A few weeks ago, Jonah and I ripped up a big bed in our back yard, went to our local farm and garden store, and planted our garden. We planted sugar snap peas, carrots, broccoli, beets, kale, strawberries, sage, chives, and thyme (all this in addition to the arugula, radicchio, fava beans, and garlic that Jonah planted back in the fall). It was really fun to get dirty and plant all these things that, someday, we’ll harvest and make into delicious food. Isn’t that exciting?
Anyway, I’m sharing this with you because we also made these little markers for our garden that I wanted to show you. I know it’s not food or a restaurant, but it is related. There are plenty of cute markers you can buy, but these are so nice and homemade and you can put your own personal touches on them. All you need are some rocks (washed and dried), some acrylic paints, brushes, and then, when you’re done, a waterproof shellac kind of spray so that, if you live in a place like Portland, the paint won’t get demolished in the rain. You can pick this up at any craft shop (think Michael’s or JoAnn Fabrics). Plus, you get to feel like you did an art project that was actually useful and cute.
(P.S. – the link above where it says “plenty of cute markers you can buy” is a link to an article on a blog that I really love called Design*Sponge. They have great recipes and hosting ideas too, be sure to check the whole site out!)