Life at its Finest



Ahhh, Friday.  Hello friend!  


My iris are finally beginning to bloom.  While everyone else's are fading, mine are still waiting patiently to put on a show.  Perhaps it's because I moved a lot of them last fall?


Yep, that's my soon to be garden.  Hubs assembled the boxes for me and I mixed and shoveled every last morsel of dirt into those babies.  16 cubic feet to exact.  I have the sore muscles to prove it too!  I'm using the All New Square Foot Gardening method so keeping fingers crossed it will be a success.


The boys dinner last night.  (Those are grapes, not olives.)


One of our favorite go-to breakfasts.  




Sometimes I feel completely out of my comfort zone parenting boys.  I wouldn't trade my guys for the world but I grew up on Barbies and hair bows.  I'm considering reading Wild Things.  Anyone read it before or have similar recommendations?  I think it's time I re-read this one too.  I'm a big fan.

Hope your weekend is fabulous!

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  1. What a fun post for me today. I have the Wild Things book on my nighstand right now as well as one called " How to tuck in a Superhero", seems you and I are on the same page!

    Also, as I read your post, I am literally in the parking lot at my oldest son's school, with my other 2 kids, my puppy and a bale of compressed peat moss, coarse vermiculite, and 3 ( not 5!) bags of assorted compost loaded in my car!

    Can you guess what my weekend project will be?

    Thanks again for your blog- I just love it!

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  2. @Meg - We really are on the same page! Too bad we aren't neighbors. We could have some awesome veggie swaps. I look forward to seeing our gardens grow together even if it will be virtually.

    I'll be sure to look into "How to tuck in a Superhero" too. The title is really intriguing :)

    Enjoy your weekend and good luck with your soil mix.

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    1. Before I jump into action, did you make the Perfect Mix? I am following the book but read that mixing it in a wheelbarrow was easier then on a tarp. Just curious how you did it? And if you are type A like me and followed it all exactly?:) We did SFG at our previous house but with the old book. I am excited to try the new method. Also- my brother made the sweetest 2x2 garden for his four year old- looked so cool next to the normal sized ones.

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  3. @meg - I mixed mine on a tarp with a rock rake. Because I was mixing for two 4x4 beds the tarp just made more sense. I did try to follow the steps precisely since he says the secret is in the mix. Hope this helps!

    Love the idea of a mini garden. Maybe that'll be my next project!

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  4. Um, you can come make breakfast for me any time! props to you for getting the boys to eat their fruit!

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  5. Way to go with the garden. And you make those healthy meals look so wonderful

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  6. Thanks for the book recommendation. I just downloaded to my Kindle. Been looking for something good for quite a while now...THANKS! And Love love loving the new design!

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