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April 2016

LIFESTYLE

Early Veggie Garden Start

April 13, 2016

IMG_8677IMG_8696IMG_8737IMG_8710IMG_8731IMG_8725IMG_8686IMG_8780IMG_8767^^^naughty pup^^^IMG_8813IMG_8792IMG_8794IMG_8802IMG_8824For Christmas my sister and brother-in-law gifted my husband and I an above ground garden planter, built by them! My brother-in-law is always building new furniture and actually custom builds these planters (reclaimed or new wood, ours is reclaimed 🙂 ) and sells them as a side hobby outside of his real job as a small animal vet.  We worked with them to decide on what size we thought would be best and we decided on a square 4′ x 4′ planter. We figured this size would be big enough without being too obtrusive in the yard, and not too big that we would have an overflow of veggies on our hand. But who am I kidding, I don’t exactly have the greenest of thumbs so I really just didn’t want to end up with a plethora of dead plants haha.  Anyways, the 4′ x 4′ size really is nice and we’re able to easily walk around the garden on all sides making watering and harvesting easy.

Before planting anything we filled the planter with a soil/mulch/fertilizer mixture that my sister and brother-in-law brought over with the planter (almost a whole trailer full). We filled the entire planter to the brim knowing that the soil would settle and drop about 6 inches or so. After a day or two we added a bag of nice garden soil to lay down a nourishing base for the vegetables to hopefully flourish. Now we were ready to start planting!

When choosing what veggies we wanted to plant we (obviously) wanted to pick veggies we knew we would eat and tend to be regulars in our meal choices. We also wanted to make sure we didn’t overcrowd the planter but also tried to maximize the space.

What we have planted so far…

  • Black Prince Heirloom Tomatoes
  • Black Cherry Heirloom Tomatoes
  • Hot Chili Peppers
  • Sweet Basil
  • Thai Basil (my husband is obsessed with all asian food and would eat it for every meal if he could)
  • Heirloom carrots

To be planted in a month or two when the weather warms up more…

  • Bok Choy
  • An assortment of hot peppers

After getting the first round of vegetables planted we topped them off with a little bit of plant food to again, hopefully ensure that they actually grow and don’t just die like most things I plant 🙂 If all goes well we should have some really delicious veggies to look forward to this summer, but I mostly can’t wait to eat caprese salads from my backyard all summer long!

 

DECOR

Bathroom Remodel Inspiration

April 11, 2016

modern-farmhouse-bathroom-inspiration-boardWhen my husband and I purchased our first home last Spring we knew there were some things that we wanted to change to make the house fit our style and taste. The house is a small, 2 bedroom 1 bath built in 1952 and let’s just say, it was pretty evident no improvements (other than new windows) had been done to the house since 1952.  Overall the house is in decent condition but updates are still needed.

In comes our sole bathroom. It’s tiny, dingy, and totally 50’s style. With that said, its completely functional and is just awaiting some remodel magic 🙂

I put together an inspiration board before we started anything so I could visualize all the materials I had selected together. I really think this is the best way to start any project when it comes to remodeling or even just basic decorating. I had a hard time choosing a light fixture so being able to simply swap different photos out really helped ease the decision making so I didn’t feel like I purchased something that really wouldn’t work in the space.

I can’t wait to share the before and after photos soon!

-Lee

LIFESTYLE

The Beginning

April 1, 2016

The inaugural post. Oh man. This idea, this blog, has been a thought for what feels like forever. I did a lot of talking about wanting to start this after spending countless hours scouring other lifestyle blogs every day and always wishing I could have a similar space. And now here I am, actually seeing this come to life and I’m pretty excited.

After my husband Mars (yes, like the planet) and I got married and purchased our first home last spring I knew I wanted to create a space to document our lives and our inevitable home projects. Not only that but I wanted to create a space of my own that would challenge me in new ways creatively, to dedicate myself to something that inspired me and hopefully will inspire others as well.

I am so excited to have this space to share everything from our home diy projects, to decor inspiration, recipes I love, beauty products I’m addicted to and every-day life.

Welcome to The Lovelee Life
(It might not always be so lovelee 🙂 haha)