Weeds and the organic garden

This isn’t about weeds or a garden but I finally hung up a wind chime that I bought at some swap meet on a family camping trip…..14 years ago!!!! I kid you not, it was wrapped in a newspaper from 2004.

Peas !!!!! So excited to start eating some sugar snap peas!

Hanging basket from Costco, I’m pretty happy with it. It’s really pretty.

Ok so weeds, I let Brandon spray some of the yard when we started on the yard but not the majority of it. I didn’t want a bunch of pesticides in the ground right before we planted crops. And of course we aren’t spraying the plants now so we inevitably get weeds.

I let them get a little ahead of me in the beginning which i won’t do next year but now everyday when I water i spend about 15-20 minutes weeding one area of the garden. It’s not much time and I just pick out what I can see or easily get to. There are always still weeds left and sometimes I look back where I was just weeding and swear there is a weed in the exact spot I already pulled one but i also love those few quiet moments in the garden.

Basically if you dont use anything to kill the weeds there will always be weeds, don’t stress too much about it. Make sure your plants have room to grow and their roots have room to grow and don’t worry too much about the rest. Just do what you can.

Do you have a garden?

What are you growing?

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June goals

June

The goals for the year broken down for this month:

revamp my diet and STICK TO IT!!!!

Drop two clothing sizes, go from a 10 to a 6. Should be at a 6 or about to be.

Stop overspending!!!! Continue not keeping money on me, adding to accounts and adding to savings

Take a few minutes every day to sit in quiet reflection, meditate, and do something spiritual. 10 min/day, full and new moon and holidays

Continue to work on and grow my relationship with Brandon. 1 outing a week and 1 meal a week

Read 1 non-school book a month

May goal check-in

revamp my diet and STICK to it!

How did this go? I’m losing about 1 lbs a week

Drop two clothing sizes, go from a 10 to a 6. Should be inching toward that 6. ??? I am inching toward an 8 lol

Stop overspending!!!! Still keeping no money on my, $20/month going to accts, at least $100/month going into savings Money saved:almost $50

Take a few minutes every day to sit in quiet reflection, meditate, and do something spiritual. 10 minutes a day, full moon and new moon and celebrate May Day!! Which is today. Out of 31 days I did: I celebrated the new moon.

Continue to work on and grow my relationship with Brandon. Outing every weekend, cook dinner together, and garden together

4 outings: camping, dinner and a movie, 1 date box

Grouted floor and plants

Getting some runs in with the Puppy

Look at those beautiful floors!!!! I am so on love with them! Brandon has done soooo amazing. Slowly but surely it is coming along.

So stoked for some sugar snap peas!

Pease, beans, tomatoes, lettuce and zucchini

My first attempt at sugar pumpkins

Onions

Our raspberries are doing awesome!

Trip to southern California

It’s been a minute since I posted, a lot has been going on here so there will be a few posts coming.

First let’s talk about food. Found some food carts near my work.

Can you say flipping delicious!!!!!

Then it was off to cali!

We did some beach walking

And some friend visiting

And some drinking lol

The main reason we were in Cali was the wedding of my oldest friend! I was honored to be a bridesmaid.

Getting all done up for the wedding

How amazing is that dress!!!!!

I can’t believe I’ve known her since i was 2!!!!!

Then we did some family visiting. He met several family members for the first time.

My family loves to play tile rummy.

Then it was back home and back to real life.

May Goals

May

The goals for the year broken down for this month:

1) Start running again

2) eat healthy

3) Stop buying things until you organize what you have

Take a few minutes every day to sit in quiet reflection, meditate, and do something spiritual. 10 minutes a day, full moon and new moon and celebrate May Day!! Which is today.

Plant a minimum of 3 plants a week.

Continue to work on and grow my relationship with Brandon. Outing every weekend, cook dinner together, and garden together

Read 1 non-school book a month

April goals check-in

PROPERLY train for and run a half, full and ultra marathon, Miles needed this month: Running the half marathon, a week off to rest then start training for marathon- 77 miles Actual miles run: 2.4 miles.

I really don’t thinl the June marathon is going to happen with buying the house and getting the flu and now I have i don’t even know what. We might have to change this toba fall or spring 2019 marathon. But that is life man.

Revamp my diet and STICK TO IT!!!!

Breakfast-juice and muffin or toast and coffee (add in a protein of some sort every morning)

Midmorning snack- Slimfast or smoothie

Lunch- Soup or salad

Dinner- Anything I want as long as it is make at home

After dinner- tea or hot chocolate, popcorn is fine

How did this go? Nope. Being sick means I’m not eating much lol. And I ordered my bridesmaides dress one size smaller and managed to fit into it so yay.

