Easy DIY Plant Markers

We’ve just enjoyed two weeks of school holidays, where we caught up with friends and family and generally had some ‘down time’. Now we are up and running with term 4!

I’ve mentioned before how challenging it is to grow edible things in my garden. The nasty little green caterpillars I can deal with easily enough, it’s the possums, bandicoots, and wild rabbits that are a bit harder! I’ve been wanting a raised garden bed for a while, and one day I discovered some serious work had begun… here are a couple of progress photos…

new garden 1

new garden2

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Spring Door Decoration

Spring has definitely sprung here in Sydney! It’s been a mild and dry old winter, but the warmth is starting to creep in, and short sleeves appearing. Mind you, today is a wild, windy, cold day…

Anyway, I’ve been thinking about what to put on my front door to herald the arrival of Spring. (You can see my Winter wreath here.) I have some lovely ideas on my Door Décor Pinterest board, but I was just waiting for some inspiration.

Yesterday was also a very wild and windy day (of course no comparison to those experiencing extreme hurricane related winds), but we were all ‘sweltering’ in 35degC heat! Late in the morning I heard a loud noise and went outside to investigate. Continue reading

Painted Rocks

At least a month ago I saw a headline suggesting that the fidget spinner craze was over, and kids all over the world were now painting rocks! It caught my eye, but not enough to go and read the article.

The fidget spinner craze is still in full swing here (a huge thank you to those who made sure our recent birthday boy has enough spinners and cubes to last a lifetime lol (actually, he does play with them all…really!)) and besides that, I’ve done ‘pet rocks’ before. You know, back in the old days when it was first a ‘craze’ – was it the 70s, or maybe early 80s? And I didn’t think it was really going to make a come-back, especially for kids these days…

But my attention was piqued again, when someone posted in a local facebook group asking if anyone had done any rock drops. And another member kindly directed them to our state’s special rock page. And then my whole world opened up! There were so many people posting about the rocks they had dropped, where and when, and sharing photos. The designs and ideas were amazing! Continue reading