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Monday, June 10, 2019

my little balcony garden

When we first moved in last year I'd been contemplating a garden. We have a tiny 5 x 8' balcony that I thought would work nicely for some outdoor plants. The balcony is south facing so it gets a fair amount of sun, though it was too much for my lettuce, but these guys have taken off!
My little pole beans all germinated and have taken off! I created this little bamboo trellis for them and they've started climbing! I can't wait for them to get big enough to produce beans.
My beloved tomato plants. ♥ I picked them up really cheaply at Walmart off the clearance rack and they're producing! Fresh tomatoes are my favorite.
My little purple pepper plant! So proud of this guy. I picked him up at the Lewis Ginter PlantFest and he's done well!

Hopefully I'll have some yummy vegetables here soon!


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Thursday, June 06, 2019

local haunts // city dogs

One evening I met up with my friends Carrie and Kelly at City Dogs for dinner. They both eat vegan as much as possible and I don't eat traditional hot dogs, but luckily City Dogs has a soy dog option that is so good. They have 15 different hot dog varieties and any of them can be made with a soy dog.
I chose the Tennessee Slaw Dog which came with chili, mustard, onion (I nixed these), and cole slaw. If you're looking to go fully vegan at City Dogs, make sure you get the vegan chili that's made with cauliflower and ask for Texas toast as their buns aren't vegan. The chili was really good and I'm definitely looking forward to our next visit.

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Tuesday, June 04, 2019

thrift haul // books


I have been avoiding the book shelves in the thrift store until I can read and move out some of my vast modest collection I currently own. However, I stopped by recently and hit the motherlode! I love baseball books, so Moneyball by Michael Lewis and It's Outta Here by Bill Gutman had to come home with me. At one point I was really into floral arranging and I think I'd like to get back into that, so I snagged a vintage The Art of Flower Arranging by Jan Hall and Sarah Waterkeyn and Designs by Nature by Terence Moore for some inspiration. Insomnia by Stephen King is actually one I haven't read, and I believe this is a first edition. The King pickings are slim since I've read so much of his work.
But my absolute favorite find was The Total Book of Houseplants by Russell C. Mott. The illustrations are gorgeous and I'm excited to glean what knowledge I can from it. Stay tuned!

What great things have you found lately while thrifting?

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Saturday, June 01, 2019

link love

After hating sweet potatoes for years I've grown to like them. I think I want to try this burger or these Mexican Quinoa Stuffed Potatoes.

This story of a man nursing a hummingbird back to health is adorable.

I love not only the tutorial for air layering a dieffenbachia in this, but the great story behind this plant.

Sadly, Wet n Wild is no longer cruelty free.

This article about coriander and ladybugs helping fight aphids is pretty interesting!

Don't forget about sending your old (washed) mascara wands to Wands for Wildlife in October and February! And a note - they don't want new wands.

If you haven't read The Butterfly Garden by Dot Hutchison, go read it like I did, and I'm so excited that the feature rights for it have been optioned!!!


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