I'm right there with you! School pictures are way over priced, they lack quality anymore, and I have always have way too many left over after the holiday mail blitz. I just decided, last week, to forgo the "school" photos because of those reasons. Instead I'm going to take a pic of the kids - each with one of our new puppies - then print online. I estimate the cost will be $20 total to cover all the copies I need for all the grandparents and extended family. Our school has chosen not take the professional class photo either but...
Karen! Glad your enjoying the journey with me!
Hi Jaime! So often success comes about on a grand scale when the project is approached in smaller segments. My lawn that was scapled the winter won't be fixed in one day but with diligence, patience and some experiements we can make it look better!
Hi Sara! I will certainly whip up a batch of zucchini bread as soon as the goods are ripe! How cute is your husband getting so enthusiastic, albeit over-zealous, about the garden! Thinning the plants can help to sort out and give space for those plants to thrive! Personally, I have a hard time thinning the plants as I keep thinking that I've wasted a carrot or head of lettuce. However, crowded plants don't produce very much. Good luck with your container garden!
A big coffee cup = more hubby weeding 🙂 California has been hit hard by the rain this year, again! Out here in Colorado, I've heard that berries will be sparse soon - a large percentage of the country's produce comes from CA. Hopefully your harvest will only be delayed and not destroyed by all the moisture! Having lived the first half of my life in California, I can attest that it is not always sunny! Good luck Gina!
Great interview Morganne! This was clearly an amazing experience for you and your mom! Have you felt the inspiration to write a book after meeting an author too? 😉 A smile has come across my face every time I hear the name of this movie! I have been wondering if my 7-year-old-book-connoiseur daughter would enjoy it. Thanks for the interview, review and recommendation, Morganne! We will definately be reading the book AND seeing the movie! Looking forward to it! I hope we will see more "Kid Reporter" features from you!
Amber, you'll have ask that husband of a gardening god (or is a god of a gardening husband?) to share the fairy dust that creates a 1 ton gourd! Impressive! Come October, you must have the most amazing jack-o-lantern and a freezer full of pumpkin pie and bread!
Let that inner-gardener loose this summer! I hope all your flower dreams come true! All of us that say we have a "black thumb", I think we just haven't found our botanical match in life! Keep trying and I'm certain you'll find a plant that can thrive under your tender care!
Tomatoes are the absolute, hands-down staple of the garden! I look forward to the tomatoes too! Landscape fabric is a wonderful way to keep the weeds at bay. Digging up the garden all at once may not be so appealing at first however the trade off of a day's work vs. a summer of weeding can make this do-able. I find taking the job of weeding a little at a time to work for me. My husband likes to take his coffee out with him when weeding and work only as long as the coffee stays warm! Good luck with...
Hi Kimberlee! Thanks! You are finding all sorts of places for plants to grow! While peeking at your link the pallet garden caught my eye. I may adopt all of that idea! My husband has upgraded our compost pile his year with the use of pallets. I'll add a picture on my post next week! Your garden is lovely! I hope you'll keep us updated on how your patio containter and community gardens grow this summer.