Ever wonder how to make seed bombs? Did you know you can make seed bombs in eggshells? I have a secret. I like to hide gifts in real eggshells. Sometimes it is beads for a new bracelet or a crystal for the nature table or even a candle shaped like the shell itself. This year, […]
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 […]
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 […]
“I must admit I’m a bit of an Autumn girl, but you really can’t beat the magic of Spring!” ~ Jane In the Spring, we love going outside and searching our garden for new flowers that might be peaking up, and identifying the birds and bugs in our yard. There is so much wonderment in […]
Getting children involved in gardening and especially growing food is a great way to give them an appreciation for real, wholesome foods and where they come from. Here are some easy tips for gardening with your little ones – and you don’t have to have an acre to do it! Every March, I go stir crazy for […]
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.
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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!! […]
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 — […]
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!!
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!!
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 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 […]