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the fall garden

Our late summer garden wasn’t too impressive, but to be fair, we have been focusing most of our energy on growing a tiny human. I am looking forward to getting back outside in the dirt though! Especially with my new garden partner. For the fall, we are planning on some varieties of lettuce and kale, along with maybe a broccoli or two. Lots of good green veggies!

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succulent saturday

Despite my best efforts, I don’t have a lot of luck keeping succulents alive inside. But this little guy was lovingly placed out on the back porch, and given almost no special treatment, and seems to be growing just fine! He’s even growing a couple little babies!

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how does your garden grow

It is like magic watching a garden grow. One day, its a tiny little plant. And then you look again, its two feet taller or growing food. Ah-mazing.

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I’ve been fondly scrolling through garden photos from 2 weeks ago, and seeing how much they have grown. I can only imagine what I will be like when I have a real baby.

There are a couple new notebooks in the shop to keep track of garden progress, planting plans, or grocery lists!

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a trip to the garden store

Our new favorite thing to do is go to garden stores. Not just because there are plants there, but because the layout and design of each nursery can be really inspiring.houstongarden2 houstongarden3

This nursery happened to have a huge warehouse full of trinkets. It was a mix of pottery, garden decorations, and American Pickers.

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When we get our rock garden ready, I want to visit this succulent nursery in Austin.

plants in da house

We bought a variety of indoor plants when we moved into our house. I am pleased to say at least 85% of them are still with us today. Including this here funky little plant below. I wasn’t sure if he was liking the winter, but he sure is showing his enjoyment of the spring sunshine through the window.

We were also trying to grow a little jade plant in a pot on top of our dresser, but he was starting to look sad, so I put him outside yesterday for some fresh air. As my luck would have it, we had a scary intense flash flood thunder wind storm in the evening, sooo hopefully he enjoyed his swim and is soaking up lots of sunshine today!

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I like to imagine that my plants are happy to see me when I come home from work. Inside, they are like little puppies wagging their tails because I am, finally, home. We also have a silly puppy that does that, but I know the plants feel that way too. We are getting quite the collection of little green guys placed randomly throughout the house.

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upgrade

Our bathroom in the new house was not my favorite. It literally has almost no place to put anything. The mirror is way too high on the wall, and I can only see half my face in it. It kind of needs more work, but we decided to do what we can to make it better for the time being.

And now it is like our favorite room in the house! We hung a little wall shelf with some plants. We hung a mirror ON TOP of the mirror, so I can see my own face. We added another shelf for storage with some baskets. And then we hung hooks for our towels behind the door, and added a collection of hand towels to the rack instead. Its so much brighter and happier in there now!

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