Favorite Things: Keeping up with the Calendars…

 

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I am in my second week of celebrating the March National _____Days and using my March Popular Science Calendar and it is, as they say, keeping me off the streets! I have been posting on Instagram but thought it would be fun to share some behind the scenes pictures here too!

I’ll start with my attempt at Hydroponics. Let’s just say I am still purchasing basil at the grocery store.

The instructions in the Popular Mechanics magazine were very detailed and required a large (20 gallon) plastic tub with lid for the set up. I was thinking this may be pretty big for me so did a little research and found this terrific tutorial to attempt hydroponics on a smaller scale!

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Here are my supplies: coffee can, air pump and tubing 

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I decided to make my own aerated cups (with my husband’s help and fancy dial caliper)

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It is always fun to bring out the tools!

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This seemed like it was going to work like a charm!

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Placing the aerated container filled with rocks and basil plant 

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So much hope for success!!

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The markings show better days….

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Maybe I should try container gardening?!

Favorite Things: Calendar Success

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A new month is here, like it or not. I kinda like it.

Using the Popular Mechanics February Calendar has been a lot of fun! I ended up doing more suggestions than I thought I would, and my family even got in on the action! I especially enjoyed making the projects – the snow gauge and hydroponic station.

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I was planning on trying another magazine’s calendar for March, but after looking at my March Popular Mechanics calendar, I decided I wanted to try and make my own copper jewelry so will stick with them another month!

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In addition, I am going to attempt to celebrate National_____Day every day. I decided which National ____Day I want to celebrate each day for the month of March and wrote them on a blank calendar. It looks ambitious now that I am looking at it but I am going to give it a try!

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Today is National Peanut Butter Lover’s Day- that doesn’t seem too difficult to celebrate since I love peanut butter. I am going to try a recipe from Simply Recipes called African Chicken Peanut Stew.  It sounds delicious!

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Happy Peanut Butter Lover’s Day!

To follow along with my March celebrations, you can check out my Instagram page. Here’s to a great new month!