Some Early Bits of Color

Gardening in Colorado is a different beast for me. I've talked about this multiple times before, but each year feels like starting as a baby again. It still hasn't settled into a comfortable place the way gardening in Pennsylvania had (for example...). But each year I'm trying and adjusting and finding what works and doesn't.

This year I was super eager to get planting, but that requires some careful planning since, well Colorado weather can sometimes look like this in mid-May:

So I grabbed just a few plants, prepping all the pots, so when we do our full planting in May, they'll be ready... but planting just a little bit of hardy color to start our spring off:

 Mostly Pansies...

I can't wait to have all my containers full of plants bursting with color (begonias, mizo, coleus, and maybe some vegetables), but I love my little early bits of color that we can enjoy as the days start to warm and lengthen with Spring.

What are you planting this year?


My Girl, The Yogini

 We went on a family walk the other night, and my girl decided to throw out some yoga poses... 

She's getting so much stronger and finding her balance. I love these little opportunities to practice with her. 

 I can't wait to practice with her more this summer while we travel together. I'm so grateful for my little yogini.  💙



I've always been a big reader and magazines have always been a favorite. I love diving into novels, but there is something satisfying about the bite sized stories you encounter in magazines. That said, I long ago cancelled most of my subscriptions because I just didn't have time to read them.

Last year (wait, two years ago??) I broke out of that mold and ordered my first subscription in quite some time, to a magazine called Taproot. I'd discovered it through SouleMama, and was hooked on the previews before I'd even received my first issue. Once I got one though, I knew I wanted to write for them. Reading their pages inspired me from the first, making me want to write and create. 

Even if it was just a simple pesto, I always found myself cooking after reading those pages, and sitting down to write something on the blog.

I've submitted a few pieces, and while none have been chose yet, I'm definitely not going to stop until I get one of my articles in that magazine! Check them out!

What are your goals right now? If you're a creative of some kind, where do you find inspiration?