Quick Hints Tuesday
Floating flowers--everywhere you go in Thailand there are pools of water with flowers floating in them. I wanted to re-create that feel with a planter in my garden. Brad sealed the hole with silicone and then I sprayed it with a can of Thompson's Water Seal twice.
Sun tea covers--We drink a lot of iced tea around here, so I make it right in the pitcher on the back deck. Sometimes I have several going at the same time. I keep little squares of cheesecloth wrapped in string in a drawer. I lay the cheesecloth over the top of the pitcher and tie it off with the string to keep the bugs out.
Sharpie in the pantry--always have a Sharpie in the pantry to mark the date on any new items that go on the shelves or into the frig or freezer.
Rock Markers--I couldn't find any plant markers for our veggie garden, so I just picked up small flattish rocks (we have plenty of those) and wrote the type of plant on it with a Sharpie. For flowers I just drew a little flower. I need to varnish over the top, so they won't disappear.
Little notebooks--it was an a-ha moment when I saw these easy little notebooks on The Farm Chicks. Just use computer paper and a piece of leftover scrapbook paper (if you want a cover). They sewed the binding of theirs, but I don't have a sewing machine, so I stapled mine. It worked fine.