Hello and Happy Monday – didn’t the weekend fly by! It was a fun one though, but in a very low-key sense. I enjoyed lots of family time on Saturday and indulged in a lovely afternoon tea with my mom and sister. Then on Sunday, Chris and I had a day at the beach, followed by – and I feel so grown-up saying this – an afternoon of something I’ve been planning for a while… I finally planted a lovely little garden. Our neighbors have these fabulous looking herb pots and vegetables growing (before they moved in, I was actually quite proud that my garden was nicer – but they’ve really showed me up!).

So I am now the proud owner of a beautiful little garden full of bright flowers, a lemon tree, a chili bush, a tomato plant, plus some mint and basil (which smell sensational). The real test will be if I’m still telling you everything is ‘lovely’ in a month, I’ve been known to kill plants with kindness (aka, drowning). Do you have a green thumb? Any tips would be appreciated, or some recipe ideas on what I can do with my harvest (yes, I said ‘harvest’, I do feel like I’m running an urban farm).

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Planting my garden also reminded me of the saying, “Grow where you are planted”. I’ve been thinking of this lately as life changes and new things come on the horizon. It’s always important to make the most of where you are, be thankful for what you have and relish the opportunities that come your way. So this week, I encourage us to all try to bloom a little, wherever and however that may be.

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