It’s MARCH 1st, the unofficial start to spring … well in my book anyway! Spring is my most favorite season & March is one of my favorite months ~ bring on all things gardening, am I right! But before we get growing, we should probably check to see if those seeds collected after last years … More Are Your Garden Seeds Still Good? Here’s How To Tell …
The official first day of fall is September 22! It doesn’t matter if you prefer winter, spring or summer, (I’m a spring gal) there is actually something to LOVE about each season! Every season brings it own set of activities, landscapes and weather. Instead of dreading the new season that is approaching or the passing … More 20 of the Best Ways to celebrate Fall ~ Enjoy the Season with these family friendly ideas that work no matter wherever you live.
Fourth of July fabric and lollie garland ~ If there’s one holiday that embraces homespun charm, it’s Independence Day. Over at Pink Polka Dot Creations, Rita combines two popular DIYs — fabric garland and paper lollies — for a timeless design she hangs over her treat table for the Fourth. Patriotic tin can luminaria ~ … More 8 DIY Red.White.Blue Decorations for Memorial Day and/or the Fourth of July
While clotheslines may seem old-fashioned to some, they are making a comeback due to their considerable economic and environmental benefits. Clotheslines have always been around, but sadly, in some places driers have become so common that it is illegal to hang your clothes outside at all! Here are some compelling reasons why you should hang … More It’s A Close, I Mean Clothes-line Comeback
Foraging for nutritious, edible wild plants has been in practice for eons. Today, “wildcrafting” is as simple as heading into your backyard. Learn how to become a part of the movement! The term “wildcrafting” comes from the old English word wildcrafting, which means “farming the woods.” Farming and wildcrafting go hand in hand. Before you even have … More Go Ahead, Eat Those Weeds: An Easy Guide To Foraging
Dyeing Easter eggs is a fun tradition that’s been around for centuries, CENTURIES! So how in the world did our ancestors make all the bright colors way before commercial egg dyes were sold in stores every Easter? They used the world around them … fruits and vegetables, tea, coffee, and other pantry items. I shared this super … More Dye Easter Eggs the Natural Way Using Fruits And Veggies!
Kitchen scrap gardening is the ultimate in recycling ~ it’s environmentally friendly, saves on grocery costs, is fun, and great hands-on therapy for you while a science lesson for your kiddos. This is the guide for those with little patience and absolutely no green thumb. It’s so easy and here are some of the top … More What Is Kitchen Scrap Gardening? Well it's exactly what it says … Find out how easy it is to regrow vegetables from scraps.
Our front yard maybe one of my most favorite things about our house! It is filled with wildflowers that I’ve been throwing and sewing for a few years now but you don’t a couple acres of wildflowers fields ~ these tips + strategies will help you attract butterflies to your own garden, whether containers or … More How to attract butterflies to your garden because who doesn't like butterflies!?!?
If you’ve been reading my blog for awhile now, you know I love to share what “waste-not, want-not” knowledge I have as well as my “make do with what’s on hand” ideas + any “think before you toss” tips (there are a lot of those … More We are big strawberry fans around here especially during the summer but did you know there are sever surprising, no-waste uses for those tops?!?!