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April 22, 2014

Life around here has been quite uneventful *knocks on wood*

A great deal of my time has been spent working on some personal projects and schlepping my kids to their activities. I’m low key stressed at the fact that school will be out in a little over a month. I can’t even fathom the fact that this school year is already over, and I need to get serious about planning our Summertime activities. Can’t even.

I’ll do a house update sometime this week. There is so much that needs to be done around here that I need to take the time to write it all down and create a plan of attack….kind of like they do on Young House Love. The kitchen is improperly painted, the baby drew on my newly painted cabinets with a pink Sharpie…you know those little things that will drive you batty if you let them. I’m going to create a to do list, post it here and require y’all to hold me accountable.

I’d been moaning and groaning about wanting a rocking chair to put on the front porch but was too cheap to buy one. Finally found one in my price range. Placed it on the porch and now it just looks empty. Headed to Hobby Lobby the other day to get materials to make a wreath. Must’ve walked circles around that store for nearly 2 hours and ended up leaving with a large S. That’s all, not even a candy bar. Please don’t ask me what I am going to do with this S, I imagine at some point it will become a monogram wreath. I’ll keep you posted.

Rocking chair


Apparently the front porch needs more than a rocking chair.

Outside of obsessing over what to do with a large S, and a Sharpie emblazoned cabinet I’m really feeling this whole gardening thing. Who knew? My babies are growing well and when I find time this week I am going to finally put them in their permanent homes. It’s going to be like container heaven. I’m taking the deck over instead of raised beds. I just want to make sure the area where I want to put them will get enough sun.

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Plant roll call: Strawberries, scallions, watermelon, bell pepper, spinach, collard greens, tomatoes, green beans, kale, Swiss Chard, carrots, squash, lettuce, and mesulin mix.


So that’s all going on in this burb’ of the ATL.

What’s going on in your neck of the woods? Where are y’all going for Summer vacation I might steal your idea? Summer camp for the kids or days of playing outside and only coming in for restroom and water breaks? Do share friends!!!

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    Mrs. Delightful
    April 22, 2014 at 7:27 am

    I can’t wait to start my container garden. I’m still unsure what I’m going to do with Future (that’s my sons nick name) He wants to go to a sports camp (however, he has to get those grades up) since he’s pretty independent and the only child in our home. We just go with the flow. I’m going to create a bucket list to keep us active…I would love to go on a summer vacation though. Even if it’s just a mini vacation…

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    April 22, 2014 at 8:35 am

    I don’t garden my grandmother had me out with her during the summers and vowed to never garden again….ever lol. This summer we will have school. My son wants to go to cooking classes or do something so I will see how money looks I might put him in something but other than that we are in chill mode.

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    April 22, 2014 at 12:52 pm

    Glad things are pretty quiet and calm on your neck of the woods. I’m planning on gardening with my girl as soon as the weather starts acting right. I’m so excited–we started to grow avocado! 🙂

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    April 22, 2014 at 1:37 pm

    I’ve been meaning to start my container garden for the past month!! Maybe I’ll finally do it this weekend? Summer plans: we are going to California for our summer vacation and Pookah is going to camp. His school had a summer camp where they learn play go in field trips learn to swim etc. He’s going lol.

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    Christina Jones
    April 22, 2014 at 2:09 pm

    It’s gonna be a laid-back summer around here. I started looking at the prices for summer camp/dance/ballet, and geez louise! I missed out on getting Izzy in tee-ball, so we’re just gonna chill. I’ll bring the laptop outside and sit under the umbrella to write while the kids run themselves tired. We ARE thinking about taking an Eastern Caribbean cruise this year, probably in the fall/winter.

    We’re planting our seedlings this week (or weekend) too!

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    April 22, 2014 at 8:06 pm

    I found your blog today and it brought joy to my life in the midst of pure chaos! I absolutely love your style and I’m so excited to subscribe to it!

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      April 22, 2014 at 10:17 pm

      Hi Erica!! Glad to have you. You almost made me shed a tear! Comments like this make me keep at it! I appreciate it.

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    April 22, 2014 at 9:39 pm

    I don’t know what kind of summer we’re going to have. We want to do something but plane tickets are through the roof and I just cannot get with an 18 hour road trip. We shall see. Loving your garden and the rocking chair.

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    April 23, 2014 at 1:43 am

    I need some quiet time. Things have been entirely too busy down here. I need rest. Spa day has been booked for Subday because I can’t anymore. I wish I had fun summer plans but so far I just foresee work. I love that rocking Chair!!!!

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    Melisa - Mommy This and That
    April 23, 2014 at 3:44 pm

    Things have been calm around here. We just found out what track we will be on for school and that starts at the end of July. So no really summer for us, though I imagine a few trips to the pool at the Y and maybe a beach weekend or two.

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    April 27, 2014 at 4:30 pm

    Can’t wait to see your garden results. We don’t have any summer plans yet. Even after I said I would never let that happen again after the kids spent the entire summer at home last year, I didn’t get it together. I’m hoping to ship one or two or three (lol) to Atlanta & New York to visit family.

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