It's early Saturday morning.

Correction...it is 8:30 a.m. and today, that is early for us, considering we stayed up very late watching a 'Criminal Minds' marathon. We totally got sucked into episode after episode, until our snoring dog--who managed to make herself at home on our bed, smack dab in between us-- brought us out of our TV watching coma.

It was well after midnight when we shooed her off of our bed and onto her own comfy bed and turned out the lights. Normally,we are calling it a night shortly after 9 p.m., but I know that the caffeine from (yummy) caramel ice blended coffee drink I drank last night had everything to do with me still being conscious at that hour!

The older I get, the more caffeine affects me later in the evening. It is evil--haha! I avoid drinking caffeine in the evening during the week, but on the weekends, I am can afford to stay up later and get less sleep, so what the heck...I live dangerously!

Well, it is time to get hopping at our house. We have a short to-do list to attack before we can rest on our laurels and grill out with a good friend later this afternoon.

It's been a very long week and I am so looking forward to the resting on my laurels part of my Saturday. I promise to have photos in my next blog post. Stay tuned to this channel!



Sometimes you just have to roll with the punches and go with the flow. That's been me for the past week. I have been swamped at work covering both my caseload and that of the other paralegal and I have been sick with an awful cold.

After making it through the previous several years without getting sick, I made up for it and the last two I have been sick with, have knocked me down hard. Today, I am finally feeling (SO MUCH) better, though my cough is still lingering. Considering how I felt just three days ago, I feel amazingly healthy today!

Speaking of going with the flow...check out our garden! I went out to water our garden this morning and snapped some photos to share. I am astounded at how quickly it is growing! I swear it has grown several inches in the past few days. We have lots of flowers blooming on our yellow squash, cucumber and green peppers. We already have a couple of tomatoes and more promised with lots of tiny yellow flowers everywhere!

Here are our herbs and better photos of my vintage spoon garden markers.

See those tiny buds on our green bell peppers?

More luscious strawberries ready for the pickin'! And eating!

Our first Celebrity tomato.

Our cucumber blooms are promising a bountiful harvest!

And last, but not least, a peek at our yellow squash blooms. Look how much it's grown! Having grown squash before, I know how monstrous these dudes get! I can't wait for steamed squash this summer!

It's cool and cloudy today with bits of sun peeking out. Now that I have updated my neglected blog, its time for me to get cracking on some other important stuff. Like my nails...they need fills and polish. A girl's gotta do what a girl's gotta do...right?

Have a beautiful day!



I got this photo from Dave Whitley's blog over at Iron Tamer. What a stark contrast to the photo I posted yesterday which I took on one of our visits to Nashville.

I am speechless everytime I see a new photo of the flooding and damage. Please continue to keep the people of Nashville in your thoughts and prayers.



The recent rain and flooding in Nashville has been devastating to so many. We could only helplessly watch the news and speak to our friends who live in the area, thankful that they were affected minimally.

Others have lost much more. Many have been evacuated from their homes and businesses and tragically, some have lost their lives.

Nashville, we are keeping you in our thoughts and prayers as you recover and rebuild.



Yesterday was a perfect weather day for working in our yard. The sun was out, there was a slight breeze and we were looking forward to being outside --a 71 degree day.

We had some plants that needed to be replaced and we really wanted to improve the acccess to our garden via our side yard. The bark was very messy and we were continually tracking it onto the patio, plus it was not very "bare feet friendly", and let me be honest, I am barefoot a lot of the time.

With some leftover brick and large rocks that we already had, we formulated a plan. We purchased some pea pebble, a few more stepping stones and plants--some for replacing and some for sprucing up the fence line in the side yard--and got to work. Here is a peek at our finished walkway and stone surround for established plants.
Another view of the side yard and new walkway. We added three star jasmine plants and day lillies, seen on the left and placed our bird bath in the middle of our new plants.
Our garden is flourishing and doing really well. Everything has really taken off and has almost doubled in size in the past two weeks since we planted the garden.
We have harvested a few strawberries already and I can't wait for the rest of our garden to start producing!
I purchased some cute garden markers for my herbs and I love them! They are silver plated spoons that are etched with the names of my herbs: thyme, rosemary, mint and basil. I found them on Etsy from Monkees always Look. Check out Allison's beautiful items!

How does your garden grow? Wishing you all days of sunshine and lots of happy gardening!