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Spring Gardening

Friday, May 2nd, 2008

I am so excited that it’s finally the weekend. The sun is shining (still a bit cool, though I’m willing to overlook that), the birds are tweeting, and the daffodils are in full bloom. Neil is working regular hours again and we were just invited to Granny’s on Sunday for boiled dinner. Sounds good so far, huh?

So what are you all doing this weekend? For me (us) it’s early-morning Pilates (while Dash and Daddy have quality coffee shop time or maybe a walk about town) followed by an afternoon at Camp Ketcha in Scarborough. It’s their annual May Day Family Festival featuring pony rides (!), face painting, pizza eating, and music for the whole family lovingly played by my dear husband.

Come on out if you’re going to be in the area. It promises to be sunny and slightly warm (it’s maine in spring, what do you expect?) and there will be ponies! Ponies, people!

Sunday, what I’d really like to do is get started with our garden. We put in some lasagna beds about three weeks ago and while we wait for them to settle and prepare for planting, it’s time to get a head start on the seedlings. Tomatoes, peppers, artichokes, sunflowers, lettuce, blueberries, basil…. I can’t remember the entire list but it’s FULL. Maybe even too full for the space we have to work with!

With that list, it’s off to our local gardening center and maybe a call to Johnny’s to get things started.

Now to figure out how to keep three cats and a curious child away from the rows of growing seedlings…

Aside from putting them at table height (which will keep Dash away but not the cats), any other suggestions? I have some plant-loving kitties here.

Smacking Myself in the Face

Saturday, April 19th, 2008

Just got back from pilates, the baby is sleeping, the sun is out, and I’m sitting here on the couch with my laptop reading blogs.

Like an idiot.

Did we not just go through winter with me waiting and waiting and waiting for a beautiful sunny, warm day to spend outside? Yes we did.

Ok, I’m going. Smack smack smack.

Cloth Diaper Butt

Tuesday, March 25th, 2008

Just look at that cloth diaper butt.Baby’s Got a Big ButtIt doesn’t get much cuter than that.  

Brooklyn Shout Out

Monday, March 3rd, 2008

I want to give a quick shout out to Meg (of Enderby fame) over at the ever-hip, Brooklyn-based style-guide known as Nest for featuring the HappyDashery as a shop of the week. It’s an honor to be included with so many other talented artists and shop owners. I only wish I found out about this feature way back in October!

Enderby Nest is a “Green Guide to Stylish Living and Eclectic Home Decor.” I recently discovered this site and it’s already rather dear to my heart because she’s living in Brooklyn (and we all know I miss brooklyn and heart anything that brings me back to my days there) and promoting and creating green design.

Meg’s designs and daily posts remind you that “style starts at home,” and will be stepping it up a bit this week with the start of her DIY show on Threadbanger. Tomorrow marks the debut episode. Good luck, Meg!

National Beaver Day

Friday, February 29th, 2008

I don’t know how you celebrate this Canadian National Holiday, but basically I just like to place my beaver in a prominent position in the house and make sure he gets the acknowledgment he deserves.

Pet Beaver

p.s. it’s celebrated on the last Friday in February every year.