Creating an Edible Flower Garden

Everyone is familiar with one or two flowers that can be eaten, but only because they are often sugared and used to adorn cakes and pastries. Even then, those beautiful flowers are often set to the side and not actually eaten. If you are in love with the idea of adding flowers to salads, breads,… [Continue Reading]

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Raspberry Vanilla Italian Soda Recipe

  With the temperature rising outside it’s pretty likely that soon you’ll be on the hunt for something to help keep yourself hydrated and refreshed. To beat the heat during this years warm/hot season why not give this Raspberry Vanilla Italian Soda recipe a try? It’s sure to be a hit, whether you’re whipping it… [Continue Reading]

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Best Bang for your Buck on Blooming Flowers for the Garden

Growing flowers in our gardens is a wonderful way to bring vibrant colors and lovely scents to our outdoor space. Flowers though, can be a bit on the pricey side if buying them one plant at a time. Here are some great tips to get the best bang for your buck on blooming flowers for… [Continue Reading]

Best Bang for your Buck on Blooming Flowers for the Garden

Strawberry Crunch Bars Recipe

  With the weather warming up lately the countdown has begun for Strawberry season. What better way to start off the pending season than with this delicious recipe for Strawberry Crunch Bars? Strawberry preserves and shortcake sound nice and heavenly, but these chilled bars topped with crumbly goodness should be on everyone’s top 5 baking… [Continue Reading]

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Creating a Perennial Garden Border

Perennial flowers are a great choice for filling up a garden year after year, and it is also possible to create a garden border using only perennials. These low maintenance garden borders are easy to care for and are very budget friendly because you will not have to replant next year. Put a little planning… [Continue Reading]

Creating a Perennial Border

Cinnamon Banana Butter Recipe

  This delicious and sweet Cinnamon Banana Butter is the perfect treat over pancakes, waffles, stuffed in french toast, on bagels, drizzled over ice cream, on a peanut butter sandwich, and surely there are a few other ideas I missed. IF you like bananas and cinnamon you will love this creamy concoction and all of… [Continue Reading]

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Blackberry Honey Compound Butter Recipe

  I spent a lot of years eating plain Jane foods before realizing that not only were there more options to choose from to help spruce up my eating habits, but that I’d also love the new, more exotic varieties as well. I love a good slice of toast slathered in warm butter but let’s… [Continue Reading]

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Strawberry Cheesecake Overnight Oats for a Delicious Breakfast

  Between family, work and our beloved posse of pups life can get pretty crazy sometimes, especially at breakfast time when making choices seems the hardest and finding time to put together a well-balanced, nutritional meal is just too much so early in the morning. With recipes like Strawberry Cheesecake Overnight Oats, planning ahead has… [Continue Reading]

Strawberry Cheesecake Overnight Oats

Peppermint Essential Oil Shower Melts Tutorial

  There is nothing I like better than a soothing shower or bath after a stressful day. You can actually feel the the scented water and steam relaxing the tensed up nerves in your body. In the mornings, I like invigorating scents to help get me going. What if I told you Peppermint Essential Oil… [Continue Reading]

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Chipotle Strawberry Jam Recipe and Canning Instructions

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Easy YUMMY Recipes

Holiday Weenies

Holiday Weenies

Holiday Weenies are always a hit and something that is easy to make. You can even add just bbq sauce if you prefer to make them super easy! Holiday Weenies Ingredients 1Chopped Onion 2 T. (Continue Reading...);

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Honey Lemon Chicken Stir Fry Recipe

Do you love stir fry? I do! If you've been looking for a scrumptious and easy recipe, I have just the thing! This Honey Lemon Chicken Stir Fry recipe is perfect! It's quick. It's easy. And, it's (Continue Reading...);

Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Bread Recipe

Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Bread Recipe

Anyone up for some yummy home baked bread? How about some delicious Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Bread? Pumpkin Bread is delicious on it's on, but add in some chocolate chips and you have a serious mouth (Continue Reading...);

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Food Preservation

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Best Vegetables to Grow for Canning

Being able to grow your own vegetables which you can then can and store in the pantry for the winter is one of the most rewarding parts of gardening. Growing vegetables is the best way to enjoy fresh (Continue Reading...);

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Fruit Canning 101

In years past, fruit canning used to be done all of the time. Now that we are looking into ways to be more frugal, we are going back to things we used to do in the past.  Canning fruits is a huge (Continue Reading...);

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44 Ways of Preserving Vegetables and Fruits

Now that gardening season is in full swing, we will all be busy canning, freezing and dehydrating our bounty! Of course we will be enjoying fresh veggies and fruit along the way, but by preserving the (Continue Reading...);

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Exotic Herbs to Grow Indoors and Out

Herbs can be found growing everywhere in the world, so while some herbs might be considered normal to some, they are exotic to the rest of us. These exotic herbs can be grown both indoors and (Continue Reading...);

Bird Feeders

Bird Feeders 101

Bird feeders are a great way to turn your own backyard into a mini oasis for the wild birds in your area. We have bird feeders out in the yard, with a few up close the back windows. Bird feeders (Continue Reading...);

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Home Grown Vegetables Taste Better and Saves Money!

It's been a bit since we had an update on the garden, but everything is starting to grow fast! I do have a few interesting tidbits to tell you about. We have an abundance of fresh home grown (Continue Reading...);

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Washi Tape DIY Garden Kneeler using Dollar Store Supplies!

  Do your knees get sore just thinking about working in the garden? If so, you need a garden kneeler to lessen the impact on them. You don’t have to spend big bucks on a garden kneeler, (Continue Reading...);

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Simple DIY Bird Bath using Terra Cotta Flower Pots

It is so enjoyable and relaxing to watch birds splash and play in the water. Birds need water not only to drink but cool off and take a bath, especially in the summer months when there may not be as (Continue Reading...);

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15 Christmas Table Decor Ideas

Nothing brings people together like a holiday dinner. Most of our thoughts are on the food and what we will serve, but we also want our table to look nice. Table decor doesn't have to be elaborate or (Continue Reading...);

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