Father’s Day Gardening Gifts – Useful Tools to Help Make Dad’s Life Easier

Father’s Day Gardening Gifts I know, I know, Father’s Day is this weekend and I’m just now posting ideas. However, there have to be so of you out there who are like me and wait until the last minute, right? We live in the Midwest, which can get rather cold throughout the Winter. So, summer […]

Landscaping Plants for Shady Areas for an Amazing Front Yard

Landscaping Plants for Shady Areas One of the many things I love most about Spring is it marks the beginning of the gardening season! Currently, I’m starting the process of planning out our landscaping plants for shady areas in our front yard. This past fall,  we had a new driveway and front sidewalk put in. In the […]

Spring Bulb Planting For Perennial Summer Flowers

One of my favorite seasons is spring. Why? I adore seeing the grass turn green; buds start to appear on trees, and buds from my plants start to shoot out of the ground. Also, it is the time of year I can finally get outside and start gardening and doing my spring bulb planting. Spring […]

Preparation For Holidays Made Easier With Best Buy #holidayprep

Can you believe it is October already? Halloween is at the end of the month, and then bam…we are right in middle of the holiday season! Thanksgiving will be here before we know it. Now is the time to start preparing for the holidays! Ever since we bought our home, almost 11 years ago, we […]

First Signs of Spring With Early Blooming Tulips

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

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

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

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 […]