Thursday, June 20, 2013

Hens and Chicks - The Plant Kind

As my experience with gardening goes every year, I'm all enthusiastic early in the season.  The perennial beds are looking good and I'm out weeding every few nights.  And then all of a sudden, something comes up and you skip a few days.  And it's just enough of an opportunity for things to take over.  Weeds start growing into your plants, some plants spread all over the place when you don't keep them trimmed, etc., etc.  I'll go at it again and get everything cleaned out eventually but I'm much less enthusiastic about it than I was a few weeks ago. 

I do love my perennial beds.  It's amazing to think I nurtured something so little into a beautiful thing (hmmm...sounds like something else we moms do everyday!).  Most of my plants have been split from friends and family or purchased at horticultural society sales.  And I love the fact that I can now divide some and share the love.

My favorite perennial is Hens and Chicks.  There is probably a more scientific name for it but that's how I've always known it.  Here's one that I have growing in my garden.  What's your favorite perennial?

I want to finish off the week with some exciting news....I requested to be a guest blogger on Ottawa Valley Moms and they accepted me.  I'm super excited about the opportunity to learn more about the blogging community.  And a special shout out to my good friend Jenn and fellow blogger Glitterary Girl who recently got engaged.  So excited for her.

Have a good weekend everyone! XO


Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Kid's Birthday Gifts

Sorry for the absence lately.  There are just not enough hours in the day...this is a blog post I started awhile ago.  And I haven't done a post in almost two weeks-I've got to get something up on the blog.

Emma was recently invited to a birthday party for one of her friends.  I'm not that great at buying kid's gifts which is ridiculous since I have two children of my own.  It's hard to know what kids are into, it changes so frequently.  And as a parent, you know how many toys your own children have you really need to add to the growing pile of toys at someone's house?  Don't get me wrong, I'm so grateful for all the gifts my children have received, they love receiving a new toy and why shouldn't they.  It's their day. 

Anyway, so for this birthday party I decided to do a "movie" night theme.  It included a fleecy blanket, a bowl and cup, some snacks and a gift certificate to rent some movies.  I would love this for Emma-what a way to spend a Friday night. 

What's your favorite children's birthday gift?