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Tuesday, July 20, 2010

I dont think i ever mentioned that we did some gutter work. We had some trees up in there so thats all gone and I have noticed a tremendous dent in the mosquito population! Phew!

cleaning_gutters

We also recently visited where I use to live and made pickles with my gramma. She had a lot picked already, but we picked some, washed them all, canned them, and are just about ready to eat them! Grammas pickles are the best – super dill (in fact, the recipe is Dilly Dill) which i cant get enough of.

grammas_pickles

I had a super good weekend. Boy and I spent all of saturday working on the house. We installed 3 hallway lights, a ceiling fan (with light) in the wood stove room (incidentally, that room is no longer my “living room” but more of a catch-all room with a table in it), really cool track lighting in my craft closet so i can actually see in there, a water hose winder thingie on the side of the house which is awesome, and two cabinets finally hung up in the laundry room. And today, a contractor is coming over to see about the first step to remodeling the kitchen – wall removal! Sunday, i held my first Crafternoon. I dont remember where i got the idea from, but it was somewhere out there on the interweb to have a bunch of people get together and learn how to make something. I will definately post more about that shortly. To top it all off, i bought some kiwis a while back and I said to myself “where did those awesome kiwi spoon/knife things go that i use to have?” So i googled and came across the kiwi company Zespri, who sometimes has kiwis at my local store. They have “Spifes!” which they give out at events (probably local to California where they are located) and sell to retailers. I couldnt find a list of retailers to buy one from so i thought “what the heck” and emailed the marketing contact listed on the site. I explained that i wasnt a retailer but just simply a citizen looking to buy awesome spifes. Karen was so gracious to immediately ask for my addy and ship them here and they are exactly what i use to have and are as awesome as ever! Now i have SIX! Thanks Karen and Zespri:D

kiwi_spoons

Karen also notified me of the most amazing giveaway – A trip for 4 to New Zealand! Check it out: www.thegreatkiwiadventure.com 🙂

 

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