Things I Love Thursday | Garden Whimsy

The garden is an enchanted place.

It is a place of countless generations, plants that have been around seemingly for all of time, and new ones planting their roots and sprouting new life every season.

Rock Concert source unknown

Rock Concert source unknown

Now that spring has officially sprung (kind of, it’s still 15 degrees here in Chicago and it dusted snow yesterday), it is high time to get back to the garden. In spirit anyway, there are still a couple more months before we should really be putting anything in the ground around these parts.

Although we don’t have a garden of our own this year, we are still working on my parents’ Retirement Garden. My mother adores garden whimsy and decor, so today I thought I would put together a roundup of some of my favorites!

Fork & Cork Plant Markers via Artsy VaVa

Fork & Cork Plant Markers via Artsy VaVa

We have always had trouble finding the small markers we have used in the past for plants. These are so cute, cheap and easy, and it looks like we’ll actually be able to find them!

Fairy Home via Greenspirit Arts

Fairy Home via Greenspirit Arts

I have had my eye on this little fairy home forever. There is a tree out back that is literally begging for one of these.

Primitive Tipsy Pot Planters via The Pink Hammer

Primitive Tipsy Pot Planters via The Pink Hammer

I just love fun planter solutions.

Owl Painted Stones via My Owl Barn

Owl Painted Stones via My Owl Barn

So precious. I can totally make some of these. Look, Andrea, owls and foxes and bears oh my!

Fantasy Garden Signpost source unknown

Fantasy Garden Signpost source unknown

This is more a nod to our and Baby Bear’s geekiness than my parents, but come on, this is the coolest thing ever.

Leaf Stepping Stones via Lowe's

Leaf Stepping Stones via Lowe’s

Such a cool DIY! The current round stepping stones in the garden are what Baby Bear refers to as the “magic stones” – these are even more magical!

Fairy Container Garden via Studio G

Fairy Container Garden via Studio G

You all know I have a thing for fairies, right?

Miniature Fairy Garden via Liquid Sky Arts

Miniature Fairy Garden via Liquid Sky Arts

Moar fairies!

Hanging Rain Boot Planters via Green Upgrader

Hanging Rain Boot Planters via Green Upgrader

I have had my eye on this wellie container gardening idea just about forever.

Zombie Garden Gnomes source unknown

Zombie Garden Gnomes source unknown

And this one is just for me. Braaaaaaiiinnnsssss…… If you dig into the archives around here, you will find I also have an obsession with evil gnomes.

Do you have any pieces of garden whimsy that you just adore? Share in the comments below!

Things I Love Thursday | Green Things

These random 40-degree days and heavy storms have gotten a rumbling going.

It’s almost I feel like the roots stirring underground, and the seeds quaking with waking seedling tendrils inside.

I can’t wait for spring. I’m going to run around the newly budding forests and take as many pictures as my wee camera will hold.

Terrarium Magnets DIY via Happiness Is

Terrarium Magnets DIY via Happiness Is

Until spring officially springs, though, let’s dream of green things.

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Things I Love Thursday | Nature Jewelry

I like jewelry, but I only wear two kinds – either nature or animal themed.

For my engagement session this past summer and wedding as well, I was all about the nature jewelry, and I have rounded up quite a favorites list on Etsy. So let’s get back to nature!

Cedar Earrings via esdesigns on Etsy

Cedar Earrings via esdesigns on Etsy

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Things I Love Thursday | Baby Fever

I got a FEVER! And the only prescription…is little squish.

Yep, I have the baby fever. I am that creep making kissy faces at your bebeh in public places, making little squeals of glee when it smiles back at me.

Things I Love Thursday - Baby Fever

Papa Bear and I have been working on the whole baby thing for a couple of months, but I just recently got insurance (yay!), and headed off to the doc for some blood work. Unfortunately, I’m a little short on certain antibodies, so I need to get a couple of vaccinations, which mean we’re going to have to wait three months before we get back to it.

Boo for that. But at the same time, for every month I’m not pregnant, it’s another month closer to Papa Bear being done with school and us being back to two incomes. That’s not the worst thing in the world. And hey, we were planning on taking next month off anyway, because I have married two Christmas babies, and if I can avoid another poor kid hearing the “Christmas and birthday present” line, that’s just fine with me.

But still, I am absolutely gooshing out over all things kid and baby lately. With that in mind, let’s get to this week’s Things I Love Thursday!

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Things I Love Thursday | Geekery

I have a confession. I am a geek. Or possibly a nerd.

What’s the difference? According to the dictionary, not much.

Geek: A person with an eccentric devotion to a particular interest

Nerd: An intelligent, single-minded expert in a particular technical discipline or profession

Exhibition via Bent Objects

Exhibition via Bent Objects

If you ask me (and I know you didn’t, but here you are on my blog, so I’m going to give it to you), you can differentiate the two by fandom. Nerds are sci-fi, geeks are fantasy. Although I would fall more heavily into the geek category, I am also quite a nerd.

For today’s Things I Love Thursday, we celebrate all things geeky and nerdy. Come along with me, socially awkward friends. This one is going to be fun.

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