De-stressing in the garden

Today I planted Mama’s red Abutilon plant outside her window, along with several herbs and these pretty Petunias! It felt good to release stress through gardening and breathing fresh air. The colorful, covered patio (on the right) is outside our kitchen window. That’s an old laundry platform that we converted into a love seat. Mama and…

Getting warm weather ready

I’ve been methodically getting our backyard oasis ready for summer. There’s still plenty more work to do, but it is coming together beautifully! While I was rehanging solar twinkle lights under the green shade cloth today, Paisley enjoyed the freshly power-washed cushions and outdoor furniture! Today’s #OneGoodThing was getting our backyard ready for good times with Mama! Day 134…

Evolution of a model

After consulting with my local hardware store manager on my project design, I made some changes to the outdoor storage rack I’m creating from PVC pipes. I drew my new design first, and then calculated the various lengths needed for my project. Tonight I constructed a new mini model, once again using plastic drinking straws,…

New peach tree and a composter

The warm winter sun feels more like spring and has put us in the mood to be in our garden! Today we finished assembling our tumbling composter; Mama and I were thrilled to nearly fill up one side and start making our own quality soil for the garden we’re planning! We’ve named the composter ‘Darth.’…

Our Wilson is better

Despite being mid-winter, Mama and I enjoyed 77° sunshine in our backyard this afternoon! We weren’t the only ones taking advantage of the spring-like warmth. Our neighbor who we love dearly was out in her yard as well, and we had a wonderful visit over the fence. We laughed that it was like the old…

Relaxing out back

Mama and I took advantage of the warm and pleasant weather to enjoy our backyard oasis today! It was so nice to breathe in the fresh air and stretch out in our awesome outdoor living space. Even Paisley splayed across an entire lounge chair for herself! Today’s #OneGoodThing was relaxing out back with my girls!…

Swinging in the hammock

Today’s #OneGoodThing was enjoying the afternoon sun, gently swinging in the hammock under the plum tree in our garden with Mama. It was all kinds of great and a perfect way to spend the 4th of July! Day 185 of 365. And Day 548 in a row! 1 year ago today: Watermelon Popsicles What was your #OneGoodThing…