Gardening and Such…

This year we expanded our garden as I showed in an earlier post. This last two weeks we finished up planting the whole thing. Every bit of it was used, and hopefully, every bit of it grows and doesn’t get eaten. Cross your fingers and toes for me. 

This year our garden includes: 

  • Pumpkin (jack-o-lantern)–these were “volunteers” from our tilled in halloween pumpkins from last year–I thinned them out a TON, leaving the strongest and will pick two to three plants in the end to stay and produce our crop for the fall.IMG_8815
  • Brussel Sprouts–one of the first things I planted–planted about 5 of these spots and will thin them out soonIMG_8816
  • Broccoli–one of the first things I planted–Planted about 7 spots and only one wasn’t totally eaten or trampled by the dog so I re-planted the 6 in hopes they will growIMG_8817
  • Carrots–one of the first things I planted–I did an entire bed of these and the dog trampled it immediately but, they came up in most of the bed anyway–They will be heavily thinned laterIMG_8818
  • Spinach–one of the first things I planted–another spot that gets trampled by the dog–replanted in some spots in hopes they will work out betterIMG_8819
  • Beets–one of the first things I planted–I planted two spots of these and they are popping up fairly sparselyIMG_8820
  • sweet red pepper
  • jalepeno
  • romaine
  • dill
  • basil
  • zucchini
  • watermelon
  • canteloup
  • german heirloom tomato
  • globe tomato
  • cherry tomato
  • early boy tomato
  • “volunteer” tomato plants (likely early girl)
  • cucumber
  • egg plant
  • mini pumpkins
  • sage
  • …I may be forgetting something…hmm…

Other foods growing in our yard/garden: 

  • blueberries (added this year–so they won’t produce for a while)
  • fuji apples
  • peaches
  • blackberries
  • grapes
  • raspberries
  • mint

I’m super excited about this garden!   [I’ll post pictures along the way.]


Easy Storage solution:

My craft room is overflowing from the tiny area (basically under and on my desk and a small table) and I needed more space to organize and feel less cluttered. My bedroom door is right next to all my crafting supplies. So…I decided to utilize it.

Shoe holder = ribbon, tape, etc organizer 



I also did haircuts for the boys the other day:IMG_8779 IMG_8802IMG_8804IMG_8787my first tapered cut on a squirmy kiddo :)


Some of my photography of the sky in Utah these last few weeks:

IMG_8742 IMG_8773 Mother’s Day gifts from the kiddos:IMG_8847

I also started a job driving for Lyft. It’s a fun job. I really enjoy it and it brings in a little extra money while Deric is without a full-time job. I am always amazed at how things work out for us. We are never left desperate. Cross your fingers and toes that he finds a great full-time job soon. Thanks! 😉

~Nostalgic Knucklehead

About stacey

I am the Mom of two young, rambunctious girls, a curious little boy, and a wee little man who is bursting with joy for life. I just wanted to do something for myself that allowed me to harness the magical moments of being a Mom. (A job that sometimes feels thankless, misunderstood, and considered easy by those that haven't done it.) I wanted to be more positive by looking more closely at the good things that happen every day via photos and my thoughts.
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