Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Thinking About The Garden

I hear people talking and thinking about the garden they are planning this year. Yes, it's almost the end of January and here in the northwest we are dreaming about spring and planting gardens.

There are some things that you can do if this is part of your plan for 2017. As you're thumbing through gardening journals and ordering from the seed catalogues you can also:

1. start tomato and vegetable seeds in peat pots.
2. Grow salad greens and herbs indoors with seed starting trays.
3. If you can get outside, you can apply pre-emergent to prevent weeds in your lawns.

As it gets closer to March you can:

1. Build raised garden bed.
2. Cultivate vegetable gardens.
3. Plan spring flowering shrubs like azaleas.
4. Apply lawn fertilizer and repair and seed bare patches.

This will keep me busy and thinking about the growing season again. What about you? Do you have garden plans for spring?

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Resolutions for 2017

Resolutions for the 2017.

This article from Houzz did make me think about new year resolutions. Some of these ideas are things that I might incorporate in my life.

As an artist as well as a realtor, art is a big part of my life. I do love art on the walls and about the house so this is an easy one for me.

New pillowcases are always nice. I'll have to evaluate that because crisp clean bedding is always good.

Now flowers and other items to put in my vases. This is  a good one too. In the pacific northwest there are always interesting things growing that can add interest to any room.

Twinkle lights can really add some cheer to gloomy winter days and this is a nice idea as well. We can all use a bit of mood lighting.

I'm inspired by buildings, people and everyday objects. How about you. What inspires you in this new year?

Friday, January 6, 2017

Getting Organized

Getting organized always seems like a great goal for the beginning of the year. Sometimes it's a challenge however, to know where to begin. This year I'm starting with a new goal of cleaning off the desk and keeping it clear. Here are a few of the tools that I've decided to use.

Of course the standard pencil holder is good and then they are all contained.
 A paper planner. I do use my phone but like the visual reminder of a paper planner.
The third thing is file folders. With many transaction, personal documents and art related documents, there is always paper around. Files are good. And well labeled files so I don't have to search very far.
How about you, what are your organizing goals for 2017?