Happy Saturday! It’s our weekly ‘Three Things” post is where you’ll find a peek into my week and some things that are making me happy. And yep, that’s more than 3 things- I’m simply using 3 as a way to organize these weekly updates (and I'm even throwing in a bonus this week). Let’s get started! (Note: the links I provide are often affiliate links, though not always.)
Three Things That Happened
Our flower baskets have all been planted - love that! They start out looking new and small and within just a few weeks they'll start responding to my planting techniques and will start to fill out, continuing to grow nicely all season. I don't want to brag (whaaa? I have a blog and don't want to brag? *cough*), but the hanging baskets I plant look a lot better than the purchased ones I've been given by August. Just sayin.' 😉
After years of me knitting gifts for other people (and myself, of course, ha!) Brian is getting a sweater of his own. I've just got the sleeves to finish and then I'll sew it together and add the green to the v-neck. He's laughing at my timing - a wool sweater in time for summer? I'm on it! (I'll make sure to share a picture of him wearing it, too.)
The large trees we harvested from the woods didn't make it, sadly. Honestly, I didn't think they would, but I didn't want to rain on Brian's parade (he was quite proud of them). They didn't have nearly the roots needed to support the height and that combined with being plucked down in full sun (from wooded shade) and a dry spring doomed them. We've already added some Leyland cypresses. Eventually, it will be a nice privacy hedge.
Three Things I'm Loving
ePantry is again offering a $10 credit for your first order - remember how much I love ePantry? And they keep adding more products, so in addition to Mrs. Meyers and Seventh Generation (who makes the best dishwasher detergent, a-hem), you'll also find products from Yes To (carrots, blueberries, whatever), Toms of Maine, Dr. Bronner's, and Method. Go here to check it out, add products to your 'pantry' and collect your $10 credit!
I'm LOVING this vintage hobnail-style milk glass vase my sister-in-law sent me for my birthday! Isn't it great? The perfect size and a pattern I haven't seen in milk glass.
We bought these little painted bowls in Greece with the thought to use them as salt and pepper holders like I'd seen in chef's kitchens. Since starting using salt and pepper this way 2 years ago, I can't imagine going back to shakers by the stove while cooking. It's SO much easier - you've got to try it! Whether you need a teaspoon or a pinch, getting it from a bowl is the way to go. (if you don't have bowls from Greece, these marble bowls would be fun, too!)
It's also made me a bit of a salt and pepper snob - I only fill these with kosher salt and coarse ground pepper. Only. Oh, well - if I become a snob in something, salt and pepper are a lot cheaper than fancy wines or expensive shoes, right?
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