Friday, March 27, 2015
Basically, I surprised myself by subconsciously spring cleaning my attitude about what I thought like and don’t like about exercise to the point I am starting to look forward to going to the gym. Those are the only results I have to show so far.
Oh and I like yoga now!
But I still hate planks. (Unless I’m building something out of wood.)
Husband’s company closed the office building that had a small company gym. Husband used it all the time. It was like pulling teeth to get me to go until last summer’s leg injury pretty much forced me into it.
Husband and I quickly learned we have completely different needs when it
comes to joining a fitness center.
Wednesday, March 25, 2015
Sometimes I post a list of little frugal things we do each month on my food blog Lazy Budget Chef and thought I’d do it today on Condo Blues. Some of these thighs are big, most are small. You don’t have to look to closely to see that most of them are green too!
1. Turned off the heat Saturday when it reached 60 degrees ( F) outside. Husband and I did a little dance thinking we were good to go until this fall.
Sunday, March 22, 2015
I thought I’d share because maybe you need new garden borders too.
Or you just like to look at garden p*rn. that’s OK too.
Thursday, March 19, 2015
Although I am not looking forward to how much it will cost us to keep a new landscape watered all summer long.
One way to avoid a high summer water bill is to plan my new landscape with native plants. Since I often forget plants need water to grow, they should be drought tolerant too.
Since I know pretty much nothing about native or drought tolerant plants, I'm cruising over to Organizing Made Fun and reading her 21 suggestions for Going Native: Drought Tolerant Plants for Your Yard.
Check it out now and pin it for later!
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Tuesday, March 17, 2015
From the kitchen, we hear unintelligible squabbling followed by:
Tim (raised voice): No, you are doing it wrong!
Marc (bellowing): Well then put on some more!
Husband turns to me and says, “THAT is why you will never have a fire ring.”
Au contraire my dear Husband, there are ways to start a fire without lighter fluid. You can start a campfire with homemade fire starters!
How to Make Fire-Starters
Friday, March 13, 2015
The candle warmer it is more convenient because it is flameless. Unfortunately I don’t quite know if wax cubes I melt are phthalate-free and paraffin-free. Two things I try to avoid.
Being a candle maker, it didn’t take me long to clue in that the only difference between a candle and a wax melt is the container and a wick. Since I make non-toxic candles, I knew I could make non-toxic wax cubes too. Here’s how.
How to Make Non-Toxic Scented Wax Melt Cubes
Sunday, March 8, 2015
Spring planning, Spring planting, and spring blooming (hopefully.) Since I have a blank slate in my front yard – again. I am looking for garden and curb appeal inspiration where ever I can get it.
Housekaboodle has a fabulous roundup of 10 Cottages with Curb Appeal I pinned to my Pinterest boards (follow Condo Blues on Pinterest pretty please?) and want to share with you.