Thursday, April 19, 2012
Monday, May 11, 2009
hi neighbors, everybody & dog walkers galore!
i built out my first wall ever, then hung the corrugated steel.
here i am...reasoning.
...and this....this is the grand ultimate culmination of my carpentry skills.
now that i've done the dirty work, i'll leave the "nicing up" to my love, cause she's got that touch...
this summer, this carport will be rockin'!
Friday, May 08, 2009
Wednesday, May 06, 2009
for me it's not far from sashimi, the way the flesh melts away as you bite into it.
my internal temperature rises, my vision blurs, my forehead, um, glistens.
so, of course, i'm going to try to make them at home.
They've been prepared and are pickling in the fridge.
blister the skins in a little oil.
pack them in a jar with a few carrots, garlic, salt & pepper.
half water, half vinegar; bring to boil and pour over to cover.
nothing left to do now but wait...
I'll let you know how they turn out.
Saturday, April 25, 2009
Thursday, April 16, 2009
seems solid. safe. handles real easy, too
this picnic table is such a cinch to make you'll be cruising to comfort in your own yard in less than a day.
here's how it panned out for me...
$10.89 worth of reclaimed lumber from habitat for humanity restore.
$7.99 for a box of decking screws from my favorite hardware store in town.
$5 for sandpaper.
$23.88 for a picnic table? what a great deal! now, i could have spent $5 on petro co's wood sealer and kept the price under $30, but since getting by on the cheap,
i sprung for some of ms. nature's good stuff.
$31.99 for osmo's wood and concrete sealer from ecohaus. this blonde/red stain brushed on forgivingly (watch the drips) and one coat left a wonderful-to-touch surface that i'm looking forward to wearing down over the seasons to come.
not including the six pack, that's a $55.87 picnic table.
design from portland space's may/june 2008 issue.
somehow my copy survived dirt, mud, sawdust, beer, rain & snow...
Tuesday, April 07, 2009
Loving these recycled cardboard coasters from Delight.com. Particularly loving that they are actually made of mostly recycled cardboard and naturally derived glues and not just trying to appear eco. Like duct tape wallets....on first look they give you the feeling of reused but in the end you realize they are just another product using new materials, I can't imagine what it takes to make duct tape!
Wednesday, April 01, 2009
Saturday, March 28, 2009
Finally got a few gifts off to the family so I thought I would share.
I've got to come up with a name for this scarf design. It you have an idea let me know.
I really like the color combo of this one and I put little flowers on it, which I hope the girl I gave it too likes them.