If you cant tell by all my posts on Facebook and Instagram the last couple of days I am super excited about the warm weather that we FINALLY have here in Michigan. Today we actually hit 83 degrees!! A little crazy since just last week it was snowing (and I’ve heard we may get more snow in the next week). However, I am happy to have the sun if even for a few days.
Over the last few days I have taken every opportunity to be outside in the sun. Unfortunately, I also burnt my back and arms to a crisp which I am now paying the price for. My poor winter skin wasn’t ready for what I put it through yesterday and it is now almost purple and feeling like pins and needles. Ouch! I usually only do that once each year, then I remember to put my sunscreen on diligently from then on. Silly me.
This week while the sun was shining and I was basking in it I also got a few garden projects done. One of my favorites was a re purpose project using a shutter that we removed from our house last year during a remodeling project. Of course I didn’t throw it out and the shutter has been sitting in my garage ever since. So I gave it a fresh coat of paint, screwed it up to my house and added a few hanging tubs filled with mint, cilantro and dill. I love it! What a great way to add more garden space without loosing more of my lawn. Oh, and if your wondering where I got the galvanized tubs, they came from Pick Your Plum (one of my favorite deal sites).
In the celebration of spring finally arriving I also wanted to show you how my seed sprouts are doing. Do you remember how I started seeds during the winter using re purposed milk jugs? Well, they have all sprouted and are hardy little plants! I have already transplanted some of the cooler weather plants into my garden and they are growing like nuts. If you didn’t see my winter sowing post, check it out here.
I am patiently waiting for my sunburn to cool so I can get back out in the sun (with sunscreen on) and get some more garden work done, but while I am waiting I am having fun checking out all these other DIY projects. Check them all out and tell me what your favorite is!
<3 Dick and Jane