A Planting Fool

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Now that I have proven I can actually grow something other than weeds in my yard I am obsessed with growing everything.  I want to quadruple the size of my 4×8 garden!  Ok, ok.  I know that isn’t realistic because our yard isn’t all that big and we have a lot of other plans for the yard as well.  Remember the play set recommendations we are looking for (here)?

This weekend Jim built this super awesome planter for me.

The idea behind it was for me to grow some herbs, but I couldn’t help myself.  I bought some strawberry plants instead!  So now Jim needs to build another planter.  This time for another tomato plant.  And then finally another one for the herb garden.  Eventually I will get the herb garden growing, but it’s not nearly as much fun as fruits and veggies!

So after much debate between strawberries or tomatoes I went with strawberries and decided Jim will just have to build another one for the tomatoes.

And if you want a planter like this one (or a custom size), please feel free to email me to jean (at) myhellodesigns (dot) com for pricing.  This planter is so awesome he is willing to make them for you as well.  Or at least I think he is.  I haven’t told him that I’m selling his wood working abilities yet.  But… I think it’s a great planter and I would hate for you to not have one.  Plus it’s several hours in the garage alone (no kids) with power tools.  What guy wouldn’t agree to this plan?!

As for the play set?  Well, we have narrowed down our selection to either CedarWorks or PlayNation.  The set we have a close eye on is this one at CedarWorks.  It’s a compact set that offers all of the components we are looking for (climbing wall, wave slide, swings and tower) for a reasonable price.  No decisions have been made quite yet, but after the hours and days of research over every single brand out there, I am ready to make a decision and start enjoying it.

If only we had an endless bank account then decisions would be so much easier to make….

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  1. I love that you’re selling Jim’s services, Jean! 🙂 It IS a fabulous planter, though!

  2. Fabulous planter! It’s gorgeous!!

  3. Kristi {at} Live and Love...Out Loud says:

    Wow! That planter us awesome. Unfortunately, my husband isn’t very handy when it comes to building things. But your husband, well he’s obviously inherited the handy guy gene. 🙂
    Found you through Mama Kat’s Blog Frog community. I’d love for you to stop by my place when you get chance. See you soon!

    Kristi, Live and Love…Out Loud

  4. Wow , it nice. 🙂

    have a great day.


  5. How wonderful! A good husband is a definite gift from God!

  6. This is very impressive. Wanna drop by and do some for me? lol. My husband wants to do a small garden in planter boxes too. Not holding my breath.

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