Sunday, June 20, 2010

The Grass is Greener...the air is cleaner.

The green green grass of my home has a new! I've taken over the chore of mowing the lawn. My first attempt at starting the mower was enough to make me rip all the grass out. Twenty minutes later with sweat dripping down my face I was finally successful and heard the "beast " roar. I eventually would get the technique perfected and be able to start the mower with a single pull. The "beast" could cut grass well, but the noise pollution and air pollution that spewed out really bothered me. That's when my quest to find an eco-friendly replacement began.
Electric mowers seemed to be a good alternative, but the annoyance of the cord seemed to be an issue. I remembered my Mom using a push mower for our yard, did they still make those I wondered?
I researched and found the one I wanted...Scott's Classic Reel Mower. It had great reviews and I watched a 6 min. video of a small woman mowing her lawn. I was sold!

After a simple assembly of the we went for a test drive. My gas mower had conked out halfway through so now Scott (that's what I call him) had the job of tackling the mohawk that Mr. Rootin'-Tootin'-Pollutin' had left behind. It was now pitch dark but my son and I were determined to get er' done, so under the glow of the cellphone we mowed. I didn't really get a good look at the job Scott did until the morning after. I was pleasantly surprised to see that it was cut perfectly and matched the noisy dude's work.
So if you're thinking of finding ways to go green in your life, and you have a small yard...then I highly recommend finding a Scott of your own. It is easy to push, easier to turn, and I just can't get enough of that whirling sound it makes as your push your way along!

Thursday, June 17, 2010

Amber Glow

The Seventies was all aglow with Amber...I love to pick up vintage treasures from this era. There's just something warm and fuzzy about this color that makes me feel at home. Could it be that this glass might of been the same glass I drank out of as a child of the 70's and it stirs up old memories for me?
The texture on this glass is amazing and as I thought of all the creative ways you could use a single glass like this to decorate your home, alas my son came up with this one.
A simple votive candle and amber glow to light up your night!
You can find this vintage treasure in my Etsy shop!