Friday, March 1, 2013

Project 4

Project # 4
What the items of my fridge reveal about me.

Top shelf:
Milk, Aloe Vera Juice, 100% grape juice, sour cream, buttermilk ranch, a bowl of pumpkin, and a cup of lemon juice.

Middle shelf:
3 dozen eggs, variety of plain and vanilla flavored whole milk yoghurt full of billions of live and active cultures,  variety of bags of shredded cheese, and a bag of organic Flax Seed Meal.

Bottom shelf:
Thawing home grown chicken drum and thigh, kale, baby spinach, carrots, celery, ½ a red cabbage head, parsnips, and ginger.

Door top shelf:
Cream cheese, a half eaten yellow bell pepper, Tillamook yogurt, Olive Leaf complex, acidophilus tablets.

Door middle shelf:
Oranges and lemons.

Door bottom shelf:
Cottage cheese, Tamari sauce, Worcestershire sauce, mayonnaise, ketchup, yellow mustard x 2. 

I am curious what my readers think my fridge says about me. 
Please leave a comment telling me. 
I will soon post my thoughts on what my fridge says about me. 

Thursday, February 14, 2013

Project # 3, Day 5,6, and 7

Project # 3

Do something special for your significant other every day this week. 

Day 5:  
Secret message in a bottle

Day 6: 
Chocolate Covered Strawberries and Pretzels, Port, a small gift, 
and quality couple time after the kids were put to bed!

Day 7:  
Hand made Valentine Card

I prepped for this week before it happened.  I thought I had a pretty good handle on it.  However, intentionally doing something SPECIAL for someone every day consecutively for a whole week was really hard!  By the 4th day I was tired of having to sneak around and stay up after everyone else was in bed so I could surprise him.  Still, I kept on.

It was worth it.

I spent so much time thinking about my husband this week that I realized how little I think about him on a daily basis now that we are so preoccupied with our kids and the hum drum of our daily life!  Spending so much time thinking of things to do for him that he would find special, and reasons why I love him rekindled something inside my heart.  Old feelings I had for my husband when we were first dating flooded back!  I find it amusing how living with someone for so long causes some pretty cool memories to fade (involuntarily, of course).

The lesson learned this week is that no matter how little the gesture, it is sure to be special and make a difference.

In the card that my husband gave to me today for Valentine’s day, he mentioned that all the sweet things I did for him this week have made him want to give back to me in a similar way soon.  This is proof that the spirit of giving is truly contagious and all good deeds you do will eventually come back and reward you in one way or another.

Remember to keep good Karma in your life!

Happy Valentine’s Day.
See you next week!

Monday, February 11, 2013

Project # 3, Day # 3 and #4

Project # 3:

Do something special every day this week for your significant other. 

Day 3:

Delicious and SINFULLY irresistible sugar cookies
for the sweetest man in the world.

Thank you Auntie Deb for sharing the recipe <3

Day 4:
52 Things I love about you.

I left this deck of cards for him to find on the kitchen counter next to his coffee this morning.
When he came home from work he told me how much he loved it. 

Saturday, February 9, 2013

Project # 3, Day # 2

Project # 3:

Do something special every day this week for your significant other. 

Day 2:

Word art of the bibble verse read at our wedding
A photo by Jana Morgan
Word art of the dates that defined us
New wall hanging waiting for him when he got home from work

Friday, February 8, 2013

Project # 3, Day #1

Project # 3:

Do something special every day this week for your significant other. 

Day 1:

I sewed some little hearts...

 I hid them in places he will find unexpectedly...

I gave him a jar to collect them in...

...I Love You. 
<3 Gena


Thursday, February 7, 2013

Project # 2

Project # 2:

Zoom in on nature and marvel at its textures.

Friday, February 1, 2013

Project # 1

Write the story of why you moved to the city in which you currently live.

Sometime in early 2009 Brent and I decided that although we absolutely loved Petersburg, Alaska - a very quaint norwegian settled fishing village on the Alaska marine highway - we would never be able to reasonably afford living there.  We wanted to buy a house but property there is limited and was way out of our budget.  Our bright idea was to move somewhere on the road system, buy property, build a house, build some equity, and someday move back - hopefully using that equity to buy our dream home on the little island we loved so much.  This is a pretty close version of the conversation Brent and I had when we decided where to move:

Gena :  "Where should we move?"
Brent:  "Let's move somewhere where we can still use our boat to fish and recreate"
G:  "Ok, what are our options?"
B:  "Homer, Seward, or Valdez - Whittier is out of the question."
G:  "Why?"
B:  "Because they always say it is shittier in Whittier."
G:  "Oh."
B:  "Valdez is on the road system but still too far, and it might be hard getting out of Seward in the winter."
G:  "So, I guess we are moving to Homer?"
B:  "Yup"

When Brent and I first met, our first "trip" together was to Homer.  From what I remembered it was nice.  I had nothing against Homer. 

Once we decided where to move the job search began.  We bought a ferry ticket for an obscure date in April, and started planning.  Eventually we both landed summer seasonal jobs, packed, and said goodbye to the little island.  I regretfully left my "granny smith" bike behind - the front wheel was deeply frozen to the ground. 

After a beautiful ferry ride to Haines, and an equalily amazing drive to the Kenai Peninsula, we set up camp on the Anchor Point beach, and started property hunting.  Within a few weeks we closed on our 10 acres in Anchor Point.  Our summer jobs started, and our home building adventures began. 

Friday, January 25, 2013

     I love reading blogs on my free time and have always wanted to be one of those bloggers that has an endless cache of topics to write about.  I have attempted to blog in the past, but as a mother of two young boys it is hard for me to stay on track and avoid the dreaded "bloggers block".  I have been itching to get back to blogging, but haven't felt inspired to write on my other blog as it is January and not much is going on.  I ran across this unique blog and decided that this was a great way to get back into the swing of things. 

     Project Once a Week is what I have decided to do as my New Year's "resolution".  I am starting this year with the hopes of completing and blogging about one project every week.  Since I have already sat down and made a list of the projects I will complete, topic inspiration can't be an excuse anymore!  My hope is also that these projects will help to add a little more meaning to the hum drum of my daily life.  I am very excited to begin and can't wait to share my completed projects!