Container Gardening — Potted Herbs

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This container gardening project is brought to you by the Michaels® RE-Love Blogger Challenge. Thanks to a quick shopping trip to Michaels to buy outdoor patio paint and brushes, I was able to turn an old set of terra cotta pots that was collecting dust in the garage into this bright and cheerful potted herb […]

Work in Progress — Potted Herb Garden

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Do you have old or worn things around in your home or garage collecting dust? These plain and dirty terra cotta pots were in need of TLC after sitting in the garage for far too long. When Michaels® asked me to participate in the RE-love blogger challenge to repurpose or remake an old item into […]

Tips for Organic Gardening with Your Kids

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I’m guest posting for my friends at Stonyfield today to share tips for organic gardening with your kids! Have you started a garden with your kids? We would love to hear about it! Leave a comment and share your stories with us.

Les Petits Chefs

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Zee week… it has been… how do you say? Difficult, no?? Need a break from zee cooking, but still vant a vonderful home-cooked meal?? Call zee petits chefs!! Zee expert petits sous chefs vill amaze you vis zer vonderful culinary skills. Zey are specially trained to vip up zee meal zee whole family vill love. Zey use […]

Reason #1,438 Why Mark is Awesome

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We were blessed with our first RED tomato… and there was much rejoicing!!! This was quickly followed by many, many, many, MANY more tomatoes — hundreds of them! Know why my hubby’s awesome?? He totally made several jars of homemade sauce! Also?? He canned them, so we can save them to enjoy well into Winter!! […]

Garden Things That Make Me Smile

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We’ve been working hard on our garden plot this Summer, and it has been well-worth it! Here are some things from the garden that make me smile!! My little helper doing her share of weeding — and offering to do it on her own! Roma tomatoes waiting for just the right moment to ripen — […]

Sunday Snapshot — Growing Garden

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Much of the weekend was spent taking care of our lovely garden. This makes me SO HAPPY!!! There is plenty of fresh lettuce to share with friends & neighbors! Yummm!! Also?? I’m starting to get excited about the potatoes — BIG plans for those! Wishing you and your family a lovely weekend!!

Sunday Snapshot — Rock Star Gardening!

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Know what makes working in the garden seem like a lot more fun?? Cranking up the radio and gardening rock-star style!! Also?? I play a mean air guitar with a shovel! Wishing all the mommies a very Happy Mother’s Day!!

Garden Photos That Make Me Smile

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The whole family has been hard at work on our garden — here’s a little update with things we were happy to see!! We get excited when we find tiny sprouts of lettuce starting to appear! Aren’t they sooooo cute??? And look — potatoes starting to sprout!! Yay!!! There’s always work to be done, but […]

Garden GROW Bunting

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It’s no surprise that we are big fans of gardening, but this year we have a new addition to our usual rented garden plot — our first raised bed in our own backyard!! Mark has been hard at work with all the building, and I was SO excited that I could not WAIT for the […]

Sunday Snapshot — In the Garden

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We have been hard at work on our rented garden plot, and getting ready for Spring! Lettuce, broccoli (Emily’s favorite veggie), and onion seeds are all in the ground… up next, peas!!! Five Reasons to Start a Garden 1. Organic gardening is good for the planet. 2. Cancel that gym membership — gardening is great […]

Giveaway — Kids Gardening Prize Pack

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A big thank you to CSNStores.com for sponsoring this fun giveaway! If you’re not already familiar with CSNStores, they are made up of more than 200 online stores and sell everything from kitchen appliances to swing sets for kids. They have an amazing selection, and are well-known for their good customer service! Lately our days […]

Build a Flower Activity Set

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Inspired by this post on Made by Joel, I thought Emily would enjoy a flower building toy of her own. There was just one small problem — I’m not skilled at woodworking…. yet! Though I have plans to explore that little hobby soon! But I didn’t let that stop me…. It’s basically a recycled cardboard […]

Easy Garden Welcome Banner

After having done countless craft projects that involved tissue paper, I had been saving a rather large collection of tissue paper confetti. Since I’m never one to throw stuff away, I saved these bits of colorful goodness to recycle for other projects like this one! Our vegetables are starting to arrive in our garden, and […]

I’m Over at No Time for Flashcards Today!

I’m SO excited!! I’m guest posting over at No Time for Flashcards today! This is one of my all-time favorite blogs, and has such fun learning activities for the little ones, so I was honored when Allie invited me to post there. Check out my post on gardening with kids, and be sure to enter […]

Pretend Play on a Dime — Garden Center

Emily loves to pretend that she works at a garden center. She can spend hours arranging and re-arranging the flowers (as seen here), planting pretend seeds, and caring for her pretend plants. So Mark and I put together a little store front for her about a year ago, and she has been playing with it […]

Loving…

I mentioned a few days ago that we took a trip to a local plant nursery to prepare for our next activity from our Gratitude Jar — Flowers: Make a special flower delivery! Emily and I had so much fun with this! At the plant nursery, we found bags of fall bulbs that were 30% […]

Indoor Herb Garden Update… Sprouts!

When we woke up this morning, we were greeted by these….. …. sprouts of basil from our indoor herb garden!! To celebrate, we read the book Seeds! Seeds! Seeds! by Nancy Elizabeth Wallace. What a fabulous find this book turned out to be, and I highly recommend it if you have any junior gardeners in […]