Sunday, April 3, 2011

Weekend Recap + Getting Greener Part 3

The weekend is winding down, and there's been so much we've done in just a couple days. It's been a nice combination of work and play, and I just so happened to take pictures of most of it....

We started Saturday with a visit to Lowes to pick up flowers and mulch for the front yard. It's amazing how just a little mulch can increase curb appeal.

I spent most of the morning planting 12 vinca plants, 2 African daisies, 6 celosias, and 6 snapdragons. I also ended up picking up a fuchsia plan in the pot near our front door.

After working outside for most of the morning, we cleaned the house inside, which also meant that we were able to hang a mirror in the breakfast nook. It's getting a little closer to being completely done (a new light fixture would be the next step...)

Saturday night was a night out with friends, Marianne and Jorge. We be-bopped around the Harbor area, having an awesome dinner at El Potrillo de la Sandia, where the frozen mango margaritas were amazing. I pretty much could have parked it there all night, but we did enjoy the beautiful night (around 70s with a slight breeze near the lake) by strolling around and visiting neighboring bars. 

Sunday morning, we decided to get back to work on house projects. We've been interested in getting a compost bin, but we haven't been too happy with the prices and customer reviews of the ones in our price range. So, Randy had a wonderful, thrifty idea to google "homemade compost bin." That's something I should've thought of, but I must say, I was pretty darn proud of Randy coming up with the idea himself. We found this neat video link showing how to make your own bin from a trash can. So, we now have a compost bin.... although it does just look like a trash can. It'll be making compost in about 6-8 weeks. And we paid about $20 for the whole thing. Awesome.

Also in green news, we have 3 little tomatoes growing like crazy. I've heard that tomatoes don't really grow well here, but as far as I can tell, they're doin' just fine! Can you spot them?

Hope your weekend was relaxing and/or productive.... and maybe a little greener :)


amovingtale said...

Lookin' good! Did you buy those tomato plants, or have they been growing for awhile? Crazy to see tomatoes already in April!!

jb.little said...

I bought the tomato plants, but they've been growing like weeds!