Easter Tradition

Growing up in my family, our Easter tradition was to make an Easter nest out of fresh flowers, preferably wildflowers.  I’m assuming it is a German tradition, but I will have to get back to you on that.  It was fun! We would go out the Saturday before Easter and make our little Easter nest […]

Thrifty and Green Gardening

Gardening does not have to break the bank.  I am a huge believer in sharing plants.  Just follow these three simple steps: Dig it up, split it up and share it. When you are cleaning up your lawn and thinning out plants think twice before you toss it.  Now, if it is a weed – […]

The Guest Room Challenge

Here I go, RANDOM!  Have you ever stayed the night in your guest room and used the amenities you have in place for your guests?  My guess is no. Now, I completely understand there is a fine line between a little comfort that your guests are still ready to go home, and not too much […]

Out with the old, in with the new

I am so excited that my friend, Ginny, let me be a part of updating her flower beds.  Because I am a complete lawn Geek, it made my year. Now, her lawn looked great to start, but she wanted a fresh look.  She (her husband and father-in-law) removed the line of shrubs – they blocked […]

Spring Cleaning, Phase 1

Hello Peeps.  If you haven’t started getting your lawn Spring ready, you better jump on it.  The time is here. You can read more about getting your lawn Spring ready in this previous post, https://www.henandchix.com/2014/02/prepare-your-lawn-for-spring-2/ Phase 1, I did some light pruning, cleaned out the old leaves, fertilized, brought in some mulch and added a natural […]

Hump Day Handout Winners

I am so excited about our Hump Day Handouts.  I went a little CRAY CRAY last week, but I am so glad I did because some of the winners shared pictures and are having so much fun with it.  These photos and comments make me so happy!

Simple Garden updates

Check out this adorable flower bed update.  A few minor adjustments were made and it immediately opens and brightens up the space. Two to three small shrubs were removed along with a layer of monkey grass.  These were replaced with bright and colorful flowers in one section and large river rocks in another.  The space […]

T. Hee Gifts now has an urban garden

As if T. Hee Gifts was not already wonderful, they now have an urban garden.  If you are not familiar with T. Hee you should be!  Here is the low down. Located in Lake Highlands and Lakewood Amazing kid’s gifts and toys Seasonal gifts Personalized cups, stationery, luggage, etc. Candles, lotions, soaps and stuff Cards, […]

Easter Ideas – Herb Growers, All-in-one Herb Kit

Easter is right around the corner.  I know…I can’t believe it either, but it is.  I’m sure you will be running around at the last minute looking for stuff to fill your basket.  At least, I know I will. Over the next few weeks I will be sending out Easter basket ideas to help you […]

My Favorite Party Stuff

We celebrated our daughter’s Second Birthday this weekend, with our families, and it was perfect.  Here are  the local places that helped make it happen, all of which are now on my favorite list. CAKE!  Every party needs a cake, cookies or cupcakes.  Since we decided to do a small family party I chose to […]