Avocado Surprise

Everyone, I have an exciting announcement to make. Okay, well I actually made the announcement last week on my instagram (@treasuretromp), but I’m so excited I just want to sing it from the rooftops. Or treetops.

Our avocado tree gave us yummy presents! In the form of beautiful, delicious avocados!

After years (or so I hear) of nothing, we came home from our Scandinavian adventure to find beautiful avocados scattered on the front lawn under the tree.


Just take a look at these beauties!

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My favorite food, for free. I’m so happy I’m crying. It is like I just found out that there are going to be hedgehog cheerleaders during the puppy bowl.


Now if only the grapes in the backyard would turn themselves into wine and I could find a sushi tree. Then life would really be good.

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Makes Me Smile

Happy Monday everyone! I hope that you had a great weekend. Here are a few things that happened recently that are making me smile this Monday:

Smile #1: While I’ve been busying working on a a report for one of the evaluations I am helping to conduct, I still managed to find time to organize some of my favorite teas into some old jars I collected. From now on, I am keeping every jar that I come across so that I can organize all my teas, nuts and other snacks nicely.

Smile #2: Planting the first seeds of my garden! Last Friday I gave a quick update, but the following day we started planting! I’ll give a full update later this week.

Smile #3: Matthew officially filed a United States Patent and is now consider patent pending. We opened some beer and Bechrovka to celebrate.

Smile #4: LIFE ON MY AVOCADO TREE! This is probably the most exciting thing to ever happen. Apparently when the tree was first planted it would yield a ton of avocados each year but for the last 3 or 4 years, nothing. And now, LIFE! Mr. Avo Tree is a little late in the season, but I’ll take it! Cross your fingers that these little guys turn into real bundles of joy. It is my dream to eat an avocado off my own tree (I’ve been spoiled eating lemons and oranges from my backyard). Plus it would save me at least $5 a week.

Smile #5: Watching the Adventures of Pete and Pete under the stars at a friend’s house during a BBQ. Honestly, it doesn’t get any better than that.

Smile #6: Just booked my ticket to Alaska for July! Haines, AK (and more importantly, Southeast Alaska State Fair) get ready for 8 grad students to take over your city for a week.

Smile #7: [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hX1YVzdnpEc&noredirect=1] Love these covers.

What is making YOU smile this Monday?

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