Wedding Wednesday: Let Love Grow

Happy hump day every lovely body!  I’m actually writing this on Tuesday night (see my list of blog resolutions) since it is now impossible for me to actually write in the mornings, but it’s fun to pretend I’m already halfway through the week in blogland!

As most of you know, almost 6 months ago now Josh and I tied the knot.  I spent a lot of time trying to decide on what our wedding favor would be.  I didn’t want something traditional and cheesy (hopefully I’m not offending any of my readers) like a shot glass, candle, or picture frame.  I had thought about giving away VT jams from a local farm, but it was too pricy for our budget to order one for each guest. My friend Tim suggested an amazing idea – give away flower bulbs that are planted during the fall so that our guests will have a beautiful reminder of our wedding come spring.  Jackpot!

Gift Bags Filled with Bulbs!

I was hoping that our guests would enjoy the idea, and be able to reflect fondly back on the special weekend we shared.  What I didn’t expect was that Josh and I would get to share in the fun come spring.  One of Josh’s groomsmen, Charlie, lives in BK and couldn’t plant the flowers there, but instead gave the bulbs to his parents to plant.  They’ve been kind enough to email us pictures of the bulbs coming up over the past couple weeks, and the “live flower blog” has been such a cheery surprise in my mailbox!

Seeing as how today yesterday was the first day of spring, these flower pics are the perfect addition to celebrating the new season and a warm reminder of how love is all around us!

If you were a wedding guest and planted your bulbs, I’d love to see your pictures as well!   Have a great rest of your hump day everyone! xo

Weekly Recap: Valentine’s Day Edition

Gustav Klimt - The Kiss

Happy Saturday morning to all of my lovely readers.  For those of you in the northeast, I hope you’re enjoying waking up to snow, and can cuddle up today with friends and loved ones, or go out to play!  I’m soon headed to the upper west side for a mimosa-heavy brunch with some dear friends.

For this edition of my Weekly Recap feature, I thought I’d make it fun and Valentine’s day themed, since that seems to be what all bloggers have on the brain!  Here’s the best of the best from the web in preparation for this “Hallmark” holiday!

Happy weekend my lovelies! See you on Monday! xo

DIY: City Herb Garden

Happy Friday every lovely body!! I hope you all have fantastic weekend plans that include paying homage to your father, the guy that worked almost as hard as your mother to bring you into this world.  Ok, so not almost as hard as your mother… but still, he was involved 😉

I’m headed to Long Island to spend time with my father, and help him plant fruit trees in the yard in honor of my grandfather, my dad’s father, who passed away earlier this week.  My grandfather had a yard full of fruit trees, peaches, plums and apples mostly, and as a kid we used to love to go to his house and pick the fresh fruit. I am super excited to get my hands dirty, as I really miss being able to garden while living in the city.  Josh jokes that our small studio apartment is overrun with house plants. We only have 5! I guess I thrive on keeping something green alive.

That’s why when I came across this DIY herb garden made from a shoe organizer on ohdeedoh I was totally smitten!  This is such a great way to grow herbs in the city when you have very minimal space.

You Will Need:

  • Hanging pocket shoe organizer/storer.
  • Pole and attachments (curtain pole or pipe fittings, screws).
  • Strong metal saucepan or utensil hanging hooks
  • Compost of a good quality moisture holding type.
  • Selection of plants or seeds… e.g. mixed leaf salad, herbs, sorrel, peas, mini tomatoes.
  • Piece of wood at least 2″ thick as long as the width of the shoe organizer to keep the base of pockets away from the wall.
  • Trough planter to catch drips. 

Now even us apartment dwellers can have gardens too! 🙂  Have a fabulous weekend, xo