Mid May marked our third month of gardening (mis)adventures, and we're beginning to reap the good, bad and ugly of what we sowed. The Good Starting with the good, we harvested a handful of peas and green beans, as well as our red pepper, and they tasted delicious. The boys were even excited to try … Continue reading The Good, Bad & Ugly of Our Third Month as Gardeners
I haven't written much about parenting since I've gotten back to blogging, but it's been one of those weeks. Aside from a trip to the doctor's office after a 103-degree fever, we haven't left the house much due to various sicknesses and ailments. Days such as these, when we're cooped up at home, not feeling … Continue reading The Pickett Family’s List of Rules
Please note: I've included affiliate links to products in this post and may receive a commission for purchases made through these links. The University of South Florida’s Botanical Gardens hosts an annual flower show, and now that I’m a legit gardener, I decided to check it out. It consisted of dozens of vendors selling unique … Continue reading 4 Florida Gardening Facts from an Amateur
I've been an avid gardener now for two months, and although I've endured a couple minor setbacks, I've mostly seen positive progress. Woohoo! I water it daily and I've applied an organic fertilizer called Jobe’s Organics Tomato and Vegetable Fertilizer twice. I should fertilize more often, but this stuff smells like poop (probably because it’s … Continue reading Two-Month Garden Update
For the past few years I’ve thought it would be fun to grow my own vegetables, but I had no idea where to begin. I kept thinking about everything that could go wrong and that I didn't want to put in a bunch of work without being certain it would produce anything edible. I got … Continue reading We Started A Garden!
Violence isn’t easy on anyone. Death is hard to think about. But I feel as a mom, it is especially heart-wrenching to see unwarranted, reckless violence day in and day out across our country. It’s unfathomable to think about a tragedy striking my family or that my children’s lives could be cut short because of … Continue reading One Mom’s Essay on Violence in America
It’s been a while since I’ve sat down at my computer long enough to put together a blog post. My boys are really chipping away at my “me time” since they don’t sleep as much during the day anymore and we’re staying busy checking things off our Summer 2017 Bucket List. Plus it’s hard work … Continue reading Three & A Half & Loving Life!
My sweet baby Eli is turning one tomorrow and I'm just not quite ready for it. I've been enjoying his babyhood so much that I want to hit the "pause" button and cherish it a little longer. Life as a family of four felt pretty natural as soon as Eli was born. My heart had never … Continue reading Stay Little, Sweet Eli
Today Luke turns the big 3! It's hard to believe he's already been a part of our family for three years. It doesn't seem that long ago that I saw those two pink lines and began to prepare for the arrival of our first baby. That first year was all about the milestones, and every … Continue reading Young, Wild & THREE!
This year we hosted Thanksgiving at our house for 12 adults, 2 little ones and 3 dogs. This is the fourth time we've hosted and this time I think we finally got the menu down pat. So much so that we opted against a competitive food ranking that Robert created (complete with a spreadsheet and voting … Continue reading Our Thanksgiving in a Nutshell