My Vacation Photos

I went on a vacation to Portland, OR last week so I thought I would share some of the photos with you.  We went hiking at Mount Hood one day and drove down to California on my birthday to see Redwood National Park.  It was a great time and we feel like it went to fast, but I missed my cats too!

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Hiking around Mount Hood

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Ramona Falls

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Mount Hood

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Crescent City, CA

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Redwood National Park

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I found Paul and Babe!

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We had to go to Voodoo donuts!

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My Fourth Of July Weekend

Hello, I hope you all had a great weekend.  If you live in the U.S. then you probably celebrated the Fourth of July with fireworks or a barbecue, but whatever you did I hope it was great!  Here are just a few photos of my weekend.  Ben and I went to Madison, WI for a concert Friday night so we stayed the weekend and hung out in Madison which is a very cool artsy city.  We watched fireworks on the lake, ate cheese curds and just walked around.  This is the second time we have been to Madison and we love it!  also they have a pretty nice contemporary art museum.  Have a good week everyone, let me know what you did for the 4th.

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One of the amazing horse sculptures by the artist Deborah Butterfield at the Madison Museum of Contemporary Art

The Capitol Building

Waiting for fireworks to begin


  
  

My Patio Garden

I thought I would share some of my garden pictures so far from my little container garden on my patios.  Some of my plants are just starting to come up this year like my flowers, but I’m proud of my self because my marigolds, lily and pansies are all things I bought last year and were able to bring back from seed. (or bulb in the lily’s case)  I don’t always have a green thumb but in the Summer plants just seem so much happier and I’m getting more confident in my growing abilities.  After last Summer I know how much to water my outdoor plants (a lot!) and even though I can’t have a garden yet it’s exciting to be able to eat something you grew!  I’m trying out some tomatoes from Home Depot this year.  This breed is made to be grown in containers, they are named patio tomatoes so we’ll see!  It already have about 10 green tomatoes on in so I think pretty soon we’ll be trying to eat all the tomatoes before they go bad, which in my opinion is a good problem to have. 😉

I’ll do an update later in the Summer to see how my progress is going!  what are you’re favorite plants in the Summer?

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Coleus


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Spearmint


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Basil, the start of a lily, and a little succulent called Kalanchoe that I got from Trader Joe’s. It was starting to die inside but seems to be recovering now that it’s out. Summer really is the best for my plants!


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Geraniums plus my new bee house!


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Tomatoes, strawberries, and more geraniums. Of course the Snomingos are out to party as well!

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Pansies

My Vacation photos

Hello I hope everyone is having a great weekend!  I don’t have any diys today but I have been meaning to share more posts about my day to day life.  It’s something that I need to get into the habit of doing.  Usually I feel like no one will want to see my boring photos but I always like to see other people’s posts about their lives and homes so here goes!  I went on a cruise to the Bahamas last weekend for a wedding of some friends so these are little more exciting than my usually weekend pictures.  I figured this was a good start so here ya go!

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