May 24, 2012

In the garden and made in the USA

Happy Thursday! I'm so excited because it's my Friday today! We have the day off tomorrow at my office (bonus!), so I can't wait to start the long weekend. Heading back to Pure Michigan to spend the weekend with family and get in some nice beach time.

I finally got all my flowers planted this past weekend. Feels good to have that all done and I'm really happy with how everything turned out. One of the best parts of Spring/Summer is getting to pick out gorgeous flowers and plan out my patio! I'll be back with a full tour of the patio and front planters later, but here's a little sneak peek (because I know you guys are on the edge of your seats waiting, ha)

And for the Made in America bit, I had been wanting some garden clogs that I could leave on my deck and just slip on when I go out in the backyard. Look what I found at Target! I always love finding Made in America goods unexpectedly at regular stores, these were only $9.99 and so far I'm loving them. You can find them in the garden section at Target or by going to the Sloggers website. 

Hope everyone has a great Holiday weekend! Sounds like it's going to be a steamy one in Chicago and Michigan, bring it on!

Linking up to fellow Chicago Blogger, It All Started with Paint today! She has a great Outdoor party going on, lots of patio and gardening ideas and inspiration.


  1. Nice plant life..and I love the sloggers. I need some for my lawn care on wet days. Thanks for joining me! Happy blogging.

  2. Kristen,

    I too live and blog in Chicago. I've added you to my sidebar where I've been 'collecting' area bloggers ...

    Love the plant life and especially the Sloggers. I may need to get a pair for my garden too.

    Stay cool,



    1. ... so happy you shared at our Great Outdoors link party!



  3. Beautiful photos. I don't know why I can't remember the name of that first plant, but I always have at least one on my porch. It wasn't until I saw your post that I realized that I hadn't bought one yet this year.

  4. Those sloggers look awesome, I had a great pair of gardening shoes my mom found for me at LLBean, so handy to be able to just hose them off. :) Thank you so much for sharing at our party!


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