20 April, 2020

GOODBYE LIVING ROOM - HELLO WOOD SHOPPE

Guess what I'm doing this week? If you guessed ripping apart our broken down couch and taking it to the dump, followed by turning our living room into a temporary wood shoppe, then ding, ding, ding. You win three paper clips, two balls of wax and one shoe.









Carrot greens from my last post and the celery (that I didn't post). Both grown in water, soon to transfer the carrot tops to the yellow tins that I painted earlier this morning.

And that my Boogerbutts, is all that's fit to print. I'm going back outside to enjoy the sunny shine day, crank the ear buds and mow two lawns.

Cheers and boogie boogie. Whisk, out.

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  1. Woo Hoo. You have been busy. And productive.
    Love tha sunshine yellow colour.

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    1. Hey Sue. Productive yeppers but I don't feel busy. Which is nice. Thanks. That's called Super Duper Yellow. So fun. Is it cooling off in your area? We have more snow today and hail but didn't stick.

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  2. You can eat those greens? I had no idea.
    No living room? Where is your television? Or do you have one anymore?

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    1. Hi Alex! Yeppers. For the eating. Excited. We have a nice size flat screen that will stay off to the side and be protected when working on the wood. Then if we want to watch it, we still can.

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  3. I seen the celery done before but that’s a first for the carrot tops. Great idea!

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    1. The carrot tops taste pretty good and so does the celery. I'm learning that I can grow stuff even during winter. Which is nice. If you try, please drop me a note and let me know how it goes.

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  4. You have been busy! Well done!

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    1. Productive for sure but thankfully, I don't feel busy. Just having fun.

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  5. All good, but getting a new couch?

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    1. Not right now. For now, it's going to be a wood shopped because we have so much snow, rain, hail and more snow that I can't get enough raised beds made outside. But once all that is done, I'll likely make a small couch for us to use. Not for sure yet. But I think building a bench of sorts would be fun. How's it there? Snow too? Loved the chart. The bra one cracked me up. Thanks, Christine.

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  6. That yellow is such an upbeat, positive color!

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    1. Hey Kathy! Thank you. It's calle Super Duper Yellow!

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  7. Fun! The carrot tops and celery have gotten so big!

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  8. That's a pretty shade of yellow you've chosen -- so cheery!

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    1. Hi Debra! It's called Super Duper Yellow. Really fun.

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  9. Great yellow.
    No more living room ? now a wood shop ?
    parsnip

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    1. Thanks. I love the yellow. It's called Super Duper Yellow. No living room for now. For now it's a wood shoppe because we've had too much snow, rain, hail and more snow. And the raised beds need to get done. Really fun. I wish I'd thought of this years ago.

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  10. I love that cheery yellow :)
    I once grew celery like that and got a few small sticks that were edible, but not a whole bunch.

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    1. Thanks, River. It's called Super Duper Yellow. Did you grow yours inside or out? I haven't moved mine to dirt yet. I did buy celery seeds for outside though. Have you grown from seed yet? I haven't. Excited to try.

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  11. How many lovely things Ivy ! I love the idea of carrots plants I have to try Ivy !

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    1. Hi Gloria! Thank you. Very fun. How goes baking?

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  12. Your dog is so cute. I love the shade of yellow.

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    1. Thanks. That's Bug and the yellow is called, Super Duper Yellow.

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  13. You are always up to something good! That shade of yellow is perfect; like buttah! yay to new greens and good sunshine.

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    1. I love the yellow too. It's called, Super Duper Yellow and it makes me smile. I took the raised bed outside today to see how it looked. So stinkin' cute.

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  14. That yellow is brilliant - so cheerful and just what we need in these depressing times. Love the painted tins too. Have fun with the carpentry. xx

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    1. Thanks, VeggieMummy. I love your name, VeggieMummy. So fun. That yellow is called, Super Duper Yellow. Got it last year and it's so fun.

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  15. :-) Sadly no ding, ding, ding! I´m such a looser ;-)
    But I join the boogie boogie!!!
    Got cress and radish to grow, ho-hooo. Did I say I´m a looser? Waiting also till there will be no frost anymore.

