My house is filled with junk. A lot of it.
I am trying to go through my entire house and get rid of anything I don’t love. My house is way to small to have all this stuff in it that I don’t love.
So this week I tackled Sam’s dresser. We bought it right after we moved to Raleigh. It’s totally not me. At the time we were brand new to the area didn’t know where to go shopping, needed something immediately and it fit the space perfectly. Sometimes you just don’t have months to scour antique markets for that perfect piece.
My husband, like my children, is not the tidiest person in the world.
So I’m not entirely sure why I agreed to help him give his work office a little makeover. I’m sure by now his beautiful new chevron rug is covered in stacks of papers and his new wooden desk has 2 dozen half empty coffee mugs.
I told you he was messy. I didn’t even have to mess up the room to make the before and after pictures more dramatic. He had actually cleaned it before I came to take the pictures!
The desk, bookcase, lamp and rug came from World Market. Everything was on sale, and I had a 15% off coupon (of course), so it was all very reasonable.
I painted his existing white board black (it was a cheap looking laminate).
And added “Go Pack” above (he’s a NC State fan). I really wanted to find some giant vintage letters like these below.
I’m certainly no gardener. I love to dream about one day living in a home with a big beautiful mature garden full of hydrangea’s and climbing vines. But for now I have a backyard full of hard packed clay and crab grass. But I’m trying. I’m a tight budget so almost all the plants in my garden have been grown from seed. And after 3 years it’s starting to pay off. I actually have a little garden. Nothing to brag about on Pinterest but enough to keep me busy in the summer.
I have to start by saying that I have no idea if this little potato growing experiment is going to work. But if you want to try it with me than we can compare our crops at the end of the summer. Make it a little competition.
But if it doesn’t work please don’t blame me if we all end up with a bag full of mud and rotten potatoes.
I’m sure that won’t happen.
This past weekend was the perfect gardening kind of weekend. I picked up some herbs, tomato, pepper & bean plants at Lowes. But bypassed the seed potatoes. I seem to be able to grow potatoes from my compost potato peels, so I’m sure I can grow them from some old sprouted potatoes in my pantry.
I can’t be the only one who always seems to have a handful of rotten potatoes in her kitchen? I went home and pulled one bag out of the potato bin and the fermented potato juice dripped all over me. So gross. I really need to clean that bin more. But then I wouldn’t have any potatoes to grow.
Now that I had the rotten potatoes under control I needed a container to grow them in. I had pinned the plastic laundry bag trick on Pinterest. But after a trip to the dollar store I couldn’t find one of those laundry bins.
So I looked into Potato Grow Bags like this one from Gardner’s Supply. Umm $20 a bag, no thanks. But guess what? The $20 Potato Grow Bags are made out of the same material as those fabric reusable grocery bags that we all have. See where I’m going with this?
Potato Bag Gardner’s Supply
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