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Weekend Musings

Here are some of my weekend musings. These are things I find interesting, useful & yummy. Enjoy your weekend!

It’s great to get home to my little desert oasis after sending 6 days in the concrete jungle of downtown Los Angeles.  The temps are cooling a bit here in Tucson so I’ve started to do some pruning and clean up. I did a post and video on the plans for my new garden which I’d love to share with you.

We went to Los Angeles to attend BlogHer16 which was busy,  informative and a little crazy. So much info to take in and so many events to go to.  I’ve wanted to go to Cafe Gratitude for awhile and finally made it there 1 evening.  It’s in the Arts District which was once a gritty neighborhood now turned hip and groovy.

Here are my weekend musings:

Lucy has been creating collages using some of our photos & quotes for our social media accounts. People have been enjoying them & I hope you do too. Who doesn’t love a waterlily with a message?

weekend musings - water lily quote

Are you selling your house in the near future?  Here are 7 ways to boost curb appeal.  The 1st impression means a lot!

I just moved into a new home so there’s painting in my future.  These 10 tips are simple & seem very useful to me.

These days I have a hankering to visit Texas which I plan to do next spring. In the meantime I’ve been cruising gardens to visit in & Shrangi La Gardens caught my fancy.

Days are hot & a watermelon margarita on the veranda sounds mighty good right now.  Only 3 ingredients so that means there’s more time to spend by the pool!

Zucchini is 1 prolific vegetable & at this time of year it comes in like crazy.  This lemon zucchini bread sounds like the cat’s meow.  It’s moist & tangy – a great combo.

Sometimes I crave a soup in summer but who wants something steaming hot & filling. This cold cucumber soup with garlic, walnuts & dill would hit the spot for either lunch or dinner (or both!).

Blueberries are at their peak & how I loved blueberry pie in August when growing up in New England. Here’s an easy to make a blueberry slab pie to feed a crowd (or just yourself!).

I found these hanging pots which I love. I spray painted 1 a deep red which you can see in the 1st video below. They’re light, attractive, very sturdy & a great price.

Grasses are great for fall color. You can always leave the flowers on for interest in those bleak winter months in the garden. This Shenandoah Switch Grass has pinkish flowers & foliage that’s tinted with red & orange. An autumn stunner!

Enjoy the weekend,

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