Have a Wonderful Weekend

May 7, 2016

Happy Saturday!

What are you up to this weekend?  We're ..

excited for the opening day of the farmer's market.

I'm looking forward to some more planting in the garden.  True confessions, I've never been much of a gardener.  Every summer I'll buy a few herbs to try: basil, rosemary, mint, but they never seem to make it.

This year though I'm changing all of that; an offer to my neighbor (who has a huge garden), one that she couldn't refuse.  I'll pay a portion of the cost and take care of all the weeding, in exchange for a summer's worth of veggies.

She's been patiently showing me the ropes.  My only requests?  Pretty annuals for our kitchen's windowsill, and catnip

This weekend I also want to wish the happiest of Mother's Days to all mothers, mothers-to-be, and mothers-at-heart.  Thank-you for who you are, and all that you do

I hope you have a good one

Reiman Gardens Annual Plant Sale 2-680x

Reiman Gardens Plant Sale 1-680x

If you live in Iowa, Remain Gardens is having their annual plant sale this weekend.  I went today and my goodness, do they ever have a lot of fun things(!)  It feels summery to have pots of color outside our front door

From kombucha to kvass – A guide to Trendy Fermented Drinks    [via Lucky Peach]

We've started collecting ideas for a kitchen remodel.  I loved the custom spice drawer and cabinet just for coffee – 15 clever things you didn't know you needed in your kitchen    [Apartment Therapy]

Out of lunch ideas?  How to Create the Perfect Vegan Lunch Bowl     [via The Full Helping]

Related, breakfast.  Loving these infographics for eggs, oatmeal, and avocado     [via Real Simple]

Last weekend I started listening to this book, and once I started, I couldn't stop.  Everywhere I went this week I had my headphones in, it was simply that good

Beauty life.

Photo Credit: Tumblr.com

How to Swirl Wine  (it's about more than looking cool)     [via Food52]

A guided meditation for the anxious mind – too funny     [via The New Yorker]

I smiled when I saw an ad for this Butterup Knife, but of course, every morning since, I've found myself wishing I had one     [via Museum of Modern Art]

The keeper of American Culinary History    [via Saveur]

Have you ever visited an indoor trampoline park?  I hadn't either until this week when my daughter and grandson invited me on a date(!)  Trampolines as far as the eye could see.  We had so much fun, and all of that jumping around was a heck of a workout

Sky Zone 1-680x

Eli 2 - April 4, 2016 1-680x

Photo Credit: SkyZone.com – Eli – 2 1/2 years old

(Photo Credit:  Lead photo – Instagram @deanthbasset)

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