You win some, you lose some and then you try again

I started working on this post yesterday evening and it was titled Lemons, Cauliflower and Now Broccoli; however, my morning was so obnoxious I had to rethink the title. Today started with a great workout and from there quickly digressed.  If you have children I’m sure you can relate to how quickly they can kill […]

Prepare Your Lawn For Spring

Clean up, Clean up Everybody…the song my kiddos sing when it is time to clean up.  It makes sense. Don’t let nature confuse you with the back and forth of the weather — pretty weather, messy weather, pretty weather, messy weather.  You get my drift. Even with all this back and forth, it is time […]

Update – We are growing Lemon Trees

On January 18th I decided to try to grow Lemon trees from a lemon seed.  And….drum roll please.  Our lemon seeds have turned into seedlings.  I am going to have to practice because out of several  lemons seeds I only have two seedlings, but there is still hope for the others.  I’m going to give […]

SIMPLE Goodie Bags

I think I can safely say that Valentine’s Day preparations are over for me.  It was fun and the kids will love it at school tomorrow, but geez…I’m tired.  So here is the low down on goodie bags. Here are the supplies you need: Clear plastic bags Ribbon Chex Mix (no peanuts in case of allergies) […]

Valentine’s Day Coupon Book

It’s the final countdown… Don’t fret, if you don’t have a Valentine’s Day gift yet.   I have another gift idea for you, a Valentine’s Day Coupon Book. The Coupon Book is so simple, adorable, can be personalized and it is FREE. You can give a coupon for a massage or a pass from doing […]

Grow your own vegetables, for free

The weather is cold and there is no hope of growing anything outdoors, for the moment.  The good news is that there are several vegetables you can grow indoors.  I read a blog post about a week ago that outlined a list of vegetables that you can grow indoors, for FREE. Disclaimer: You do have to […]

Pineapples, Please

This is a family-friendly gardening activity that can be accomplished in about 15 minutes.  This is a great activity for any age. There are different opinions whether or not this will produce fruit.  My gut feeling is no, but stranger things have happened.  Only time will tell.  Either way, it is fun and makes use […]

Repurpose packaging into wine gift bags

We purchased new bedding recently and it came in these fabulous bags.  I love them and have decided to repurpose them as wine gift bags.  I removed the label, but they could be used as is.  We also bought sheets at Target that came in larger fabric bags that would be great for wrapping a […]

Grow a Lemon from a lemon seed, we’ll see

Here is how it all started.  There is this crazy Meyer Lemon Tree in San Antonio, TX that produces lemons in mass quantities.  My friend calls super excited about these lemons and asks, if I want to try to grow a lemon tree.   Please note that at this moment she has about two-dozen lemons in […]

Gardening Fashion…Really?

I love gardening.  I love planning out and planting my garden, my neighbor’s garden, my friend’s garden and my friend’s neighbor’s garden.  You get the drift.  But I stop at garden fashion.  If a t-shirt and shorts don’t fit the bill, I might be out.  I do have to admit I have pulled a weed […]