Garden DIY | Home Sweet Home Series

Hey there!

This is the first post in my Home Sweet Home series that will include everything from DIY’s, to inspiration, to hauls. I have a deep love for interior design, organization and crafting so this is the series for you if we share those passions.

I grew up eating fresh fruits and veggies thanks to my parents awesome gardening skills. Since I moved out when I was 17, I have always wanted a garden of my own. I’ve moved around a lot the past few years, never really felt all the way settled in to Idaho living until my boyfriend and I moved into our current house.

Last weekend was beautiful In Sun Valley, ID. The sun inspired me to do some yard work on Sunday. I ended up finding 4 huge wooden pots with plastic inserts in them. I decided to move all of them to front of my house, away from where my two pit bulls play all day. After spraying them down and arranging them, I headed to a local nursery to buy some plants.

I ended up with a bunch of different flowers, roma tomatoes, cherry tomatoes, chives, basil, rosemary, mint, and a raspberry bush.

This project was much easier and faster than I expected it to be. I am NOT an experienced gardener. In fact, I don’t have any tools currently and really have no experience growing food on my own. This project is a great place to start if you’re just learning how to garden like me!

I started by filling each of my 4 pots with Miracle Grow soil, arranging the potted plants on top of the soil to map things out.  I then dug small holes with my hands and planted them, being sure to massage the roots of each with my hands (this helps the plants roots to spread and grow strong in their new home). After planting everything, I watered each start at the base.

I am so happy with how this project turned out. It really ads to the outside appearance of our home and I can take it with me if we eventually decide to move.

Plan With Me | Erin Condren Life Planner | Vertical

This is Jaxson and I’s favorite spot in our house to sunbathe in bed on a nice afternoon. Today he decided to join me while I did my planning in the sun after a long day of yard work and gardening (look forward to a post soon on how and what I planted).

I used this cute navy and pink weekly sticker kit by PlannerEnvy to decorate.

I love seeing other people’s spreads and how they decorate/organize! Show me your planning style in the comments below!

Plan With Me | Erin Condren Life Planner | Vertical

Today I chose to plan at my desk and get a little craftier than usual. I used a mixture of leftover stickers and washi tape to create this pink and gold themed spread!

I’m looking forward to seeing one of my favorite artists (ODESZA) live this weekend! I wanted this week’s spread to highlight the fun stuff to come!

I treat my planner like a scrap book, there’s not one week in my Erin Condren that I haven’t completely filled out and decorated. I love including half boxes each day for writing down something I’m greatful for. It makes me happy looking back on a positive and beautiful summary of my week.

I usually write a couple weeks in advance with pencil planning different things out. I erase the pencil as I go. It helps me to pick the right stickers out and organize the spread, forgetting no details.
Tell me how you stay organized in the comments below!

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Plan With Me | Erin Condren Life Planner | Vertical

For this week’s planning I used a PlannerEnvy weekly sticker kit in this cute summer picnic theme!

I bought the water tracking stickers separately from PlannerEnvy. The full box quote at the top of the side bar was also purchased separately from LavenForest.

Today I decided to cozy up on the couch and plan at the coffee table with a cup of tea and my favorite candle burning. Where do you like to plan? 

Tip: Keep lotion on hand to make paper handling easier and less drying while you plan!

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