Food · Fun · Gardening · lifestyle

Square Foot Gardening: The Planning

Ah, the planning! Last year we just had one small box for our garden. This year, we’re going bigger! We ordered all of our seeds from Baker Creek Heirloom Seeds. http://www.rareseeds.com

I think we will end up with at least 6 beds this year, so that everything we want to grow has plenty of space with nothing to overshadow.

I hope you guys stick around and watch for my updates!

Kelly

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Family · Food · Gardening · lifestyle

Square foot gardening

It’s Spring! Finally! Whether it feels like it or not, we are in the planning process of our square foot garden for this year!

Last year I kept updating my Facebook friends with the progress of our little garden, a handful of them were really excited about it.

That got me thinking, I should share our progress this year with all of you!

We are actually expanding the number of beds we have this year. We learned some things last year that helped us plan this year. Like, maybe don’t plant squash and zucchini right next to the carrots and beets. The squash and zucchini overshadowed the others and prevented rhem.from growing.

I really hope you all are as excited as we are about gardening and growing your own food this year! See you soon!

Kelly

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Family · lifestyle

Countenance

Don’t worry, I had to look that word up too. After a coworker approached me asking if I was okay, because my countenance seems off.

Basically, my facial expressions. Now, if she hadn’t been coming from a genuine place of concern for my well being, I would be a tad offended right now. I mean, who comes up to you and basically tells you there’s something wrong with your face?

Truthfully, she was right. I think I’ve been carrying my emotions on my face. I spoke with her honestly, because she mentioned I’d been on her mind a lot lately and that she worried.

My balance is off. Plain and simple. I feel like I am at work more than I am at home, and the closer it gets to Christmas, the more it weighs on me.

Christmas isn’t always a great time for me anyway, so to feel like I live at work and never see my family is hard. Especially because it’s just retail. I’m not even in any kind of corporate rat race.

My balance will return eventually. I don’t know when or how, but it will. And I’m glad she checked on me. It forced me to be honest with myself.

Remember the reason for the season guys. Whatever you celebrate, be present with your loved ones.

Kelly

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beauty · Fun · lifestyle · Nails · Uncategorized

You’re Invited!

Hello my blogging friends! I would like to invite you to an online party I’m having!

I’m having a party for a product called Color Street. They are 100% real nail polish strips. No dry time, no special lights to cure them or heat to set them. Basically you just peel and stick! I get about a week’s use out of mine, but I use my hands daily at work.

I know this is probably a pretty unconventional way to get people interested in a product, maybe even tacky.  I don’t care. I just want to introduce every one to these!

Seriously, stop in, check it out! If you have to send me a friend request on Facebook in order to see the event, just shoot me a quick message and let me know you’re from wordpress/the blogging world!

 

Color Street Nail Party

Thanks Everyone!

Kelly

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dogs · Family · lifestyle · pets · Uncategorized

The Hardest Goodbye

This is the hardest goodbye to date. Our dog Bandit. We said goodbye to him this morning. My daughter was there with me, my son opted to go to school on time and my husband had to work.

We were blessed with 16 amazing years with our furbaby. And if I’m being completely honest, I have been avoiding this day for months. I didn’t like watching his health and mobility decline but I also hoped he’d pass on during his sleep, or live forever.

Both options become clearly unreasonable, I made the call and got him in this morning. He’d been hurting for a while, but when I came home from work and found him asleep in the basement, I knew it was time.

See, he would never go to the basement voluntarily because the stairs going down are too slippery. We live in a bi-level so our stairs are open. He had obviously fallen down the first set of stairs to the landing, and then fell down the second set trying to get up. That’s no way for him to live. In pain and unsteady on his feet.

So today he crossed over the rainbow bridge with my daughter and me by his side, just hoping he knew how much we have loved him and continue to love him.

#kellykeepsitreal

Kelly

Family · lifestyle · Uncategorized

Family and Social Media

To be honest, I’ve wrestled with writing this post. Where do you draw the line with family on social media?

I have unfollowed a sibling on Facebook because of vulgar, raunchy, sexual posts. I recently unfriended another family member on Facebook and removed said person from my Sanpchat list. They have become incredibly foul mouthed and belligerently opinionated.

I try to distance myself from negativity. I try to keep my own profanity to a minimum. When you can’t speak or post without swearing, when it is clearly not warranted, it bugs me.

I love this person but they have changed so much in the last couple of years that I feel I just don’t know them anymore. It feels as though communication stopped when I no longer had anything to offer other than love. And that’s okay.

I guess the beauty of social media is that you can control what you see and what you don’t see. I try to surround myself with positive people, not exclusively obviously. I appreciate the humor that some people bring to my news feed.

I realize I may sound a bit hypocritical. Blocking family while laughing at things strangers post. Who does that? Probably most of us actually.

I don’t think the person I unfriended has noticed. If they have they don’t care because they haven’t reached out to swear at me and call me names for it.

I’m sure that this person and their friends are having a hay day at my expense. They posted an opinion I took offense to and questioned them on it. They and a friend decided to “school” me on why I’m wrong and they are right. That’s when the unfriending happened. I assume my comments disappeared and they are laughing at how weak or whatever I am. I had just decided I wasn’t going to get into a pissing match with a bunch of young kids who still have some growing up and maturing to do.

That could just be my anxiety too. I don’t know why I felt I needed to write this out. Maybe it just feels good to get it off my chest, maybe someone out there can relate, I don’t know. But, thank you for taking the time to read this. I hope I haven’t offended anyone.

Thanks for hanging out!

Kelly

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