Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Man Cave

It was undeniable that the shed would become the Man Cave once it was rebuilt. It's where the men automatically retreat to when they are at 765, where Travis' organizational skills shine, and where ladies can be kicked out. (Even my mom.) To commemorate his space I had the '765 Man Cave' bottle opener made for his birthday from here. It doesn't get much more official than that.

Friday, May 25, 2012


Can you believe it has now been over a year that we've been married? Time flies! I liked the idea of making our anniversary gift something for 765 that we could have forever.  To follow with the traditional paper gift I found these typography maps of our home states from CAPow! on Etsy. Hung on our 'sides' of the bed, they make the room feel personalized and a little more complete.

Looking ahead to next year I'm already liking the potential for a home gift with cotton. Maybe some towels?

Thursday, May 17, 2012


The story Travis likes to tell is that crabbing is what got me to Louisiana. While it wasn't the only reason, I'd be lying if I said I didn't like filling up an ice chest of crabs, boiling them for our friends, and still having some left over for the freezer.
And we did just that for Cinco de Mayo. Even better though, this time we got to bring a first timer! Our friend Holly joined us bright and early then stayed late for crab cracking (and coronas), and lived to tell about it. You can find her fabulous article about our adventure here!
We had a good haul, but it was still early in the season. A few more trips out to our spot are a must.

Monday, May 14, 2012

First Harvest

We got our first harvest of the season yesterday!
The bell peppers had toppled the plant there were so many of them, and the zucchini amazed me at how quickly it grew. Chopped up and thrown on the bbq for dinner- it doesn't get much fresher than that.

Friday, May 4, 2012

May Flowers

Our garden is getting fuller and fuller every day.
The bell peppers are almost bigger than the plant they are on.
Tomatoes are becoming tarantulas again.
Basil sprouted from seed and has now taken over the front corner.
A squash plant that made it through frost has taken over, though all of the squash get to about the size of a golf ball then turn yellow and wilt. Any squash experts out there?
So far the most exciting though, is this Zinnia. I had planted from seed a slew of white ones for the wedding last year. They all came back up from the seeds on their own this year, some still white, some bright fuchsia, and this one a perfect mix... The Spanish Town Zinnia.