Posts tagged ‘Waldo Bungie’

Thu.January.27.2011

Dear Spring, Heel. Sit. Stay.


I’ve been getting ansty for Spring lately. Last year Nate and I filled our porch to the brim with vegetables, herbs and flowers and I can’t wait to do it again this year! Yesterday, as we were walking into Wal-Mart, I realized that all I wanted to do when I got home was change into workout gear, and charge outside for a run to the park with my hubby. We did that almost every day last Spring and Summer. We would arrive back home sweaty and deliciously exhausted, grab a glass of water, and head out to the porch to talk, cool off, and watch the hubbub of the city. (Did I mention that we were going to Wal-Mart to get hairties? Yes, my hair is finally long enough to stay in a weird little ponytail! Hallelujah!) Anyhow, I thought I would share a couple of pictures of our garden last year with you all:

  First we had to build the planter boxes. This couldn’t have been done without Nate’s dad to help us draw up the plans, my dad to help up choose materials, and our besties from Waldo Bungie to help us with the manual labor!

Nate’s box was filled with veggies and herbs, but mine was filled with marigolds and purslane to add a bit of color!


The purslane eventually overtook the marigolds (lesson learned…), but they were ridiculously beautiful and vibrant! They will definitely be a staple in all my future gardens!

Later in the summer, we started seeing these breath-taking bi-color purslane blooms beginning to appear. Isn’t it fantastic?

Nate’s veggie and herb box was a huge success too. Here is the proud papa with just one of our basil harvests!

Here is our main harvest of lemon balm. The leaves smell like lemon Pez! The idea was to use the leaves to make tea, but we tried it once and weren’t huge fans. We’re not going to plant this little guy again, but it was fun to try!


Here we have a trio of yellow bell peppers. They were delightful, but miniature. We think we planted too many and they weren’t able to reach their full potential, but we loved them just the same!

We grew Roma tomatoes and chives as well, so we were able to make some delicious pesto and bruschetta! Yum!

We learned some very important gardening lessons last year, so I’m excited to get this growing season started and have such a beautiful garden that we earn the respect of Mother Nature and make friends with woodland animals like Johnny Appleseed. In the meantime, I’ll just have to carry a little bit of Spring with me via this incredible, handmade succulent jewelry from WoodlandBelle on Etsy:

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Thu.January.6.2011

Post-a-Day 2011!


I’m posting every day in 2011 (with your help)!

One of my New Years resolutions is to blog more. No excuses (“Latest” or otherwise). Rather than just thinking about doing it, I’m starting right now.  I will be posting on this blog once a day for all of 2011. *mental breakdown followed by calm and poise*

I know it won’t be easy, but I have to make posting a habit if I’m going to make a career out of this whole writing thing! With the right will and motivation this should be fun, inspiring, awesome and wonderful. Because the hugeness of this challenge, I plan to be part of The DailyPost community made up of other bloggers with similiar goals, to help me along the way, including asking for help when I need it and encouraging others when I can.

This would be overwhelming if it weren’t for all of my faithful and loving readers who I know will encourage me with comments, likes, good-will & prayers along the way. Please comment below and let me know what kinds of blog conversations you’d like to have! Be sure to stop by Our Waldo Bungie and (authored by my bestie, Emily) and encourage her as she faces another semester of grad school, work, and frequent & fabulous blogging!

Signed,

My Latest Excuse

Photo credit: onemansblog.com

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