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From the Garden: My Favorite Repurposed Garden Planters

As someone who already spends a little too much money on garden supplies every year, I’m always looking to cut corners on spending by upcycling and repurposing where I can. To add to the repurposing and cheap-decorations list, I’ve also created an arch out of cattle panel, a walkway out of log slices from a pine tree my husband cut down a year ago, an entire Back to Eden method …

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Meal Prep: Crockpot Salsa Chicken with Turmeric Rice

Aside from laying down on fresh, warm sheets, there’s almost nothing more satisfying than making a great, tasty meal with enough leftovers to freeze for almost a week’s worth of dinners! It’s incredibly rewarding to open my freezer and to be able to pick a ready-to-eat meal that I personally made. I don’t meal prep as much as I’d like, but such is the nature of life with a toddler. …

DIY Garden Tips & Tricks

Garden Tips: Saving Your Seeds

In order to consider next year’s garden, a gardener must first consider saving their seeds, unless you’re going to purchase them, of course. I know the excitement of purchasing seeds, so I’m not going to try to deter you from that. But I will say, there’s also a sense of pride that I get when I save my seeds from the previous year. Remember: You must allow your seeds to …

Recipes

Chock-Full Spice Cake

Have you ever made a cake so good, you ended up eating it out of the pan? Yeah, me, too. And that’s this cake. It all started with a basic spice cake recipe that I was Googling and ended up being a creation I couldn’t have even dreamt up. It was a haphazard collection of pantry items that ended in euphoria. I just added ingredients here and there, kept adding …

House & Home

Dollar Tree Find: Strawflower Seeds for Twenty Five Cents

The Dollar Tree has so many amazing items in the garden section this year. I’m not sure if they’ve always had a garden section, but either way, I’m totally loving it! I’ve made more trips to the Dollar Tree than I’d like to admit – and it’s only February. Aside from all the amazing finds The Dollar Tree has to offer, one, in particular, caught my eye – the Helichrysum …