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 […]

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 […]

Valentine’s Day Coupon Book

It’s the final countdown… Don’t fret, if you don’t have a Valentine’s Day gift yet.   I have another gift idea for you, a Valentine’s Day Coupon Book. The Coupon Book is so simple, adorable, can be personalized and it is FREE. You can give a coupon for a massage or a pass from doing […]

The Valentine’s Day Countdown

We have less than 48 hours until Valentine’s Day and many of us – let’s just say me for one – will wait until the last hour.  Here are some of my favorite things.  All simple and fabulous. Bubbly.  Not just any bubbly, but the bubbly from Iron Horse Vineyards.  Iron Horse is this fabulous […]

5 Simple Parenting Tips

I have not read a lot of parenting books.  Don’t judge.  I do have a disclaimer, I am still in the midst of raising my children so I’m sure I will read another book or two.  And sometimes I feel like we over think it. I love, love, love the book, “Love and Logic.”  It makes […]

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 […]