Monday, May 26, 2014


This echinacea came up from seeds I planted last year. I am a little embarrassed to admit I am not a big daisy type flower fan. I do like them especially in large quantity covering fields but I just have a hard time finding a place for them in my garden . 

I do like these fun colored coneflowers popping up. I have a hedge of boxwoods along the fence in our front yard and I have been considering putting colored coneflowers between it and the fence. I like the idea of the formal boxwood  holding in the " wildish" garden.

Polka dots

Look at this cute combo.

Sunday, May 25, 2014

Wedding kissing booth

We went to a fun wedding this past weekend and it had fun dress up booths and games. I had to drag reluctant boys to dress up for me but then they got into it.

Saturday, May 24, 2014

Sitting at the table

Sitting at the table and loving it!

Friday, May 23, 2014

We are remodeling our kitchen floor. It had linoleum on on it. The boys and Joffre ripped up the subfloor. ( the boys LOVED getting to be destructive). We were frustrated when we rented a dancer from Lowes because they were out of the coasters sand paper for the machine. We found that we just couldn't get up some of the glue without the rougher sandpaper. So it looks like we will have to rent again. It is very exciting though. 
I am choosing a paint color because there is water damage in one area. I am choosing between various mushroom colors (Brown grays).


My favorite harvest time is happening! We have been getting lettuce and kale and peas but those are not nearly as exciting as the berries! Look at these big blue beauties. Ahhhh ... So excited. 

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

New Dawn Rose

This climbing New Dawn rose is only two years old and look how full it is already. I am excited to see it fill in more this year.