Garden Progress + Date Night on the Patio

Hey guys! How’s your Saturday treatin’ ya? Things have been going great over here…

Mid-morning, we got started on the new garden! First, we figured out our spot.

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We measured out our space (it measures about 8’ x 12’).

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Mom & dad came over to visit and dad helped with the tilling.

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I took care of raking out the leftover grass.

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We started digging our trenches and planting the seeds.

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Cody watched from the kitchen window, as he usually does.


I continued planting more seeds.

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And got nice and dirty in the process. Winking smile

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We marked out our spots and did some watering.

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And now, my friends, we are in the process of having our very own garden!


We still need to pick up some tomato and pepper plants tomorrow, so once those get planted, we’ll get up our nice little fence and keep our fingers crossed for a successful veggie garden.

Once everything is planted, we’ll have onions, carrots, peas, green beans, cucumbers, yellow and green squash, tomatoes, and peppers. I am SO excited to finally (err, hopefully) have my own veggies right from my backyard this year.


Once we were finished working in the yard, Jay and I decided to treat ourselves to a little Date Night at one of our favorite local spots, Lanie’s Café.

We both love Lanie’s for the food, but we love it even more for their amazing patio that opens once the weather gets nice. Since today was an absolutely gorgeous day, we figured we’d take advantage.


(sportin’ my new Oakley sunglasses, holla!)

We made sure to get there a little early and had no problems grabbing a table. I sipped on a Sam Seasonal beer while basking in the beautiful weather.



For dinner, I was *this close* to ordering their amazing veggie quesadillas, but made a last minute decision to get their Chicken Florentine sandwich.


Grilled chicken, fresh spinach, provolone cheese, and homemade Russian dressing.



In a little while, our friends Brian & Mal should be stopping over; we’ve got plans for a fun bonfire AND, word on the street is that there may be some s’mores involved. Winking smile

Hope everyone is enjoying their Saturday!


  1. says

    First, I live up the hill from Lanie’s.

    Second, Bob and I went to the Farmer’s Market today and discussed a garden. It might be a conflict with the moles and bunnies who have made a time share out of yard.

    Third, you made youtube with your Reebok adventures!

    Enjoy the rest of your weekend!

  2. says

    Would be good to add some compost to your soil or mix in a bag or 2 of organic garden soil before you are planting or seeding; otherwise you might not have very good results. (or water with some organic miracle grow in the water, use very little, but feed more often).

    good luck!!
    Silvia @ skinny jeans food recently posted..Treasures by the sea

  3. says

    Looks like a fun afternoon. Good luck with the veggie garden. Growing up my dad had two gardens – one in the backyard and a larger one at a community plot. Unfortunately I didn’t get his green thumb but I LOVE getting some his home-grown fresh produce when I go visit. :)
    Katie @ Talk Less, Say More recently posted..Push Through

  4. says

    Last yr was our first yr for our garden. it was a learning experience for sure! But it was so nice being able to walk outside and make a salad! I’m itching to get planting for this yr but our new puppy is a devil dog and doesn’t understand that the garden beds are not his digging ground. So before planting it’s fencing! LOL Enjoy your garden!!

  5. Heather B says

    This is totally shallow to say instead of something about gardening but your shoulder muscles are looking great!! So toned but still feminine.

  6. says

    I was on the patio at Reel Seafood yesterday! It was really windy, but the scallops? The best I’ve ever eaten, for sure. :)

    I love s’mores.


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