Fruits, Veggies, Roses – It’s That Time + HM #188

Welcome to the Home Matters Linky Party #187! Fruits, Veggies, Roses – it’s That Time! Summertime is the perfect time for all of the above! No matter where your focus falls, we’ve got something for you today! #Fruit #Veggies #Roses #HomeMattersParty

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Fruits, Veggies, Roses – It’s That Time + HM #188

I’ve always been a fan of container gardening. Even now that we have lots of space, I STILL love growing things in various pots and planters! So, if you’re limited on space, or if you just like being surrounded by neat containers like I do, check out what I’ve put together for ya!

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How to Grow Fruit Trees in Containers from Joy @ Bless My Weeds

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The 12 Best Vegetables to Grow in Containers from David @ David Domoney

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Growing Roses in Containers from Ellen @ Thrifty Fun

Fresh Vegetable Salad from Julie @ Bread Booze Bacon

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Fresh Fruit Salad from Lauren @ Tastes Better from Scratch

Oh yeah, and I threw in a couple recipes for you to use with your fresh fruits and veggies! Hope you enjoy! You can also check out ideas from the other Home Matters gals below…

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Don’t Forget About the Roses

As you’ve heard me mention of late, we recently purchased a new home. One of the reasons why we love this house is that it’s great for entertaining! Wide open spaces, lots of natural light, great places to set up a hearty buffet, and plenty of room for our friends and family! We’ve had two gatherings here so far in the two-and-a-half months that we’ve lived here…and I’m about to have another one this coming weekend. Still loving how the house works so seamlessly for entertaining!

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Besides the space, light and room, I, like you, have my own favorite elements to add to any gathering I host. 

  1. Fresh towels in the guest bathroom. You know…the GOOD towels that people are afraid to use?! I LOVE having my bathroom stocked with those! it’s like bringing out the good china!
  2. A good variety of foods in the kitchen. I normally want something sweet, something healthy, something crunchy, something salty…you get the idea. As long as anyone who comes in my home has SOMETHING to eat, I’m good.
  3. A wonderful smell throughout the home. Sometimes that comes from whatever I’ve had baking in the kitchen. Sometimes from diffusing essential oils or burning candles. And sometimes…from fresh flowers!

In fact, fresh flowers will add to almost any gathering, wouldn’t you agree? I love my local grocery store, because they have a small “florist” section, and I can always pick up what I might need for any gathering. Or even grab a nice assortment of blooms if I feel like fresh flowers on the table for dinner!

But, you know what? I’ve gotten SO used to ordering just about anything online and having it shipped to the house. I mean, come on – anytime I have to go somewhere, I have to prep 2 one-year-olds and their diaper bag to go with me. Once I arrive wherever I’m going, I either have to get them all situated in their stroller or in a shopping cart…and if it’s a shopping cart, is there a double shopping cart? Do I have wipes to clean it off with? Do I have the shopping cart covers with me? It’s always an event for us to go anywhere!

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