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    1. Hi Iris! Very cool. I never grew cress before. I'm not even sure what it is, Is it the same as watercress? Was it yummy? Still snow here yesterday but didn't stick.

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  16. I have used to grow carrot and celery tops too, thanks for the reminder! Stay safe everyone!

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    1. Your pizza looked good! Happy Cooking and eating to you.

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  17. Nice to grow own vegetables. I dont have much of a green hand.

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    1. Thanks for stopping by, Rose. Happy day to you.

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  18. Love that idea of planting the things out in tins, and you painted them such a great colours. Well done. Have a wonderful week! Hugs, Valerie

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    1. Hey Valerie! Thanks. Oh my gosh, so many fun things can be painted on those tins. I imagine the art you would do would be wonderful to look at. Happy Earth Day and hugs, back!

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  19. i wish you were here to make my hubby understand our learther sofas are ready to be torn down and tossed. and to do some painting.. we are to old to do any of this ourselves, not able to paint but i am able to know it needs to be done

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    1. Hey Sandra! I love your pup posts and have been enjoying them a great deal. Old sofa, gotta go. It got moved to today and I can't wait. Do you have a furniture hut near you? We have a place like that and they will come take old couches and furniture to give away to people for free. Not sure if you have that there or not. Happy Earth Day and thanks for checking out Bug.

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    2. I love the soft creamy color of the yellow tins!
      Will you eat the carrot greens? I am going to try celery since I only buy organic and it's hard to find. I'll try regrowing it to use the greens.. great idea thanks..Have a good week.

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    3. Hi Judee! Me too on the yellow. The celery we have is organic as well but I grew it from the stump. I just chopped that bottom part off and stuck it in water. I tasted the greens on both and wow, what a punch of flavour. Hope you have fun doing it too.

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  20. I love this cheerful shade of yellow! Now, what will you use as a living room?

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    1. Hey Ginny. Thank you. That's called, Super Duper Yellow.
      No living room for now, just a lot of freedom and space to build.
      Muwhahahahaha. Insert happy face here.
      Happy Earth Day! Thanks for stopping in.

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  21. Been catching up with your news, you have been super busy!
    Belated Happy Anniversary Wishes.

    Like many others have said, I too love that yellow colour … it's perfect.

    Take care, my good wishes.

    All the best Jan

    PS I've just become a Great Auntie - can't wait to have a cuddle with the baby once this current crisis is over.

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    1. A Great Auntie!!!! Oh my gosh, Jan. That's wonderful news. Much, much congrats to you and your family. That's wonderful news. Cheers and boogie boogie!

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  22. Made me smile, Ivy! Happy Wednesday!

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    1. Hi Candy. That's so nice of you to say that. Now you made me smile. Thank you!

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  23. So nice to hear you've been productive! I have friends who haven't been out of their pajamas in three days:)

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    1. Hi Chris. I tell you. I love to work but I love to play. Saturday I sat on the couch an read and read and read. So nice. But Sunday through today, I've been hauling butt. Also, you do eyes so well with your art. Really, really well. Humane faces were always difficult for me to draw but boy, I love seeing your work. Really well done.

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  24. Your planter is such a happy color! Super fun for any garden :) It sounds like you are finding some amazing ways to stay busy during quarantine. I may get out into my garden and repaint my planters too. I'm feeling inspired now :)

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    1. Hey Theresa! To be honest, this is all the stuff that I did before the virus and will still do after. Back in 2016 I decluttered and got rid of 95 percent of my stuff and after that, hubby bought me my first set of power tools and I started building stuff. It was like getting rid of so much stuff, gave me room for new hobbies.

      Thank you for your comment about lifestyle blogging. I don't know if I told you already but it's helped me think more about my blog. And you and Tim are both right. It is food but also stuff that I'm doing. So thank you to you both. Also, you do your posts well. I appreciate the time and work you put into them.

      Cheers and boogie boogie.

