Years ago when my kids were pretty small, I gardened quite a bit. Back then, if it didn't feed you, it didn't grow in my garden! We had peas, corn, pumpkins, tomatoes and all kinds of veggies that kids liked to eat and watch grow. When I moved to my current home in 1995, my kids were much older and I finally was able to do what I'll call "decorative" gardening. Plenty of roses, hibiscus, pansies, well all kinds of flowers. We are lucky enough to live in an area that doesn't have really rough winters and farmers around here grow year round. After walking through the Emerson Community Gardens a couple of weeks back, I vowed I would return to my "roots" literally and grow some vegetables even if they had to be in pots! So today was the day. My little grandson and I went to our local Miners Hardware store and picked up some "winter" crops; broccoli, cauliflower, peas and spinach. They all look really hearty and I have some empty containers already so over the weekend I'm going to work really hard to get things planted. Then I'll take some more pictures and try to keep you updated on "The Garden".
Ok, you probably thought I fell off the face of the earth right? Nope, there is just alot happening around here. The next event is Beckie's Baby Shower this Sunday. Decided to make my very first Diaper Cake and these are just a few of the pictures. The first thing I did was watch about 20 YouTube videos describing how to do it. Then I bought my supplies and put it together roughly first then more refined about a day later. This is a close up of the baby sock roses with mitten leaves. Yes, that video DOES exist! Next is a close up of wrist rattles and a little caterpiller radio that makes soothing sounds for baby. Background ribbon is from WalMart and the blanket set is from the Jungle Adventure Collection at K-mart. The topper for our "Jungle" themed cake is a Silver Back Ganz Gorilla . These little links slipped easily over the ribbon and added a little extra bling to the sides of the cake. Each layer consists of diapers along with extras like washcloths, burp pads and