At long last summer has arrived! I didn't think it would ever get here. My last day of school was yesterday and it was filled with graduation and goodbyes as I'm moving on to a different school next year. I'm looking forward to a bit of a break and only working one job (at Ikea) this summer! My last blog post was over a month ago and I definitely want to change that! I've done lots of little things around the house in the last few months that I need to document and share. I thought I'd start with my balcony since outside is where I want to be these days!
Littlefoot Gardens is going strong again this year! I have green onions, lettuce, tomatoes, green peppers, jalapenos, sweet pickle peppers, and raspberries growing. I also have my pot of flowers and a little rose bush that my dad gave me for my birthday back in March. It was pretty much dead by May. It is so hard keeping a rose bush alive during cold winter months, even when it is indoors! But ever since I put it outside it has rebounded and is even producing a few flowers buds!
I got two new blue bird cushions from Lowes. The ones I had from last year faded REALLY badly and got mouldy... These ones are really nice and plump.
I also picked up a new outdoor rug from Target. I spent a little more on it then I wanted to, but it was a necessity. My favourite blue and white, Moroccan-patterned one from last year completely disintegrated. There were little pieces of blue plastic EVERYWHERE. It got to the point where I had to leave a separate pair of shoes outside to only wear on the balcony. This one is soft on the feet and feels more durable than my last one. I was bummed I only got a year out of my previous one, but I guess that's what you get when you only spend $12! And I learned my lesson of never purchasing a plastic rug again!
You may have noticed my Littlefoot Gardens sign hanging on the wall. I made it out of a piece of wood from a pallet and some laser printer images. I'll share a tutorial this week on how to make your own wooden sign. It was really easy!
Enjoy the long weekend to all my fellow Canadians!