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    2. Awe, thank you for your lovely blogging comments. I am sorely lacking on keeping up with blogging this year, but hope to get back into it a bit more by summer. I think I'm just now heading to where you were in 2016. I got rid of so many things, just dumped a bunch of money on power tools, and want to start crafting/woodworking soon. I've been pinning a lot of furniture restorations on Pinterest for when thrift stores reopen. I think that's something I would like to try my hand at next. I can't wait to see more of what you are working on. That's the thing I love about blogging. We can all draw so much inspiration from each other's posts :)

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    3. Hey Theresa! Very cool on the decluttering. Are you enjoying it? I loved it and was lucky at the time to just do that straight through.

      I've been away from blogging for awhile and recently got back. So I get that for sure.

      Power tools, woohoo. What did you get? Pinterest is still new to me. I haven't pinned yet but started an account. I like that space because it's a nice search engine. So much to see and find.

      Me too on the blogging. I really love the sharing of ideas and fun.

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    4. I am so enjoying the decluttering bit. I felt a little sad getting rid of all of the outdoor holiday decorations, but the kids are no longer little and they just don't care if we have yard displays anymore. No point holding onto large items that we only use a few weeks out of the year. I do love that I can find things much easier in my kitchen and closets though!

      Power tools- lots of sanders, a bandsaw, drills... I will be purchasing a lathe soon too. Hopefully I'll have the garage set up to start using it all by this weekend.

      Yes, I turn to Pinterest more than Google these days because it's a lovely little search engine. It's almost an addiction LOL

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    5. So great to read this comment. Isn't it amazing how much easier it is to find stuff? It's mind-blowing.

      Woohoo on the sander, me too. Haven't used a bandsaw yet. Very nice. Drills, yes please. I love those. I think I want a jig saw. I'd love a table saw but no real place for that right now. But at least with a little jig saw, I can make some fun cuts. Love that you can use your garage as a shoppe. Fun!

      I'm learning about Pinterest. I joined you there but I have not started to post or really dig in yet but I fancy that search engine. And I like the crafts. That's just so fun.

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  25. I love your cheerful yellow paint. And your growing things. :) You are making me look very lazy this week...

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    1. Hellooooo Becki!

      Thank you. That's Super Duper Yellow. So fun. Got it last year. Growing things is too fun. Too fun, I say. too fun. Also, I loved the picture you quickly snapped of your son. That's fun. Cheers and boogie boogie, Ivy.

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  26. Looks like we both have the renovating bug HW 😉 Now that it's cooled down my next big project is out in the garden, I'm determined to have an arbor covered in wisteria by the time spring comes around. I'm trying to imagine your living room as a wood shoppe 😱

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    1. Hi Grace. Great to see you. Very cool on your upcoming garden stuff. I have never seen wisteria in person, just pictures and it is sooo pretty. I have a good friend who loves it too. Very pretty.

      The living room wood shoppe .... Just got rid of the couch yesterday by myself and it was a BIG job to break it down and walk it to the dump. A big job but a GOOD job. The wood shoppe is only until for a little while but I'll get pictures to share on the blog.

      Wishing you a yummy day. Happy Shooting!

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  27. I love all the transformations you've made over the years. Good for you, Ivy! The yellow just makes for a great mood even on the rainiest of days.

    Elsie

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    1. Thanks! It's called, Super Duper Yellow. Got it last year during the garden season. So freakin' fun. Happy Belated Earth Day and boogie boogie.

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  28. Hi Ivy...
    Will your rooted carrot actually grow carrots? And the celery...what part did you use to get started?
    Happy gardening!!!
    Stay safe...
    Belated Happy Anniversary 🍻
    Cheers!
    Linda :o)

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    1. Hi Linda! Loved seeing all your flowers.

      My bad for not explaining what I did. I should have done that. Thank you for asking. What I did for the celery was chopped off that bottom part. and stuck that into water.

      The carrots, from what I understand (and I'm not sure about this b/c I'm still learning), but from what I understand, just the greens will grow. I'll put these in dirt and they are supposed to be able to live indoors and we can eat off of them.

