I did have the most lovely surprise in that I won a giveaway. Erin at The Painted Garden had a very generous giveaway. I won a new book out Small Space Organizing by Kathryn Bechen and a $50 gift card to Target. Could there be a more perfect giveaway than that. I am so looking forward to pouring through this book. It has lots of how to which I love in an organizing book.
Oh and I gained almost five pounds over the holidays. I am glad to say after getting off the sugar wagon, I have lost it but really, if I want to be honest I should lose another ten at least. I have to stop baking things like this.
My kids actually made these. They are on the hunt for the perfect scratch brownie recipe.
I am spending more time out here working hard in the garden. This time of year I start at one end and work around the perimeter of the yard and clean out all the planters.
It is hard work but oh how I love it. I have really been thinking of changing the way I garden this year. I usually spend more than I should on annuals for pots and beds. This year, I am going to change my focus. I will be spending less on flowers and putting in a new area to grow more veggies. I feel the money will be better spent this way. This jives more with my frugal goals this year. I have a small yard with only a couple of sunny spots. So I will maximize these areas. Besides watering pots every single day takes lots of time and water which is expensive. I will start a few geraniums from cuttings this week as they are good drought tolerant plants here. AND FREE!