How do you plan a Bridal Shower from 900 miles away?

The answer is simple…with lots of help! My Bestie is getting married in just a little over a month and some of the most important women in her life helped to “shower” her with lots of love before she takes her vows this June. Her future sis-in-law opened up her beautiful 100 year old home in New York to 20 fabulous ladies looking to honor her!

This is the beginning of a series of posts about how the planning of a Bridal Shower from 900 miles away all went down.



What to grow this season?

This little post over at one of my favorite Green Blogs, Re-Nest, is what got me excited about the prospect of planting some cold resistant veggies right now in my Community Garden! It’s too cold yet (low 50’s) to get most herbs and veggies in the ground, but there are some that really love the cold Wisconsin soil. So I got right to prepping my little 4×8 raised bed with some “Black Gold” (aka compost) to nourish the soil before I start direct seeding hopefully some time this weekend. The familia and I have been talking about what we should grow this year and here are the contenders…

Hubby would like artichokes, Anaheim peppers and onions. Our cutie would like brussel sprouts and my picks are, spinach, radishes, romain lettuce and garlic.

I’m planning on direct seeding for the first time and I could definitely use some tips and tricks from anyone who’s tackled this before!

Here’s what I have coming in the mail from Territorial Seeds:




Photos via Re-nest blog

Who wants to go antiquing?

Hey lovelies!

Do you love finding old, beautiful things that make your home feel really special? There’s just something about sifting through aisles of other people’s old stuff at my favorite Antiques Mall that gives me such a thrill! My favorite local spot is Antiques on 2nd. I could spend hours there hoping to find some sweet vintage find to take home with me!

Besides the fact that buying vintage is so much more interesting than buying something brand new from a chain home store, its GREEN too! Not adding to the bottomless landfills just makes me happy. I don’t always find something great but here are a few lovely things I HAVE found on my antique adventures!