May 01, 2010

M & K making a house a home

I'm pausing your regularly scheduled weekend for this message from M and K.

First off I'm going to start this post by properly introducing my boyfriend, M. M will now be referred to as Mike, because it's his actual name - so say hello to Mike everyone!

Second, Mike and I spent our Saturday morning as we usually do in our house. Normally, he wakes up early with June, our dog. Let's her outside and quickly realizes that he's wide awake (even at 4:00 am on some mornings) and knows he won't be able to fall back to sleep. I personally don't have this problem, but June wakes him up all. the. time, not me. He in turn will then either turn on TV or his PS3 and hang out waiting for me to wake up while he kills demons, or army dudes, or zombies with his controler. Usually he'll throw a shower in there as well. Needless to say I don't always sleep in that late. Depends on how much fun we had the night before, how much Captain or my new mistress vodka I've had or how well I slept that evening. (read: how much Mike has snored). This morning I got up around 8:00 am and Mike was shocked to see me up. I said well, we went to bed early, 11:30 ish right? He agreed but was still surprised to see me up before 10ish. Of course he had already taken a shower so I knew he'd be ready to rock n' roll to get our errands finished ASAP. So I took my shower, got myself gussied up enough for a trip to Wally World and out the door we went.

On our way we decided to stop and check out our local Co-Op. Mike and I have started to do our part to save money by growing some veggies in our back yard and we were interested in seeing what the local Co-Op had to offer us. As we pulled into the parking lot at the co-op Mike had mentioned he might want to do a blog about our new garden. He has become quite the gardener and has more patience than I do when it comes to these things. I like to help plant but it's the maintenance of it all that always gets me in the end. He's religious about watering the plants each AM before the sun gets too hot and tending to the little beds and pots of goodies we have growing in our back yard. I however would probably kill a cactus given the chance, I'm that bad at remembering. Sometimes I forget to water our children (fur babies). We by no means took a professional approach to this gardening thing this year, but we already have tons of pumpkin vines beginning, herbs, peppers, tomatoes, and he's been able to grow garlic sprouts and is now working on onions too. When he mentioned starting a blog for the garden and various other things we do around the house I told him I had been tossing around the idea of doing a joint blog together for some time. I wanted to write about stuff we did together as a couple and how me made our house a home. Maybe talk about the fun stuff we do each weekend or how we spend our week nights. I know I touch on some of that here, and I don't intend to drop doing that, but at the same time we both have such subject specific blogs between us that this might be a great project to do together on a different blog.

Bottom line - Mike is a much better creative writer than I am. He's full of imagination, and in my opinion I can't always tell the story as well as he does. So in the end you'll get a bit of he said/she said from us both!

If you're interested in check it out you can find us at: m & k: making a house a home

Stop on by we'd love to have you! Keep in mind the blog is in the process of being put together so it's a bit Plain Jane right now. We have big plans and wanted to invite you all to hang out and stay a while. If we could virtually greet you at our page with a hug and a cold beer (or your favorite cocktail) we totally would. Instead we'll have to school you in the ways of economy happy hours, front porch nights and good home cooking!

We hope to see you there!

Now, enjoy your regularly scheduled weekend already in progress!

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Lisa@Pickles and Cheese said...

Great idea! I am heading over to your new spot right now! Tell Mike he's not the only one up in the early morning hours with the dog. I always was a late sleeper but not anymore. The world is a different place in the wee hours!

Cat said...

Love it! Such a great idea!

Monique-aka-Surferwife23 said...

I'm already a follower over there. What a fun joint venture for you two!

Tara said...

great idea! heading over to check it out right now!

Beth said...

Very cool! I love gardening, too. My fiance could not take less interest. But he;s very into killing monsters and zombies with his controller, too!

I'll stop on over to the new blog! Super awesome!

Lisa - Fine Sweet Life said...

Men that work in the garden are sexy!

foxy said...

Love it! I'll definitely be checking it out. Isn't it fun to pick things from your very own garden??? I love that feeling.

Kelly @ Dare to be Domestic said...

Foxy it's amazing! I love knowing all summer long that I will never waste another purchased bundle of cilantro again!

P.S. We planted some wild flower seeds in planters on the deck and we got nothing yet - so I've decided I'm going back to the store and getting more herbs. I will have an HERB BED on my deck and be super happy! :)

Nina Patricia @ The Adventures of Nina Patricia said...

Good idea!

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