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What I’m Loving: All Things Garden

28 March 2018

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Can we just take a moment and breathe in all this garden goodness that is sprouting everywhere. Now I have always been a lover of nature. It's just in my blood. I come from ancestry of farmers, gardeners, hikers, bird watchers, animal lovers, you name it. If it roamed or grew from earth we surrounded ourselves in it, observed it, respected it, and appreciated it.

In fact, growing up nature walks were our go-to activity as a family and I absolutely loved them. My mom would pack us a little picnic lunch. And my dad would help my sister and I find our hike walking sticks for exploring and protection. You know, just incase there were lions, and tigers, and bears oh my! Those nature park visits and family walks are some of my fondest childhood memories.

Many moons later I still find myself today trying to soak up as much of this beautiful earth as I can. While having a family has certainly paused that nature button a time or two. I have always tried to find the time to explore as well as encourage appreciation for nature with my kids.

They may not always get my weird fascination with the way a bird is singing or why I drive slowly every time I pass a farm or barn. But one thing is for sure they know there mom loves it. And I pray that the very seed that my parents planted in me, and their parents planted in them will continue to flourish on through my children.

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*This is a photo of my family exploring Fort Martin Scott during our recent visit to Fredericksburg, TX.

Those of you that follow along on my Insta-stories may have seen clips of our new vegetable garden boxes. It has definitely been exciting to tap back into a garden scene. Needless to say all things garden have been on the brain. So for today's "What I'm Loving" monthly recap series I thought I would share all things garden themed.

Coffee Table Book

Charlotte Moss: Garden Inspirations

I have always had a slight obsession with anything and everything blue and white floral. So just the cover alone gives me instant inspiration.


Old Navy

Floppy Straw Sun Hat

A wardrobe necessity. 


Floral Gardening Gloves

If keeping your hands and nails nicely manicured is a priority then gardening gloves should be as well. Love the print on these. 


Garden Ankle Boot

Loving the idea of an ankle length garden boot. So much easier to move around in than a tall boot while still protecting your feet from unexpected guests. Aka ANTS! If you watch my Insta-stories you know what I'm talking about. These are at the top of my list to get.

Renaissance Botanical

Wildflower Seed Bombs

I'm not sure I have ever seen a cuter cluster of seeds. Perfect little gift for the fellow garden lover.

The Gifted Tomato

Kids DIY Garden Kit

Looking to get your kids involved in the garden? This cute little kit has everything needed to get them started. Not to mention everything is neatly packaged in its handy little metal case. Cute! Cute! 

Torre and Tagus at Gilt

Jardiner Round Ceramic Planter

This pot would be perfect for those fresh herbs. A cascading english ivy would be lovely too. The possibilities are endless. Great price point too.


Wild Alpaca Pot

Generally I'm a neutral pot kinda girl. But these adorable ceramic pots with their extra little personality are calling my name.


1.5 Gal Galvanized Watering Can

For those garden thirsty needs. I definitely prefer metal over plastic when it comes to watering cans. They are more durable and just add that rustic charm to any garden.


Picnic Time Gardener Seat and Tools

A tote that carries it all AND comes with a seat is the way to go.


Copper Plant Labels

I had these in my previous garden and they are so chic looking in the garden. I plan to grab myself some more for our new garden.

World Market

Wire Rustic Basket

Whether you need a container to transport all your flower clippings and garden goodies or just for gathering things around the house a metal basket is always a nice rustic touch.


Pruning Set

I recently purchased this set and have been pleased with it's precise cut. They have other print options as well.

Crave Creations

Wood and Metal Garden Veggie Basket

Love the metal and wood combo!


Floral Gardening Knee Pad

Your knees will thank you. Again - loving this print. 


Garden Cookbook

There is something so satisfying about preparing a meal for your family and friends that comes straight from your own garden. I have been on the hunt for a good cookbook with fresh vegetables in mind. And this one is getting all the rave.


Garden Bath Soak

I mean who doesn't love a good bath soak after all that hard work in the garden? Throw in some floral scented goodness and your in pure bliss.


Spring Garden Clutch

Perhaps gardening is not your thing, but a cute floral clutch is. Adorable!

