A friend recently tagged me on facebook asking if I’d ever heard of the Christmas Spider. The short version of the story is about a spider that came down after the Christmas housecleaning was done, and made an elaborate web all over the tree, Father Christmas took pity on both the spider and the housewife, … More Our Christmas Spider
After my previous post about Herb’s Garden, I decided I wanted to put in some plant markers. While I may, one day, find a stash of second-hand dinosaurs, for now I am using parallel-cycled CDs. I hesitate to say upcycled because let’s face it, all I did was scrawl basil on the shiny side of the … More parallel-cycled CD plant markers
The same friend that gifted us the daybed also gave us some RAST nightstands. They had stacked them on top of each other and were using them for shoe storage inside by their front door, so they were already a bit scuffed up when I got them. I’d been looking for an outdoor bench for … More outdoor entry way and shoe benches
Here are the results of our DIY Christmas Tree. I was going to share these sooner, but we got busy enjoying time with “Gan-ma Reen” (more photos of that later) and Christmas.
My track record with live Christmas trees is fairly dismal, see previous years: 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009 and 2011. Gavin is opposed to artificial trees, and I dislike the debris dropped by previously “live” cut trees – when we moved in our in-floor heating vents were clogged with pine needles (yuck). In 2011 ago I … More Our Christmas Tree – Hopefully the Final Edition!