Monday, June 19, 2017

garden after vacation...

we just got back from 12 days in california and i was super excited to see the progress in my garden!  the roses are blooming, my easter lillies are blooming and nothing died!!!!  i even started to do some weeding during bowie's nap, and there is something soothing, relaxing and satisfying about it, who knew???

easter lillies


roses by laundry room

roses by apartment


rosemary and mint

flower bed in front yard

Sunday, June 11, 2017

happy birthday jamie!

we got back from the desert this afternoon and had a fun family dinner and dance party to celebrate jamie's birthday!  nothing like BBQ and bubbles to make you feel special!

Saturday, June 10, 2017


i have seen many deer in our yard, but never babies.  of course while on vacation jarad sends me this adorable pic of a doe and 2 fawns in our front yard!

Monday, June 5, 2017

salad spinner...

my mom made me get a salad spinner last time she was here and i do love it.  but it is also great for soaking fruits and veggies as well.  i don't know how effective a good rinse is, but i find when i soak my fruits i see a lot of junk at the bottom of the water, ewww.  and it can double as a colander when done taking a dip!

Friday, June 2, 2017


my mom planted two types of tomatoes when she was here at the end of april, look how much they have grown in 6 weeks!  these things are going to be monsters!  since it was still on the cold side when they were planted she wrapped them in plastic, creating a green house for them.  now that the weather has warmed up, the plastic is off and they seem to be happy!

Thursday, June 1, 2017

long days!

this is something i am still not used to yet, but when we change the clocks and "spring ahead" the days here start to get long really quickly!  currently the sun rise is at about 5:15am and the sunset is at about 9pm.  i took this pic last week at 9:20pm and you can see it is still very light out.  and with each passing day we gain a few extra minutes of sunlight.  it's a good thing we have great black out blinds in all the rooms!

Wednesday, May 31, 2017

the night sky...

came across this website a while back and recently got it as a gift for my cousins wedding.  i think this is the coolest!  it is a custom star map of what the night sky looks like for a date and location close to your heart.  i think it is perfect for a wedding gift or a new baby.  you can personalize it with a few different color choices  and text and they look amazing when framed!  check out their website here