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A Sneak Peek of Spring

Yesterday the weather was glorious. The temperature maxed out at 79 degrees and nothing cheered my heart so than to spend an afternoon outside. I love the outdoors, a trait that I must’ve been born with because I have vivid memories of begging to get in a last double dutch jump before the street lights came on.

Some wouldn’t turn because they were afraid to let the lights come on before they got home. Not me. I remember hearing her yelling my name to come in so that I could be ushered directly to the bathtub without any chances of passing go because I’d been out all day.


Container Gardening Tips

I know you read the title and thought it is nearly freezing outside why would anyone be thinking about gardening but I’m here to tell you I am starting to plan out my garden for this year. Last year was my first year and I had a great yield. I poorly documented it as life got in the way but we saw tomatoes, lettuce, spinach, strawberries, scallions, green beans, and a baby watermelon amongst a few spices  grow right on our deck.

Living Random

I’m Just Livin’

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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Let’s Get this Garden Started

A few weeks ago I shared with you the plans for my new garden.

I wanted to wait until the weather broke to make some true strides toward transforming the space but due to the weather and my lack of a chain saw I have to wait on someone else to do the hard part. I was just itching to get the party started, so I thought it would be a good idea to start the seeds indoors so that they could be transported whenever the time came for them to move outside.

On one of those nice sunny spring like days I sat outside with the children and we started the seedlings.

Seed Starter

I chose this brand because when the time comes for me to transplant them I just place the entire cup in the new dirt. It doesn’t require me being delicate or disturbing the root system.

I have purchased all organic seeds, and would like to keep the garden as close to organic as I can so after much discussion with a Home Depot garden center worker I decided on this organic potting mix designed specifically for container plants to put in the cups.

Miracle Gro Organic Choice Potting Mix

Seed starting

After all of the cups were filled I made holes about 1/2 inch to an inch in depth and allowed the children the drop the seeds in.

they added a little water…

seed starter

Not even a week later we have this.

Garden 1 week blog

Two of the cups are missing because I sat them on the porch by themselves and they blew over :-(.

I’ve purchased some additional cups to start more seedlings. I’ll update you on their progress next week.

Have I convinced you to try out a small garden?!!