch! Any guesses how long it will take my boys to have it all scattered from here to kingdom come??? Well they've been threatened, so hopefully it will still look like this the next time you come visit me!

before and after (kind of...)

So today was the 2nd week of bountiful baskets, and if it is possible I love this weeks produce even more than last week! It's like Christmas, to see what the truck will bring us... I took this picture of last weeks presents!

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

summer goodness

I LOVE summertime! I love gardening! Even though my weak garden consists of 3 items this year. (but that is for another blogging moment) anyway.... I get inspired to eat healthy, and enjoy a variety of fruits and veggies. This is what I got at the store for this week. top: Kiwii, Cantalope, pears, and a lemon. (I'm cooking salmon for dinner tonight, wish me luck!) Middle: apples, cilantro, and green onions. Bottom, red pepper, yellow onions, tomatoes, and oranges. Grand total including tax: $19.13. Which is why I'm SOOOOOO excited to start Bountiful Baskets next week! It is an organization that helps make it more affordable to have a variety of fruits and veggies. I have some great friends who are making it possible for Kanab to be a part of it! Big thanks to Kristy, and Staci for getting trained and volunteering! The baskets are $15 and have whatever fruits, and veggies are in season and available, so if you want to sign up to recieve these baskets, go to I'm so excited to compare and recieve produce that maybe I wouldn't normally try! Hooray!