Wednesday, July 24, 2013

The more I visit Savannah, the more I want to stay

My second visit to Savannah.  Last time I was here, I was overwhelmed and became exhausted quickly.  This time I was a bit prepared.  I tried to cover as much as I could but I ran out of time more quickly than anticipated.  Although I had the same allotted time from my previous visit.  I did learn something about Savannah or the historic district atleast, that is "Trolleys or Street Cars are free to hop on downtown".  And that is really one of the fastest way to get to know the area.  But I prefer being on foot.
and that you could buy an all day pass and ride city bus for $3.  

lunch at Forsyth St cafe in Savannah GA

what else could you ask for.  cafe at the park

Forsyth Park is very kid friendly

fun in the sun - Forsyth Park

my dogs would love this stroll

and the Trolleys stop are right across the street

I thought it was a place of worship but it was a restaurant

700 Drayton

cooled off with a chocolate milkshake at the city market

even the birds are confident in savannah

art galleries and studios at the City Market

Samantha Claar Gullah Living

i love that piece

shared studios among artists

other side of River St.

I love Savannah

how could you not love Savannah

just so gorgeous 

Monday, July 15, 2013

Technology and Crochet

I love tech gadgets.  and I love being a graphic artist and a web designer.  If someone offered me a trip back in time, I will not go without my tech gadgets, such as my laptop, tablets, ereaders, smart phones, digital camera, etc.  But lately, crocheting have been taking over much of my time.  And it has helped so much in my technology withdrawal symptoms.  Just when I thought I couldn't survive a day without my gadgets, I found that crocheting have provided me some sense of serenity and when I am crocheting, it takes me into a trans like meditation.  It allows me think and create at the same time and to do so in pace.

I often now wish that I have taken this craft much attention and seriousness in my youth.  I did learn how to crochet at a young age.  But thanks to YOUTUBE, and all of its wonderful tutorials, I learned so much in so little time.  and thanks to etsy, I am able to earn some cash with my creations.

So being computer savvy with an ancient craft goes along together.

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Updates on my tomato plants

Truly my first garden and I've learned plenty and ready for next season.  I know what to do and not to do.

  1. Water your tomato plants only once per week.  and don't water them if it rained that week.
  2. Add a ring of epson salt on the base of your plants so when it rain or when you water them the magnesium will get absorb.  Your tomato plant is magnesium deficient if their leaves are yellowing or lime green.  Adding a dash of epson salt around the plant solves this problem.  Do only once per two months.
  3. Add calcium, like crushed, unpainted sheet rock to the dirt mix.  It will stop any end rot issue.
  4. give your plants some space and support.  which I failed to do so.  But next time, I will.
  5. Spank your tomatoes.  Roll a piece of newspaper and tap lightly, beginning from the stem and up.  The vibration trigger blossoming to yield more fruits.  
  6. plant flowers close to your tomato plants to attract bees.
  7. Next year I'm planting strawberries around my tomato plants container.

Monday, July 8, 2013

In need of organization

I get into my craft and sometimes forget everything else.  But the Virgo in me, demands organization and cleanliness.  And so I must.

my desk was a mess

much better

my desk drawer was in such of a disarray 

Now I can find things

my yarn organizer was empty because I had yarn all over my room.

everything in its place

there's no resting on that bed.

Finally clean, neat and organize!
now lets get back to crocheting.

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