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Upcycle Candle Jars into a DIY Succulent Garden

On any given day, you can walk into my house and it will smell like something baking.  And usually, I am not actually baking something!  I have an obsession with food scented candles.  Apples and cinnamon, Rosemary and Thyme, Vanilla Mint...if you can eat it, I probably have a candle that smells like it.  While I try to buy reusable candle jars when I can, I inevitably am left with tons of old candle jars that need a new purpose.  I have been looking for ways to upcycle candle jars and found a lot of cute suggestions on Pinterest.  Most of them … [Read more...]

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Easy Gardening Tips that Won’t Break the Bank

I have been gardening for many years...ever since my preschooler came home one day with a lima bean plant that he grew in class that he wanted to put in the ground. Well, the boy is now a teenager who asks for Trinidad Scorpion Peppers at the nursery and I am still outside playing in the dirt! Gardening is addictive and a great way to feed your family while reducing your carbon footprint.  Unfortunately, gardening can also be expensive and I am not made of money!  I have learned over the years where to invest my money when it comes to feeding … [Read more...]

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Tips for the Beginning Gardener and a Garden Update

These tips for the beginning gardener have been sponsored by  Gro-ables for SocialSpark. All opinions are 100% mine. I have been gardening for many years but it seems like every seasonI learn something new.  Gardening can be a wonderful hobby that is both frustrating and immensely satisfying.  If you are a beginning gardener you need to go into this process with a clear understanding that it does take a bit of work, some research, and a whole lot of luck some years!  However, feeding your family right from the backyard is also incredibly … [Read more...]

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Love for Lilies and Easy Planting Tips #spon

This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of iBulb for SocialSpark. All opinions are 100% mine. I am a huge fan of gardening but I usually do mostly food gardening.  I understand, however, that flowers play avital role in the well being of my vegetable garden.  Flowers attract polinators and without those little guys I would have no squash come summer!  So, I plant an assortment of flowers that require very littel attention. Planting perrenials and an assortment of bulbs gives me the beauty and pollinators that I want without a lot of … [Read more...]