Spring is here...and I need to get on it

I know Jazz Fest is here when my bosses hand me a long weekend two weekends in a row. One day is awesome to catch up on laundry, dishes, and vacuuming...but two days, and I'm stir crazy.

Enter in gardening and Spring cleaning!

Urban Roots Garden Center at 2375 Tchoupitoulas St.

Headed over to our local nursery, Urban Roots on Tchoup, to pick up some colorful begonias and finally get to meet their adorable pot-belly pigs!

Tried so hard to get a cute photo with these piglets and only managed to get ass shots LOL

After saying hello to BLT and Porkchop (yes, I named them), I went to work on finding some easy to manage and colorful flowers for our hanging baskets. I didn't get his name, but received great suggestions from the guy working there. They know their stuff and didn't make me feel overwhelmed with the huge selection they have.

Of course I had to pick up a random because the color on this plant is just STUNNING!

Headed home with my loot of essentials, along with a little bit of lagniappe, and got to work. Not 15 minutes later and the front of the house has so much color. Just a little bit of coral and white to add a little pop against our blue doors. I just can't wait until the begonias really start to grow and fill in the box planter. 

Not bad for a noob gardener!
Of course while I'm admiring my little garden, I can't help but stare at my disgusting front doors. Since we have moved into our home, I have stared and then ignored the dirt on our doors. I honestly was more prepared to repaint them then to just clean them. But since I was already kind of dirty with potting soil and jamming to Leon Bridges on GooglePlay...I figured why not?
Grabbed a bucket with some hot water and dish liquid...and got to work. 

These photos don't really do justice in showing the grime, but am so glad I decided to take the time to wash the doors down and get them to sparkle a little.
So now here I am, feeling accomplished, sweating and a little stinky...and can't wait to see what my husband, Colby, is going to cook for dinner...cause this mama's pooped!

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