Hey friends! This past month was busy for our family, and before I write my next article I want to document a few things that happened over the past month. My kids are now out on summer break, and though that creates a bit more chaos I am actually more focused in my work with them home (strange how that works!). Scroll down for an update on our laundry room plans, a family move (not ours!), and pictures of a trial garden tour. We need advice on our laundry room and would love feedback!Read More
I'm finally getting around to gardening this year. A few strawberries popped up in our raised bed again, and we still have herbs. But I bought two new tomato plants and a pepper plant. This will be our third year growing tomatoes, and every year I learn something new...
I like to grow our tomatoes and peppers in containers so I can move them around to adjust sunlight, ect. And while I could have gone out and purchased new planters for this project, I prefer to upcycle things when possible (and save a few dollars!) My husband had a set of 5, 5-gallon buckets stacked in the corner of the garage. Which piqued my interest. I managed to get 3 from him to try out my planter experiment and I'm thrilled with how they turned out!
Read on for a list of supplies you'll need to make your own 5-gallon bucket planter with step by step directions. I promise these planters are easy to make!!Read More
Hey hey hey! I am thrilled to share with you my latest project for eHow! Its a bit of an IKEA hack using a combination of quality cedar wood and IKEA trestle legs. It was a fun afternoon project and we LOVE having fresh herbs right off the back patio! We also have had several strawberries since we planted, and our first jalapeño is almost ready (!)Read More
I have officially fallen for our local farmer's market. We have tried so many new (to us) varieties of tomatoes. For this simple recipe I used an Aunt Ruby, Orange Strawberry, and Pink Oxheart purchased from Kasper Creek. Any heirloom tomato would work wonderfully. Paired with fresh mozzarella and basil from our backyard = heaven on a plate.Read More