A couple of weeks ago we spent the weekend getting the garden in order. With the crazy spring we have had, the seized the first beautiful weekend and built a new box for our root veggies, topped off our dirt and trekked to our favorite hole-in-the-wall nursery for starter plants and special herbs.
Cochran’s in Cuyahoga Falls is our favorite place to shop for plants. Jared’s parents discovered it and now it’s a must-visit spot for us in the spring. It’s easy to get lost in the annuals, but we are there for the edibles.
Their herb selection is especially impressive. They have chocolate mint, pineapple mint, spearmint, cinnamon basil and lemon thyme as well as all the basics. And at $1.25 a piece it’s pretty easy to fill a flat or two.
We love the specialty mints for sun tea and bought a bunch to put in a raised bed on the side of the house. I’m hoping they will come back every year.
I also got a little pot of violas for the side of the house. I love them in a little bud vase. Jared picked out a whole bunch of tomatoes and peppers. I grabbed some rainbow chard and broccoli seedlings.
Everything is already taking off. I think we’ll be seeing pea blossoms soon and we already have some little peppers growing. Our blue berries from last year are just about ready and we have had some strawberries already as well. I’m so pleased that they seem sweeter this year.
How is your edible garden coming?
This week’s ‘Covet’ post is everything and anything MaeMae Paperie. I’ve been pouring over Megan’s portfolio, shop and blog all evening. I still adore our invitations, but this is another “if I could go back and do it again” moments when it comes to our wedding.
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We’re headed to the Dolly Sods Wilderness in West Virginia for a weekend back packing trip. Hopefully it will be a somewhat relaxing memorial day excursion and will re-energize me to push through. I’ll be back Monday nig
Hope you all have a safe and happy Memorial Day weekend!
Postcard via Heritage Post Cards.
Last weekend I made my quickest trip home to Portland ever. My little brother (if you could call him “little”, he’s over 6 feet tall now!) was graduating from Pacific Northwest College of Art. With a BFA myself, I know firsthand what an achievement that is. I couldn’t be prouder!
5 AM flight out of Akron. By the time I reached Denver I was feeling that 3 hours of sleep I snuck in. Iced coffee and a blueberry muffin have never tasted so good.
I love flying west. It’s seriously like time travel. Being in Portland by 10:30 in the morning is an amazing feeling.
They don’t wear gowns for graduation, so in true Drew fashion, he managed to find a tux that fit the day before commencement. I am so proud of him! And I’m so glad was I was able to be there to see him walk across that stage.
As a parting gift PNCA brought in a drumline for the graduates that marched right into the theater as they were declared graduates. The whole city could probably hear us.
I also did a little shopping on Saturday and for my birthday my mom got me a brand new pair of Nike Free Runs in beautiful “Hot Punch” neon coral. I was hesitant about the color, but something was drawing me to them and my mom finally convinced me in the end. It’s the first step in achieving the fitness aspect of my Before 30 list. Time to get running!
Happy to be home. Our garden sprouted while I was gone. Jared also brought home an early birthday present for me while I was out of town. Details on that soon. I’ve been thrown a couple of curve-balls this spring and it’s going to be an interesting couple of months. I’ve been slacking around here lately and I apologize.
With warmer weather comes adventure! I hope your spring/summer is kicking off well.
My dear friend and former roommate, Christa, is an amazing photographer. Her specialty is weddings, but she also shoots for Cotton & Brass and is a fine artist. Recently she updated her etsy shop and has a beautiful selection photos for your home. I’m in love with her new feather collection. They look so pretty in a collection.
Visit Christa Kimble on etsy for more!
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Hope all the moms out there have a lovely day. Wish I could be with my mom but I’ll be out in Portland next weekend to give her a belated Mother’s Day hug. This is one of my favorite photos of us.
Thanks for everything Mom! You’ve supported me through thick and thin (and I probably didn’t always make that easy). Can’t wait to see you in less than a week!
By no means am I a master at mixing playlists. I just pick whatever songs I feel for the occasion and go with it. This weekend is a weekend built for cleaning. I’m getting ready for a little house feature on another blog and have a busy spring to summer transition coming. The house is in desperate need of some freshening up.
So I threw together a little playlist of some songs to blast while I open the windows and clean. It’s pretty random. It’s certainly not a masterpiece in mixing music cohesively. But it should get your feet moving.
Featured art // The Cleanup by Catwalk
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Jared just sent me this beautiful music video from Cut Copy directed by Ryan Patrick. I like to imagine our little ones will be just as imaginative.
Hope you are starting your week out right. I’m having a pretty stressful start. Spring cleaning tonight and leftover pizza. Looking forward to finally putting my feet up and having a glass of iced tea with fresh mint.