While I was at Lowe’s picking up the mulch last weekend, I also grabbed some annuals to plant in the large pots we keep on the front porch. I LOVE geraniums and I also really love layered containers, although my skill at putting them together is pretty rudimentary. These photos were taken earlier in the week and the plants have already filled out some, although I’m really looking forward to seeing how they’ll look when the alyssum (white flowers) start to fill out and trail over the sides a bit. I also planted some basil in a large pot; I’m thinking about maybe getting some lettuce seeds and seeing if I have any success with those on the front porch as well. I have plans for the back garden, too, but those are longer term and if I’m going to get any lettuce, I probably should have planted it three weeks ago.
I finally ran out of bubble bath/bath salts/bath bombs — I’d developed quite the collection over the years, and they weren’t doing anyone any good sitting under the sink. Instead of buying more I think I am going to try to make my own. Just bath salts to start — I don’t love bubbles, although I do love the scent they bring to a bath. I have lavender essential oil already, so once I pick up some Epsom salts I should be set. I’ve also saved whiskey bottles to use for packaging because they’re really quite pretty and I hate to see them just discarded. If they work out, I think I will make some for my sisters and some friends.
One of our cats threw up on our comforter and it soaked through the cover into the down insert. I looked up how to wash it at home and it’s knocking about in the dryer as we speak. Hopefully it all works out well.
I made a really yummy Greek-inspired pasta salad today, with a lemony dressing. I think I will share that recipe at some point — it’s easy and good and I think pretty adaptable to what you have on hand.