Archive for December, 2012

  • Happy New Year! and committed resolutions

    December 31st, 2012 | Random Stuff | Melanie | 2 Comments

    I want to wish everyone a Happy New Year! I read a book a few years ago that I always think of when I think of goals and resolutions. It is called¬†Write it Down, Make it Happen¬†and it is great for helping anyone to find a way to get their goals on paper. There is […]

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  • Here’s whats growing in my garden today

    December 30th, 2012 | My Garden | Melanie | No Comments

    I was out in my garden yesterday and took these pictures. A few days this week the wind has been fierce so I was glad I still had tomatoes on the vine. In the summertime, I could hardly pick them fast enough, but it seems like in the winter they really take their time turning […]

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  • Do you know the name of this flower?

    December 30th, 2012 | My Garden | Melanie | 2 Comments

    My picnic table planter was full of strawberries this past summer but not all of them made it through the heat. I had four plants left so I decided to fill the box with flowers until I can restock it with strawberry plants. I might get lucky and have the strawberry plants I have left […]

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  • How egyptian walking onions walk

    December 29th, 2012 | My Garden, Onions | Melanie | 1 Comment

    On the fifth of October I panted these egyptian walking onions. I didn’t know anything about them but have come to find out that they are perennials and they spread, or walk. This is a great resource website for them and I also found a video about them on a favorite garden blog called Skippy’s […]

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  • How I store my seeds and organize my make-up

    December 27th, 2012 | Random Stuff | Melanie | No Comments

    About a year ago I had an idea on how to organize my make-up . I built a divided box that I could store my make-up in out of small boxes I had around my house. I used to dig in my make-up drawer for what to put on next and that always frustrated me. […]

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  • Homemade garden stakes

    December 26th, 2012 | My Garden | Melanie | 6 Comments

    One of my favorite Christmas gifts this year are these plant markers my daughter made for me. I have tried many different ideas over the past year, but most fade in the sun. She is in a ceramics class at BYU and thought I would like them. She said she used recycled clay fired at […]

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  • Plant rescue

    December 26th, 2012 | Cauliflower, My Garden | Melanie | 2 Comments

    I made one last minute run to Wal-mart on Christmas eve and found three six-packs in the garden department looking kinda sad. The lady told me I could have them for $1.25 each, so I didn’t have to think long about rescuing them. My lettuce had gone to seed and I was looking for something […]

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  • Breaking ground… seeds sprouting up

    December 24th, 2012 | My Garden | Melanie | 2 Comments

    I planted seeds on this day and they are starting to sprout! I love looking for them to come up. I can’t believe it is Christmas Eve and so warm outside. We are supposed to get a cold front tonight, down to 35 – so I will cover everything. I took lots of pictures this […]

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  • Merry Christmas!

    December 23rd, 2012 | My Garden | Melanie | No Comments

    In reflecting on this past year I can’t help but be grateful for all the ways I have been blessed. I am grateful to my Savior, Jesus Christ for his sacrifice for me, His atonement, and the life he lived. He is my greatest example of love and peace and I hope to be able […]

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  • Sugar Snap Peas – a tasty handful

    December 21st, 2012 | My Garden, Peas | Melanie | 2 Comments

    Here’s what I picked yesterday morning in my garden. I usually eat a few in the garden every day because I love eating raw foods and these are some of the sweeter veggies that I love. This variety has grown well for me with no problems. I keep getting more flowers and peas! The sugar […]

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