Monday, December 8, 2014

Amateur Gardener

Late post: I've had this typed up for a while now but have just been forgetting to publish.

This is the story of my first time starting a garden.
When we bought our house last year, it was too late to start a garden but watching my mother-in-laws garden as well as the box planter at the head start school that we helped plant was so exciting that I knew I HAD to start my own garden.

So during the year, I made a list of the seeds that I wanted to buy and did some researching on how to start a garden. I've always been attracted to home gardens but I also know that they're a lot of work so I've been somewhat discouraged.

So now we have a yard, we designated a part of it to grow a garden...

And grow it did!

It was indeed a lot of work with the relentless weeds but I actually enjoyed it.

The best part is, of course, THE HARVEST! Yummy organic fruits and vegetables freshly picked and straight on to the kitchen.

You can't get any fresher than that...

I learned a lot of 'what to do and what not to do' things along the way which I will be applying for the garden next year.

But for an amateur gardener...

I'm pretty proud of my new found talent!!!

 Who knew these thumbs of mine would be green...

#22 Big winner

If you don't already know, there are millions of things being given away online everyday. Usually from (mommy) blogs who review a product then have another one to giveaway. 

Well who doesn't like free stuf? Usually there's a bit of running around online to do and of coarse some reading, but for the most part, it's not that difficult. 

So I have entered A LOT of these giveaways. From cloth diapers to strollers, movies, and all sorts of toys. But I have only ever won the small ones. Which I am not complaining about, but I really want a legit big win. So I created a new email to designate all the giveaway emails and away I went... 

Then one day, I get the magical email.

Sooo awesome! That takes care of Hyrum's birthday present! And my goal number 22...