First Signs of Spring With Early Blooming Tulips

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One of my favorite things going from Winter to Spring, besides the warmer weather, is watching everything start to green up and bloom. I always love the first signs of spring when the grass starts to turn green and little buds start to form on the trees. Another favorite sign? Those early Spring blooming Tulips! First […]

Scent Your Home Naturally with Fragrant Plants

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The desire to scent your home naturally has become more popular over the years. With all of health and safety concerns about using products with toxins, foods with hormones and preservatives and even artificial home scents, such as sprays and plug-ins. Many people and companies are leaning towards more natural ingredients and products. It is […]

Inspirational Gardening Ideas by Miracle-Gro

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This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Miracle-Gro for SocialSpark. All opinions are 100% mine. I always look forward to this time of year. Gardening season here in the Midwest lasts for such a short period of time, which is so unfortunate since I enjoy it so much! Currently I have […]

Herb Gardening Basics from the Ground Up

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Each year I like to add more and more to our garden. Currently, I have a flower garden and a vegetable garden. But this year I would like to start a herb garden. Not only will it allow me to save money, but I love using fresh herbs. I also love having the kids learn […]

Time to Make a Compost Bin, Our Garbage Disposal Broke

I never realized how much I used a garbage disposal until now.  Now I am putting all the scraps in a plastic bag, which I know is horrible environmentally!  Purchasing a new garbage disposal is not in our budget at all right now.  It is actually an added expense that we really don’t need. I am […]

Mary, Mary – How Does Your Garden Grow?

With silver bells, and cockle shells, … etc. Much to my surprise, my little tomatoes coming up so much better then I had expected them too. I’m not quite sure how the rest of the country is doing, but at least here in Illinois it has been a brutal summer already.  Don’t get me wrong I LOVE […]

Creative Gardening Ideas

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As it gets closer and closer to a warmer season here in Illinois, I get more and more excited about getting out in the garden.  I have the traditional garden area’s, nothing very fancy.  But I’ve come across some creative gardening ideas, really more so for container gardening, that I’d love to share!  I thinking […]

Doing My Part for Earth Day

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We have a membership to The Morton Arboretum located in Lisle, Illinois.  It is really an awesome place, that is a nonprofit organization dedicated to the planting and conservation of trees. Its 1,700 acres hold more than 222,000 live plants.  The Arboretum grounds have magnificently tended trees, 16 miles of hiking trails, 9 miles of roads, and 900 acres […]

groOrganic.com – Garden Planner {Review}

Since having our first child, almost 8 years ago, we have gotten a lot more aware of pesticides and other toxins in our food (and household consumables) which has made us want to live an organic lifestyle. Having said that, living in such a fashion can get rather expensive. Over the last couple years we […]