Random Thoughts

Five Things Friday

Happy chicken

The five little things that made my week…

1. Kimora loves springtime! Lots of grubs and tasty little buggers to scratch and peck at.

Fragrant jasmine

2. The garden is full of intoxicating fragrance right now. This jasmine grows right outside our bedroom and with these balmy nights, we can’t wait to start sleeping with the windows open again.

Orange blossoms

3. Speaking of fragrance… it’s so heavenly to stand under the canopy of our orange tree this time of year with all the orange blossoms budding.

New season of seed starting

4. Seed-starting season is serious stuff in this house. I just pulled out my stash of 300-plus seed packets and so begins the process of reorganizing them, checking their dates, and testing the germination on a few.

Silky soft swaddle

5. Five loads of baby laundry later, I’ve folded what feels like hundreds of little outfits, bibs, burp cloths, and blankets. (I think Sprout has a bigger wardrobe than her dad at this point!) One of my favorites is this silky soft swaddle… so brilliant for a baby girl named Gemma.

Linda Ly About Author

I'm a plant lover, passionate road-tripper, and cookbook author whose expert advice and bestselling books have been featured in TIME, Outside, HGTV, and Food & Wine. The No-Waste Vegetable Cookbook is my latest book. Garden Betty is where I write about modern homesteading, farm-to-table cooking, and outdoor adventuring — all that encompass a life well-lived outdoors. After all, the secret to a good life is... Read more »