Meet my Guest:
Jamie from The Blissfully Happy Housewife
I would first like to thank Sandy for hosting me. It is truly an honor to be her guest, especially since she is such an inspiration to me!!
That said, part of the reason I enjoy reading 4 Reluctant Entertainers is that entertaining is something close to my heart. There are so many aspects to entertaining that love, but one of my favorites is having special touches around my home to show people that they are important to me. I’ve learned that in all areas of life the little things are actually the big things.
This year we have decided to grow a garden. I felt it would be a wonderful way to add personal touches to my home (fresh cut flowers) and my cooking (helllloooo fresh veggies!). It is the first garden I’ve had since I was a little girl so I have a lot to learn…but isn’t that some of the fun in an adventure like this?
For those of you that have never had a garden and are interested in trying one feel free to hop on over to my blog this summer as I plan to share all of my experiences…good and bad …in hopes that my readers can learn from them (and also share any of their wisdom with me)!
We started our garden by digging up a small area. I originally was going to keep my garden very small with only a few veggies, but my husband Matt and I quickly realized that there are a lot of things we would love to try growing! So it is now bigger than anticipated, but still not huge. Matt and our four year old daughter dug up the sod and tilled it for me.
Everything is now planted. Some things we planted from seed, and other things we used plants for. We also planted flowers around the edges of the garden. We were told they would keep the bunnies away…but quite honestly I just think they look pretty!
We have potatoes, onions, beans, green peppers, tomatoes, basil, and cilantro. As you can tell from the pictures my children, Eva and Jaden, helped me plant nearly everything. For those of you with little ones, this is an amazing experience for them! I’ve already found that within the garden many lessons are to be learned…for all of us.
“Gardening is a way of showing that you believe in tomorrow.”
I'm not sure how I found Jamie, or how Jamie found me - but I appreciate her blog and her love for nature and family and God. We also share a love for the garden and fresh veggies. Thank you, Jamie, for being my guest today!
Your little helpers in the garden really do make me SMILE :)
I'd love to hear if you've included your children in gardening?
Remember, a garden doesn't have
to be a huge plot of land.
It can be as simple as pots on your back patio!
~ sandy 4RE ~
The winner of my husband's book, Unleashing Courageous Faith, is Stacey from The Blessed Nest. Congrats, Stacey!