That's a beautiful hat. It looks like the little boy who's wearing it is sad in the first pic and then finally decided to break down in cry in the second shot. He was probably sad to have his picture taken. Cute tantrums.
I'll be moving into my very first apartment soon too! I think that the flowerboxing do wonders to a porch/balcony. I especially love the overhanging vines that I've seen on some people's porches. I plan on mixing vines and flowers in the boxes and placing my large, tropical tree plants on the floor. I won't be moving in until about Aug. 1st but I'll be sure to post pics asap.
I am sooo inspired. I'm surprised nobody thought of what I'm about to suggest (maybe because it wouldn't work?)....what if you made one of these mats to line the bottom of a shower with. You would have to use a base mat with holes so that all the water would drain through. Also, maybe it would help prevent long hair from clogging the drain. Does this seem like it could work? If it would, I want to try it! Let me know what all you craftsters think.
I have tons of flowers on my cucumber plants but no cucumbers yet. I'm in upstate NY. I don't know if that has anything to do with it. My soil is very clay-like. But my sugar-snap peas are killer. I hope my cucumbers grow to look as obscene as yours do (pun intended). Also, have you had good luck with miracle gro and tomatoes?