1950s plus size summer dress and victory garden va-voom vintage

The blue hair is gone already. I had it for about 5 days and although I loved the color and it looked so pretty when styled, it just wasn't my style anymore. I do like to try fun new colors but I think I may get a few pastel wigs to play with instead. That way, I can play for one day and go back to something more "me" the next day without any hair or scalp damage. I'm glad I did it though because you never know if you like something until you try it. Personal style should be flexible and changing and it'll never evolve if we don't try new things!

Some of you may remember the planting of my first Victory Garden on Mother's Day weekend. Well, we've been watering and tending and the garden has given us a beautiful harvest in return! For a few weeks, we've enjoyed a handful of tomatoes and one bell pepper but it's finally taking off so fast that we have to check back daily to pull the ripe veggies!

I live in a little house in historic St Charles, which was built in 1930. The back yard is very small and since a garage takes up half of the space, even smaller! I was a very bad gardener and crammed the veggies in a bit tighter than they should have been . I live a block away from the Missouri River so the soil here is black and very fertile, making for very happy veggies.

1950s plus size summer dress and victory garden va-voom vintage
This week's haul from the garden minus a bowl of tomatoes that the kids already ate!

 The tomatoes are especially too close together, making it very hard to dig in for the ripe ones and I'm worried that the sun wont be able to ripen some of them on the lower bits so I will try to dig a larger bed for them next year. My kids eat tomatoes like apples so I really wanted to have as many of them as I could, not to mention all of the possibilities of canning sauces, salsa and whole tomatoes!

The pickling cucumbers are going absolutely wild. They've grown up this pole and are hanging on to the laundry line now. We have tons of tiny baby cucs which will soon be pickled. We're making half sour pickles, which are divine as well as sour pickles for my mother in law's famous dish- Sour Pickle Steak. The right kind of pickle is always hard to find around here so I figure if I make her a bunch of them, we can always enjoy sour pickle steak. I did have to pick one of these the other day. Olivia was desperate for one and I can't refuse a girl her cucumber. It was delish!!

1950s plus size summer dress and victory garden va-voom vintage

Also to use a small space, we planted green beans on a green bean tee pee so the kids have a play space and the veggies have room to grow. They love to sit in here and eat fresh tomatoes and green beans! 

Also coming soon are watermelons! We have our first little baby today. Since we have a very small space to grow, we have the watermelons along the side of the house where we never really go unless it's time to mow.

Did you plant a victory garden this year? Have you enjoyed any fruits or veggies yet?