Welcome to summer in the gardens.
This past weekend we went exploring! We took a drive to the State Botanical Garden of Georgia located in Athens. It was a gorgeous day and it was all about the beauty of the garden displays and natural areas.
Welcome to summer in the gardens.
The children’s garden features fun garden plots, edible plants, a tree-house, fossil wall, and a granite map of Georgia.
Part of the Herb & Physic Collections
The Heritage Garden traces the development of Georgia agriculture. They have beautiful collections of heirloom flowers, antique roses, fruit crops, row crops and native plants that have held cultural significance throughout the history of the state.
We enjoyed our time exploring the gardens.
Weekly Highlights: Selling Books / Painting School Room / Container Gardening / DIY Bath Bombs / Cooking
It’s been another busy week around here! But not so busy that we can’t take time out for a special treat!
I’ve been busy organizing, sorting, listing and selling used curriculum on Ebay. It’s a nice little temporary side business I run during the month of July. I’m really just trying to recoup some of the money spent on last year’s curriculum to reinvest in this year’s curriculum.
I also want to free up the space for all the new books.
Speaking of new books, I’ll post a separate unboxing Abeka 9th Grade Curriculum over on my Abeka Academy blog tab here shortly.
We are also trying to tackle painting the school room this month. It’s going to be quite a project because of needing to replace drywall tape. It’s not going to be fun but it does need to get done. School Starts August 10th!
It’s almost time to start back to school shopping! I scored 12 packs of lined paper for pennies at a yard sale of all places, last week. I know Walmart is stocking their shelves with school supplies. I don’t really need much this year other than some new calendars for the school year, individual subject notebooks, and index cards. That’s about it.
Syd and I made our own homemade bath bombs out of all natural ingredients… baking soda, citric acid, epsom salt, and coconut oil.
Gardening - I just marvel at the amount of peppers and tomatoes that can be grown right inside a simple pot that is filled with some good potting soil. Container gardening seems to be my jam this year.
I was ecstatic to pick the first zucchini of the gardening season!
And to add fresh basil from the garden to our focaccia pizza!
I still can’t get over how many Zinnias grew in the big pots I planted out front.
I had no idea a 20 cent pack of seeds would really produce such a beautiful array of flowers.
I collected a variety of seeds from the flowers themselves to save for next year. I just saved myself 20 cents!
I also made a healthy turkey bacon, egg, broccoli and cheese quiche. It was delicious and healthy too!
And stuffed peppers with fresh garden zucchini on the side.
Here’s to a busy but beautiful summertime week.
Aaron's 19th Birthday Party - Computer Tech / Video Game / Video Creator Theme - Peanut Butter Cup Cheesecake
I can't believe it but we celebrated Aaron's 19th birthday! Happy birthday buddy!
He's a tech / animator / video creator kind of guy. Mostly expressing his artistic side through the use of technology and computer software. So it's no surprise that he chose a tech-video game-video creator themed party. Very similar to last year. Some things don't change.
We took him out to look around at the latest tech gear and plushies they were selling at Target.
He requested his dad's special grilled double cheeseburger and macaroni salad for his birthday dinner.
He chose his dad's special peanut butter cup cheesecake for dessert. I guess it's pretty obvious who the chef is around this house.
That stuff is incredibly decadent and guilty of being too darn delicious.
He opened his gifts and we played a card game of Hand and Foot with Linn and Eric until it was dark enough for fireworks.
I remember the days of LEGO building with this sweetheart. Now he's building his own custom designed computer. Where has the time gone? Cherish every moment with the kids, they grow up so fast!
Happy Birthday Aaron!
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