Monday, February 28, 2011

#67 complete! and signed up for #16

I finally figured out a way to keep all my jewelry organized and in one place!

It's a piece of a shelf left over from one of the jobs my dad did, I just knocked out 2 slats and put in screen and screwed in cup hooks down the rest of it. So much more fabulous than the jumble that was on my dresser.

Whit and her boy are doing a run called the Rugged Maniac 5k and invited me to join them! It's a 5k course on a motocross track with obstacles like barbed wire to crawl under, walls to scramble over and mud pits to slosh through. So psyched! The Greensboro one is April 9th if anyone would like to join us...

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Buzz Buzz

I normally don't read much non-fiction outside of wedding and design blogs, but my little brother, who is currently in a honey bee seminar, pretty much demanded that I read Fruitless Fall: The Collapse of the Honey Bee and the Coming Agricultural Crisis by Rowan Jacobsen. I am also quite oblivious of the news, so the collapse of honey bee hives has escaped my notice; nearly everything concerning honey bees has escaped my notice. Jacobsen does a fabulous job of providing basic facts about honey bees so that you understand why they are so important to agriculture and the way we live. Did you know that approximately 82% of the world's almond production takes place in California and that many beekeepers send their bees to pollinate all those trees? The honey bees are crucial to pollinating the millions of acres of trees and maintaining the production levels. However, sending hives from across the country to one central meeting place is similar to sending your child to daycare; more often than not, they come home with germs and end up sick. Jacobsen explores the plights of the honey bee, from varroa mites and pesticides to Colony Collapse Disorder, and the future effect on how we are able to obtain food.

I've been trying to convince my mom to set up a hive this spring, but she hasn't given in so far. After reading Fruitless Fall, I'm pretty sure I'll only be eating organic, local honey from now on.

If you want to know more, the honey bee seminar class has their own blog: Propolis Metropolis.

Wednesday, February 9, 2011


3 minutes into the UNC-Duke game and Duke has only now scored their first points. To honor the evening, I'm posting my progress on #83, the Carolina blanket!

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Happy Birthday KT!

So it is my favorite other KT in the whole wide world's birthday, and this is the birthday card I made for her! ...Which means 1 down, 19 to go to finish #7!

Friday, February 4, 2011

Need need need so badly

Nothing spectacular in the way of 101 in 1001 recently, but I found something more exciting out there in the blog-world from a link posted over on Snippet & Ink. Many of you may not know this, but I have been longingly coveting a mini pig for quite some time now. I've done the research, picked out a few names; however, a mini pig is just not in the budget. Isn't it just the MOST ADORABLE thing you've ever seen? Mini pig has just moved up to the top of my 'Things To Save For' list.

Photograph by Brittney Williford of WhiskerSnapsPhoto.