My favourite reads from the week…
I’ll tell you, TGIF has never been more true than when you’re reaching the end of two weeks of online schooling from home! Especially when you’re heading into a long weekend!
May Long Weekend has long been known as the unofficial kick off to Summer around here and we couldn’t be more excited to welcome it in! It’s also the weekend most people start planting their gardens and planters here in Alberta as the risk of frost at night dissipates (although it’s also notoriously known for it’s bad weather, including snow). Luckily, the forecast this year is looking like nothing but blue skies and sunshine all weekend long and I definitely plan to take advantage. I’ve got a long list of Summer activities I’d love to do, including a long run, a few mountain bike rides, window cleaning, setting up our back deck and front porch, and of course, planting all of my veggies and flowers. I cannot wait to fill up this raised garden with all of the little seedlings I’ve been growing (find the tutorial for our DIY raised garden here)!
May Long may be the typical weekend for planting gardens, but I managed to get a head start on one little landscaping project last weekend. With a
little LOT of help from my Mom, we dug out the grass all along our front porch and planted in a little border of boxwood bushes last Saturday, finishing it off with a layer of cedar wood chips. It looks a bit small now, but I’m hoping that in a few years these little boxwood bushes will fill out nicely and create a little hedge all along our porch to create a visual “railing” of sorts. We have plans to add to it over the next few years with some trees off to the side and and a hedge along the driveway as well, but for now, I’m really happy with the extra pop of life it brings to our porch. And I have to add how amazing those cedar chips smell, especially in the rain!
ON THE BLOG THIS WEEK
Carson’s Cottage Style Bedroom Update | Bunkbed Room Design Plans
And now, before we get this May Long Weekend started, here are my favourite reads from the week…
Side yards can be tricky spaces to make use of, but I’m finding so much inspiration in this lovely little garden space!
Speaking of gardens, I thought this DIY raised garden was so creative!
I’ve always wanted to try making a Dutch Baby Pancake – thinking it would make a delicious Sunday brunch.
Berry season is approaching and I’m finding all sorts of yummy ideas to bake with them in this round up.
7 little ways to create bonus rooms in your home.
Homemade pizzas are a go-to dinner around here and I’m adding all 12 of these recipes to my list of meal ideas (find more meal ideas on my Pinterest board here).
Some great tips to help you decide when to splurge vs. shop second hand for home decor.
How yummy do these homemade cereals look (linked below)!!!
Homemade Cinnamon Toast Crunch | Homemade Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookie Cereal
The Instagram feed I just can’t get enough of this week.
And finally, I just finished up this book yesterday and absolutely LOVED it! Here’s what’s on my nightstand now.
Wishing you the most lovely weekend!
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