May 22, 2011

Backyard Gardening V.I

What have I been up to all weekend you may ask? Well I began my first garden! So this would be the first volume of many to come in my adventures of gardening.

We have been getting excessive amounts of rain in my area recently and it has made my once beautifully dug up garden nothing but a big area of moss, mud and weeds. So I spent most of my weekend shoveling off the top layer of soil and doing my best to turn over the soil. At the end of the day I was covered in blisters, was sunburnt and could barely move a muscle, but I felt oh so proud. These veggies are going to be the best earned veggies I have ever had. That being said, the ground is still to wet to put anything in it, so all of my plants are in little pots right now. Just thought I would share some images of the startings of my little garden!

blisters and sunburn...

the garden! Used to be where the trampoline was, hence the round shape.

the soil finally all best as it could be given the weather.
I so wish I had a before picture to show how far it has come!

sweet banana peppers and bell peppers

tomato plants

zucchini plants

cucumber plants

and some herbs...

greek oregano

cilantro (my favorite!)



lemon thyme

I look forward to sharing more gardening posts!


May 20, 2011

Thought I'd Share...

some photos from a while back that my lovely friend Kate Katzarova took of me for my birthday. It was the first time I ever really modeled for any photos and although I felt kind of vain throughout the whole thing, I rather enjoy the results.

Sometimes it's nice to spoil yourself...


May 16, 2011

Friday Finds to Inspire...Monday Edition

Sorry.... a bit late. But I was busy this weekend...getting my first tattoo! Pictures soon to come, I promise, once it heals. But I am so in love with it and so glad that I finally went through with it.

As far as the links go, there aren't many but these two are quite lovely...

Peony season in Paris

and adorable 8 year old folk musicians


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May 11, 2011

Some Inspiration...

One of my new favorite blogs. Everything she posts gives me inspiration for my future home. I also find that my decorating styles are very similar to everything I crave for fashion this summer: simple, clean colors accented by colorful designs. Love it.

Also, I just want to thank those of you who have stuck with my little blog even though I have not been posting as much as I would like. I have 3 more weeks of classes and then exams and then I will be on summer break, where I promise to have more interesting things to post about! Right now, school and work kind of take up time that I would otherwise have for blogging. Much love!


images via: An Indian Summer