Tinker Verve

creating with spirit & enthusiasm…often with great results

It’s Boho Time…

I’m am getting my Bσhσ on…

Everything is in full swing around here as we get ready for the next Boho Art Retreat.

It seems that a few days before each event the excitement always sinks in and I have so much fun just getting ready.  There is always SO MUCH to do {so very much}.

It wouldn’t be quite so challenging if I didn’t also have the basics of spring cleaning to contend with.

I am looking forward as these creative, free-spirited gals begin arriving tomorrow.

I actually still have some room if anyone wants to jump in here at the last minute it would be a treat to have you for the whole weekend or even just for a day.

April 7, 2011 Posted by | Art Retreat, ArtRetreat.CampThree | 1 Comment

A little hard work…

If hard work ‘never hurt no one’ then why does my back ache?

I love having a blog especially when I have fun things going on around here.

The past couple of weeks there has been a lot going on but not so much the blog-worthy-type of stuff…

I’ve been putting off stripping the wallpaper out of a bathroom for about 3 years because I didn’t think that it would be a very fun job.  Well, in case you’ve never personally stripped wallpaper I will indeed verify that it isn’t fun.

I try to keep my life at a ‘fun’ {there’s that word again} pace.

Sometimes that doesn’t leave an adequate amount of time for the things that some would consider ‘more important’.  🙂 {i.e. house work, yard work, stripping wallpaper, etc…}  But, I also like doing things that make me feel good…that are rewarding…and some of this does involve hard work.

So, I shall put a bit of a re-do on that bathroom {rewarding} ~ I’m washing the logs inside my house {rewarding} ~ then I’ll wash the windows {rewarding!!!}  and as I’ve been working at getting my yard raked of it’s winter debris a little bit at a time, that too, is very rewarding.

My dad came over this morning and put me to work in my garden.  He and Mr. T got the orchard all trimmed up last week and my dad got the raspberries in tip-top shape.  So today we burned all the trimmings and worked on other areas…once again, rewarding!

It was interesting to watch him graft an apple tree.  We have a favorite apple tree that does well here so hopefully with his know-how and a little bees wax we can get another one going.  Wow!  This is a very affordable way to get an apple tree.

fyi…Mr.T and I live on the place that my parent’s built 28 years ago.  We moved here 3 years ago at a time when they were ready to down-size.  My dad has babied the orchard and raspberries {as well as other things} for all these years so it’s nice to have him come and help out when he has time.  I always enjoy spending time with that guy!

April 1, 2011 Posted by | garden, home life | 13 Comments