This week the munchkin and I made pretty Gnome doors out of popsicle sticks for our garden. The project was super easy and, much to the munchkin's delight, a gnome family has moved into the oak tree in our yard. :)
I was hoping we were done with colds for the year, but yesterday the munchkin came down with a major head cold. He was so frustrated that he spent the better part of the day crying. Not knowing what else I could do for him - aside from the usual home remedies - I decided to make...
March is here and we've been making plans for our garden! Last year we created an awesome snacking garden on our apartment balcony. This year - with a big yard and a patio at our disposal - well, let's just say our imaginations are running wild.
One of the fun things about knitting for a 3-year-old is that the munchkin has definite ideas about what he would like me to make for him. Only a year ago I decided that I wanted to knit a simple teddy bear for him when he was having trouble sleeping. Now he peers into my...
A few days ago the munchkin and I made Gak and I may be revealing the extent of my nerdom here, but I thought it looked like ectoplasm. Doesn't it look like Slimer passed out on our kitchen table? Yea, I'm a Ghostbusters fan. :)
The munchkin is doing better these days but his encounter with the flu earlier this month isn't 100% gone. His health is one of the reasons I haven't posted much - he hasn't been up to more than a few laid back activities. But we've still done some things that I wanted to share.
We have a veritable winter wonderland going on here! Can you blame me if it has inspired a few nights of knitting by the fire? This easy scarf in 'Doctor Who' colors only took a few days to make and can be made by a beginner knitter. :)
The other day we discovered a horde of aphids infesting our purple basil and pansy plants. But we saved our garden by combating these pesky bugs with an organic arsenal of homemade anti-aphid spray and a ladybug army. 1,500 ladybugs, to be exact.
My husband is into comic books and especially superheroes, so for Father's Day this year we made him a Captain America terrarium for his office. Isn't it neat? And the best part is the munchkin was able to help me put it together.
Getting bees to visit can be a challenge when you garden in containers and your plants live on a relatively hidden balcony. So lately the munchkin and I have been using an old gardening trick: we've become bees!