Stuff is Growing

Between baby and business I don’t have a lot of time to spend in the garden—zero time to be precise. I pretty much just glance over at it while I stuff the mailbox with outgoing packages each morning. It amazes me that everything is still growing and blooming without my supervision! Granted there are a TON of weeds in the mix too, but I’ll take that as a sign that my soil is nice and rich.

Here’s some Argentina Skies Salvia. I forget what the bottom plant is called, but I love it’s lacy bluish green leaves to add texture to the garden.

flower garden

Daniel added four new beautiful knockout roses to the garden for me on Mother’s Day! Where did all those weeds come from?!

flower garden

If you’re a garden newbie you should get some knockout roses. They don’t have a scent, but they keep blooming no matter how much you ignore them. Look at all these buds about to pop out! I didn’t even deadhead them after the last batch of blooms (sorry, Mom).

flower garden

Hydrangeas are awesome because you get a million tiny flowers for every one bloom. This one is a Lemon Zest Hydrangea.

flower garden

Here’s my Annabelle Hydrangea. The bush is up to my shoulders—and I’m 5′ 10″!

flower garden

More commentary over on Snapchat (witandwhistle). I’m sorta getting used to the sound of my voice on video. Sorta.

What’s happening in your garden these days?

Gratuitous Kitten Photos

A feral cat my sister befriended had a litter of kittens on her back deck! Eeee! Today I went over to play with them before they join their adoptive families next week. Naturally I brought my camera, because I can’t properly enjoy cute animals unless I can photograph them. Obviously.

I thought you might like to see a few snaps! Scroll down slowly and spread your kitten photo viewing out over a few minutes to avoid death by cuteness overload.

kitten

kitten

kitten

kitten

Pin Decisions

Holy cow! After less than a month I’m nearly sold out of my uterus pins. Thank you to everyone who ordered! Now I’m creating a whole line of enamel pins. Here’s a little sketchbook process…

wit & whistle enamel pins

wit & whistle enamel pins

Some of these concecepts haven’t made it to their final forms yet, but a bunch have! I’m trying to decide which 4 or 5 of the pin designs below to add to the shop first. Which are your favorites? I want them all!

wit & whistle enamel pins

1. stag beetle “love bug” pin
2. green thumb pin
3. draw something pencil pin
4. smarty pants pin
5. egg & sperm pin
6. Pilea peperomioides pin (my favorite houseplant)
7. tea lover pin
8. crazy plant lady pin
9. heart eyes turd & fly pin set

Mabel Makeover

Puppy post! Until today I had never had Mabel professionally groomed. I always just did my best with her incredibly thick fur and had plenty of fun along the way. Sometimes I totally butchered it and made her look ridiculous, but whatever. I was saving money, and we both enjoyed the time spent together on puppy spa days. Sadly, with the baby taking up all my time, Mabel had turned into a complete mess over the past 5 months. She looked like one of those “before” shots you see of abandoned dogs. See? (cue sad violin music)

schnoodle makeover

I finally gave in and had a mobile groomer come to the house to work her magic. I am totally smitten with Mabel’s new look! Eeee! (Not pictured—her huge fluffy pom pom tail awww.) Somehow she smells minty too, which is pretty great. Here’s hoping that lasts, hah.

schnoodle makeover

(For the record Oliver’s fur is thinner and easier to maintain, so I’ve been able to keep up with his grooming myself. Also he hates strangers, and I’m quite sure he would eat the groomer’s face off.)

A-Frame in the Woods

Oh my gosh, check out my new Little Truths Studio print!

little truths studio print

It is so so perfect, because here is my A-frame house…

a-frame house

Here are my 3 chickens (except they’re way bigger now)…

backyard chickens

And here are my woods…

little truths studio print

A long while ago I was trying to decide what color to paint my front door. I couldn’t commit so I left it brown. Clearly the print is telling me yellow is meant to be! Don’t you think?