life.on.bonita what it looks like from our side of the rock

sugar snap peas – the taste of summer

June 14, 2013 | Gardening, What's growing? | Permalink

Turns out I am like amazing at growing weeds.  They are really thriving in my garden.  I think I have one billion out there, no joke. I honestly get a thrill off of pulling them out, it is SO rewarding, too bad I don’t have more time to make that happen,   fill my weeding urge. [...]

DIY kitchen renovation

June 12, 2013 | House Projects, Just life | Permalink

So, we live in a little 70′s gem that we adoringly call the cedar palace.  It’s in a darling little quiet neighborhood and we LOVE it.  We bought our house knowing it would be a work-en-process.  We pulled wallpaper and shag carpet out of the kitchen the day after we moved in.  (yes, you read correctly, [...]

may update

June 6, 2013 | Family, Gardening, Just life | Permalink

So, i’ve been blogging MIA.  We had a reallllly busy couple weeks in May, I mean, something every night of the week+weekends+dayjobs+planting+weeding+churchcallings+planning-a-camping-trip+etc. B told me he needed some downtime and not to schedule anything else in June.  I agreed. We had fun but life was really busy, and I didn’t take any pictures really.  But i’ll update ya’ll [...]

tomatoes & peppers – planted

May 21, 2013 | Gardening, What's growing? | Permalink

Today was a good day. I woke up early this morning and planted my tomatoes and peppers before work. It was rainy and stormy this weekend and I didn’t the little guys to get blown, squashed and die so I waited. So, now they are in their new home in the garden.  Where they belong. I’m just Glad they [...]

garden progress – dirt/compost blend

May 10, 2013 | Gardening | Permalink

We’ve been working on our garden expansion.  See here.  We finally finished the paths and beds, which was a huge project.  I enjoyed the squats and lifting around our sandstone pavers to make the paths.  We also added a compost/dirt blend which seemed to be a good choice.  Getting things ready for the plants to [...]

The side bed – 6 weeks old

April 25, 2013 | Gardening | Permalink

I planted seeds outside in early March.  My full garden wasn’t ready and was covered in snow, but my side bed was open, so we thought we’d try to grow some early plants there.  I was unsure if they would live, Utah get’s lots of snow in march and april.    Well, it’s been nearly [...]

How to transplant raspberries

April 24, 2013 | Gardening | Permalink

My brother and his family bought this sweet little yellow house.  Their yard is amazing,  full of dwarf fruit trees, herbs, and berries.  Last time we were at their place, we dug up some of the raspberry shoots and transplanted them into our yard.  We wrapped them in newspaper and a plastic bag to keep the roots moist before [...]

beans. peppers. tomatoes. – 6 weeks old

April 23, 2013 | Gardening, What's growing? | Permalink

You probably remember this post where I  started some seeds indoors.  Now, these little plants are big and I had to move them downstairs with their own window.  We ran out of room in my kitchen.  They seem to be doing well down there, the tomato leaves are turning a bit yellow, but I’ve read that if it’s the original [...]

Oh Heey little seeds

March 15, 2013 | Gardening, What's growing? | Permalink

Seeds germinating.  (them’s some brussel sprouts, beets, tomatoes, and cabbage are the first to greet me!)   Garden a work in progress.  We are working outside in 60+ degree weather!  YAY!   Flowers blooming. Life is good on bonita!