New FREE Garden Design Class!

I just took a new, FREE online mini-class called, “Transform Your Garden Design” from Craftsy.   I’m not going to tell you all the super ideas that Rebecca Sweet shares, but if you feel like you need some guidance in taking your garden design to the next level this class is for you.  


Transform Your Garden Design




For Free You Get:

  • 4 HD video lessons with anytime, anywhere access
  • Downloadable class materials, including lists of recommended plants
  • More than an hour of close-up instruction
  • Answers from your fellow students in our virtual classroom


So, sign up now and check out what other FREE mini-classes are available, including stamping, woodworking, and crocheting to name just a few.


Just so ya know that some of the links above are my referral links, which means I may get a small commission if you make a purchase, at no additional cost to you of course.  Thank you for your support!!    :-)


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My son is going to be a senior this year, and this morning I was reminiscing with his Dad about how fast these years have flown by, and that next year he will be going away to college.   I have quite a few friends whose sons or daughters are going to leave home this fall and I know that they are all filled with a mixture of excitement, joy, and sadness.   I also know that sending your child to college can be quite expensive and finding ways to save are a must.  So, I thought that I would share in one way you can save through Amazon’s Student Program.



My family & I have Prime members for years, and we have taken advantage of the 2 day shipping, movies, and special offers over and over again.  I honestly think it’s worth every money-saving penny!  LOL   As you can see the Amazon Student is FREE for the first 6 months, after that you can join Prime for 50%, and you can cancel at any time.



FREE for 6 Months Then 50% Off Prime
FREE Two-Day Shipping on millions of items
Deals and promotions exclusively for Students
Earn a $10 Credit when you refer a friend
Unlimited instant streaming of 41,000 movies & TV episodes
Borrow FREE Kindle books
Access to over a million songs and hundreds of playlists, ad-free.


Here are few more ideas that can really help your student and you SAVE:
You can rent, buy new or used textbooks, and sell your books back to Amazon when you are finished.  
I had to get my daughter a graphing calculator, and Amazon’s $99 price and FREE 2 day shipping was hard to beat.

Texas Instruments TI-84 Plus Graphing Calculator


Texas Instruments TI 84 Plus Calculator



And finally,  I love that no matter how far your child may be, they can have anything they need, (school supplies, food, or even furniture) sent to the address they need.  Trust me, the Prime 2-Day FREE shipping savings adds up very quickly.  :-)  By the way,  your student can get a $10 credit every time they invite their friends to sign up with their referral link, which can really help out with the cost of textbooks, tablets, or cell phone data charges.  :-)   Click below and see all the current Shop Amazon – Off to College sales that are also going on at Amazon.  


   Join Amazon Student FREE Two-Day Shipping for College Students

Amazon Students


Just so ya know that some of the links above are my referral links, which means I may get a small commission if you make a purchase, at no additional cost to you of course.  Thank you for your support!!    :-)

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Male Influencers


Today is a really cool day if you are a guy influencer and would love to work with brands and share about new products, services, and mission causes on your blog!  Sverve is an online community that brings bloggers & brands together where you not only get compensated for your opinions, but it gives your blog tons of exposure!  


I can’t say enough about how much I’ve learned and earned from being a part of the Sverve community, and I look forward to meeting & reading some tips, reviews, and news from my new male friends.  Sign up now, and check out all that Sverve has to offer here:


Join Sverve



Just so ya know, that if you click on any of the links above and join Sverve, I will get a small commission at no additional cost to you of course.  Thank you for your support and I hope that you enjoy being a member of Sverve as much as I do.  :-)

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Last year I did several posts on a young man, who at the time was only 17 years old and knows how to grow a huge garden from seed.  This year Matt & his parents made a video of his green thumb skills with inspirational background music, and I am so proud to share it with all of you.  I hope that everyone appreciates the hard work, determination, and loving care that this young man puts into his backyard garden because it’s just something that most teenagers wouldn’t do.  Enjoy!  



If you enjoyed this video, please comment or give it a thumbs up, and let this young man know how cool it is that he is keeping the art of growing your own food alive!  Not only will his family have fresh, organic food to eat throughout the summer & year, but the savings that come along with it are huge!  If you would like to see the other posts that I wrote last year you can check them out below, and I encourage everyone to get their hands in some dirt, plant a seed, and reap in the benefits of learning how to grow your own food!  :-)


A Teen And His Garden


A Teen And His Greenhouse


A Teen & His Family’s Canning Creations!


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July 4th Party Essentials

How many of you know people who love to decorate for the holidays, and it doesn’t matter which holiday it is.  You know….the ones who have some festive lawn ornaments in their yard, colored lights on the windows, and dishes & home decor to match.   Well, if you know or are one of these decorating divas or dudes then check out these fun DIY or online buys for this upcoming holiday.  


July 4th Garage Door Magnet Set 


Patriotic Holiday Garage Door Magnet Set

This garage door magnet set is a super way to wish everyone in your neighborhood a Happy 4th of July and it’s only $9.99 at

American Flag Patriotic Inflatable Cooler


July 4th Independence Day Stars Stripes American US Flag Patriotic Inflatable Drink Cooler

You have to have a spot for all the drinks during your July 4th bash, and this cooler is just really fun and most certainly says stars & strips!


 DIY Fourth of July Pinwheels

Pinwheel Crafts for Fourth of July

Pinwheels are the ultimate summer toy, and here’s a super way to make your own from   I love who you can customize these with any red, white, and blue scrap paper that you might have on hand.  :-)

Peedy Puppy July 4th Welcome Statue


Peedy Puppy 4th of July Decoration Garden Statue

Here’s a cute way to welcome your guest to your 4th of July Holiday bash!  I love his comical smile, and what better way to say, “God Bless America”! 

DIY Patriotic Outdoor Solar Light

Patriotic Outdoor Solar Light

I love the summer night with some lights, and this DIY solar lantern takes about 15 minutes to put together, so check out how to make one for yourself at   
I hope that you like some of these 4th of July party essential ideas, but as always I must let you know that some of the links above are my affiliate links, so I may get a small commission if you buy.  I thank you for you support, and I wish all of  you a wonderful time with your family & friends this upcoming holiday.   





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