Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Grow, baby, grow!

week 12 by Serena McClain
week 12, a photo by Serena McClain on Flickr.

I may not any energy this month for after-work blogging, but my tomato plants aren't having any problems channeling their energy. Week 12!

Thursday, June 21, 2012

Late night craft chronicles, day 3

Tuesday's evening craft project

When I spotted a link to this DIY, I knew I had to try it. I was really drawn to the aesthetic, and I'm always on the lookout for reuses for paper bags*.

*I have a bad habit of using my reusable bags for other things. *cough* gym bag *cough*

Late night craft chronicles, day 2


I actually planned for this crafting binge with a trip to Michaels on Sunday. A few wooden beads, suede cording and paint that was already hanging out at my place and I was good to go. I can't really complain about this project keeping me up because it took all of 10 minutes (including drying time) and was perfect for this lazy crafter.

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Late night craft chronicles, day 1

(aka, things I do when I don't want to go to bed)

I seem to have tapped into some weird creative energy this week. Too bad it only seems to hit around 10:30 PM. Inspired by reading Elsie's post late Sunday night.

It seemed like the perfect use for the paint markers I got for Christmas last year and the CB2 plates that are on their last leg!

Sunday, June 10, 2012

Weekending continues

view from my couch    .    blankets I chose not to put away    .    reading and tv-watching

view from the couch

future fort


Recuperation was the order of the day this weekend. I spent a lot of time chilling on the couch, shaking off the research-doing, presentation-giving, meeting-running, car-driving week.

Sunday, June 03, 2012

Road tripping to Northampton, Massachusetts

dam removal tour

Do you see that winding road? On Monday, I'll be traveling that blue line from the DC 'burbs to Northampton, Mass on my way to a conference at University of Massachusetts Amherst.

Monday also happens to be my 11-year anniversary at work. Whoa! To commemorate the event, I've planned a few detours to some local rivers and restoration projects we've completed over the past decade, and because I have the best coworkers, I've also got a small list of places to get the best cup of local coffee, the cutest, old-fashioned ice shop, and an assortment of other things like that.

Have any recommendations for me? Shoot them my way! You can also follow the journey on Twitter (@notmiranda) and Instagram (@serenasue).

Saturday, June 02, 2012

Adventures in Gardening: week 9

I get such a kick out of seeing how fast these grow! Over the past week or so, the largest tomato baby developed a couple of flowers. Puberty? I finally took the leap and repotted it, giving it more room to grow. If fairs well, I'll do the same for the other two. According to my reading, I can expect tomatoes in July or August.

week 9

Growing garden

It's so empowering to grow something from seeds. I feel like a balcony farmer!