A Spring Garden and Sunday Morning Coffee

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It’s warming up and I am really focusing on my Spring garden. With all of the rain this year, lots of my plants are already blooming!

I have four raised beds that I replant every year. My focus is always on heirloom tomatoes. But I also plant lots of herbs, and vegetables, and cut flowers in my spring garden.

Herbs and flowers in the raised garden beds.
Season 3 Volume 18

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About Me

Herbs and flowers in the raised garden beds.

I have already started to plan my Spring garden. On Friday I shared how I make my tomato cages here. Tomorrow I am sharing everything you need to know to grow tomatoes in your garden.

Be sure to check out my blog tomorrow to learn everything you need to know to grow tomatoes.

Homemade Marinara Sauce

I thought it might be fun if I shared my recipe to make the Best Ever Marinara Sauce. Once you grow your own tomatoes you can make the best sauce ever! I love having jars of my homemade marinara sauce in the pantry.

There is something so spectacularly amazing about the taste of a fresh tomato picked straight from the vine. Making sauce with fresh-picked tomatoes makes the sauce, that much better. Once you have this, you will want to make enough sauce for the entire year! Of course, you can use the beloved canned San Marzano tomatoes for the sauce also.

In case you haven’t checked the expiration date on your spices lately, take a peek. You may be surprised by how old some of them are!

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My Latest Project

My Latest Project

We are filming another commercial tomorrow!

If you haven’t already heard, we have done a lot of filming at our home in the last twenty years.

We have filmed a lot of commercials, TV shows, and movies here. We are filming the commercial tomorrow but today they will be here getting the house set for the commercial. Technically it is called a “prep day” but this is when they change everything around in our house to get the they need for the commercial.

Be sure to follow my stories today and tomorrow and I will share how the process works behind the scenes.

Ben Affleck filming in our bedroom!

If you are interested in filming at your home, be sure to read the blog posts I have written about filming. Many of you have followed my advice and have since filmed commercials and movies at your homes. Way to go!

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My Biggest Challenge This Week

Graham, Andrew, and Charlotte
Graham, Andrew, and Charlotte

I have a lot of traveling happening in the next few weeks and it’s pretty stressful.

I use to travel a ton and I have lifetime priority status with American because I have flown over 1,000,000 miles! The good news is that I get better seats and upgrades. The bad news is I spent a lot of time on airplanes.

This past week I was in Sacramento presenting at the Iron Orchid Design Conference. If you aren’t familiar with IOD, I use their products in a lot of my DIYs.

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I am also going to New York next week for an Amazon Conference, and to Atlanta for a wedding two weeks after that. Add in trips to see my grandson (I did see him after my trip to Sacramento and took the photo above)) and all the time at the beach house and it makes me exhausted just to think about it.

It’s a challenge but I will make it work. At the least, I promise to share a lot about my travels!

Kitchen with light walnut cabinets, an antique door with ironwork in the panels and a large brass dome light fixture which hangs over a kitchen osland. In the foreground is a dark wood table with cream upholstery and brass structure. The room is very calm and peaceful

I recently discovered a blog post from Becki Owens sharing her 10 Favorite Dream Homes. You will be so inspired by these gorgeous spaces!

A graphic on cream background with terra cotta colored text that reads: Then, Now, Always, The Mother's Day Collection, Shop Gifts

If you can’t get to Waco to visit the Silos, you can still shop for amazing Mother’s Day gifts online at Magnolia Market. They have curated a beautiful collection just for Mother’s Day.

photo of four handmade lunch/snack bags on marble background. Colors are all pastel. There are two peaches, a sandwich and goldfish crackers also visible.

A Beautiful Mess is a really fun blog to follow. Mandi has such creative ideas and I loved the idea of these reusable sandwich and snack bags. How cute and earth-friendly are they?!

Interior designer Jean Stoffer sitting on a stool in front of her new rug collection with Loloi rugs

Two of my favorites have come together to create a beautiful collection. Jean Stoffer, interior designer and host of The Established Home created a collection with my favorite rug company, Loloi.

Two fish tacos packed with mango, fish, avocado, cilantro and tomatoes. Fresh squeezed limes are nearby

Friday is Cinco de Mayo which in California is celebrated, especially when it falls on a Friday! Half Baked Harvest shared 20 Cinco de Mayo recipes. Definitely check these out whether you are celebrating or not!

Another busy week at My 100 Year Old Home! We kicked off the week with a fun and easy DIY, with wedding season looming, I shared rehearsal dinner decorations and ideas, then shared one of my favorite posts on how to build tomato cages. I participated in a Blog Hop where we shared Mother’s Day Brunch Buffet recipes and I also shared all of the amazing lighting I chose for the beach house.

Flagstone patio with cafe table and chair. Background is a raised bed edged in rocks and filled with perennial plants, some green, some blooming

Now that the sun has peeked out and the promise of spring is here, I am itching to get out into my garden. Martha shared this article on 11 Raised Flower Bed Ideas That Will Add Dimension to Your Garden that shared some very intriguing ideas!

We have such a fun week planned and I am sharing how to build raised vegetable beds, grow tomatoes, redo your kitchen, add shades to your windows, and add new flooring in the beach house.

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Herbs and flowers in the raised garden beds.

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