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When I first bought my home over 10 years ago, the last thing I thought about was putting a garden in the back yard.  In fact, the majority of my yard is a huge concrete patio, which at the time was great, because it meant less grass to cut!  :-)  But, over the years, the gardening bug had gotten a hold of me, and with the help of my hubby, I found some super DIY small space garden design ideas, that have brought a fully functional garden into my backyard.  Below is a timeline of my garden design ideas, which I hope will inspire some of you to also become a fellow green thumb and make “growing your own” a part of your lifestyle.  Gardening has helped my family and I afford fresh produce, which not only tastes the best, but is a great way to stay healthy for less.

    

Patio Backyard

 

 

My very first year of gardening, I bought some huge planters and grew some tomatoes, green peppers, and herbs.  Seriously, it couldn’t get any easier, but I wanted to grow more, so that I could can my garden goodies for the winter months.  So, the following year my hubby and I took advantage of some flat area space right behind my house, and we built three raised bed gardens.

Raised Garden Beds

 

We also added some wooden trellises to the ends of our raised garden beds, which allowed us to grow vertically and add more veggies such as beans, cucumbers, and squash.

 

Garden Beds

Below, are some ways that we found ways to grow veggies and herbs on our patio.  First up, is our pallet beds.

Pallet Beds

A friend of mine found this huge pallet box on the side of the road, and I converted it into another planter, it’s below my DIY herb planter.  Check out the swiss chard that grows like crazy in it.   :-)

Swiss Chard

And finally, I wanted a way to walk right outside by back door and add fresh oregano, basil, mint, cilantro, or dill to my daily meals.   So, we built a DIY Herb Planter.

 

Herb Planter Decor

DIY Herb Planter Shelf

 

 

I hope that you can see how much fun gardening can be, and if you would like to see what has come out of my garden click here


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Got Your Gardening Seeds?

This past weekend here in East Tennessee was sunny, bright, and in the 60’s!  So, I decided to head outside and see what needed to be done in my backyard garden.  This is what awaited me.   :-)

 

Winter Garden

 

Scary I know, but I can’t tell you how excited I am to put a little green thumb power into these raised bed gardens, add some seeds, and watch them come alive again this upcoming season!  By the way, I have to ask, “Have You Got Your Seeds Yet”?  If not, now is the time to buy and save some money by starting some of your seeds indoors.  If you need some help in which seeds to buy, I suggest that you click on over to a really cool place that specializes in Organic, Non-GMO seeds called SeedsNow.com.

 

Not only does SeedsNow.com share in some savings with their .99 cents seed sample packs, but they are loaded with gardening tips, videos, and grow guides for all levels of gardening buffs, from beginners to advanced.   

NEW  SEED SAMPLER PACKS    0.99 PK

Here are some other super variety seed packs that are already put together for you to grow below:

Green Variety Seed Pack

 
Here’s the perfect way to get some greens growing in your garden this season.  Again, these seeds are all organic & Non-GMO, so for only $14.99 it’s a super price.    
 
 
Herbal Medicine Bank Seed Kit
 
 
 
Many people are starting to grow their own herbal gardens and taking advantage of these plants healing powers, and if you want to learn more about herbs, please check out this book called:
 
Your Backyard Herb Garden  A Gardener s Guide to Growing Over 50 Herbs Plus How to Use Them in Cooking  Crafts  Companion Planting and More 
Your Backyard Herb Garden: A Gardener’s Guide to Growing Over 50 Herbs Plus How to Use Them in Cooking, Crafts, Companion Planting and More  
 
 
 
Garen In A Pail
 
 
 
And finally …if your limited on time & space or want to give the perfect gift to the gardener in your life, this Garden In a Pail tomato kit is just what you need.  It’s only $29.99 and ready to grow.  
 
 

HAPPY GARDENING ALL!

