Friday, April 29, 2011

Easter 2011

This post is about one of my favorite things to create... wonderful memories with my family!

Our Easter weekend started out on Saturday morning with a "Bunny Eggstravaganza!" The city organized an Easter egg hunt, a visit from the Easter Bunny himself, along with numerous other activities for the kids!


On Sunday, we had a large family gathering after church at my aunt and uncle's house. We shared a wonderful meal together, enjoyed the beautiful day and had an Easter egg hunt for all the kiddos!



Jesus is risen!

Hope you had a wonderful Easter weekend!


XO,

   Jaclyn

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Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Savoring Spring... One Stem at a Time

While making a quick run through our local Salvation Army Family Store I found this small vase...
...It's fun, round shape caught my eye, and for 48-cents it came home with me. About a week later I saw the same vase at Hobby Lobby for $1.00 and it was 50% off. So my savings were only a few cents, but I also found an antique jar in the same trip that I wouldn't have found at Hob Lob.

After cleaning it and filling it with some spring blooms from my garden I placed it on our dinning room table...


I also put some Bleeding Hearts in a vase and placed it on our bedroom dresser. It was one of those "turn you lemons into lemonade" kind of thing. ...While my two-and-a-half-year-old daughter was helping me in the garden she accidentally broke one of the stems on a Bleeding Heart. So, instead of just letting it wilt, I clipped it and put it in some water.  


Since I haven't got to spend very much time in the garden yet this year, bringing the flowers indoors has allowed us to get much more enjoyment out of them. ...Plus, no need to buy expensive bouquets at the store. 

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XO,

   Jaclyn

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Wednesday, April 20, 2011

GIVEAWAY: Frame that Beautiful Face

***This Giveaway is Now Closed!***

CONGRATULATIONS RONDELL (from Something Nice and Pretty)!!!


It's time for the second CHC Giveaway! Thanks to Stella & Dot stylist Maritza,  you have the chance to win a gorgeous pair of hoop earrings! These earrings are their top seller and are perfect for any occasion! Throw them on with a pair of jeans for a fun day shopping with your girlfriends or wear them with your favorite dress for a night out with your main squeeze!
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All you have to do is comment on this post and tell me your favorite thing about spring! The winner will be selected using random.org and announced on Monday! Visit the CHC facebook page or see the update to this post for the announcement!

Giveaway closes Sunday, April 24th at 8pm CST. Ships only in the U.S.

Wish you luck!


XO,


   Jaclyn

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Friday, April 15, 2011

Home Grown Tomatoes

Ideally, I wanted to grow heirloom tomatoes from seed, but I guess I'll see how these plants do first. I also wanted to build some raised-beds, but with so many other projects going on it might have to wait another year. Plus, when I told my hubby that I wanted him to build me a raised bed, he came home with these...
...bed risers! He serious thought that's what I wanted. Well, gotta love the guy for trying!


Anyways, while treating my Spring Fever in the garden center at Lowes I picked up three Bush tomato plants. They had a few different varieties but these were recommended for containers, which is what I was planning to use.
 Since our house is surrounded by large trees we don't have many areas that get full-sun. Our deck, however, does (very convenient, right?). I do love container gardens though, so I'm thinking lots of pots, hanging baskets and window boxes!
For each of my three tomato plants I got a large terracotta pot, tray, and three feet.
The feet hold the pot off the deck and prevent moisture from damaging the wood (plus, I like the way they look).
I then filled them with some top soil on the bottom, followed by organic potting soil.
Plus, I mixed in about a tablespoon of Blood Meal to the top three inches of the soil for some added organic nutrients.
Ready to plant!
After planting, I added a wire frame to support the growing tomato plants. Then most importantly gave them a good watering. Next, I plan on wrapping the frames with chicken-wire to keep the squirrels out! 

I'm really looking forward to trying and feeding my family these fresh, home grown tomatoes! 

*Do you grow your own tomatoes? What are your favorite vegetables to grow?


XO,


   Jaclyn

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