Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Pineapple Tomato

For the last nine years we have planted in a garden.  The garden is ALWAYS good to us and gives us an abundant harvest.
Our tomato plants are lush and green and give us way more fruit than we know what to do with.  This year, not so much.  We're blaming it on the weather.  They could still turn around.  It is early in the season for us in the tundra.
We planted two heirloom tomato plants this year and the one you see above is a pineapple tomato.  We have only got one piece of fruit so far, but it was absolutely delicious!  As you can see it has a beautiful orange/yellow color.  It has a mild and slightly sweet flavor and it is very juicy.  Plus it is virtually seedless, something we didn't know.  I'm really hoping this plant gives us more delicious tomatoes, but we'll see.
How about you guys, what did you plant in your garden's this year, and how is it growing?

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Easy and inexpensive centerpiece

This past winter Brian picked up this "fancy" soda.  I really liked the bottles and thought they would make  nice vases for my fourth of July table.  I stuck some daisies from our garden in each bottle and lined them down the table. Easy, and I think it turned out pretty cute.  How do you decorate on a budget?  I would love to hear!

Sunday, July 17, 2011

A cozy corner

It's kind of amazing what moving your furniture around and adding a few accessories can do to a room.
I turned the sofa around to face the fireplace threw a blanket that I got on clearance at Target a couple of years ago and added this pillow from IKEA.  Now everyone gravitates to this spot.  It might be the kids playing on the floor, or Brian taking in a nap, or someone reading a book.
Just changing things up a little bit really added new life to this area of our home.
What about you friends.  What are the little things that you do to make changes in your home?