Simplicity

 

Simplicity is  my favorite word. There are many wonderful words but, if you were to ask me my favorite I would answer simplicity.

When my stress level is high, and life feels uncertain, I start physical projects. In January, I began painting our house shades of white . I have continued on during the pandemic. I finished the kitchen, mudroom, den, hallway, bathroom and even the basement stairwell.  My husband Dan polished all of the brass door knobs. It feels so much better. I have decluttered along the way. I am working on keeping what is functional and what I love.

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I am now working out in the garden. I planted lettuce, arugula, spinach, tomatoes, cucumbers and wildflowers. Today, I am heading out to plant potatoes. I don’t get a lot of sun in the back yard, so I ordered fabric grow bags. I have a walkway alongside the garage that gets all day sun. It is my new garden. So exciting!

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I watched a Master Class with gangsta gardener Ron Finley. He plants sweet potatoes in coffee bean bags. I called Booskerdoo in Asbury Park and picked up a few jute coffee bean bags for myself and two of my gardening friends. I am waiting for my sweet potatoes to grow slips so I can plant them.  I will keep you posted! Today, I planted potatoes in the coffee bean bags. I couldn’t wait for the sweet potato slips. I will find another place for them.

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I also bought Alice Waters My Pantry after watching her Master Class. I loved her class. She inspires you to cook fresh whole organic in season food from your local farmer, or just grow your own. Plant potatoes into a coffee bean bag and wait for the magic to happen.

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“Homemade Ingredients That Make Simple Meals Your Own.”

Thanks for reading.

Love,

Mary

Plant your lettuce and make a salad!

People say organic is expensive, you can buy a packet of seeds and grow heads of lettuce!

I invited myself over to Rosanne Monroe’s Organic garden on Sunday because I wanted to be inspired! I love creative passionate people and Rosanne is one of them. She loves to garden, grow her own food and make delicious meals from it. You never leave her home empty handed.

Eating organic healthy food is so important and to love the process is even better.

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Here is a short video of Rosanne in her garden…the birds singing in the background and the church bells ringing are the perfect background sounds!

“I put the seeds in the ground and ten days later MIRACLES HAPPEN.” Rosanne Monroe

If you are inspired to plant please share and post your comments.

(Special thanks to RED our camera guy!)

Thank you!

Love,

Mary

PS. Grow your lettuce, make a salad, eat a salad and take your vitamins🙂