Monday, March 28, 2011


So I bought some seeds March 15.  To be specific I bought 5 seed packs.  I think everyone is aware of the size of a seed pack.  Unfortunately I paid 6.95 for shipping of the said seed packs.  At the time I thought it was fine, I figured they would have super fast shipping to justify the cost of shipping.  I placed my order and waited.  Five days past, then six, and seven, no seeds in the mail.  On the 9th day with no seeds I emailed The Cook's Garden, and asked them where my order was.  A few hours later I got an email confirming that the package was sent that day.  Again I waited, and waited, no seeds.  I sent another email, this time I got an email back with all the shipping info and an explanation of how they ship.  They ship via UPS then transfer to USPS.  Maybe they get a bulk rate, but why not just slip those seeds into a priority flat rate envelop for 4 bucks.  So today fully 13 days later, I got my seed packs.  I won't be buying from The Cook's Garden anymore.  That shipping is ridiculous, I guess that is what I get for not buying them on Etsy, like I was going to do.  Lesson learned.

Monday, March 14, 2011

Help Me Find a Hobby!

Guest post written by Jan Marion

I'm in need of a new hobby. Anyone got any suggestions? The ones I've tried just don't seem to be any good! I've tried gardening, but that's you know, even if I didn't have the black thumb (opposite of green thumb!) I have it wouldn't fulfill me year-round. I've tried cooking, but I'm just not loving that, either. I'm thinking that crochet might be the best thing for me. It's something I can do with my hands (which I love!) but it's also something you actually get a permanent reward from.

See, with cooking, it's all fun and delicious...but once you've dug into it, it's gone. But if I crochet something, like a pillow or a wall ! hanging, I'll have it for life. Yeah, I think that may be for me, the more I think of it. I'm going to check around for someDomainNames Hosting sites and see if I can get a site going for patterns. We'll see how this goes!