And it stayed looking like this for 4 months. Andy and I eat out here all. the. time. I’d say at least 4 nights a week. Recently (Earth day weekend) I bought a bag of dirt, a pack of seeds, and gave the balcony a 15 minute makeover. It’s one of those “why did I not do this sooner!” kind of projects. It cost $6, a trip to Home Depot, and 15 minutes of planting! We brought some of our plants from the Austin balcony, but we gave most of the away. We even gave away Earl’s house… sad day. Oh Earl, I hope you’re doing well (and not digging up plants) in Austin with your new landlord. This is Nutsy in Earl’s house. Annie is taking good care of him.
We use cilantro a lot. We have a fish taco recipe, salsa, and veggie burgers that all include cilantro. I moved a few things around and voila, so. much. better. That tiny beige pot is filled with snail shells that Andy and I found on a river bed in Houston and I’ve been dragging them around with us.
We keep this door open all the time, so it’s nice to have a pretty view…
And if the door is shut, you still see lots of plants.
Did I mention I love the tile balcony thing. In Austin, we had wood, and by wood… I mean rotting wood. The tile makes clean up easy peasy. A bucket a water cleans this right up.
- Make/ buy cushions for the chairs.
- Deal with the pot mess in the corner that I hid from y’all in the pictures above 🙂 This one is going to be hard because it means I will have to clean out the tornado closet. Avalanches are no fun.