Long Weekend Lovin'

Welcome to Sunday, good reader! Hope you are all reading this on Monday evening after an extremely satisfying 3-day weekend! I myself plan to be enjoying a delightful hike to Teneriffe Falls

This week, I thought I'd share a few pics of how my garden is coming along! I'm so happy with everything (with the exception of the Sunflowers...don't even get me started), and can't wait to eat more of the veggies!

 The lettuces have gone INSANE. It's about time to thin the carrots and the beans & peas are starting to really climb. 

The lettuces have gone INSANE. It's about time to thin the carrots and the beans & peas are starting to really climb. 

 Little squashes and cucs coming up and the tomatoes are starting to bloom!

Little squashes and cucs coming up and the tomatoes are starting to bloom!

 Smorgasbord of deliciousness

Smorgasbord of deliciousness

 This year's seasonal flower pots! With some mint and rosemary thrown in for good measure.

This year's seasonal flower pots! With some mint and rosemary thrown in for good measure.

Check out my previous post for tips and tricks for planting: Landscaping on a Budget pt3. And now, let's get down to the fun part...

Gems of the Internet

Ireland votes! And becomes the first country to approve marriage equality by popular vote!

Emma Sulkowicz has carried her mattress to class at Columbia every day and now to her graduation. An inspiring piece of performance art.

Fabulous photos posted to Facebook by Design Father by French photographer Julien Knez, showing Paris in the 1940s against a backdrop of how the same places look today.

UK-based artist Marija Tiurina brought some wonderfully untranslatable words to life through her illustrations.

My old classmate Jay has provided you this easy chart to determine your 2016 presidential candidate. You should probably also follow his blog, he's smart AND funny. 

This week was brilliant 19th-Century artist Mary Cassatt's birthday! Here's one of my favorites:

 Learn even more about Mary Cassatt's life and work on the  Artsy  page devoted to her

Learn even more about Mary Cassatt's life and work on the Artsy page devoted to her


How is your garden looking these days? Show off all your hard work with #bettybetatester! Stay tuned to the blog and my social media for a great (and cathartic) new series on de-cluttering and organizing... I can barely wait to show off all the space I've made so far! xo