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Friday, October 28, 2011

{this moment}

{this moment} - A Friday ritual. A single photo - no words - capturing a moment from the week. A simple, special, extraordinary moment. A moment I want to pause, savor and remember.

Inspired by SouleMama

Friday, October 21, 2011

Farmer's Market

One thing I loved about living in the "big city" were the farmer's markets each weekend. I only went a few times but it was such a blast checking out the fresh fruits and veggies, homemade goodies and exquisitely made craft items.

When I came across a flyer in church last weekend announcing that there is now a farmer's market here in town I couldn't wait to check it out!

So Thursday evening Andrew, Lily and I took a quick drive down to the park where they are going to be holding it each week.

Lily, of course, headed right for the playground.

We just walked around and checked out the booths. There were about 10 booths total, the market's only been open for about a month so it has some growing to do...hopefully. We didn't plan on buying anything until we came upon this vendor.

Andrew had mentioned a while back that he wanted to buy a rosemary plant. Theirs were cheaper than Home Depot, Lowes or Walmart so we picked one out to take home.

I'd like to take a moment here to point out that Lily is wearing a hat. Maybe it has to do with the fact that she can say "hat" now...I don't know. It may not seem like such a big deal to some people but this is the child who from a very young age would rip off anything that came in contact with the top of her head. This particular hat was given to her by her Aunt Charlene. A mutual friend crocheted it for her daughter but it was too big so Lily inherited it. Obviously she has some growing to do before it fits well.

While Andrew chatted with the plant people I chased after Lily and prevented a few disasters. Mainly this one. I recognized that look. She was contemplating eating a hot pepper she picked off the plant.

She's so cute. I randomly tell her that all the time.

We almost bought some jam that looked super yummy.

I think we both had an issue though with the fact that it was shipped in from Pennsylvania. I mean, aren't farmer's markets supposed to be full of local food and items? Yeah, that kind of put the kibosh on that for us.

I hope more and more people discover the market and help make it grow to several times its size. I'd love to see more crafty type booths with homemade food and knick-knacks. I even had a tiny flicker of an idea (it was very tiny since I don't have a lot of extra time in my day) to open a booth myself and sell homemade treats and maybe some of our honey. I didn't notice a great selection of honey there. I could be biased of course. :)

Friday, October 07, 2011

{this moment}


{this moment} - A Friday ritual. A single photo - no words - capturing a moment from the week. A simple, special, extraordinary moment. A moment I want to pause, savor and remember.

Inspired by SouleMama

Monday, October 03, 2011

October Goals

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The other day I grabbed a pen and paper to write down a few goals I'd like to accomplish this month and then I was like - why not blog about it?! That's one of the reasons I started this thing isn't it? To have a place to keep track of great ideas instead of losing them to the ever growing pile of papers on my desk? Hmmm...maybe that should be one of my goals...get rid of pile on desk...

Anyway, here is my list of goals. It seems rather ambitious even to me but if I can accomplish even half of them I'll be a happy girl.

1. Have a date night 2x this month

2. Create a budget and stick to it

3. Walk around the lake at least 2x a week

4. Finish a craft project

5. Start couponing...for real

6. Wash dishes every day

7. Start recycling

8. Get dressed every day

9. Cut back on sweets

10. Read my Bible every day

I feel I should clarify a couple of these for those who are like "huh, what does she mean by that?"

#5 - I've tried coupons in the past albeit in small quantities that didn't amount to much savings at all. And that's where I'll be changing it up this time. No more using a coupon here and there. I'm going all Extreme Couponing on their heinys. Gonna save me some big dough.

#8 - I do wear clothes every day...I don't strut around the house in the nude a la Terry Bradshaw in "Failure to Launch". :) I just need a little motivation sometimes to take a shower and wear something besides yoga pants and a t-shirt all day. And do my hair. And put on make up. Well maybe not that last one since I rarely ever wear it except for special occasions.

Do you have goals you set for yourself every month? Maybe every year? Do you meet them all?