Out with the old, in with the new

I am so excited that my friend, Ginny, let me be a part of updating her flower beds.  Because I am a complete lawn Geek, it made my year. Now, her lawn looked great to start, but she wanted a fresh look.  She (her husband and father-in-law) removed the line of shrubs – they blocked […]

Spring Cleaning, Phase 1

Hello Peeps.  If you haven’t started getting your lawn Spring ready, you better jump on it.  The time is here. You can read more about getting your lawn Spring ready in this previous post, http://henandchix.com/2014/02/prepare-your-lawn-for-spring-2/ Phase 1, I did some light pruning, cleaned out the old leaves, fertilized, brought in some mulch and added a natural […]

Hump Day Handout Winners

I am so excited about our Hump Day Handouts.  I went a little CRAY CRAY last week, but I am so glad I did because some of the winners shared pictures and are having so much fun with it.  These photos and comments make me so happy!

My Compost Pile – An Uncertain Future

From our Environment Scientist… I mentioned in my last post about trying to reduce my food waste and starting a backyard compost pile.  I don’t have any experience composting.  My 1st attempt ended with failure.  My earthy friends said just make a pile in the backyard, so easy.  For me, not so much.  My dogs […]

Simple Garden updates

Check out this adorable flower bed update.  A few minor adjustments were made and it immediately opens and brightens up the space. Two to three small shrubs were removed along with a layer of monkey grass.  These were replaced with bright and colorful flowers in one section and large river rocks in another.  The space […]

T. Hee Gifts now has an urban garden

As if T. Hee Gifts was not already wonderful, they now have an urban garden.  If you are not familiar with T. Hee you should be!  Here is the low down. Located in Lake Highlands and Lakewood Amazing kid’s gifts and toys Seasonal gifts Personalized cups, stationery, luggage, etc. Candles, lotions, soaps and stuff Cards, […]

Herb Growers In Action

I have shown you lots of pictures of Herb Growers, but I haven’t really shown you the steps and what all is included.  Here is a little slide show to give you a better understanding of what is included and the steps. Before you watch please do not judge my slide show and/or video making […]

Easter Ideas – Herb Growers, All-in-one Herb Kit

Easter is right around the corner.  I know…I can’t believe it either, but it is.  I’m sure you will be running around at the last minute looking for stuff to fill your basket.  At least, I know I will. Over the next few weeks I will be sending out Easter basket ideas to help you […]

The Tulips Are Coming

   It is beginning to warm up so get outdoors and enjoy the nice weather, while it lasts.  We went to the arboretum on Saturday and even with the cruddy weather it was still beautiful.  The daffodils are in full bloom and the tulips are right behind them. We are huge fans of tulips since […]

My Favorite Party Stuff

We celebrated our daughter’s Second Birthday this weekend, with our families, and it was perfect.  Here are  the local places that helped make it happen, all of which are now on my favorite list. CAKE!  Every party needs a cake, cookies or cupcakes.  Since we decided to do a small family party I chose to […]