Skip to main content
Hello Internet I am back!!!

I have been meaning to get back to blogging but instead decided to have 2 kids and change jobs since I wrote last and that has absorbed much of my time.  Every once in a while there is a moment of silence in my house so I am going to start jumping on the computer to write.

My blog is going to be my documentation of life as a working mom, wife, novice gardener and lover of all crafts! It should be great and I am pumped to get back to writing.

Currently my garden is buried under a few inches of snow.  However, I am loving my new "window garden"(it is the only garden I can see from inside the house).  It's right outside my dining room window and was a new additional last August!  The only negative I have so far is that every day I can see the new rabbit tracks through the garden and it irritates the heck out of me!!  This year I am going to do better with getting outside as soon as the snow melts to spray my rabbit spay on the plants to keep them away.  It works but I just need to find time to do it...time is always a problem it seems.  The really neat thing is the garden is pretty full already!  I am blessed to have a mother in law that is a wonderful gardener and loves to share with me!  This fall she was in the process of moving so she split a ton of plants for me, more than normal.  I always try and be smart about where I put things (I am sure its everyone's goal).  I really try and pay attention to the height, color, blooming time and light needs.  I was doing great with that until........ it started getting dark early and I was still planting into November.  Needless to say there are probably many plants that will need to be moved next spring and fall as they bloom.  All part of the fun if you ask me!  Also due to my late planting I didn't have time to make a map of the garden yet.  I did put plastic knives where I planted things to help me in the spring determine weeds or new plantings.  I was pretty proud of that but, I won't know what is planted! :)  But because of this wonderful thing call the internet and photos I can email my mother in law, I "should" be able to determine what everything is!  Should being the main word there.  So it will be a fun game for me come spring.  There are also over 100 bulbs that I planted in this garden that I can't wait to see!!

I am not wishing my life away but I am really excited for spring!


Popular posts from this blog

Pinterest Designed My Bathroom

We finished the renovation in our master bathroom a few weeks ago.  It’s gorgeous and I am so happy with the results.  This entire process, besides the shower accent (thank Melissa!) came from Pinterest and Home Depot.  Literally, this is a Pinterest Bathroom!
When we decided we wanted to redo the space I knew how I wanted the sink area to be.  (our bathroom has a sink area and then a separate space for the shower and toilet.)  The set up works great for us so I knew I didn’t want to change that.  I had pinned a bathroom I loved a couple years ago.  In looking at my “Master bathroom” board on pinterest I had a ton of similar layouts.  It was very obvious what layout I liked.  Thankfully my husband loved it too.  
We literally duplicated the picture.  Down to the cabinet handles. As you can see the cabinet color changed therefore so did the granite. We started out with the shower area to mimic this bloggers but in the end we changed it completely.  I wish I could meet the blogger that d…
Ten Productive Activities To Do At Lunch (Besides Eating)

You are busy,

Yes, I get that.  We all are.  

But are you using all the time that you have to your advantage?  Probably not.  When you are in the car is your mind drifting or are you being productive and listening to the news, podcast or a motivational CD?  When you are waiting for color to process on your hair and remove the greys, are you sitting there staring at yourself or using that time?  You could be catching up with a friend, working on a craft project (that’s easy to take with you of course), reading a magazine, replying to an email, etc.  You see my point.  There are nuggets of time that are sprinkled throughout the day that you can use to your advantage.  Are you using all this time to make you a more accomplished person?

One of the best examples is lunch.  If you work, you probably get a lunch break.  However long it is, you are still getting time.  Yes, you have to eat, but can you be doing something while you are eati…

Who needs a therapist???!

Not me!  I garden!

Let me introduce you to my gardens.  I don't count the front yard but I do have perennials in the front landscaping.

This is what I call the shed garden:

Shed Garden

We need to freshen up the edge and add new mulch but you get the idea.  Some of the highlights of this garden are the daylillies by the shed door.  They are stunning.  One is red and the other is purple.  Gorgeous.  The hostas are doing fabulous right now and everything looks so lush.  That is why I am posting these pictures.  We weeded and freshened up on Sunday and I was so happy to see all the plants really taking off this morning.  Derek and I planted 2 new hostas over by the hose and I hope they take off.   I split a hosta by the stepping stones that you can't see in this picture.  I hope that wasn't a mistake and it catches back up in size to the others.  At the moment it is barely above the dirt.

I have new red bees balm against the back of the garage.  This is my second attempt at th…