*The dress I'm wearing in this post is no longer available at Zara; however I have linked a few floral pieces below.

Floral Dresses I'm Loving:

Below is a sneak peek at some squash and zucchini currently growing in my garden (my tomatoes are looking terrible!) as well as me enjoying the glorious scents of fresh herbs.

Which products were your favorite? Do you garden? I would love to hear in the comments below.

Annette ♥

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  • Reply Laura || Walking in Memphis in High Heels 28 March 2018 at 1:03 PM

    Oh, I love that dress! I love being outside and gardening and enjoying the outdoors with the sun! That gardening seat looks amazing, and I need to get that before I start gardening. So many amazing gardening tools, I need to do some shopping!

    • Reply Annette 28 March 2018 at 1:32 PM

      Thank you Laura. I am loving that garden seat/tote too. Soooo smart. Thank you for reading. xo

  • Reply Rach 28 March 2018 at 1:32 PM

    Being outdoors is so refreshing! My parents love gardening and growing up we always had the most beautiful garden. I think I’m starting to capture their passion!

    • Reply Annette 29 March 2018 at 10:36 AM

      That’s wonderful. Gardening is so therapeutic. Thank you for reading.

  • Reply Patricia Hobson 28 March 2018 at 4:26 PM

    Love! Love! Love your blog today, the dress is so cute. I could use a new new pad. God’s creation is so much fun to watch and experience. I wonder which child will be a gardener? Love ya, Mom.

    • Reply Annette 29 March 2018 at 10:37 AM

      Thank you! 🙂 Yes, that floral print pad is so pretty. Love you. xo

  • Reply Liz 28 March 2018 at 5:34 PM

    This is so cute! I have a little garden on my patio. I love going out there to relax!

    • Reply Annette 29 March 2018 at 10:39 AM

      Thank you Liz. I bet your patio garden is so cute. 🙂

  • Reply Kelsey 29 March 2018 at 8:54 AM

    One of my goals in life is to own a house and have my own little garden! I’ll obviously have to buy all the items you listed lol xo

    • Reply Annette 29 March 2018 at 10:40 AM

      I hope you get to have one soon. It really is so rewarding. Thank you for reading.

  • Reply maggie 29 March 2018 at 9:39 AM

    Oh I wish I could have my own garden right now

    • Reply Annette 29 March 2018 at 10:40 AM

      Perhaps one day soon. xo

  • Reply Emily Wilkinson 29 March 2018 at 9:41 AM

    I wish I had a green thumb. I can’t wait to own a home and try gardening more consistently

    • Reply Annette 29 March 2018 at 10:41 AM

      I’m not sure I have the greenest thumb, but I enjoy trying. 🙂

  • Reply Madeline 29 March 2018 at 10:49 AM

    Such a cool post! Can’t wait for some warmer weather so everything turns green again!

    • Reply Annette 29 March 2018 at 7:10 PM

      Thank you Madeline.

  • Reply Emily Anne 30 March 2018 at 6:30 AM

    I love being outside!! I haven’t started a garden yet but I’m hoping to this year!

    • Reply Annette 1 April 2018 at 7:32 AM

      Best wishes when you start one.

  • Reply Cathy 30 March 2018 at 8:02 AM

    Ahh!! I am right there with you. To be honest, I never really cared for Spring until this year. Now I’m finding myself in love with everything garden and spring! I can’t wait to be able to drink coffee on the porch in the morning and listen to all the birds. 🙂

    • Reply Annette 1 April 2018 at 7:34 AM

      Spring has stepped it up a notch for me this year as well. I can’t get enough of it. Enjoy your coffee on the porch. 🙂

  • Reply Azanique 30 March 2018 at 9:51 AM

    I would love to have a vegetable garden! Do you plan on getting more on your property?

    -xo, Azanique |

    • Reply Annette 1 April 2018 at 7:35 AM

      Yes, we built two garden boxes…I haven’t stocked that one up yet. And after a year with just the two I will see if I want to expand to more. 🙂

  • Reply Holly @ Granola on the Side 30 March 2018 at 11:26 AM

    I’m so jealous of successful gardeners….I think I have a brown thumb.

