Flowers: A simple way to add life and richness to a room
Whether you’re hosting a brunch or just want a nice welcome home each day, having a couple arrangements around can really breathe life into your home and make it feel more elevated. You don’t have to spend a lot to have a beautiful effect. Some of the simplest arrangements are the most beautiful.
It was in the first week of living here, that my husband, who, for the remainder of this post will be referred to as ‘Farmer Greg’, worked up his plans for our soon-to-be-huge-and-amazing vegetable garden. He was really pushing for it to be about double its current size (20′ x 20′) but in the end, came to his senses. We came up with our long list of produce we wanted to grow and he mapped it all out! Picking a spot to put the garden was our next challenge. Our house sits on 2.5 acres, but only about half of that is level. There is one spot in the yard that only sees about an hour of shade each day, which we saw as ideal to plant some veggies!
TIP: When choosing the perfect location for your garden, keep in mind that it should have enough sunlight, to be near a water source and to be protected from wind and frost.
This place is so peaceful. We’re isolated on this hill and it creates such a sense of privacy and stillness. It’s so good for us to take moments as they come and breathe them in. I loved walking around our property and seeing what new plants were popping up, as they’re all new to me!
I don’t practice meditation but I think the rewards must be similar. Be present; be mindful.
This is what it’s all about. Soak up those quiet moments, summer will be over before we know it!
I am all for making your summer full and lively, but the calm moments are just as important– hope you can fit some in too.
Dirt under my nails. Sweat on my brow. Fresh air in my lungs! I haven’t spent a day outside getting dirty in, I don’t know how long! I woke up to SUCH a beautiful day. The sun was shining already and a breeze was blowing the sheers on our windows. It was so peaceful…. and cool! It couldn’t have been warmer than 60 degrees. We’ve been in the house about a month now and I have yet to spend a day in the garden.
(This was not the plan for my day off, but it didn’t matter. I didn’t put another thought into it.) I pulled out the wheel barrow, gloves and tools from the garage. We have huge drifts of ferns in our backyard along the rock wall. I couldn’t be happier that they’re there, but they needed a little TLC. It would be a crime to let them be taken over by the weeds and vines!