Monday, May 4, 2009

What a weekend!

Aside from Paulie's 5k, I spent the majority of the weekend like the picture below. We dug up one of the front flower beds and planted a hydrangea (I love those things!) and some irises (thanks, Melissa!). Then we planted our smallish veggie garden with 3 varieties of squash, cucumbers, kale, basil...tomatoes and green peppers, yet to come.

I also spent a few minutes checking out the millions of blackberry blossoms that seem to have exploded overnight. Is is July yet? :)

And made spring smoothies for Finn. (I know the way to a boy's heart...)

We also had some amazing art finds this weekend. At the downtown gallery hop, we saw this seriously cute print by Bobbin (a local artist just commissioned by Anthropologie to do a line of note cards). I was completely enamored with these little balloon-toting birdies.

We also bought this gorgeous copper 2D sculpture for our bedroom. The local artist is moving and needed to unload some of his pieces which we were happy to accomodate.

Last, but not least, my comment was picked as the winner on Saturday's giveaway from Le Papier Studio on Soulemama's blog. I'm so excited! I've never won a blog giveaway, and Amanda always has the most amazing ones. :)

I hope everyone had a lovely spring weekend!


  1. what a lucky girl! I'm really happy for you. Those blackberry blossoms are darling. I hear the fruit tastes really good.

  2. Hydrangeas are my favorite flower. I have oodles of them in my yard. And I love the art you found!

  3. What a busy weekend! Ours was too. I love this time of year.

  4. woohoo! blackberry blossoms!!

    and to winning!

    andandand for the birdie picture! I love that.

  5. That bird picture is beyond darling. Love it.

    I never enter contests because I always figure I won't win. Pessimist that I am. Congratulations!

  6. That's some great art you found this weekend. Those birds are so cute!
    And hydrangeas....I've been looking for a spot in my yard to plant some. They're so pretty.

  7. I'm envious of your win! & happy for your irises...ours our amazing & I can't take any credit. Love the art--what a treat it is to have local art on the walls!

  8. I can't wait to see your garden! I love gardens! And yours definitely sounds very tasty. :)

  9. You lucky duck winning over at Amanda's! I'm jealous of all that gardening--blackberries are my favorite!

  10. sounds like a great weekend. i spent most of mine indoors...boohoo

    congrats on winning the soulemama giveaway.


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