Planting and pancakes

(There were no actual pancakes consumed I just thought it sounded funny.)

One of my favorite weekend things to do is to eat brunch. I admit it is goony, but I just love it so much. Another one of my favorite things is Diego’s in Newport, RI. It is probably hands down the best place to grab a nice midrange meal in town, and I crave it when I am away.

When we have a weekend day with not much to do, we love to swing by and try our luck to see if they have an open table. If they do we have a leisurely brunch and then get on with the rest of our day. Thankfully they had an open spot recently and we go in immediately!

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The breakfast torta (above) is amazing. It’s a bolo roll filled with two fried eggs, beans, avocados, and potatoes. Going out to eat was difficult when Matt and I gave up meat for lent, but thankfully this made the cut. With the aioli they give you on the side, it has the right amount of spice to keep you wanting more.

Sadly they don’t serve iced coffee (please can someone change that?) so we usually run to Starbucks down the road right after, and this day thank goodness we did. We had a lot of work ahead of us.

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I really enjoy having plants in the apartment, but keeping them alive is a whole different thing. I try my hardest but for some reason not all of the lovely plants I buy…live. I especially like majesty palms which we have tried to have in the last apartment, only for it to die a slow, painful for everyone involved, death.

So this time around I did some research and learned that thankfully it’s not only me struggling with these plants. Majesty palms are apparently notoriously tricky to keep alive, especially not in somewhere hot. And the first matter at hand was to replant it. So we got all the supplies and got to work!

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(Not the best gardening shoe, even if it’s just deck gardening. It was immediately filled with dirt.)

We replanted both palms, and as we did it we could tell one was done way better than the other. The fertilizer balls in the roots kept me from getting too deep in the process, groups of circles really gross me out I have no clue why, but Matt did an amazing job. Let’s hope lots of sun and watering will keep at least one alive as we get into the warmer, easier months.

Any tips for indoor plants living a nice long healthy life? Leave them in the comments, I seriously need some!


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