Tuesday, June 12, 2012

1st Anniversary

Hello blogging world!  I hope you had a great weekend and a fantastic start to your week, it's already almost Wednesday - woo!

Ryan and I celebrated an entire year of marriage yesterday, wow!  This year has flown by.  It's quite hard to believe we've already been married for a year, but at the same time, it feels like we've been married for waaaaay longer.  I'm such a lucky gal to be married to such a wonderful fellow.

We celebrated by venturing over to the beautiful city of Palm Springs, California.  It was an epic weekend!  We did a little self-guided architectural tour, a sweet tram ride up a mountain, laying by the pool, brunch-eating, and had an all-out incredible time.

And since Monday was our actual anniversary day, we celebrated after work with some anniversary pie.  It was delicious.  We went to a little place close to where we lived (we walked) called Republic of Pie.  It's awesome and if you live in the LA area you should definitely check it out!

Not to end on a total bummer or anything, but as I'm sure you've noticed, I've been in quite the blogging slump these days.  I've decided to take a short summer hiatus from the blogging world.  I'll still check in frequently with a random photo or useless piece of information, but until August I will be living up summer here in SoCal!

Happy summer vacation!!!

Saturday, June 2, 2012

Garden Magic

I think one of the reasons I love gardening is that it seems like magic.  One day you plant something in the ground, add a bit of water and TLC, and the next thing you know you have things to eat - magic!

We recently added this bunch of green onions to the patio pot.  I had bought them from the grocery for a recipe then read somewhere (probably Pinterest) that you can plant the ends and they will keep growing back.  Amazing.  We've used them so many times this may be my favorite kitchen scrap item I've planted.  Next to the green onions is our wily rosemary which I always forget to use.

Our newest plant is this cayenne pepper plant.  $1.50 at our local Do-It Center.  And after just a few short weeks we already have a couple peppers coming in!

And this is our Jalapeno plant from last summer!? Did you know that they fruit for more than one season? I sure didn't.  I was quite surprised that it made it through the winter and was even more surprised when I saw it flowering.  

And what you see below is that potato I planted a few months back - holy cow! Who knew potatoes grew such huge, leafy plants! I think there's actually a new potato growing underneath too...exciting.

Just another shot of the hugeness of the potato plant.

Sadly, both the onion and pineapple I planted (at the same time as the above potato) have died.  I think the pot I used for the pineapple was perhaps a bit small.  And the poor onion never recovered from the wind storm.  You win some you lose some I guess.  

My weekend has been off to a great start and I hope yours is too - happy weekend!