The past year has been a year of firsts for me. I have made a conscious decision to step outside of
my comfort zone. After stepping back and looking at where I was, I realized I wasn't very "comfortable" in that place. So I have have done many new things. One of them being planting a garden. If you know me, you know I could kill silk flowers so this was no easy thing for me. With the help of several friends and family, I decided to plant small raised bed with just a few things in it, to ease myself into it. Here is a picture of my lettuce, and a rainbow over my little garden, which is painted pink.
Another thing I decided to do, is to try my hand at canning and preserving. My hubby and I went out and picked 16 quarts of strawberries, and I made jam. My dear friend lent me her canner, and gave me a quick tutorial on it, and my very patient Mom supported me thru the process. I took a couple quick photos of the before and after. It was a pretty quick and painless process and we can enjoy the rewards the whole year!!