Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Got a few things marked off the list

A rafter of turkeys in our neighbor's yard.We spent the afternoon blowing bubbles (anyone have a good homemade recipe? The one I tried resulted in very wet pops and lots of soap in the eyes-not fun for a toddler!)

We got the chickens their scratch grain and still need to get more straw for them. They're laying about 3 eggs a day right now (2 chickens-Bock Bock and Gimpy) but I don't expect that to last as the light fades. I want Daddy G to set up a light with a timer so they'll keep laying through the winter.

The water table is washed out and drying outside to bring in for the winter. I went through everyone's clothes, and Zboy is set up for winter. Zgirl needs a coat and some long sleeve onesies. Daddy G and I both need more long sleeves, and he needs a coat. Everyone needs hats and gloves.

We decided that we will be setting up more hydroponics for the winter once we get a grow light. Right now, we just have 2 pepper plants (producing a TON) and 2 strawberry plants (still working on growing) We'll add some lettuce at least. We've got chocolate peppers and what were supposed to be purple peppers, but they crossbred and we have chocolate peppers and the others are a weird reddish-purple.

Still have a lot of squash that needs baking, and pumpkins that need carved or painted. I've got the wool roving for a playmat.

I've signed Zboy up for a 2 hour a week, 8 week toddler playschool group. It will be the first time he's been away from us, so cross your fingers. It's a small group, only 8 children, so we will see how he handles it.
Monday, October 4, 2010

Plans for the week

Plans for this week include: baking lots of squash, making a pumpkin pie or pumpkin bread, making a felted play mat, bringing in the water table to use as a sensory table for the winter, making sure the chickens have what they need for winter, getting ready to move the hydroponics inside, and going through everyone's clothes to see what we need for winter. Of course, this will be interspersed with lots of playtime. It's so cool and crisp that I want us to get out and enjoy the weather.
Sunday, October 3, 2010

Fun with scrapbooking thanks to Bzzagent!

If you've never heard of Bzzagent, you're missing out! You get the chance to try new things and share your opinions, and even help shape new products! I was recently chosen to try some new things from Elmer's and X-acto. I got shaped scissors, a corner rounder and several types of adhesive. Most of my scrapbooking things are packed away, but I found a few things so I could make a couple of quick pages and try out my new toys. I think they turned out great for only using paper and the supplies in the picture above. I liked everything except the tape runner. It was difficult to use-it would come loose and not stick, or the paper would be loose. It was just too annoying. The liquid glue was a nice alternative to glue stick, though the glue stick will always be my favorite.

You're not just limited to those few options, either! There are a ton of products in this line. I'll definitely be checking them out at the store.

Saturday, October 2, 2010

Welcome to z everyday things. I'm a 29 year old wife, mother, and crafter. I hope to share both the extraordinary and ordinary parts of our lives with you. I'm married to a mechanical engineer and have 2 children-Zboy will be 2 on the 13th and Zgirl is two months old. I hope you enjoy the ride and are able to enjoy and appreciate your own everyday things.

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