While I wouldn’t characterize this weekend as relaxing, I did get a few big projects crossed off my to-do list. I guess that’s a good thing, right? I’ve also been battling a weird cold of sorts. Body aches, swollen glands, exhaustion, etc. I’m not sure how a person can catch a cold when it’s 80+ degrees outside.
Plant – I was so excited to get all of my flowers in the ground. I love planting, so this was a fun task. For the past couple years I’ve been going with reds, oranges, and yellows for my flowers, but this season I decided to mix things up with pinks, purples, and reds. I’m loving the change. I’ll give you a little tour once things start to fill in.
Landscape – Remember last week when I loaded up my car with all of those boxwoods? Well, I also got them planted this weekend and they look great! So much cleaner and more controlled than the daylilies that had been there. Thankfully, my brother was able to use the daylilies, so no plants were lost in the making of this new space. I’m happy about that!
Shop – Speaking of plants, this weekend I found this amazingly huge cactus at Lowes. The cactus is probably 10 – 12 inches in diameter. The yellow color is so bright and vivid, too. It had to come home with me. Now I just need to see if I can keep it alive. Any tips?
Decorate – This week is going to be unofficially known as porch week on the blog. It wasn’t planned that way, but somehow almost all of my posts were photographed on my little side porch. I guess I’m just taking advantage of any opportunity to be outside.
Fly – Momma and her babies have finally left the nest. (And with all this porch activity, it couldn’t have happened at a better time.) While I enjoyed watching them, I’m a happy empty nester. The baby birds were pretty anxious and I was nervous about scaring them off before they were ready to fly. Plus, they left quite a mess when they departed. Not so fun.
Watch – I did have a chance to sneak in a little R&R in hopes of banishing my cold. I think it worked. I took some time to re-watch a few of my favorite episodes of the series, Pushing Daisies. Have you seen it? I only discovered it a few years ago (after it had been cancelled), but it is quite the gem! It’s witty, beautiful, and wonderfully magical. I can’t get enough. This was one of my favorite quotes from one of the episodes I watched.
Tweet – I was also super excited to receive a tweet from two of my favorite companies! Both Target and Sam Adams Beer responded to my tweets. I know it’s such a silly thing to get excited about, but it somehow offers just a tiny bit of praise, and we could all use some positive acknowledgment every now and then, right?
That’s it for me. How was your weekend? Laid back or full of projects? What exciting things did you do or find?