I am starting to make plans for my container garden this year. I started looking for inspiration and I think I have come up with a few ideas. The first being that I want to add more color to my pots and a better selection of sizes and textures. One thing I loved about this picture was the miniature trees flanking the entry to the stairs. I like the idea of having at least one pot that contains only greenery.
This picture gives me spring fever. I can't wait for the nights that can be spent outside on the patio. This picture is mostly for archiving purposes, I like the pool. More specifically, I like the stone border around the pool and the lack of concrete.
Once upon a time I dreamed of becoming a landscape architect, my parents even bought a landscape computer program so I could make digitalized gardens to my heart's content. One thing I look forward to is having a garden of my own, doesn't that sound like fun? Container gardening just doesn't give off the same satisfaction. I think when I do have my own garden I would like to flank the entry way with flowers. I love these two alternatives to cement walk ways. all photos via better homes and gardens
I am really excited to see this movie. I started the book a few years ago but I didn't finish it before I had to get it back to the library. I loved the half of it I did read and Julia Roberts is spectacular so it has to be a winning combination, right?
via bluelines I have been collecting plates for a plate wall. I have a wide variety of plates, some dating to the late 1800's, others circa 2010. I have struggled in trying to find a good combination and variety. I felt better after I read on Bluelines about how it took two years to collect the right collection of plates. via grey likes nesting One thing is certain, I need to diversify the size of plates and get some big plates.
I am back home from my weekend of class. I have been learning about architectural styles. I think I might revive the House Styles segments, now that I know a little more.
We got to go on a tour of building that was built in the 1800's and used as an insane asylum until the the 1970's. In the past few years they have taken half of the buildings and converted them into condos and shopping.
We also got to tour the part that has yet to be renovated, it was pretty creepy.
I just finished reading Pride and Prejudice, it is a personal favorite of mine. A teacher recently commented on how everyone should have a book they read every 10 years or so, ideally one that you have read in childhood, teenage years and so on. The thought behind this is that in a good piece of literature you will find different things as you mature. The example he gave was Huckleberry Finn.
I have given quite a bit of thought to this, the best books I can think of for me are Little House on the Prairie and Anne of Green Gables. I think Pride and Prejudice fits into this category as well though. I first read it in high school (while traveling in England, it was amazing) but even as I read it again this time I noticed things that I hadn't picked up before. Mr. Darcy has a sense of humor! What book can you read over and over?
I don't really like cupcakes, they hold little interest to me and I find they are usually dry. Then I tried the razzle dazzle cupcake, and honestly, I have never had a better cupcake in my life. They are divine. Vanilla bean cupcake with raspberry filling (filling is also on my distaste list) but these cupcakes are quite simply amazing.
via radeka photography via art.com I have a two weekend class that begins this weekend on the evolution of American Architecture. I am really excited to learn the particulars of the different styles of architecture.
My husband and I have been evaluating the different cities (see here) and these are our front runners. We will likely be visiting all three of these cities before the summer is through in order to get a better feel for them. While these are our top runners we are keeping an eye open for good opportunities in the other cities as well, we will have to follow the best opportunity in the end. via destination 360 Salt Lake City, Utah Salt Lake is a long shot, due to a distinct lack of opportunity, but it is our number one choice. There's no place like home. via Wikipedia Dallas, Texas The cost of living is hard to beat and the weather is so warm. Plus, it just seems like an awesome place. via batikart Denver, Colorado Denver's easy access to family is a definite plus. It is an awesome city and the weather and mountains help to make it feel more like home.