Blooming Garden {and such}

I thought I'd share this photo first that way you aren't as utterly depressed as I have been the last couple days by seeing the next photo ...
just for your sanity.

Where have I been the last couple days? Right here at my desk BALANCING! After 3 hours Thursday evening I decided to take a break and work on it Friday. It only took 2 more hours on Friday and good news... Our checkbook is BALANCED! :)
We literally had to quit using it for a few days til everything posted so it'd be easier to balance, because it was SO MESSED UP...
But it's balanced...
Our checkbook is balanced to perfection {music to my ears}

Moving on outside... I haven't shown off our garden since it was planted. Here's what's happening now...


Mmmm... 1st planing of sweet corn is tasseling and nearly ready!

Onions and green beans nearly every night for supper {and canning some beans as we speak}.

Ever had fried Zucchini? I have... a few times a week! :) It's so good!

Thanks for letting me be a show off! I've never had a garden before and it's quite exciting to me! and I am a huge fan of how much grocery shopping time it saves, not to mention the cash...


Fabulous Giveaways

French Larkspur is having a wonderful giveaway for her friend over at Dreamy Whites.
It truly is a fabulous giveaway.

A gorgeous 18 x 18" pillow made from a vintage European grain sack

Two organic lavender pillows made from beautiful vintage French ticking.

Plus this breathtaking vintage zinc pitcher from France.
You can enter for all this at French Larkspur's beautiful blog.

Fiona and Twig is giving away a $90 gift card to the CSN Stores.
Enter for this giveaway at her wonderful blog.