You win some, you lose some and then you try again

I started working on this post yesterday evening and it was titled Lemons, Cauliflower and Now Broccoli; however, my morning was so obnoxious I had to rethink the title. Today started with a great workout and from there quickly digressed.  If you have children I’m sure you can relate to how quickly they can kill […]

Prepare Your Lawn For Spring

Clean up, Clean up Everybody…the song my kiddos sing when it is time to clean up.  It makes sense. Don’t let nature confuse you with the back and forth of the weather — pretty weather, messy weather, pretty weather, messy weather.  You get my drift. Even with all this back and forth, it is time […]

The chicken spaghetti you don’t know

I am part of a produce co-op and sometimes I can’t keep up with it so tonight I took a different spin on chicken spaghetti.  I’m trying to use what we have. The prep time is about 15 months (chop chicken and vegetables).  You can eat immediately, but it is better if you can give […]

SIMPLE Goodie Bags

I think I can safely say that Valentine’s Day preparations are over for me.  It was fun and the kids will love it at school tomorrow, but geez…I’m tired.  So here is the low down on goodie bags. Here are the supplies you need: Clear plastic bags Ribbon Chex Mix (no peanuts in case of allergies) […]

Pineapples, Please

This is a family-friendly gardening activity that can be accomplished in about 15 minutes.  This is a great activity for any age. There are different opinions whether or not this will produce fruit.  My gut feeling is no, but stranger things have happened.  Only time will tell.  Either way, it is fun and makes use […]

Repurpose packaging into wine gift bags

We purchased new bedding recently and it came in these fabulous bags.  I love them and have decided to repurpose them as wine gift bags.  I removed the label, but they could be used as is.  We also bought sheets at Target that came in larger fabric bags that would be great for wrapping a […]

Grow a Lemon from a lemon seed, we’ll see

Here is how it all started.  There is this crazy Meyer Lemon Tree in San Antonio, TX that produces lemons in mass quantities.  My friend calls super excited about these lemons and asks, if I want to try to grow a lemon tree.   Please note that at this moment she has about two-dozen lemons in […]

What to do with all your greeting cards

We are past the mad Holiday rush and most of you have already put away your decorations. Now, what to do with all those  Holiday cards?  This is not for all the adorable selfies or family photos you receive.  This is for all the general holiday cards. The St. Jude Ranch for Children recycles your […]

The Divide – Asparagus Fern

Here goes.  More clean up, clean up.  As we discuss getting our lawn ready for Spring we also need to think about our plants in containers and pots.  It is very simple. In the below photo the bottom right picture was the asparagus fern before the divide and then see it in the basket after […]

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There is no time like the present — get outside now and start enjoying the fabulous weather.  Side note:  It is Texas and I haven’t been outside since 8am so if the sunshine has momentarily left us and the thunderstorms have rolled in, just know this will all move out as quickly as it moved […]