My Vegetable Container Garden

My Vegetable Container Garden

Hello! Today I’m headed to Atlanta to go to the Haven Conference. If any of you happen to be going, I’d love to meet you. I don’t go to as many conferences any more (I’m such a homebody!) but about every other year I try to attend one, so this is the year. :)

Awhile back I had a question on what my container garden looks like. I’ve been actually meaning to put together a proper post about it for awhile, but I haven’t done it yet.

But yesterday I started to wonder, what in the world IS a proper post? I don’t mind showing you guys the undone or in between stages, and I do that as often as I can. Yet I do find that sometimes I just get an unrealistic idea in my head of what certain posts should be like before I share them. Then that high expectation keeps me from actually DOING what it is I intend to do.

Even if you don’t blog, you may relate to this crazy cycle of procrastination or perfectionism in other areas of life, too. I will put some things off because I know I want to focus on them or be able to do them better, when I have more time … later … and then it never happens.

I might have envisioned in my mind that the ideal would be to give you the full tour of my yard (when it was fully finished and weeded, of course) and feature my beautiful container gardens once they were filled with glorious veggies. I’d add descriptions for what to plant and a thorough step-by-step of how to start your own container garden. That would be a great post! Sounds a bit like what Martha would do, doesn’t it? Well, I’m clearly not Martha. :)

My Vegetable Container Garden

So this is what our container garden looked like when I first planted the pots. I originally wanted to build beautiful big planter boxes, but instead we opted for planting the tomatoes, peppers, and lettuce this year in the (food safe) in barrels we already had (from here years ago). It was so easy!

And I have to say I am so happy that we just went ahead and planted the garden because we’ve been eating delicious and healthy lettuce and kale for a few weeks now. Soon we’ll have tomatoes and peppers, too!

I took these photos on my cell phone just to text to my mom back when we first planted the pots. The photos were never intended to be shared in a blog post since the plants were so small you can’t even see them!

Yesterday I was thinking about the sweet reader who asked me about the container garden. Was she asking me to put together a Pinterest ready photo spread of my vegetables as soon as they were lush and ready for picking, or was she just curious to see the pots and hear about the garden? I don’t know what she expected, but I know I can sometimes make things more complicated than they need to be :).

So, I told myself that if I can show my mom these photos to give her an idea of what our garden was going to look like this year, I can share them with you all for the same reason.

My Vegetable Container Garden

Even though I hope to share more from our yard this summer, at least now you can visualize it before the summer is over :).

If you don’t have much room in your yard, or you tend to make a project like planting a garden more complicated than you have time for, a container garden can be a simple solution.

We bought organic plants and soil so we know what we are growing for our family is as healthy as it can be! It’s fun to “live off the land” and prepare meals from our own humble garden.

You can find similar barrel planters online here (or the ones I have) and similar vegetable cages here.

One last thing for today, I just wanted to thank you guys SO MUCH for your help in voting for our rug designs. You guys are amazing!

The competition is over Thursday and as I’m writing this, the striped rug with the cross trim IS in the top ten, but it definitely needs more votes to have any hope of staying there. The starburst rug isn’t currently in the top ten, but it is SO close that we could get there if everyone who hasn’t voted yet felt inspired to give it a quick <3 via the links below!

My Vegetable Container Garden


It’s so easy to vote, it is just a click and then heart. If you have a few friends you could ask to help vote, too, we would be ever so grateful. The top ten rugs will be produced in 2018 by Dash & Albert, so it would be a complete dream come true for us! Thank you, sweet friends!

One Rug, Three Looks

One Rug, Three Looks

Chair / Light / Pillow / Stools / Pouf / ArtMy Rug Design (vote here!)

Happy Monday, friend! Hope you had a great weekend. Is anyone traveling anywhere fun this summer? I am headed to the Haven Conference in Atlanta this week to be a blogging mentor, but other than that I think we are pretty much staying home (or at least staying in the NW). I think staycations can be pretty fun, though, especially if you explore where you live like a tourist (which we enjoy!).

So as you might know, we’re involved in a pretty cool rug design competition right now. Only the top ten rugs in the competition (top ten with the most Instagram votes by this Thursday) will be produced and sold by Annie Selke through Dash & Albert.

It’s SUCH an incredible opportunity! But in a very tight competition, obviously every vote counts. Thanks for letting me share these designs with you and for being a part of this experience with me. I am so grateful for your support in everything; please know how appreciative I am! I couldn’t ask for more awesome friends. Truly thankful for each one of you.

Today I thought it would be fun to do a little inspiration board mockup of one of our custom designs, the striped rug with the cross trim border, so you could visualize how it would look with three different types of looks!

I love a classic rug that can feel right at home in different rooms. It’s so great when you can swap rugs between rooms or want a new look and the rug still works! So, check out the three inspiration boards to see what you think.

Also, scroll to the bottom for a little laugh. We couldn’t resist doing a little Photoshop action to see how our dogs would look on these rugs, because that’s important…you know? Clearly we had too much fun with Photoshop :). Our dogs seriously make their way to the camera every time we take pictures so I’m sure they would be thrilled to have our very own rug design to pose on!

One Rug, Three Looks

Bed / Lamp / Sweet Dreams Art / Pink Pillow / Star Pillow / Nightstand / My Rug Design (vote here!)

One Rug, Three Looks

Art / Chair / Table / Flatware / Plate / Chandelier / My Rug Design (vote here!)

I normally don’t get involved any competitive design type of events because I don’t like the pressure of competing. :) But this one was too fun to pass up. How cool would it be to have a rug design produced by Dash & Albert? It would be a pretty big deal for me and my family.

One Rug, Three Looks

The competition will end later this week, but I’m really hoping to get enough votes on my rugs (only the top ten will be produced). If you are on Instagram or able to get an account (even just to give hearts on my rugs) it would mean so much to me! Thank you to those of you who have already voted.

It’s so simple to give a heart, even if you don’t want to use Instagram for anything other than to help out in this competition. Once you click each of the links to Instagram, you just double tap to make the heart turn red on EACH of my three rugs (yep, you can vote for all three!).





Now, you’ll have to scroll down for a good laugh. I’m pretty sure our dogs would have a blast being Dash & Albert rug models. :) What do you think?

One Rug, Three Looks

One Rug, Three Looks

One Rug, Three Looks
HAHAHAH! Alright. Hope you got a good Monday chuckle over these like we did. :) Even though these mockups look so silly, it really would be amazing to see this dream come true. Thanks for your support, friend!

One Rug, Three Looks

Vote for the Stripe + Cross rug HERE!

Vote for the Stars HERE!

Vote for the Floral HERE!

One Rug, Three Looks