Recycle…Every Little Bit Counts

I love recycling and being good to this little earth of ours. I’m not great at it, but I try. Here are a few easy ways I try to stay committed.  It is all about keeping it simple. As I go into this I have to throw my mom a bone.  She has recycled as […]

What to do with all your greeting cards

We are past the mad Holiday rush and most of you have already put away your decorations. Now, what to do with all those  Holiday cards?  This is not for all the adorable selfies or family photos you receive.  This is for all the general holiday cards. The St. Jude Ranch for Children recycles your […]

Did you say planter?

I’m on a planter roll.  Planters don’t have to be complicated.  They can be very simple.  Check this one out.  I included three different color petunias.  Very simple and very colorful! Simple and pretty!  It doesn’t get better than that.    

More Planters

Planters are so fun.  They are easy to maintain and fun to update based on the season.  These two planters welcome our guests.  Actually, most of our guests come to the back door so I guess you could say these two planters greet our mailman.  Hopefully our mailman enjoys them.  Folllowing the winter our planters were dead.   […]

The Divide – Asparagus Fern

Here goes.  More clean up, clean up.  As we discuss getting our lawn ready for Spring we also need to think about our plants in containers and pots.  It is very simple. In the below photo the bottom right picture was the asparagus fern before the divide and then see it in the basket after […]

Prepare your lawn for Spring

Good Morning!  Believe it or not it is time to prepare your lawn for Spring.  I know the weather in Dallas this week is not inspiring, but it is time.  How to begin preparing: 1. Clean Up 2. Fertilize 3. Stop Weeds 4. Mulch I say clean up first because if you have a lot […]

Views Like This

There is no time like the present — get outside now and start enjoying the fabulous weather.  Side note:  It is Texas and I haven’t been outside since 8am so if the sunshine has momentarily left us and the thunderstorms have rolled in, just know this will all move out as quickly as it moved […]

Happy Valentine’s Day

Happy Valentine’s Day!  So last night I stayed up until midnight making 20 bags of Puppy Chow for Nicholas’ class and for the teachers.  Call me crazy!  I am typically the parent that looks around  the room and sighs at all the parents that go above and beyond.  And this year I decided to be […]

Spruce up with Pansies

If you want to spruce up your flower pots, hanging baskets or flower beds you should look into planting some pansies.  They will survive any freeze that might come our way and they will add great color.  Pansies should last until May or June and then the heat gets to be too much for them.  […]

Centerpiece Design with Elegance and Nature

I am so fortunate to have been a part of a beautiful wedding this past weekend for two amazing people.  Everything was perfect from the venue (Room on Main) to the bridesmaids’ dresses.  Yes, a bridesmaid that liked the bridesmaid’s dress.  And of course, the bride was beautiful and the groom handsome. Check out these […]