      Again though, I'm not sure. I'm learning but what I'll do is next post, I'll show better the pictures so you guys can see. Thanks for bringing that to my attention.

      Thank you on the anniversary wishes.

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  29. Thanks Ivy...so...the stalk of the celery...
    Enjoy your day!!

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    1. Yeah, that bottom part. The butt. I guess. A few inches up and chopped that off to stick into water. Thank you. You too. Got rid of the couch yesterday, putting the place back together today. What are you up to today?

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    1. Thanks for stopping in. I was just at your place. Here's to reading!

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    1. It's a little place I call heaven. It will house my wood (that's coming today or tomorrow), my paints, screws and power tools. Everything I need to build my raised beds until I can get outside and work on a regular basis (we had more snow yesterday).

      Wood shoppe. Heaven I tell you, heaven.

      Insert happy whisk, here.

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  32. I did the celery in water before. I kept it alive for quite a while before it finally gave out. I'm horrible at keeping any kind of plant alive.
    Love the shade of yellow paint. Are the cans for planting?

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    1. Hi Ann. The tins are for little planters. I thought I'd do a few carrot tops in there this weekend and place them in the kitchen. And then herbs for inside and out. Using these neat white lids as saucers. See if that works.

      Did you eat your celery as it grew? I tasted mine and wow, what a punch. That's for sure celery tasting. Pretty neat.

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  33. I real like your header on your blog. Did you make it? Sure look like you been busy

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    1. Thanks. Yeppers. I draw it awhile back and posted it years ago on the blog but decided to use it as a banner this week. Thanks for noticing it. Fun to do. Hope you're not in anymore pain today.

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  34. I LOVE that yellow. I have a bookcase that I painted a shade like that. Took it from boring to fun. You are a busy bee, girl. Good stuff!

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    1. Hey Martha! So fun that you painted your bookcase yellow. Super duper fun. I emailed you the front porch that I'm thinking of doing the same yellow ... if I have enough after the boxes. If not, then I can stain it. Happy Weekend!

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    2. Oh Ivy, I love your new project...so much fun and love the color you picked...I love visiting you as you are always so positive and sharing fun posts...thank you!Super cute header...
      Have a wonderful weekend and stay safe!

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    3. Hi Juliana! Thank you for the kind words and for the visit. Doing more boxes today for the front porch (ish) area. Hope your weekend is going well and you're eating lots of yummy foods.

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  35. I have three carrot tops in water and I am waiting for them to grow! So, far, though, they haven't developed any roots, yet. Yours look so nice and healthy!

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    1. Mine are going in soil this week. Not sure how long the roots take to form. But I think it was after the tops started. Thanks for letting me know about yours. Happy Growing!

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  36. Cool, good for you Ivy! Brilliant! I love the yellow! Big Hugs and Stay Safe!!

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    1. Thanks! I enjoyed see your yard today. It's so fun to share these kinds of things. Stay safe and big hugs back.

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  37. I love that colour. I think I will try to grow a few veggies in containers, I don't have much luck planting them in the garden. Not enough sunlight

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    1. Hi Janice! Very cool on the veggies. So true about the sun. I'm learning where to put stuff based on shade and sun. So I get not having enough in some areas. Thanks for the visit.

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  38. wow a wood shop instead of a living room. What a great idea. Wondering what all you are planning on making.

    Have fun mowing those lawns. You must hae a busy productive life. I remember what it was like to mow lawns etc. In the mountains we only have dirt and pine needles... I kind of miss working out in the yard. A real yard.lol. I do rake a lot though.

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    1. Hi Sandy!

      Right now it's all about raised beds (no bottoms) for the garden and some smaller garden boxes (with bottoms). We'll get the living room back after some reno stuff is done though. I think that's the plan.

      Do you ever get the pine nuts out of the cones? I've not done that yet but it's on my To Try List. Thanks for the visit and boogie boogie.

