Spring Vision

Y’all I love Spring! I feel like I say that about every season, and while I do love Fall and Winter, I do NOT love Summer, so I appreciate Spring, though it’s usually fleeting. I love planting flowers, and Spring showers. Not to mention just about my favorite holiday, Easter, is always in the Spring. And I just love the way Spring makes me feel (not counting the dad-gum allergies, that feeling I do not appreciate.) Maybe it’s because my precious baby boy was born in Spring, or because I married my Love in the Spring, whatever it is, it makes me feel warm.

Here’s a mood/vision/ inspiration board/post. ☺️ Hope you enjoy!

Hope it’s starting to green up to Spring wherever you are! What are your favorite parts of Spring? What do you find inspiring this time of year?


The Month of Peaches

August. My birth month. Also the month that so many kids dread, because it means school is starting. Growing up, it seemed like school always started on my birthday. Now as an adult, August doesn’t seem so bad. My favorite part–it means FALL IS COMING! I love fall. So while I’ll try to keep this inspiration board in summertime vibe, it’s hard to not let some Fall creep in. 😉 It also means–Peaches! Peach everything in August! As always, I hope you enjoy!

“August feels like a hinge in the year. Swing backwards and summer is there, swing forward and fall is waiting. I’m in the swing forward camp. I’m never sorry to see the summer end, although I’ll miss the peaches. I’m ready for sweaters and socks and new suede shoes.”

Stephanie Madewell

I’ve gotten pretty slack on my monthly mood/inspiration boards. Is it something y’all still enjoy? Would you rather see me do a different type of monthly post? I’d love to hear your thoughts, message me below or shoot me an e-mail, I’m always open to suggestions! aspottedheart@gmail.com

My Little Garden

I’ve shared on here before how much I love gardening. This past weekend One Cute Cowboy started in on one of my front flower beds. It was filled with deep-rooted grass that had completely taken over the bed. I really wish I had a picture of the before, to give you the full affect, because it was pretty bad. But he worked on it several days last week, getting it all dug up. 

These pictures don’t do it justice to see just how deep he ended up digging. It looked so strange. Then he took the front-end loader and went out to the pasture and got fresh, new, untouched dirt!

Our nephew, Brycen came over and helped us put down the black mesh to keep grass from coming up again. We put down two layers, then started putting dirt back inside the beds.

OCC got it all leveled out and mixed in a good ratio of sandy-dirt with manure to make the perfect growing grounds for my flowers. Once we were done, I was able to start planting. I love buying and planting flowers. I got these at a nearby greenhouse in Hartley, TX.

They look a little puny now, but they’ll be gorgeous in a month or so. Petunias are One Cute Cowboys favorite so I always try to plant a bunch of those in my front bed and pots around the porch. Also, Petunias do good in our Oklahoma heat and fair well in the wind.

This is a picture of my perennial/shade bed. It comes back stronger every year! I’m hoping  I get  the vegetable garden in this weekend!

Have any of my followers started planting? What are your favorite things to grow?

Happy Saturday!


Spring on the Ponderosa 

I’ve got a couple of different posts in the works, and hopefully one about some of my favorite oils that’ll be done soon. In the mean time, here’s what life’s looked like lately on the Ponderosa.

Siamese cat smelling a lilac bush

Bumper is obsessed with the lilac bushes and the little critters that flutter around them.

One Cute Cowboy feeding the bulls.

My niece cut me some lilacs from her house.

The Cowboys doing cowboy things.

Angus babies!

We planted 49 saplings the past two days.

He’ll always be my lapdog.

There’s a little glimpse into my life lately. I’ll have some new posts up soon! Happy Friday!


Oklahoma Green Thumb

I’ve gotten to where I really love and I’ve found, good at, if I say so myself, gardening. It’s funny because I was that kid in the flower dept, slowly tailing their mother asking “Are you done yet? Can we go? I’m hot! Why do you need ALLLLLLL these flowers?” Yup! That was me. Now, I can’t wait to go shopping for flowers and plan where all my little flower beds and pots will be and what they’ll have planted in them. OneCuteCowboy is ridiculously good at bringing in fun stuff to plant flowers. This year, this has been my favorite…

This is an old grain drill. A piece of farm equipment from the early to mid 1900’s. It sits proudly where anyone driving by can see it. This is the only farm this piece of equipment has ever been on, pretty neat when you stop and think about it. 

I filled it with beautiful petunias in vibrant hues of pinks, purples, reds, and yellows. We live on a road that is frequented by local farmers and ranchers and it’s fun to “entertain” by way of a pretty yard.

This is a “planter” we wheeled into our yard last summer. It’s an old John Deere tractor tire rim that I’ve filled with petunias and only two sweet potato vines. The vines go crazy and overflow everywhere and really make for a charming little sight. I know it doesn’t look all that big but it’s about  4ft. across and 2ft. tall. It’s one of my favorites that lasts well into the Fall.

This little area under one of our front shade trees is also a favorite of mine.That slab of wood is from OneCuteCowboy and I’s wedding day. It served as our cake stand, makes me smile every time I look at it. Early this spring I planted gladiolus bulbs around it, thought it’d add a little flare to the area.

I was so pleasantly surprised when these bloomed, I’d never seen one with the double color like these are. I’m just mezmorized by them.

A picture OCC took when I was watering some of my old COOP buckets he found in the old barn, along with this antique wheel borrow. I just love that thing!

Bumper likes to follow me around while I water. She loves attacking the hose and is amazed at the water trickling out.

I am quite simply, floored I still have Pansy’s alive. They love cooler weather, but they’re still going strong!

I love my vintage swan planter. She’s shy, but her colors are vibrant! 

I adore succulents. They’re sprinkled throughout my yard and flowerbeds and porch. My grandma always has cute little hens and chicks succulents in her front flowerbeds and I’ve loved them ever since I first noticed them. They’re so “homey” to me, they make me happy! 

So there’s a small glimpse into my little gardens. Hope you’ve enjoyed it! I’ll do another post on OneCuteCowboy and I’s vegetable garden soon!

May’s Mood

So far May has been fairly rainy ( Praise God!) so this months board has a bit of a rainy feel to it. Maybe most of my mood boards do, because I do love a good rainy day! These are things I’ve imagined and been inspired by this month. I hope you enjoy a peek into my feelings of May.

What’s inspiring you this month?
***As always, you can click through to find the source of each picture. Enjoy!