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Easy Gardening Tips that Won’t Break the Bank

If you are looking for easy gardening tips, you need to keep an eye on your budget.  Some gardening ideas sound great, but are incredibly expensive.  I have been a fan of frugal gardening for years so I decided to share a few easy gardening tips that won't break the bank! Backyard Gardening on a Budget 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 … [Read more...]

Tips for Organic Gardening with Kids for a Fun and Rewarding Experience!

Kids learn best when they are able to get involved with the learning process. Organic gardening with kids presents a great opportunity to teach your children valuable life lessons with hands-on experience. The most important thing to keep in mind when trying to get your kids engaged in the organic gardening process is to keep their interest. Plant growth takes time, and from seed planting until harvest time of vegetables or flowers, kids often lose interest. Use these tips to capture and hold their attention so you can have a successful summer … [Read more...]

Gardening Tips for Growing Tomatoes in Containers and a Unique Gardening Gift Idea

These gardening tips for growing tomatoes have been sponsored by Uncommon Goods but all opinions are my own. When I first moved into this house 10 years ago, the first thing I did was start putting in garden beds.  I was fairly successful at my garden adventure and regularly brought in baskets of tomatoes, peppers, cucumbers, and herbs.  As the years have passed, the trees surrounding my yard have grown significantly taller and the amount of sunlight my yard gets has dwindled.  It has become harder and harder to grow anything back there, no … [Read more...]

White Wine Sangria Recipe with Fresh Herbs

If you are looking for a sweet, summer cocktail, try this white wine sangria recipe with fresh herbs.  Using white wine makes homemade sangria a little lighter and fruitier, which is perfect for hot summer days.    Fruity Sangria Is Perfect for Summer! Nothing quite says summer like fresh fruit and herbs.  Here in Georgia, the weather is HOT  and I spent the weekend gardening, weeding, and cleaning the patio.  Needless to say, today I am definitely feeling a bit sore and am just going to relax!  White … [Read more...]

Projects To Upgrade Your Home to Add Value and Curb Appeal

This post about projects to upgrade your home has been sponsored by the Brazilian Wood Depot. All opinions are my own. Looking for cool home improvement projects this month? There are dozens of house upgrades you can tackle that will add value and make your space more enjoyable. There are a number of changes you can make to your home and yard that add curb appeal and make your space appear bigger than it actually is. Here are a few projects to upgrade your home while the weather is nice. Declutter Before Tackling These Cool House … [Read more...]

Creative Ways to Reuse Yogurt Cups

Looking for ways to reuse empty yogurt containers?  There are a ton of ways to reuse your small plastic containers, which will save you money and reduce your carbon footprint! Since I go through a ton of yogurt, I thought I would share a few creative ways to reuse yogurt cups around your home.  When empty yogurt containers pile up... My children go through a ridiculous amount of yogurt.  every week at the grocery store I must spend 15 minutes just picking out new flavors and brands for them to try.  … [Read more...]

Garden Journal Ideas and Tips for Year Round Record Keeping

Keep track of your garden successes and failures with a beautiful but functional garden journal. Whether you want to design your own garden journal pages in a pretty notebook or use garden journal software, keeping a journal of your gardening is important.  Here are a few garden journal ideas and tips for year round record keeping of your backyard gardening.   Keeping Track of Garden Ideas Usually, garden inspiration comes to me at the craziest of times.  Sometimes it's late at night, or while I am in the shower and … [Read more...]

Planting Bulbs in Spring for Vibrant Summer Flowers

Can you plant bulbs in spring?  YES!  You definitely can! Summer-blooming flowers like dahlia and gladiolus are best planted in the spring after all danger of frost has passed. Early spring is the best time to look for summer bulbs for sale at your local nursery. What bulbs are planted in the spring? Keep reading to find out! The Best Time To Plant Flower Bulbs With the weather already warming up here in Georgia, we have daffodils blooming and the scent of hyacinths in the air.  While most bulbs are planted in the fall for … [Read more...]

10 Creative Uses for Beer Besides Drinking It!

Have you ever ended up with cheap beer in the fridge and no desire to drink it?  If you are looking for creative uses for beer besides drinking it, I have a few suggestions.  From cleaning to using beer on your skin, don't throw away old beer without trying a few of these hacks!  There are dozens of household uses for beer, especially if it is stale, old, or otherwise undrinkable.  When Cheap Beer Gets Left Behind The one thing that I can pretty much guarantee will always be in my refrigerator is beer.  My husband … [Read more...]

Lessons From A Garage Sale Survivor

This post about garage sale lessons contains affiliate links and I will be compensated if you make a purchase after clicking on my links. If you are feeling overwhelmed by the amount of clutter in your life, you may want to give some thought to having a garage sale.  Whether you call it a yard sale, tag sale or estate sale, they are all basically the same thing.  A great way to ditch stuff you don't need and make a little bit of extra cash.  Having a successful garage sale isn't easy, however.  I have had many over the … [Read more...]