The garden is officially planted! I didn’t quite make it to Mother’s Day, which is the general rule of thumb around here for getting cold-sensitive plants in the ground, but we’ve had several warms days and the forecast looks safe, so I spent an entire day playing in the dirt. The sun, the smell of the plants, the birds chirping… I love it all… Please tell me I’m not weird? Do you love the smell of a tomato plant, too? 🍅😂
Six different kinds of tomatoes, three different cucumber varieties, red sweet peppers, jalapeños, three kinds of basil, mint, and chives are what’s growing this year. Garden season is my favorite time of year….
In addition to the vegetable garden, I got almost all of my summer annuals planted too. My front porch is officially ready for porch-swinging.
It’s warm enough now that we have dinner outside almost every night. A glass of wine and watching the sun disappear is the perfect way to unwind after a busy day at work. Eighteen days of school left for us– not that I’m counting or anything. 🤪
The rhubarb patch is going strong, and I’ve been baking up a storm. Have I mentioned that I love this time of year?
I love all the wildlife out here, but the birds consistently want to build their nests in the worst places–like on the tiny ledge directly above my front door. 😒 Right now I’m using red Solo cups to deter them, but if you have any better ideas, I’d love to hear them!
In Case You Missed It…
It was a busy week around here at The House on Silverado. Four news posts went up this week!
- Rhubarb-Almond Cake
- Spring/Summer Front Porch Decor
- DIY Thrift Store Farmhouse Sign Makeover
- More Great Amazon Prime Finds– May 2021
The Weekly Features!
As the school year winds down, I’m thinking toward summer and all the projects I’ve been saving up. My summer to-do list is pretty long, and includes several pieces of furniture that I plan to update, so all the lovely furniture makeovers that were shared this week were really speaking my love language.
The two different church pews especially captivated me, because a church pew has been on my vintage/antique store shopping list for a very long time. I just haven’t come across the right pew at the right price yet. But when I do, I’m coming back here to reference these for sure!
Church Pew Bench | Masterpieces of My Life
The Abbey Church Pew | A Loverly Life
Green Distressed Cabinet | Junk Journal
Nursery Bookcase Makeover | Interior Frugalista
All features have been pinned to the Sundays on Silverado Pinterest Board!
Time to link up again! Can’t wait to see what you all have been up to!
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