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How to Build a Square Foot Garden

May 3, 2014
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How to Build a Square Foot Garden This is a guest post written by Kristi. Square Foot Gardening is the answer to that age old question of how to grow a lot of fruits and vegetables in a relatively small space. Using enriched potting soil, 6-8 hours of sunlight, and good watering techniques you can […]

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How to Build a Flower Bed

April 29, 2014
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How to Build a Flower Bed This is a guest post written by Kristi. Flowers are nature’s way of making people smile as they open up their blooms and produce a soft scent. It’s hard to be sad when surrounded by beautiful flowers! Having a flower bed around your house or as a part of […]

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How to Grow an Organic Garden

April 28, 2014
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This is a guest post written by Kristi. Note from Marcy: My husband is the gardener in the family, and this is our first year buying all heirloom seeds. We have two raised/square foot garden beds and make use of our flower beds for our fruit and vegetable gardening. We also collect rainwater in a […]

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Great Plants for a Shade Garden

April 27, 2014
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Great Plants for a Shade Garden When we bought our current home 3 years ago, our backyard landscape was completely new to us. Our entire yard is bordered by a very mature patch of woods, and that means we get a lot of shade. Shade is welcome during the hot days of summer, but we […]

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Disney Frozen Birthday Party Ideas

March 5, 2014
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Disney Frozen Birthday Party Ideas Recently we had a Disney Frozen Birthday Party for my 8 year old, and I had no idea when I agreed to this theme how difficult it would be to find Disney Frozen Party Supplies! Thankfully with the help of Pinterest, Etsy, Amazon and a local party shop I was […]

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11 Frugal DIY Valentine’s Day Decor Ideas

January 16, 2014
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Frugal DIY Valentine’s Day Decor Ideas A few years ago I snagged the 2 apothecary jars seen in the photo above for FREE. Since then, I have had fun experimenting each holiday or season with various vase fillers. You can see an example of how I fill them in the fall here. This past Christmas I […]

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Easy DIY Valentine’s Day Heart Wreath + 10 Heart Wreath Ideas

January 15, 2014
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I know that I have mentioned before that I’m not the craftiest person around, but I still love to decorate my home for the holidays. Occasionally that means that I find myself wielding a glue gun in the attempt to mimic a project or idea that I found on Pinterest (check out my Valentine’s Day […]

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Quick and Easy DIY Holiday Christmas Card Display Idea

December 21, 2013
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I used to have Christmas card guilt. I love receiving photo cards from friends and family, but I always felt bad putting the cards in a basket. It seemed like such a waste! Then, a couple of years ago I found this super cute, quick and easy DIY Holiday Christmas Card Display Idea on Pinterest […]

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Easy DIY Christmas Gift Idea for Teachers, Friends + More

December 8, 2013
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I just finished putting my daughters’ DIY Teacher Christmas Gifts together and thought I would share this fun project! My girls are 3 and 7, and this is the first year that both of them are in school. When I add in bus drivers, gymnastics teachers, piano teachers and more, I had a total of 10 […]

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Gingerbread Syrup Recipe | DIY Gift Idea

November 17, 2013
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Gingerbread flavored items just scream Christmas, don’t they? If you are looking for a fun, inexpensive, and thoughtful holiday gift, why not try this recipe for Gingerbread Syrup? This delicious syrup is perfect for coffee or hot chocolate. You can drizzle it over brownies, waffles, ice cream, pie or into many adult beverages. My kids […]

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