Posted by Mary Andrews / February 20, 2012
2, 5 & 7: The urban gardening class gave us some motivation to continue starting seeds and making planters for our own backyard garden. This weekend we started 2 different varieties of peas, some mixed lettuce greens, and a few buckets of baby carrots. Because we hope last night was the last of the snow and official frosts, we planted all of these seeds in containers that will stay outdoors — crossing our fingers they take!
3: We received quite possibly the coolest save the date I've ever seen — an actual mixed tape from some of our best friends who also happen to be musicians.
4: Brandon's 17th birthday is coming up on Wednesday, so we were lucky enough to celebrate with a homemade chocolate cake from Tim's mom!
6: We're continuing to make little home updates here and there as we can. Pictured, Tim is hanging a German street sign he acquired on a trip years ago above our outside garage door.
8: Sweet potatoes! Look out for the details on a new recipe we conquered over the weekend with these beauties.
Also, it wouldn't be a weekend in our household without a new recipe. If you're looking for a brunch dish that's simple to make and presented to impress, check out this baked egg breakfast Tim made and detailed over on E.A.T.
In other news, Richmond was once again graced with snow for the second weekend in a row. This time the storm stuck around to show us what it was made of — which made for a beautiful afternoon and evening watching it fall and begin to spread a white blanket across the streets of our neighborhood. While it wasn't Basil's first rodeo in the snow, it was his first real snow in our new home, so we let him out to play in the front yard with our neighbor's pit-bull puppy, named "ladybug."
Some dogs freeze up in the snow; Basil on the other hand is the type to run all around and eat it — for some reason it really gears him up. We packed snowballs and threw them for him, which was hilarious because he thought they were regular balls and got a cold surprise when picking them up to run around with them: