Archive for Garden

How to Transform Potted Plants

If you’ve struggled with how to create perfect potted plants then this how-to is for you, even if you don’t have a green thumb. How to Transform Potted PlantS Living in NY made it difficult to put together perfectly potted plants because you could have a snow storm in April right when you thought Spring was there to stay.  Now that we live in NC, the spring arrived in March. …continue reading


Top Garden Tips

The warm weather here in NC has me wanting to get down and dirty in creating the perfect garden.  It’ll be my first time with a garden in the south and I can’t believe that it’s time already to get planting.  I’ve put together the Top Garden Tips in order to make it that much easier for me as well as you.  Go grab your gloves and let’s get dirty! …continue reading


5 Gardening Tips

When the weather here in NY finally takes a turn for Spring it is so hard for me to not to rush into planting willy nilly.  It literally as if I want to turn my backyard into the scene from the Wizard of Oz where they fall asleep amongst the Poppy flowers.  I’ve learned over the years that rushing into planting is not smart though.  Especially when you can still …continue reading


Gardening Tips

The Easter Bunny makes his appearance tonight and I am thrilled that I don’t have to field questions about how the Easter Bunny will find our house through three feet of snow.  That’s right!  The snow has finally melted and we can see the grass.  If it wasn’t Easter, I’d be having a party to celebrate.  Instead, I’ve put together a collection of Gardening Tips that will have me fully …continue reading


Creative Garden Ideas for Kids

Now that the warm weather is starting to make it’s appearance here in NY it’s time to start figuring out what to do with our garden.  Every year I change it up a bit so I’m always looking for inspiration, which is why these Creative Garden Ideas for Kids is absolutely perfect for us.  I always try to get the girls involved with my projects, but I found that it …continue reading


Indoor Herb Garden

“The following review is part of the Jo-Ann Fabric And Craft Stores® National Craft Month campaign. I received compensation for this review; however, this is my personal, honest opinion based on my experience.” I am so jealous of people who are seeing signs of Spring already.  There’s still snow on the ground here in NY so in order to get my Spring fix I started my first indoor herb garden. …continue reading

Garden Accessories

I don't have the greenest of thumbs so I love to add my own little garden accessories that give my garden that added pop and makes it mine.  In order to put together some gorgeous garden accessories, I put together a board over on Hometalk.  If you're not already over there, I highly recommend it.  It's the largest knowledge hub for home & garden on the web! So hop ...


Garden Flag Tutorial

My favorite project from our Baptismal Party was my Garden Flag.  The best part about it is that it is versatile for any season or event.  All you need is an image that you can make a mirror image of and you're good to go.  Thanks to Dimple Prints I had just that! Garden Flag Tutorial ...


Toddler Herb Garden

If there's one thing I love most about being a mom, it's making memories with my children and those memories can be the most mundane activities, but they're special because we did them together.  My toddler is extremely inquisitive about the world around her so I, being the teacher that I am, like to give her the hands on experience that she needs to fully understand how the world ...

Garden to Table Recipes

There is nothing better than taking fresh ingredients straight from the garden and bringing them to the table in a delicious recipe for your family. Whether it's fruit or vegetables the best ingredients always come from our own gardens. Garden to Table ...


Easy Planter Makeover

This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Miracle-Gro for SocialSpark. All opinions are 100% mine. Riley and I got an extremely late start to our outdoor planting due to the rainy and cold weather that we had during the Spring.  We finally got outside recently to beautify the planter by the front door.  Thanks to Miracle-Gro and a can of spray paint this Easy Planter Makeover is put ...


DIY Sandbox

DIY Sandbox Tutorial This is an easy to follow step by step tutorial on how to create your own DIY Sandbox.  This project has been in the works for months, actually more like since last Spring when Riley’s Grandma and Grandpa bought her a Lil’ Tikes Playground.  Joe decided he was going to take out our herb garden that was at the end of our patio and put the playground …continue reading

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