Author Archives: Chelsea

About Chelsea

I am a small town girl. I came to Austin to study at The University of Texas, and a very handsome boy sat behind me in class. I love baking, sewing, watching movies, laughing, and willing my plants to grow.

happy weekend

Here are two tattoos I will never get, but might if I was the tattoo-getting kind.

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What are you doing this weekend? We are thinking about going to the Garden Festival at the park, partly because they have garden talks and partly because it says there will be ice cream and kettle corn. Have a good one!

starting our summer garden

We’ve been doing some very thorough garden planning the past couple weeks. The late freeze set us back a little in timing, but everything will get planted soon!

I picked the last of our winter lettuces and greens this week. I lovingly washed them all, and sent the extras to the office so it will reach the destiny of being eaten.

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We are giving square foot gardening a try this season, so we mapped out our beds, and did some research in companion planting.

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We planted some seeds in a couple beds last week before the rain came, and look at that- they are already starting to grow! We have lots of beans, and a whole row of corn we are cheering on!

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first day of spring skirt

Its the first day of spring, but the weather is playing it cool and acting like its not a big deal. I think a thunderstorm is predicted for later. But our newly planted seeds need some water anyway!

My second skirt for the upcoming season is this floral creation. I’ve already worn it a couple times. The pattern is super simple, and I added a little roundness to the hem in the back. A perfect breezy skirt for when it finally decides to be springtime.

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watercolor flowers

I’ve come to the conclusion that the only thing I can watercolor paint is flowers. I’m ok with that. I needed to write some overdue thank you notes, so I painted a rainbow patch of flowers for the fronts of the cards. Hopefully the cheery flowers make up for the lateness.

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happy st patrick’s day

We had Irish soda bread buns for breakfast, but we haven’t found any four-leaf clovers yet. In honor of today, I looked through some of our Ireland vacation pictures from a couple years ago. We made it to Dublin the morning after St Patrick’s Day, so we barely missed the greenest holiday in the greenest country. Many fond memories were made on this trip. Here are some pictures of us in front of the Irish Sea, the garden at the Dublin Castle, standing on a bridge overlooking Dublin, and St Patrick’s Cathedral. Don’t forget to wear your green!

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