Our vegetable garden boxes

Monday, May 25, 2015





Mark spent a few hours last weekend and this weekend finishing off our veggie garden boxes. I'm so excited to have these done. I've wanted to plant my own veggies in a box like this for years. We used cedar and plan to give it a simple clear coat so we can keep the colour as long as possible.

It's basically two boxes flanking a funny little box in the middle. Mark just put a few pieces of extra cedar on the front of the middle box to cover it up so we could match it to the other boxes. 

I plan to go this week to Urban Harvest this week to get my plants. I'll plant the regulars like tomatoes, kale, and lettuce and then I'll see what else they have so I can add something a bit different. I can't wait!

Links I clicked this week

Friday, May 15, 2015

coconut milk ice cream
Photo via The Chalkboard

To complement this week's ice cream post, I bring to you some two-ingredient ice cream (and no it doesn't include bananas!). I will definitely be trying this ice cream this summer as soon as the weather gets with the program and remembers that it's supposed to be providing us with warm weather (it's freezing here in Toronto today). Until then, here are the links I clicked this week. And if you're in Canada have a great long weekend!

Video games linked to return of rickets among children

Spring gnocchi with mushrooms and parmesan via Dishing Up Dirt (Love this site!)

The perfect chambray dress DIY

I love these kids' clothes from Lola & Stella

This maple mustard glazed salmon is so good

Schwandt Family Of 12 Boys Welcome 13th Boy (woah!)

A sweet idea for a pillow

Ice cream treats

Thursday, May 14, 2015

Mark and I tell the kids stories every night and almost always they want to hear stories about ice cream. Leo wants a story about eating so much mint chocolate chip ice cream he throws up in a pool (no idea) and Mila wants to hear about Hello Kitty cookies and ice cream. It's a full time job this ice cream storytelling thing.

Here are some of my ice cream faves on Etsy that I'm sure would pass the Leo + Mila test.

Ice cream print via Old English Company 

Slip cast faceted geo ice cream bowl via Bean and Bailey

Ice cream cone serving tray via  JT Woodworks

Ice cream water colour art via Water Color Paperie 

Rainbow polka dots ice cream cups via The Bakers Confections

Mint chocolate chip ice cream digital paper via Tracy Gurley Designs 
Play food ice cream set via House Mountain Natural 
Mi piace gelato by Anek
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