an instant of life captured for eternity

Living out in the country  might be one of the best things I’ve ever done.  Its so peaceful and relaxing here.  Its great to have enough space to garden and have so many projects lined up.  Even my kombucha is loving it here, my scoby is finally big and beautiful, making me delicious apple rooibos kombucha.

With all the activities at the cottage we still made some time to go for a hike at the cradle of humankind.  Its a lovely relaxed hike, not that great if you really want to get a workout, but because we are sillies we didn’t know where to go so we had to walk all the way back to the map, so we did the hike twice.

Photo dump time!


^^ Hiking fun.


^^ I was tickling Carl with a long grass thingy.


^^ hiking smiles.


^^ hiking gang signs.


^^ Hiking trail.


^^ these are just 2 of the 7 dogs that decided to roll in out garden at the same time.  Something is up with the grass here.


^^ I don’t know this little guys real name, but I’ve named him mint crisp, minty to his friends.


^^ Raised garden complete.  Filled with compost and seeds planted.


^^ Carl hard at work


^^ Pretty man looking at the pretty view.

Hope you guys had a fantastical weekend!


DIY Halloween Decorations – Mini Graveyard

I know I’m posting Halloween decorations a wee bit late, but better late than never I say.  This is a cute yet creepy decoration that is easy to make and can be free if you have all the things on hand.



Things you will need

  • small piece of a cardboard box
  • string
  • markers
  • a stick from outside
  • a small pot
  • soil
  • paper
  • sticky tape, glue, whatever works for you


Draw out a simple bat shape on a piece of paper and cut out 4 or 5 bats  ( I didn’t have black paper or markers so I did it the hard way…colouring it in with a pen.) .

Take the cardboard and cut out to tombstone shapes.


Now you can start assembling.  Place the soil in the pot and stick the twig in the corner of the pot.  Stick the bats on the little branches and arrange them how ever you like.  If you want to make dangling bats, use a little bit of string.


I had this little container of a zombie hand, that I stuck into the ground if you don’t have anything that can be used as a zombie its not a big deal.  Next arrange the tombstones around the stick.


There you go a really easy Halloween decorations, that’s cute and creepy at the same time.

Have a spooky night.