Wednesday, May 18, 2011

I Survived!

Thank you for all of your Happy Birthday wishes and words of encouragement to get through the weekend! Good news - I survived!!! That being said, I don't think I need to do that again. : ) Having 700 people come through our house was a very bizarre feeling. We had 3 offers (and by offers I mean we were told that when we sell our house they would be buying it) to buy our house. It wasn't a bad experience by any means, just not one I think I need to do again. As some of you know, I'm not exactly known for having a green thumb. I would really really like to have one, but I just don't. It doesn't mean I don't try though. And I'm proud to say that I had a least one plant to be proud of for the Mother's Day Garden Tour.

I have discovered that I can grow artichokes.

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....and a lot of them!


{I know I waited too long to harvest some of these}

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This is actually not even half of them. In less than nine months we have grown a 6 foot artichoke plant. I'm actually borderline afraid of it. It's huge!

In other updates around here - it's been another busy week. Last Saturday Bixby & Ball hosted its' very first Pop-Up shop. And who better to pair with than the beautiful and incredibly talented Bianca of Bink & Boo! It was such a fun day and Bianca completely transformed our little patio.


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We celebrated a successful day over Sangria and Bink & Boo pocketbooks (mine's on the left!)

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On Sunday Grace, Amy and I hopped in the car and headed to the Pasadena Showcase house for the last day of tours. To say it was amazing would not be doing it justice. Pictures were not allowed but I was able to sneak a few here and there.

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This is actually the outside of the guest house, which was hands-down my favorite part of the tour. The cottage was so well done, cozy, and classic. The gardens were stunning!

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The little vignette above, was from one of the bedrooms in the guest cottage. I love the collection of old photos.

No visit to Pasadena would be complete without a little house stalking. This is Grace and Amy scoping out Pasadena housing prices.

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We only set one property alarm off. Whoops!

13 comments:

  1. i still can't believe you got 3 offers on your house that isn't even for sale. and that last pic is a trip! i love our little adventures and can't wait for more to come:) xoxo

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  2. I am very jealous of your artichoke tree! I love artichoke and so do my kids! I buy them when on sale and we all fight over them. I love their color!

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  3. You are one busy little bee. I had so much fun at the pop-up, thanks for having me!

    P.S. Will you email me the pic that your mom took of the three of us. Thanks!

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  4. Oh to have a guest house. And with a vignette like that! Gorgeous pictures of those artichokes -- you should keep gardening.

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  5. Glad you made it! I can't imagine 700 people through my house?? Anyway, loved the recap and your artichokes! Stay well!

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  6. Yay, glad the home tour went well. 700 people, yikes!

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  7. I'm jealous - I love artichokes!!

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  8. 700 people is way out of my comfort zone. I'm not surprised you got offers on your house though. It's gorgeous.

    By the way....if you leave the remaining artichokes on the plant they will bloom. They are such a beautiful brilliant blue colored flower .....you will die.

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  9. Loved meeting Bianca. I know that little Cameron will love his oh so soft Bink & Boo bib! Feel free to send some of those artichokes our way!

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  10. And every one thinks real estate is dead in California!

    Not if you have a really great house like your's right!?

    love yur artie-choke Melissa....may need to try one too.

    xo kelley

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  11. Happy belated birthday Melissa!! I am so happy the tour went well, 700 is alot of people!
    I hope you have a great weekend!

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  12. Madeline and I had hoped to make it to your shop for Bianca's Pop-up-Shop...next time!

    You girls are so cute with your house stalking jaunts! Next time I'm in Pasadena I must find the Father of the Bride house. Too fun!

    And those artichokes...I think you DO have a green thumb!

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