Five simple things

May 18, 2018

Hello.

So this week has been a blast! The Mr. and I spent some time over at Sunriver, Oregon, and had such a great getaway. I have many pictures to share and those will come in a separate post soon. As far as back on home base, today is the day we begin our garden planting. I've worked up some plans at the end of February and I am pleased to bring those drawings to life. The Mr. and I like to keep a garden each year mainly because we like to grow our own food and know that it's healthy, safe, and rewarding. I grew up always having a garden and my dad is one of the best gardeners. I learned a lot from him about respecting the earth and giving back what we take. My mother grows some of the best plants and flowers in three counties back home in Arkansas, too. Her flowerbeds are the talk of the town. I am looking forward to sharing all of the growth, foraging, and pleasure our little gardens will bring this season. Here are five simple things that made this week good.

1. This weed guide...

With The Bean and I doing more foraging it's nice to have a guide for our own area that helps us identify random weeds that we are surrounded by and know whether they are edible or poisonous. Interested in this book? Get a PDF copy for yourself here, or print copy here.

2. These Mother's Day gifts...

For Mother's Day morning I received the most perfect gifts from The Bean and The Mr. My favorite chocolate and a cookbook from Joanna Gaines that I've been swooning for. They definitely know me! Looking forward to whipping up some great recipes in this cookbook. Another cookbook/foraging book I've had my eye on.

3. This deer...

 
...And many others we saw at Sunriver, Oregon, this last road trip.

4. This yellow door...

The door to our suite at Sunriver, Oregon. It loved the bright, cheery yellow color of it and it couldn't help but make you smile each time you walked through it.

4. Yogi Surprise...


Always giving props to Yogi Surprise. Never a dull box and never a dull item. This month has to be the best ones yet! I know I may say that every month, but they just get better and better each month. You can get on next month's box here and get a $10 credit towards your first box at with code: REFVIZJFQGQVQ

5. Final thoughts...

In light of what took place today at yet another location where people should feel secure, I can't help but add my thoughts to the mix of many others out there. Instead of ending this post with my normal, "Have a good weekend," I am ending it with these final thoughts instead. Being a no name blogger that doesn't get a lot of traffic, it's hard to voice myself and get it out there on many platforms. Being a low key blogger does have its downfall when it comes to wanting to get the message out that things need to change. We all know it. So whether it's shared here, or on a large-scale blog, or not, we all know something has to give. Loving others and showing them that love is not a hard task. Letting people, especially young adults, know that they are loved, wanted, needed, and enjoyed is an easy thing to do. Being hateful, mean, and judgmental to people is hard and takes practice. Spreading hate through your voice, your words, or your actions is the wrong way to live. Tell others you love them, be near those that make you beam, and give that love away to others that need it much more than you think. Love really is all we need. I am going to spend the weekend hugging, loving, and showing The Bean and The Mr. how much they truly are loved. In times like these, it makes me wonder as a parent where someone failed these young kids and young adults that carry out such horrible actions against others younger than them, the same age as them, and adults that guide them. I won't be praying for the families of these victims today and this weekend. I will, however, be looking into ways that I can do my part as a parent and push for change

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