Get A’s in all my classes this year. –Get off to a good start in classes well I took this quarter off to move and deal with my brothers death so no grades right now.

Drop two clothing sizes, go from a 10 to a 6. Maintain size 8 ??? Still at a 10. But a tiny tiny but smaller 10.

Stop overspending!!!! Keep no money on you, put at least $20/month in accts and at least $75 in savings Total saved: $4.

Take a few minutes every day to sit in quiet reflection, meditate, and do something spiritual. Change 5 minutes a day to 10 minutes a day and celebrate full and new moon. Out of 30 days I did: none.

Plant 3 plants a week minimum. Total number of plants planted: Lots! The one goal I met and surpassed lol.

Continue to work on and grow my relationship with Brandon- 1 weekend outing, 1 meal a week and 1 hour a week gardening together

4 weekend outings: I think we did 2 date nights this month AND went out for my birthday so 3.

4 meals: none.

Total number of time gardening together: actually together not much, concurrently a few hours lol

Read 1 non-school book a month

Books read this month: actually i have read a good dozen books with my kindle unlimited. I need to do some boom reviews.

My garden is growing

In our backyard we have a holly tree, we are going to trim down a lot of it because it like almost everything else is a little out of control but I love it! What great decoration! Come Christmas time I am going to deck my house out in Holly!!!!

Black Beauty zucchini has survived the transplanting process, I think 4 of my 5 plants are thriving, the 5th is still touch and go.

Sugar snap peas! Also doing great, we are going to grow them up the fence.

Our pear tree is starting to grow!! Look at all those little green nubs! I am stoked cause for like 2+ weeks it didn’t do anything and I was a little worried.

Just bought this to accompany the vegetable bible book my mom gave me. So now I know what to do and when then the book my mom gave me a few years ago goes in depth on each plant. They work great together!

And I bought my first gardening hat. Currently I am only outside like 2 hours a week so I am not wearing it yet ( I need all the vitamin D I can get) but come summer this will be my skin’s best friend!

Can’t wait to keep sharing more with you!

Night in Box

This is the other date subscription box I bought called “night in boxes”

The theme this month was Blind Date

This box sends an email ahead of time with suggested menu choices (you buy and make it all yourself). It suggested small meat, cheese and bread like items and I added the mac and cheese in case we were still hungry.

 

Have I mentioned he hates taking pictures lol.

Once again I had a lot of fun but overall this date box was lacking in my opinion. It came with 2 blindfolds, a small dry erase board and some cotton candy (if you can call it that) and a link to a website with voice recordings telling you what to do.

The concept was great. You did some talking to each other, 1 person put the blindfold on and had to draw something then draw it again with directions from the other person and vice versa. Then 1 person put the blindfold on and the other created an obstacle course and led the blindfolded person through it with commands and vice versa so it was great for communication. Then there were 10 questions you both had to answer. Then there was a part that had the potential to get a little sexy or just really messy, you both put on the blindfolds and fed the (terrible) cotton candy to each other and put some on a body part, such as your shoulder and had them lick it off and so forth. But the cotton candy was TERRIBLE!!! it wasn’t light and fluffy at all, it was all compact and crappy and had no flavor………though maybe cotton candy has always had no flavor and I am just now old enough to recognize that.

Overall I had fun but this box was definitely not worth the $30 something I paid for it. But I will never think that spending quality time with my man is a waste. So far DateBox is winning over Night In boxes.

We will see what next month holds!

Progress on the house

Thanks to this plastic bag protecting what has not been sealed we now have a working shower!!!!! It was AMAZING to take a shower in my own house for the first time in over a month hahahaha.

I am so in love with the tile. It turned out even better than I hoped.

Oh yes we did, it will go perfectly with the other décor hahahahah.

One of my birthday presents from Brandon was a new memory foam cooling mattress!!!! My mattress is now 14 years old and though it was a really good quality mattress it is starting to kill my back so new mattress time!

It takes up to 48 hours to fully re-inflate.

Now that the house is slowly coming together a steady cleaning schedule is developing which means I need a halfway decent mop. I found this on amazon, it is all reusable and refillable so I think this will be my starter mop.

Welcome to home ownership, you are constantly cleaning and take care of your house. I am slowly building weekly, monthly, quarterly and yearly maintenance lists. BUT I LOVE IT!!!! It is our HOME and I want to have pride in it.

Look at that face!!!!

Oh my god she is so flipping cute!