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Our Garden (Progress)





  

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I'm always pretty head over heels for Alex, but this week? I'm especially enamored with this man. Our backyard is really becoming the place I (and we) have dreamed of for so long. Slowly slowly, step by step (day by day), it's becoming our beautiful outdoor escape. I'm looking to future evenings when we choose to buy a bottle of wine and be outside, under the stars, in the haven that is sits outside our home. 

I feel like we haven't seen much of Alex, but with good reason. The holidays were busy for us, with his restaurant life and we had a bit of a (huge) mold problem that developed from our broken washing machine... we tore up the back of the house (our storage room of sorts), turned the inside our house upside down, cleaned up, cleaned out, and worked worked worked outside, upgraded Marlowe from a crib to a big girl bed (with the proper adjustments of her current room layout), all while I've been working on a few exciting projects of mine own... it's been a go go go, head down, work through, cuddle sometimes and in between kind of few weeks. But the payoff has been worth it. If you want something, you have to make it happen, right? I'm so impressed and in love with all Alex has done around here and I'm also happy with what I've accomplished too. 

And the mold inside? It can screw itself. I remember a year or two ago seeing on someone's IG feed that they had a mold problem and were devastated. And my reaction was (a genuine) "it's okay, it's just material things, at least you guys are good and healthy!" The response in return? Not a happy one. I get it, we all get personal about our own crap.... and feelings of disappointment... are disappointing! but now, after having an almost identical problem of our own (call it fate or whatever!), more than ever, I stand by my thought: It could be worse. An inconvenience for sure, and we had to say goodbye to personal things, but we got to purge, escape more material possessions without debate (good!), and move forward. So either screw yourself mold.... or thank you for kicking our butts into gear to work harder on the inside to create a better (and more clean! and more lucid!) space. 

"Your mind is a garden, your thoughts are the seeds... you can grow flowers, or you can grow weeds"

17 comments:

  1. Nice! and loving the 3rd pictures...lovely! :)

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  2. Loving your positive mindset! And that garden is looking lovely. :)

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  3. i'm blown away! that's a completely new backyard!

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  4. Ugh! Mold! We've had a problem in our basement! It's the worst!! But your garden!! Man I'm sooo jealous!!! I planted a rose bush because that's about all I have room for! One day I will have a full garden! Tomatoes, peppers, carrots, cucumbers, and all of that!! And a massive herb garden!!!
    Can't wait!!

    Heather
    southernnorth.com

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  5. Oh man, I'm so jealous you are gardening in JANUARY! You're breaking my heart into a million pieces, I can't wait to get my hands in my dirt again. So happy for you guys and I totally agree with your sentiments. We are doing out dining room right now and have felt the same way post-holiday. Just plow ahead. Can't wait to see what you grow!

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  6. Oh man, I'm so jealous you are gardening in JANUARY! You're breaking my heart into a million pieces, I can't wait to get my hands in my dirt again. So happy for you guys and I totally agree with your sentiments. We are doing out dining room right now and have felt the same way post-holiday. Just plow ahead. Can't wait to see what you grow! PS- sorry if there are a million comments, it never works properly for me!

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  7. hope the mold gets sorted easily and as for your garden its divine! I adore the idea of using tin sides to the raised planters (are they tin? plastic? ) xxx

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  8. As long as the mold is gone...all is good! The garden looks fabulous. You guys are working your little tails off and it's so worth it.

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  9. I wish I had an outdoor space like this! Maybe I'll try my hand at small container gardening. Very inspiring ;)

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  10. This looks so, so great! Such amazing work here.

    The Rambling Fangirl

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  11. That garden is looking wonderful. I hope you have a really good growing season. Sorry about the mold, but you're right, it's not the end of the world, and you will work your way through it and out the other side. And if it all gets too much inside, you can always take that bottle of wine out to your green sanctuary.

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  12. my mum has a damp and mould problem in her storage facility, which is where I was storing lots of stuff including all my photo albums from my childhood and teenage years (you know, when we used film instead of digital) and all my diaries since i was 9 years old and more. The damage was so bad I had to throw most of it out. So, I'm feeling you on the annoyance of it all. But also feeling you on the 'it could be worse' stance !

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  13. Your garden is just beautiful! I can't wait until it's warm enough here in Pennsylvania to start working in the garden, actually I have to completely start a garden at our house. I love those raised beds, I'd like to do something like that for fruits/veggies. Such a great space!

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  14. Your garden looks like it is coming along well! great use of yard space!

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  15. Dear Drea, I miss your garden updates. xoxo

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