Monday, May 24, 2010

Springing up!

Check it out! My first baby tomato is growing! I was checking out the garden today after work. I cant lie, there's really nothing better than the smell of vegetables growing...

Sunday, May 23, 2010

This just in:

Huuuuuuuuge sale on plants at Home Depot. My mother totally predicted this, but I had to see it to believe it!
We just bought a beautiful, tall, pear tree for $20.
Seriously. Go there.

Monday, May 17, 2010

Happy new necklaces

I've been spending a few spare hours a week hunched over my workbench. The majority of my pieces lately have been constructed out of antique jewelry, reclaimed chains, and nice little rhinestone thingys that just look so pretty I want to get a bedazzler and cover everything with sparkles.    

Sunday, May 16, 2010

Garage? What garage?

As I mentioned a month or so ago, the "great RI flood of 2010" turned my garage into a big, deep, pool of mud and soggy drywall pieces.  After a rather interesting, and certainly entertaining, engage with people on craigslist, we got a guy to tear it down and trash it for just $700.  Then, we got some other guy (also craigslist) to drop off 14 yards of dirt.  Apparently this included a free trimming of our bushes, as his massive dump truck drove over our hedges. Kind, right?

We got way too much dirt. So I finally got the chance to build my raised beds!

We took a two-tiered approach, using the tallest tier as a little wall when you pull into the driveway. 

The top tier is for flowers and flowery bushes, which should fill out quite nicely in the upcoming summers.

The bottom tier is my favorite. Tomatoes, peppers, eggplant, squash, zucchini, cucumber, peas, chives, cilantro, mint, basil, thyme, lavender, and some other things that have started popping up but I completely forget what they are.

Ohhh I love summer.

Hurrah! Unreserved Open Market!

Thank you all for your insights on doing the Providence Open Market. I realized that 5 days (and $300 something dollars) is way too much for me to do.  So, I sent a nice little email to the Open Market people, who kindly allowed me to re-submit as an unreserved vendor.
Now I just have to pick which days!
Some say soon, you can come visit me here! And, if we're all lucky, little Mausley pup will be there signing autographs!

I know, I know, right? Cutest dog EVER.

Sunday, May 2, 2010

Huh. Well, now what do I do?

Serious dilemma, my virtual friends!  You may recall two posts ago that I mentioned the Providence Open Market hadn't responded to my application. At first I was bummed. Then I was happy. Then I got a response; an invoice for $325 for my reserved spaces. 
So.... should I do it? Or not? Before, I thought it was a really good idea. Now, however, I can't really picture it. I'm back to the whole "I have to get up WHEN?" thing. And of course, the threat that I won't sell enough to break even.  
Thoughts? Ideas? Anyone up for an e-brainstorm???