We have this really old apple tree in our backyard. It's been there forever and is no longer a good fruit bearing tree. At the end of winter this year we got an unseasonably large amount of snow, 14" one night to be exact. The heavy snow was too much for this poor apple tree and it partially fell.
We decided to cut the tree down. My husband is building a smoker so the wood will be re-purposed and everything will be used. And we will be putting in a veggie garden where the apple tree once was! In the past, I had to plant my garden at my in-laws house since they have several acres. Tree removal is going a little slowly because of the storms here in the Midwest. Hopefully I will be able to share our garden pictures with you soon!
It's really great to have my husband home! Since he was deployed the past year he decided to take off work for the month of May. He's been working around the yard and taking care of all those things I just never could get around to. Plus, he's decided to screen in our little porch. I'm so excited!
But life is always busy these days. We're still knee deep in homeschooling. Actually, we work on a year round schedule, summer vacation is only a short 4 weeks here. However, that just means less time to be bored when we are stuck inside with 110* temps and no need to waste time reviewing. I took the time to plan out our next years worth of vacation days and have worked in several breaks for vacation! We've started planning a road trip for next year... Yosemite National Park, Redwood National Forest, and possibly the Grand Canyon! It's exciting to be able to live our lives on our own time table. :)
Enough of that! When I get the chance (usually late at night) I get to work on my little sewing business. Lately I've been going through my fabric and just cutting, cutting, cutting. I have so much cut that I think I'm set for the next year for projects to complete! I've cut hundreds of diapers and covers (photo of only part of what I have done below) and I've cut countless wetbags, cloth wipes, unpaper towels, and grocery bag dispensers out.
I'm also working on a custom order for a neighbor. I've completed the set of 9 contoured nursing pads and am working on the matching diapers sets to go along with them! Everything is turning out great and I can't wait to finish them so I can get them to her!
My husband has been home now for 2 weeks! How the time flies. :) He was deployed for the past year in Kuwait in support of 'Operation Enduring Freedom'. What a long year! We are so glad to have him back. I took a few (blurry cell phone) photos and there is also a nice article written up about them, which you can find HERE.
Refilling your Swiffer WetJet bottles is the eco-friendly and economical way to go. Those bottles are sealed up pretty tightly though but there is a little trick to opening them! Watch the youtube video below to find out how. When you have the cap off just refill with your favorite cleaning solution. I prefer a vinegar and water solution which cleans great but keeps the chemicals out of my home. Use 1/4 cup of vinegar and fill the rest of the bottle with water. And viola! Save a little money, keep your home clean, and be a little bit greener in the process.
I'm very excited to make the official announcement that I am now selling on Amazon! It's been a long time coming! A lot of work went into it behind the scenes. But all of my products have been listed, all the kinks have been worked out, and everything is running smoothly. You can now buy all the same great products on a trusted, well-known website. I hope to be able to add more products in the future too.