My First Veggie Garden

My husband built me this lovely spot to garden, and although I knew zero about vegetables gardens, I thought I’d give it a try!  I planted mostly seedlings that I had started inside.  I also bought two beefsteak tomatoes plants already established. My goal was to keep it organic.

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We realized the cones would be needed! The zucchinis were amazing!

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IMG_4385 IMG_4386 Butternut squash and zucchini blossoms!

IMG_4367  Enjoyed watching the sunflowers bloom!


Overall it has been a gratifying first experience growing our own garden. We have had an abundance of cucumbers, zucchini, and tomatoes  – so nice to have fresh from the garden to table. Next year I will definitely plan it out better and try new things!


Projects, Projects, Projects


We have now lived in our home for ten months! I am thoroughly enjoying our first Autumn in New Jersey. We’ve been apple picking and decorating with all the great pumpkins and gourds and of course the changing of weather and leaves!

The thing that hasn’t changed is our home projects. When I wanted this home, I loved it as it was… although my husband envisioned what he could make of it. So it’s been one project after another… all outside except for the inside being painted. People coming and going since January, blocked driveways, mess, people knocking when you are still in your pajamas! All of this upsetting my protective German Shepherd Bailey who barks whenever anyone enters her domain!

This week our huge outdoor project was completed and it looks beautiful. We have to take the time to enjoy before winter moves in!  I am truly happy my husband wants to make it “our home”.