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Category Archives: Gardening

Bring Summer Indoors / Mason Jar Succulent Planters

Bring Summer Indoors / Mason Jar Succulent Planters

Succulents. They are irresistibly pretty and all the rage right now. I, having such a green thumb, decided it was time to start my own succulent collection. They’re a low-maintenance way of bringing a bit of Summer indoors. Since they are very modest in size, they can be spread throughout the house, resting on shelves,Continue Reading

Repurpose To Spark Creativity And Eliminate Excess

Repurpose To Spark Creativity And Eliminate Excess

I love new things, which usually leads to spending money unnecessarily and filling our home with more stuff. While I still love to shop, I’ve been able to satisfy my itch by repurposing. I started seeds for the garden using toilet paper rolls as mini pots and I created an indoor herb garden using masonContinue Reading

Guest Post: Creating Mom’s Backyard Living Space

Guest Post: Creating Mom’s Backyard Living Space

I am writing this on behalf of all moms out there who lack spaces of their own. If you are like me, your husband has his man-cave where he watches sports and he has the garage where he works on restoring his old car (with no end in sight). The kids even have their ownContinue Reading

Valentine’s Day Collection From 1-800 Flowers {giveaway closed}

Valentine’s Day Collection From 1-800 Flowers {giveaway closed}

Valentine’s Day is around the corner and if gifting is your thing, I have a great idea from 1-800 Flowers. I was sent the Fields of Europe Romance arrangement from their Valentine’s Day Collection. The arrangement is even more gorgeous in person. Have you ever seen flowers so healthy and vibrant that they almost appear to be unreal? AndContinue Reading

Fun With Toothpicks: Back to School Bento Lunch Solutions

Fun With Toothpicks: Back to School Bento Lunch Solutions

It’s very rare that I have to pack a lunch for Jayden and I won’t really have to until maybe a year from now. But on the rare occasion that I do, it looks something like this. Healthy, yummy, functional right? But I’ve kinda been wanting to step my game up so that I canContinue Reading

To The Strawberry Field

To The Strawberry Field

Yesterday, we took a trip to the Strawberry Field for U-Pick. I honestly was expecting it to go smoother than it did, but then again what actually goes smoothly with little’s in tow? Not Pictured: Throwing strawberries and straw, trying to run off, knocking over the bucket… twice, wanting to ride the tractor more thanContinue Reading

Nautical Inspired Hanging Basket Planters

Nautical Inspired Hanging Basket Planters

I’ve been wanting to grow some veggies in hanging baskets. I have quite a few coco baskets, but they dry out so fast, my crops will end up withering away in the heat we’ve been having. I decided to head to Walmart to pick up a few plastic hanging baskets. I’m looking to add moreContinue Reading

Garden Update: Happy Carrots, Strawberries, Tomatoes, Hazelnut, Onions, and Lettuce

Garden Update: Happy Carrots, Strawberries, Tomatoes, Hazelnut, Onions, and Lettuce

So there are quite a few goodies in our little garden that are thriving and a few that are taking their sweet ol’ time. Check out the carrots. Hopefully they are doing just as well underneath the soil too. It seems like the strawberry bush gets taller each day. I’ve picked one ripe berry. ItContinue Reading

Adding Sweet & Marble Peppers To My “To Grow” List + A Sponsored Video

Adding Sweet & Marble Peppers To My “To Grow” List + A Sponsored Video

I am a tad bit infatuated with peppers, even more so with the idea of growing them myself. I only shop for green peppers since the pretty orange, yellow, and red ones are so expensive. Last Saturday, while at Target, I discovered the yummy little peppers in the photo to the left. They were onContinue Reading

Garden Sprouts, Finally!

Garden Sprouts, Finally!

It’s been over a month since we’ve started our seeds and well, it’s been a challenge with the weather not being so nice. In our heated germination station, I started cucumbers, peppers, summer squash, snow peas, tomatoes, and Jayden’s carrots and lettuce. The cucumbers thrived the best. I just knew we’d be enjoying plenty ofContinue Reading

Seeds of Change: Sowing Millions, Growing Minds Event

Seeds of Change: Sowing Millions, Growing Minds Event

Sowing millions is exactly what Seeds of Change had in mind when announcing their donation of 25 million certified organic seeds to schools (grades K-8) nationwide at the Sowing Millions, Growing Minds Event. Seeds of Change is passionate about growing good food and they are committed to helping teach children where food comes from andContinue ReadingContinue Reading

His Corner Of The Garden

Since the weather’s been so lovely (lovelier than usual for Chicagoland), we’ve gotten a head start on gardening. Last year, Jayden was so interested in helping in the garden, but since it was our first container garden, I didn’t want him to break it. Blame the OCD (we worked hard that garden). Now that weContinue Reading

S’more Saturdays

I intended to post this last Saturday, but because I cannot seem to get ANYTHING done on time, Wednesday’ll have to do. Saturday went a little something like this… Splishin’ and splashin’ in the pool. His blue flame SPF suit is up for grabs at She {hearts} It =). California Poppy Blooming Zinnia Corn SilksContinue Reading


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