#5 Plants on the Porch + 101 in 1001 Update

#5. Plants on the porch. We did it. Last weekend Ben and I went to Lowe's and bought some herbs, and a few vegetables. We live in an apartment so small is really our only option. We were so excited though and cannot wait to see the fruits of our labor this summer. We have planted cilantro, rosemary, parsley, and basil. We also have a small tomato plant, crook necked squash, and sweet peas. We also bought two boxwood shrubs to put on either side of our front door. Ben built me some really rustic planters for the herbs...and I love them. I am so thankful for a handy husband who also knows how to operate a welder. He is my hero in the DIY world. 

We had so much fun planting all this stuff. We still have to transport the veggies to their permanent home in the flower bed but we have yet to have a few free hours to do so. I also made those cute little herb markers out of old wine corks and wooden skewers and love how adorable they look. 

I also wanted to give a little update on my 101 in 1001 list. I have loved having this list to somewhat guide my goal setting. It has been so good for me, and I have accomplished quite a good bit in a short few months. Here is what all has been checked off so far!

#4. Clean out dresser and nightstand table (March 2014)
#5. Put plants on on front porch (April 2014)
#8. Have 100 people follow my blog (April 1, 2014 on Bloglovin')
#14. Get a puppy (Piper Cox comes to our home June 2, 2014)
#18 Blog my story (March 2014, you can read this post here)
#25. Inspire someone else to do 101 in 1001 (Amy March 2014, Ruth Anne March 2014)
#26. Write a guest post (House to Home at- Lovely Does It, Stay at Home Date Nights at- The Ashcraft Bunch, Creating a Peaceful Home at- Our Yellow Door
#27. Have a guest blogger (Khala of The Birdie Bowl on The perfect happy mail package
#28. Do a giveaway (or 2) (Lavender and Linen Giveaway March 2014)
#29. Blog every day for a month (mid Feb.- mid March 2014)
#45. Start a blog linkup (Hosting a monthly "Coffee Date" starting March 2014)
#48. Buy someone a cup of coffee (Ginny tweet a coffee...bet you didn't know you could tweet coffee huh)
# 52. Learn to make cheesecake (Easter 2014)
# 62. Try different types of tea (Herbal Tea Sampler from UR Priceless Etsy shop, April 2014)
#63. Try to meet 6 Instagram or blog friends in real life (3/6 meeting the Holden girls @lydialovesmarcus @honeyholden @mrs_laurenmcmullen March 2014)
# 65. Bring plants and fresh flowers into our home (Flowers from my grandmothers and wild daffodils, March 2014)
# 72. Go to an Air Show (Columbus Air Show, March 2014)
# 83. Get a new computer (April 2014)
# 91. Support someone else in ministry financially (March/April 2014)

So far so good! I am eager to continue this quest in goal setting so that I can constantly check my heart. I want to be living a life focused on what matters.