Just Another Day

My apologies for the non-post! I've been busy with my "current obsession" at the moment, EarthBox gardening and Digital scrapbooking. Besides, there wasn't much exciting going on right now and I've been spending my online time reading about gardening and digi-scrapbooking.

But alas, when I woke up this morning and went out to the back deck to check on my veggies and herbs; look who I found hiding in the corner!

It's the Sneaky Gnome!!!

DH said he took pity on him and let him come home with him when he was out and about this morning. Besides, he said I really wanted to take him home the first time I saw him, so he did it for me! Isn't my hubby sweet? :)

So, I guess I'll let him stay outside and guard my tomatoes!

My container garden is growing like crazy. I have six varieties of tomatoes, two Ichiban Eggplants, three summer squash, three zuchinni, three different types of bell pepper and of course our herbs.

I can't wait until my veggies start producing! I'm planning to get 15 EarthBox for next year. So, if you're thinking of giving me a gift for my Birthday, Christmas, etc... an EarthBox gift would be perfect! ::wink wink::

Miss August


Blogwear Design

I'm really excited about learning and creating "blogwear". So far, I made two complete layout. The Winnie the Pooh layout is for DD. I'm not sure if she'll use it or not but I wanted to make something for her. It might be too cutesy for her taste.

If you want a new blogwear or a signature (like the one I have below) for your blog, let me know and I'll try and make one for you.

Miss August


Sunday Roundup

It was a good week. We got our “container garden” done. DH and I went to visit Capitol Market a couple of times this week to check for veggies and more herbs to plant. I discovered gardening with “Earth Box” a few days ago and we went to Beckley (closest dealer within 75 miles radius) on Saturday to buy one. It’s not cheap but I’ve read some great reviews about it so I decided to spend the money.

There’s another garden container similar to Earth Box called “Garden Box” it’s less expensive so I ordered one online as well. I’m going to experiment with both boxes and compare to see which one I like better. Next year, I plan to expand my “garden” beyond tomatoes, peppers and herbs. I was hoping to plant some leaf lettuce in the 2nd box but I found out its too late in the season. I ended up getting some summer squash and zucchinis instead.

These are some photos I got from the forum I visits so you can see what an Earth Box looks like. I’m excited about it; people plant all kinds of things using EB… from tomatoes to corn to strawberry to watermelon.

Patio Garden

Rooftop Garden

Rolling Garden

DH got busy working and imported his Wordpress blog to our own domain. The Thompson Chronicles site is looking good. If you have his blog linked, you might want to change the URL address. You can check his blog at the new digs.

I also got my first complete blogwear design finished for a friend. I used a digi-scrapbook kit I purchased to create the banner and the background. I learned to tweak the existing “Minima Template” from Blogger and it turned out nice.

Beginning next week, I’m going to start getting organized and edit more stuff to prepare for our move. We are either moving across town when we buy a house or across the country if he gets the job in Spokane, WA.

I hope you had a good week as I have.

Miss August


Wordless Wednesday - DH in Caricature



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Miss August


Google Docs

Testing 123 Hey it works! I'm checking out Google Docs, using it to write and post. So far I like it! You get 4 more extra fonts and there are more features, like Strikeout. I'm not really sure if I'll be using Google Docs much when posting on my blog. It's easy and very convenient to use my Dashboard, click "New Post" and I'm done!

Anyway, I guess I better get going... DH is going to be home soon!


Why do I blog? Let me count the ways!

This week when there’s something fun, clever or sad that happened I find myself thinking “Oh, I need to blog that!” I remember the reason I started this blog, was to write about my trip to the Philippines.

So, here’s some random reasons of why I blog.

~ for my own personal pleasure and amusement
~ to connect with far away friends and love ones
~ to pass time and share my experience
~ to keep my friends and family stay informed of my life (in case any of them care!)
~ because it's fun

Those are just some of the reasons I am here; and if you, the reader, find something amusing or entertaining, then it's been twice the fun.

What about you? Please, feel free to share why you blog.
Miss August