Category: diy

darby’s first birthday party

A few weeks ago we celebrated Darby’s First Birthday at our house. I didn’t really have a ‘theme’ so much but I had seen this rainbow cake, as I’m sure most of you saw on Pinterest.

And of course – the birthday girl :)

and Darby’s little friends!

I tried to take her first year portraits and about 10 mins into the ‘session’ she was walking and busted her lip :( poor thing was not happy and needless to say we ended early!

mason jar herb garden

One of the first things I noticed, and loved about this house was the amazing gardening window. I had been wanting to start a herb garden for a really long time and when I saw this window I knew it was meant to be!
When we had a bunch of Mason Jars given to us from a wedding I decided that they would be the perfect for the herb garden. I replanted a basil, rosemary and aloe plant but I also planted some basil, rosemary, parsley, cilantro and mexican sunflower seeds.

The only problem I have had is that there are no holes in the bottom of the jar for water to drain out. The gardening expert I talked to suggested putting packaging peanuts in the bottom of the jars to help soak up extra water. I think I’ve over-watered the parsley unfortunately but the rosemary and basil are doing well.

I made these plant markers from a tutorial I found on pinterest over at wit & whistle

If any of you have advice on keeping a window herb garden alive through the winter I would love to hear it, I’ve heard that this is possible and I would love to keep my herbs alive through winter! I have lots of recipe using my herbs coming up over the next few weeks :)

As always, feel free to ask any questions or comment below!

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