Friday, June 11, 2010

Summer Plans for the Blog

Well, I think it's about time I get organized on the blog. Everyone's advice is that I should find a niche and fill it. Unfortunately, the word "niche" has never fit me very well and I honestly can't settle on any one thing that I want to do or share but I have found the common thread in my wandering from recipes to yard sale finds to sewing and art and leaving the A/C off when the temp's in the high 90's.

The common thread is that I'm still finding cash the old-fashioned spending as little of what I have as possible and enjoying every minute of it. Maybe that's just a nice way of admitting that I'm cheap. Whatever! I have fun and over the summer I'll be getting the blog organized into fewer categories that are easier to access and posting a great many of the things that make my world turn:
  • Gardening - is already started and updates will include successes and failures and things I already know and things I learn along the way. I just noticed this afternoon that my tomato plants are taller than I am but the tomatoes are just getting started.
  • Holidays & Special Occasions - will focus on a patriotic theme for a while
  • Recipes - in general will continue as things cross my mind but over the summer I will concentrate on one of my favorite pastimes: the almost-lost art of home Canning.
  • Children's Activities - There will be a few as I have some planned with the grandchildren
  • Trash to Treasure - because I can't stop myself from trying to make silk purses out of sow's ears, and
  • General Thrift - because I'm particularly dedicated to finding new ways to NOT spend on necessities this summer so that I can splurge on a couple of things like going para-sailing. Oh yes, I will surely share that, especially since I will be in the skies over the Gulf...with the oil spill...during hurricane season. (I never claimed to have a good sense of timing.)
By the end of summer, I hope to have mastered the art of adding video to the blog. The first few things I hope to cover are:
  • How to cook on a campfire
  • How to hang laundry on a clothesline
  • How to save time folding laundry
  • How to fold fitted sheets
I really, really, truly welcome your comments and tips especially in terms of how I can do a better job of bring information to you in a way that makes sense and is easy to navigate. Thanks for sticking with me.


Anonymous said...

cant wait for the videos. you're a creative GENIUS if you ask mi so i know you'll "get-r-done" how about a canning video on the difference between water-based and pressure canning also and which foods require what??

Cia said...

It's in the works.