Hi friends! I don’t know about where you live, but it is already HOT in Texas! I feel like I’m getting sunburned as soon as I step outside – it’s too soon for this. 😦 Can I quarantine at the North Pole for the summer?
Anyways, on to my favorite things from the week…aside from my garden of course!
One: A very un-Casey DIY
A few weeks ago I told y’all to follow @philip_or_flop on Instagram. He does DIY projects, on the weekends, around his home to customize his builder grade house. Many of his projects are like ASMR to me, I could watch him power wash stuff all day.
A couple weekends ago he used 45% strength vinegar (really strong) to kill some grass that had creeped into his flower beds. Earlier this week I tried it myself. Y’all, my grass & weeds died within a couple hours! Now I plan to till up the weeds, put soil down, plant a tree, & mulch the rest of the bed.
I’m debating between a redbud tree & a Bradford pear. Both flower & have pretty color in the fall, but the redbud is smaller. I’m leaning towards the redbud because I can plant it within 8 feet of my house. Any tree recommendations for the Houston, TX area?
Two: Olive & June’s summer colors!
Have you seen Olive & June’s new summer line? So pretty!!!
I’m ordering at least 3 of these.
Three: Maren Devine
I have a new artist I’m obsessed with – Maren Devine. I’m debating which will be my next art piece.
I’m debating on these three pieces:
Four: Self Tanner
Because of @things.i.bought.and.liked, I have finally found a self tanner that does not make my super fair skin look like an Oompa Loompa.
Tan-Luxe The Gradual is awesome! It does not have a strong smell, & the lotion is very thin & runny so you can move it around a lot before it fully soaks in. I haven’t had any issues with it staining clothes or furniture.
You can see here where I didn’t spread it out so well on my forearm.
We are getting to that time of year where all I want is salad. It’s cold & crunchy & I can’t get enough. I made a random salad the other day that turned out delicious.
Here’s what I made: arugula & Swiss chard from my garden, romaine leftover in my fridge, cherry tomatoes, cucumbers, red onion, radishes, couscous, feta cheese, topped with baked falafel, & a lemon vinaigrette. So so good!
I hope you enjoy this holiday weekend, which I just figured out yesterday.