Friday, May 29, 2009

Summer Swap Announcement: 06.14.09 5pm @ The Parkside

I have good news everyone! Our friends at The Parkside located in NorthEast Baltimore City, MD at 4709 Harford Rd. Baltimore, MD 21214, have offered to host our upcoming summer clothing swap. The swap will be in full swing by 5pm and will run through 9pm. Please bring at least one bag of clothing (feel free to bring more) and accessories and then swap them out for something new. We will have demonstrations on how to refashion/recycle clothing that you love. Please bring only items that you can wear on your body (jewelry, bags, clothes, shoes, etc). This swap is open to men, women, and children and the more folks we have the better selection of clothing we'll have to choose from, so bring a bag of clothes and a few friends to enjoy a glass of wine, or a tasty beverage, dish, and do some free shopping on Sunday, June 14th, 2009 at The Parkside.

If you would like to volunteer to help sort clothing or provide racks/hangers please contact me.

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Enjoying the fruits of this season's labor.

So this post is just a quick update, sadly no photos to add either. However, you will be happy to know that I have been busily cutting and drilling away on my self-watering vegetable garden containers; and I'm nearly done! I've also been enjoying my time out of school and used these last two weeks to get some seriously overdue spring cleaning done. I have been organizing like nobody's business, but I promise to get something interesting up for you soon. In the meantime, tonight I was able to enjoy my first harvest of the season! The mesclun mix that I am growing in a window box with organic potting soil has already grown enough to make a salad for myself, my husband, and my daughter tonight. This means that even if I never grew another salad, it will have paid for itself. Hurrah! More importantly, it was much more convenient to take my little scissors out back and cut exactly what I needed for dinner and the fresh, perfect, tasty little leaves are far superior to the mushy, bruised mess that I pay nearly $4.00 for at my local grocery store. Growing your own lettuce is super easy and well worth the small effort required to get it started. It's not too late to get your salad garden going either, so what are you waiting for; get digging!

Chronicling my adventures in proving that less is more. I'll learn to refashion/recycle clothes, prepare gourmet meals using as many natural/basic/raw ingredients as possible. I'll learn to spend less, live more, and reclaim those things that are truly valuable in my life.


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