Peeks of Spring have been playing mind tricks on us here in the Atlanta area. Days warming into the near 70s followed by dreadful 40s the next. While Mother Nature is being a little schizo, the truth of the matter is Spring will eventually come and it has me thinking about the plans for my very first garden.
I truly don’t know where to start, but reinventing the wheel is never a good thing so I have decided to use the planters that are already attached to the deck as the home for my herbs.
There are five of these planters in total attached to various sides of the deck. Not sure right now if they will all have herbs or if I will try to plant strawberries in some like the photo below.
Here’s another inspiration photo of what I see for the space. I want to have a chair and table and wind chimes out there. Can you tell I’m nearing 40!!
While I’m still uncertain about some of the logistics, I do know that I will forgo digging actual beds in exchange for container and box planting, at least for this season. This is the space where they will go.
The bare tree is a Crepe Myrtle and is so pretty bloomed. I hope it doesn’t provide too much shade. We shall see. As you can tell no grass grows there so I think the boxes, planters and containers will be perfect for prettying up the space.
Somebody…read not me, with extra thick gloves and good intentions will need to go in and clear out those rose bushes. They bloomed last year and were so pretty but they are too far gone and I have no idea how to keep them so they must go. Besides they are thorny and hurt and I don’t like the kids getting too close.
…and while whomever is out there digging up those rose bushes, I’m thinking they will need to repair the deck as well *adds to honey do list* I’m bossy!
Have you ever planted a garden? Do you have any tips for me?
One of the undeniable truths about being a mother is you never find
it okay the time to indulge yourself. The word indulge is not to be confused with something lavish and expensive but instead points to purchasing something as simple as a pretty journal or relaxing candle for yourself.
Taking “mommy guilt” out of the picture sometimes the last thing you want to do is drag a sleepy, crying toddler into an establishment so you can browse and pick up a few things for yourself.
About a week ago I had the pleasure of previewing Atlantic Stations’s newest boutique Abby & Co. and this store set the right environment for Mamas to pick up something for baby and themselves.
Full of awesome….I say.
From baby shower gifts to stationary to those hard to find baby items they have a little bit of everything. A one stop shop.
I had the opportunity to chat with the wife half of the husband and wife duo that owns the store and she stated that their vision was to create a space where Mom could grab something for herself in the midst of purchasing something for her child or a gift for a friend.
The entire store was just full of win. I didn’t know where to look first. Totally one of those places where you are mindlessly picking up things and get to the register to realize you’ve amassed quite the tab.
Believe it or not I left with only things for myself and none for the baby. I think I supported Abby & Co.’s vision!
Are you still on the Mommy guilt train and need a little coercing to pick up a few things for yourself? Why?!
Mention the word Lego to a parent and I’m sure they know all about that piercing pain that ensues after stepping on one left randomly on the floor, however just as equally stimulating on the pleasure side is the sight of awesome pieces of art composed of thousands of Legos pieced together intricately.
LEGOLAND Discovery Center Atlanta is just the place to go for an afternoon of family fun.
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*I was provided tickets to LEGOLAND in exhange for this posting. All opinions are mine. You already know!*
My husband has a classic car that he has been working on lately. While he was in the garage, I was cooking dinner and Addison found her way to the cracked door and took a seat on the step. I watched her, she literally sat there for about an hour watching him and didn’t say a word….or maybe she was enjoying the beautiful weather we had that day *shrugs*