Friday Free-For-All – 06/07/19

Friday Free-For-All

I cut off about five inches of hair this week. You may have already seen this on Insta, but just in case you missed it, VOILA! I always love having long hair, but with summer coming and a baby who loves to grab/eat/tangle said hair, it was time for a good chop. It feels so much healthier and lighter, and I’m very happy with it.


Possible unpopular opinion: I really dislike when people post novel-length captions for their photos on Instagram. For me, Insta is about photos, not words. I don’t want to spend a ton of time reading a full-length race recap or your entire running history when I’m just trying to scroll through and get caught up. In my opinion, that kind of thing belongs in a blog post or FB post, not underneath your Insta photo.

We finally took steps toward having a vegetable garden this year. We originally had big plans to have a fairly large garden, but that kind of went by the wayside. This weekend we just went to the hardware store and grabbed some seeds. I started a few things inside, and this weekend we’re just gonna drop some seeds in the ground and see what happens. Even if we just get a few veggies, it will have been a learning experience and possibly be a net zero cost situation. Eventually we do hope to have a “homestead” situation with a large veggie garden, fruit trees and bushes, and chickens for eggs, but that stuff costs money to get started, and we don’t have any right now!

Our lilac is going crazy, and it’s making me so happy! This lilac was hugely overgrown when we moved into the house, and didn’t flower much last year. This spring I aggressively pruned it, and that seems to have done the trick! I got this white bud vase for a whole dollar at Goodwill, and it’s perfect for showing off the beautiful purple blooms.


What’s your favorite flower? Mine is actually the Gerber daisy, but Lilac is a close second.

8 thoughts on “Friday Free-For-All – 06/07/19

  1. veryrach says:

    My favorite flower is the hydrangea. I love them because of the colors of the flowers. The color can change depending on the acidity of the soil, so sometimes if you have really strange soil they will almost be tie-dyed some beautiful shades of pink, purple, and blue. I do love all flowers though. I love the smell of lilac! So relaxing.

  2. Britt Drehobl says:

    I second hydrangeas. I used blue and white ones for my wedding but love all their color variations. I have a few planted in my backyard love how and, like lilacs, you get so many small clusters of color on one stem!

  3. txa1265 says:

    Love the haircut as well – and I definitely think it makes sense with all you have going on (and it certainly isn’t ‘short’ ๐Ÿ™‚ ).

    I agree with you on the Instagram thing – I DO enjoy reading some context, and myself put in a paragraph with an image. But having four paragraphs of text, PLUS 75 different hashtags … or really, anything more than 4-5 hashtags … yeah, not a fan.

    We used to have a few nice rose bushes, but the neighbor’s pool burst a few years ago and chemical leakage messed with our grass – and slowly has also made the flowers on the roses look weird. Oh well ๐Ÿ™‚

    • Rae says:

      Oh wow, the pool bursting must have been wild! Iโ€™m sorry to hear it messed with your lawn and roses. That would have made me very sad. We are lucky not to have super close neighbors, so we donโ€™t have to deal with anything like that!

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