Food · Fun · Gardening · lifestyle

Square Foot Gardening: Update 5

Well things are kind of taking off here! We harvested all of our radishes, which wasn’t very many. We may replant for more.

Our beets are sparse and slow, maybe it’s just been too hot for them. Our carrots, however, are doing well. We’re just waiting to see them popping out of the dirt before we pick them!

You can probably see the rogue tomato plants popping up from where tomatoes dropped last year.

Beans and cucumbers are really starting to take off as well! Some of our corn though, got nice and battered during some recent thunderstorms that brought hail with it.

Our tomato plants from seeds didn’t do so well, so we plucked a few of the rogue plants and put them in a planter with our pepper plants.

I’m most excited about our snap peas! Those are doing really well. We have a few that are dying and need to be cut out so the healthy plants can thrive, but oh how lovely it is to go and eat a snap pea fresh off the vine!

How is your garden faring so far this year?

Happy growing!



Food · Gardening · lifestyle

Square Foot Gardening: Update 4

We have radishes!!! I’m so excited about that! It’s our first harvest of everything we’ve planted so far!

We’ve gotten them all washed up and prepped, sitting in the fridge for easy consumption, and they are delicious!

Have you harvested any goodies from your gardens yet?

Thanks for stopping in!



Food · Gardening · lifestyle · Uncategorized

Square Foot Gardening: Update 3

Things are growing here!

The snap peas are doing remarkably well, as are the radishes and carrots. The beets are slowly coming along while our corn, cucumber, and beans are looking good!

We do have an oddball plant in our bean box, but we have decided to let it grow and see what it ends up being.

We have yet to get our tomatoes and peppers going so hopefully it isn’t too late for that yet!

How is your garden doing this year? Thanks for stopping in!



Food · Gardening · lifestyle

Square Foot Gardening: Update 2

We have peas! Last year they kind of got choked out, so it’s incredibly exciting to me to see our snap peas coming up!

We also have radishes! Our carrots are also starting to pop up, while our beets are probably still considering it.

We also built several more boxes for corn, green beans, and cucumbers!

We still have to build our tomato and mini bell pepper beds, and I am so excited about it! We really are looking forward to growing our own food!

Happy Growing friends!



Poetry · Reading · Writing

Drum roll please!

My ebook of poetry is now available as a paperback option!

Raw & Unfiltered: My Collection of Personal Poetry

It was a tough decision for me to make my poetry available as a paperback option. Sales of the ebook are dismal at best.

Poetry is subjective and not for everyone and I get that. Also, I’m not trying to be the next Edgar Allen Poe or Shel Silverstein. For me it’s just overcoming a personal fear of judgement that has prompted the public release of my written words.

Thanks for supporting me!



Family · Food · Fun · Gardening · lifestyle

Square Foot Gardening Update 1.

Soil! We were finally able to get last year’s raised bed turned and planted, and one new bed built for this year!

We built a 1 x 8 foot long bed for our snap peas this year. In that bed, we used 3 1/2 bags of the Flower & Vegetable Garden Soil, 2 bags of the Cow Manure & Compost, and 1 bag of Peat Moss. We mixed it all together with a garden hoe. We also lined the bottom with cardboard first.

The next step for this bed will be adding climbing trellises for the two rows we planted.

Last year’s bed was filled with two types of carrot, beets, and radishes.

We will likely build, fill, and plant another bed next weekend! Our plan is to place all of our boxes 2 feet apart, putting mulch down in between. This will eliminate the need to mow between them, and give us a nice walking path.

Until next time!



Food · Fun · Gardening · lifestyle

Square Foot Gardening: The Planning

Ah, the planning! Last year we just had one small box for our garden. This year, we’re going bigger! We ordered all of our seeds from Baker Creek Heirloom Seeds.

I think we will end up with at least 6 beds this year, so that everything we want to grow has plenty of space with nothing to overshadow.

I hope you guys stick around and watch for my updates!



Family · Food · Gardening · lifestyle

Square foot gardening

It’s Spring! Finally! Whether it feels like it or not, we are in the planning process of our square foot garden for this year!

Last year I kept updating my Facebook friends with the progress of our little garden, a handful of them were really excited about it.

That got me thinking, I should share our progress this year with all of you!

We are actually expanding the number of beds we have this year. We learned some things last year that helped us plan this year. Like, maybe don’t plant squash and zucchini right next to the carrots and beets. The squash and zucchini overshadowed the others and prevented rhem.from growing.

I really hope you all are as excited as we are about gardening and growing your own food this year! See you soon!



Family · lifestyle


Don’t worry, I had to look that word up too. After a coworker approached me asking if I was okay, because my countenance seems off.

Basically, my facial expressions. Now, if she hadn’t been coming from a genuine place of concern for my well being, I would be a tad offended right now. I mean, who comes up to you and basically tells you there’s something wrong with your face?

Truthfully, she was right. I think I’ve been carrying my emotions on my face. I spoke with her honestly, because she mentioned I’d been on her mind a lot lately and that she worried.

My balance is off. Plain and simple. I feel like I am at work more than I am at home, and the closer it gets to Christmas, the more it weighs on me.

Christmas isn’t always a great time for me anyway, so to feel like I live at work and never see my family is hard. Especially because it’s just retail. I’m not even in any kind of corporate rat race.

My balance will return eventually. I don’t know when or how, but it will. And I’m glad she checked on me. It forced me to be honest with myself.

Remember the reason for the season guys. Whatever you celebrate, be present with your loved ones.



beauty · Fun · lifestyle · Nails · Uncategorized

You’re Invited!

Hello my blogging friends! I would like to invite you to an online party I’m having!

I’m having a party for a product called Color Street. They are 100% real nail polish strips. No dry time, no special lights to cure them or heat to set them. Basically you just peel and stick! I get about a week’s use out of mine, but I use my hands daily at work.

I know this is probably a pretty unconventional way to get people interested in a product, maybe even tacky.  I don’t care. I just want to introduce every one to these!

Seriously, stop in, check it out! If you have to send me a friend request on Facebook in order to see the event, just shoot me a quick message and let me know you’re from wordpress/the blogging world!


Color Street Nail Party

Thanks Everyone!