Wow, it seems that this drastic change in weather has really taken time away from my blog! I have been spending nearly every hour of the day outdoors. Mostly pulling weeds, mowing, or other non-fun things like that, but I have done some fun things. I planted a row of lilac bushes (by far my favorite flower!) along the back of our yard. I know it will take a long time, but the goal is to build a little privacy between our yard and our neighbors. Nothing against them or anything, I don't know them enough to dislike them :) but we can literally sit in our back yard and see what they are eating for dinner. Which means they can pretty much see everything we do in our house. How embarrassing is it to think that they have seen me attempting the 30-day shred workout?!? I have other big plans for the yard, but I have to wait until it gets a little warmer out and we past the date of frost. Who knows when that will be here in Iowa. Could be March, could be June. Heck, we could still have more snow!
Another thing that I have been busy with is brainstorming. I am entering a crafting contest. I'm not sure how much of it I can write about just yet, but I was sent a free product to try out with the stipulation that I will do something creative and enter it into a contest. Pretty fun stipulation if you ask me! The winner gets a $400 Micheal's gift card and the 2 runners up get a $50 gift card. I believe the product was sent to 100 people, so assuming everyone enters, I have a 1 in 100 chance of winning something. If I don't win, well I still got the free product! But I can seriously think of a 100 ways to spend that $400 gift card! I'm like a kid in a candy shop when I am in a craft store! Good thing they don't have a craft store with an attached garden center! As of right now I have no clue what project to do. I have a few ideas but nothing worthy of a prize. Hmmmm, off to do some more brainstorming!