Pink peonies from my yard. A dream of mine is to have a large cut flower garden, but I am grateful for the beautiful flowers I have. Jane beat a bird to a strawberry. We really need to cover the strawberry patch. Maurie is concerned about Brooklyn, who is ready to dig with the shovel and get some more … [Read more...] about Home Project Updates
Cody spent most of Friday making garden boxes; there will be six in total when the project is through. They look nice and, they will motivate all of us to spend more time in the garden. Brooklyn was the cutest helper. She fell a lot, but she was in heaven getting to play in the dirt with Dad. Handing Dad some dirt. In between the boxes we … [Read more...] about Garden Boxes
This is the basement right before we moved everything and tore the carpet out. This the the basement now, ready for beautiful flooring and fresh coats of paint on the wall! Cody finally had a day to work on the basement. Like most DIY projects, the preparation takes a lot of time. I was not a lot of help since I was sick, but I was able to be with the girls so he … [Read more...] about Basement Update
Are you ready for a great gardening season? Here are the things we are working on. 1. We till our plots. 2. We cut down or pull weeds and place something to keep the weeds down. Right now we have cardboard down and we plan to put mulch on top to make it look more pretty. 3. Put in wood borders around our plots. 4. We send in our soil for testing to High Brix Gardens. They test the … [Read more...] about Garden Ready?
If you feel like you are starting to drown in your stuff, it is time to organize and declutter your space. Your life will feel so much more manageable with this guide. Three Piles that Leave the House Every house should have three piles: 1. Throw away: This is for the things that no longer are useful to you and will not be useful to anyone else. 2. Donate: This is for the things that you … [Read more...] about House of Order Part 2: De-cluttering
72 Hour Kits I have been feeling like I should have 72 hour kits ready for my family for many, many months now. I do not think that anything is going to happen anytime soon, but I know it is the right thing to do. It is so hard to spend time, money and energy on something that doesn't feel like it will be important right away, but when you need something, you need it, right? Many of you probably … [Read more...] about 72 Hour Kit: While There is Still Plenty