How Do Your Pesto & Mojitos Grow?

If it can hold something, it can be a planter.

Remember The Rummage Sale from Heaven where I bought one giant toolbox for $3.50 and it was filled with lots of baby toolboxes?

Toolbox Planter and stamped silver markers - how unique!

What’s better than a fresh batch of homemade pesto?

Toolbox Planter and stamped silver markers - how unique!

And a mojito to wash it down.

Toolbox Planter and stamped silver markers - how unique!

My dad’s Cuban so I love me a good mojito.

3/4 oz fresh lime juice
2 oz white rum
1 oz simple syrup
1/2 oz club soda
8 mint leaves (plus a sprig for garnish)

* In a cocktail shaker, muddle the mint leaves (which means bash them around with a pestle)

* Add ice, rum, lime juice and simple syrup and shake it up

* Strain into a tall glass filled with ice, stir in club soda and garnish with a mint sprig

* Sit back, relax and let the mojito work it’s magic!

Toolbox Planter and stamped silver markers - how unique!

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  1. I’ll take a pitcher. (I love mojitos! Actually, I love most alcohol. Except the expensive wine that tastes like lighter fluid.)

  2. That makes a great planter. Love the chippy bench, too. I have only had one mojito and it was some odd flavor and wasn’t very good. I will have to try another one.

  3. I love me some mojitos and pesto! Your house must be surrounded by wonderful old junk planters and greenery…sounds lovely! Still waiting for the warm weather to arrive here.

  4. Love the edible toolbox garden! So clever. And I can’t believe this but I’ve never had a Mojito! How can that be? How could I have lived this long without imbibing in such a yummy sounding drink? I will be trying out your dad’s recipe this summer for sure …



  5. LOVE this but no silver bells and cockle shells (whatever they are???) believe it or not — going to use an old tool box my self for my rosemary : ) shocking right! sending hugs!

  6. Me likey Mojito’s too!! Love your basil garden! Cuba is beautiful, visited there about 8 years ago….beautiful weather, music and hospitality was amazing! 🙂 Heather

  7. Mojitos….love mojitos…Lived most of my life in South Florida, where the “mojitos roam”….Love the tool box planter…so cute and clever and the idea of naming your herbs after the appropriate drink is making me tipsy with joy…I love it!

  8. Love your stamped spoon plant markers and that you’ve used toolboxes as planters – such a creative idea 🙂

    I’ve never had a mojito – not sure if it’s my kind of drink, because I’m not a fan of mint or rum. I do love lime though! My favourite drink is a strawberry daiquiri made with Bailey’s instead of rum. It’s amazing. Seriously. Try it! 🙂

  9. A dresser potting bench, a mop bucket planter and not a toolbox planter- what could be next!

    You know I’m dying for a few “tour” type shots of the whole space! You are so creative!
    xo Becca

  10. Your basil looks great!!! How is it so full already?? I love pesto, but am reallllly looking forward to Caprese salads… yum!
    The planter and bench are perfect!

  11. LOVE this! love the box, the plants and the markers!!! it’s all awesome! i don’t like mojitos (i know, i know!) but i will come over for some pesto!

  12. What an eye candy post – your photos are gorgeous! We just had our first Mojitos of the summer on the weekend,but had to improvise on the fresh mint! What we thought was random growing mint turned out to be lemon balm instead! It still tasted pretty goid, but now we’re hunting down some mint to grow for our Mojitos yet to come 🙂

  13. I love your eclectic creative style, Kelly. Love the garden markers, LOVE the garden planter! Adorable! (I’m featuring some of your outdoor DIY projects in the highlights tomorrow – thank you for sharing your talent!)

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