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    2. No but now you gave me an idea - pine nuts. because they are expensive at Costco .... I totally love the idea of raised beds. My old son a few years back bought a five acre property about an hour outside of seattle. What they have done with their garden is amazing1 Raised beds galore - fruit trees ... they recently added a big beautiful greenhouse. so i think its' exciting whenever someone has the opportunity to create a garden.

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    3. It is exciting and fun. So great to be outside.

      Yeah, I am picky. I won't buy pine nuts. But if given the chance, I'll take some from a local tree. Haven't done it yet but saw a video on it. Looks neat.

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  39. I like the yellow color you picked out. I also like your cans you've nailed holes in for planting. Way to go. :)

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    1. Hi Belinda! Me too. That yellow makes my heart happy. It's called, Super Duper Yellow. Thanks, my hubby showed me how to use the screw driver and hammer to poke holes in the bottom. This week, I'll start filling the little tins with dirt and seeds. Thanks for the visit and boogie boogie.

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  40. Love your new header and the temporary wood shop. I hope we get to see before and after!

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    1. Hi Elizabeth! I took some photos of the new space but if I don't post them, I'll be sure and send you a few in email. Really fun new space. Thanks for the visit.

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  41. I also hope to see before and after pictures as well. I am very intrigued.

    God bless.

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    1. Hi Jackie! Okay dokey then. I'll make sure I gather some. Thank you for the interest and the comment. It's only temporary, but so far, just having that space has been great.

      PS: I loved your chili on toast. I am SOOOO doing that. Thank you!

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  42. Wishing you and good Gothridge well !!
    and Hello from Marshville

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    1. Thank you for the visit. Gothridge and I send you well wishes.

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  43. Love that yellow! Good luck with your temporary wood shop! Bug is adorable, looks like a great guy!

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    1. Thanks, Pam. Bug is a she but lots and lots of folks think she's a little boy dog. Happy Cooking to you. I never new that about the sweeter potatoes and that was cool to read.

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  44. How exciting! And that yellow is PERFECT!

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    1. Thanks, Bonnie! The yellow makes my heart happy.
      I have two new raised beds to paint. Fun, fun.

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  45. Hi Ivy, AKA The Happy Whisk. I came by to return the blog visit and thank you for taking the time to leave a comment on mine! Did you start the carrots and celery from grocery store cuttings? Good for you! I agree with the others, the yellow is cheerfully lovely.

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    1. Hi Leigh! You have a great energy about your blog. I am sorry that I cannot remember where I found you but it was today. Love that you've grown wheat. I'm doing sorghum for the first time ever.

      I did start those from grocery cuttings and then I restarted garlic chives from what I took from the woods. What a fun thing.

      Thanks for the visit. Happy Spring!

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    1. Thanks! It's called, Super Duper Yellow. Happy weekend!

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  47. I also have a celery root in water and was thinking of transplanting it soon. After seeing yours, I think I’m going to wait until mine has more leaves. 😊
    Have a wonderful weekend, Ivy.

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    1. Hi Nil! From what I remember learning, the carrot does better in the soil than the water, but I don't know for sure if that's true. I'm still learning. Did you do lentil sprouts? Mine didn't work as well. Gonna try again. Thanks for the visit! Cheers and boogie boogie, Ivy.

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  48. Wood Shops are way more fun than living rooms! I gotta try rooting celery in water. Never had luck with carrots...

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    1. Hi Lynn! Your comment made me smile. Wood Shoppes are MORE fun in living rooms. Here's to your celery working. Sorry about the carrots. Were they organic? I dunno if that matters or not.

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  49. I love your blog. It looks really happy and fun with the cute cartoons. I want to follow you Ivy.

    I am admiring at your carrots and celery. I don't think they can be grown over here in Malaysia as the weather is so hot. Won't the tins turn rusty in later months? I am so curious as I have many empty tin cans of that size.

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    1. Hello Twilight Man! Thank you. I don't know if they will rust, this is my first go. But they had liquid and food in them prior to being open, no rust. But .. I really don't know? We'll find out. Can you do herbs in them, indoors? That might work.

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  50. This post is making me feel crafty lol

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    1. I just saw your new take on soup and that is fun! Happy weekend 😀

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