    • Reply Annette 1 April 2018 at 7:37 AM

      Well I’m feeling like mine is brown-ish at the moment. Gardening is definitely trial and error sometimes. But I think that is part of the fun.

  • Reply Greta 30 March 2018 at 12:51 PM

    I love gardening in the warmer months. It’s a great way to be outside and I also think it’s so relaxing!

    • Reply Annette 1 April 2018 at 7:38 AM

      I find it relaxing too.

  • Reply Kileen 30 March 2018 at 11:12 PM

    Great post! I am loving that ceramic planter! This post makes me so excited for Spring!

    cute & little

    • Reply Annette 1 April 2018 at 7:38 AM

      Thank you Kileen. I’m loving spring.

  • Reply Amanda 31 March 2018 at 12:30 PM

    Obsessed with gardening this spring as well! I have some herbs growing on the balcony… need to add to my collection!

    xx, Amanda

    • Reply Annette 1 April 2018 at 7:39 AM

      I love herb gardens. Thank you for reading Amanda.

  • Reply Ana Rose Roads and Pages 1 April 2018 at 3:14 AM

    I love gardening just like you, but I don’t think so that I have a green thumb. My dad when he was still alive has a green thumb and his plants were all so lovely just like yours. Gardening is such a good hobby and very relaxing too.

    • Reply Annette 1 April 2018 at 7:40 AM

      I’m questioning my green thumb at the moment with my tomatoes. lol You are so right, it really is relaxing. Thank you for reading Ana. xo

  • Reply Nelli Kalinyuk 1 April 2018 at 3:17 PM

    I love to garden too, but haven’t planted anything this season. Honestly, life is so busy…but it makes me happy when I can make a salad from my own veggies. Happy gardening beautiful friend! Xo, Nelli

    • Reply Annette 2 April 2018 at 4:44 PM

      Thank you Nelli. I totally understand the busy life…I can’t seem keep up. I hope you get to find the time to squeeze in some gardening of your own.

  • Reply Taylor Mobley 2 April 2018 at 8:35 AM

    I do not have a green thumb that is for sure!!!!! That’s amazing.

    • Reply Annette 2 April 2018 at 4:45 PM

      Thank you Taylor.

  • Reply Deborah 2 April 2018 at 9:45 AM

    I like the IDEA of gardening but I can’t keep a plant alive to save my life! I love that you’ve gotten into it though – I’ll be sure to live vicariously through you! haha

    • Reply Annette 2 April 2018 at 4:45 PM

      Thank you Deborah. 🙂

  • Reply sharon wu 2 April 2018 at 10:26 AM

    need to share this with my bf as he loooves gardening LOL. i wish i had a green thumb!

    • Reply Annette 2 April 2018 at 4:46 PM

      Thank you for sharing Sharon. xo

  • Reply Stephanie Caligiuri 3 April 2018 at 8:45 AM

    Love the floral dress! Wish I could have a garden in the city!

    xo, Steph |

    • Reply Annette 3 April 2018 at 9:21 AM

      Thank you Stephanie. A garden is definitely doable in the city…even if it’s on a patio in pots. 🙂

  • Reply Denise Kokinis 3 April 2018 at 5:06 PM

    My friend just recently got me into a bit more gardening, and I am trying to get some more real plants for my house! I need some for my deck when it actually gets warmer! Loving this pretty floral dress!

    Denise | Fashion Love Letters

    • Reply Annette 4 April 2018 at 9:12 AM

      Thank you Denise. So glad your getting in tune with your inner gardener. 🙂 Indoor plants are also such a great addition to coziness don’t you think. Thank you for reading.

  • Reply Kristin Taylor 5 April 2018 at 11:15 PM

    I wish I had more of a green thumb! I like to say that I’m a fan of gardening, but after killing no less than 5 basil plants, probably more, I just end up forgetting about them!

    • Reply Annette 18 April 2018 at 10:54 PM

      It definitely takes patience. My garden is actually not doing too great right now. :/ But I still really enjoy it. 🙂 Thank you for reading Kristin.

  • Reply Lavenda Memory 9 April 2018 at 6:50 PM

    This is so inspiring! Thanks for sharing love.

    • Reply Annette 18 April 2018 at 10:55 PM

      Thank you Lavenda.

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