 
 
 
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, and I hope you take the plunge and become a gardening green thumb!    :-)
 
 
 

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Valentines Day is right around the corner, and I know that most people give gifts to their sweetie that is well thought out, and has a wonderful meaning behind it.  And then…..you have some people who are clueless as what to get their loved one, and end up buying something that most people DON’T want to get for their Valentines Day gifts.  Here’s what I mean below:  :-)

 

 

Kisses Toilet Paper

 

Kisses Toilet Paper

 

 

I Love You from Top to Bottom TP

 

I love you from the bottom to the top valentines day toilet paper

 

 

Although, I must admit that the above printed love sentiments on TP makes me smile, it’s still not something that I would want as a gift for Valentines Day.  Heck, if you really wanted to give a gift like this, you could get some cheap, bright red lipstick, and kiss a toilet paper roll yourself.  LOL

 

My Love For You Diarrhea Mug

 

 

 

My love for you is like diarr Mug My love for you is like diarr Mug Words

 

 

Ummmm…..I don’t think I really need to explain why this is a Valentines Day Gift Bust!  :-)

 

 

Valentine Cupid Costume

 

Valentines Cupid Costume

 

Although this Valentines Day costume is cute, I think that most ladies want to save these outfits for Halloween.  And if you’re a mom, the last thing that you want to do is wear a heart headband.  Just saying….

 

The Perfect Man In Milk Chocolate

 

The Perfect Man Shaped

 

I suppose you could give this to your guy if you want him to get in shape, but I don’t know if he will feel the love that goes along with it.  XOXOXO!

 

And finally, under no circumstances should you give this gift to anyone, ever!!  :-)

 

 

Don’t Go Bacon My Heart, I Couldn’t If I Fried 

 

Don t Go Bacon My Heart  I Couldn t If I Fried

 

 

In all fairness, I know that there are plenty of very happy couples who would love to get some of these Valentines Day gifts above, and if you do, please be brave and share with the rest of us.  (Just to let you know that some of these links above are my affiliate links, and I may get a small commission if you decide to buy). Thank you for your continued support, and I hope that you have a love filled Valentines Day.


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Super Sweet Valentines Day Gifts

 

**This post contains affiliate links and I will be compensated if you make a purchase after clicking through my links.

 

If you want to express your love for standout style this Valentine’s Day check out ModCloth’s Sweetheart Shop and find your perfect match! From heart-printed pieces to charming trinkets and treats, the Sweetheart Shop is filled to the brim with gifts and garb you’ll adore. Don’t let these hard-to-find pieces be the ones that got away!  Here are a few of my favorite picks below!

 

Love To Bake Measuring Set

($11.99)

Love To Bake Measuring Set   Mod Retro Vintage Kitchen   ModCloth.com

What I love about Modcloth is the unique gift ideas they have for all the holidays.  This heart baking measuring set is just perfect for if you have a Valentine that loves to bake, and this super cute “I’m in Spatu-Love” heart spatula to make your gift complete.

 

I’m in Spatu-Love

($12.99)

Im in Spatu love

Retro Rosie Necklace in Red

($12.99)

Retro Rosie Necklace in Red

Retro Rosie Earrings in Red

($9.99)

Retro Rosie Earrings in Red

Retro is in, and this Rosie set is so stylish, and I love this combo in RED!  They make the perfect set, and I have no doubt that they will put a smile on your vintage loving sweethearts face.

This is just a sampling of all the unique, vintage, and trendy gifts, clothes, and accessories that are available in Modcloths’s Sweetheart Shop, so head on over and see for yourself what other ideas you may like.  Happy Valentines Day!  :-)

 


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Valentines Day Jewelry Savings!

The last two weeks I’ve shared some luxury, sweets, and DIY Valentines Day gift ideas, but now it’s time to bring on the jewelry savings!  So, get ready to see some eye-catching bling for CHEAP, and there’s something for the divas, dudes, and kiddies too!  Remember to watch the shipping deadlines & some of these gems are on clearance, so if you don’t buy you can kiss them goodbye!   :-)  I hope you liked that little ditty…. 

 

X Marks Ring

Sterling Silver Pave CZ Heart Ring with Gold Vermeil Accent

 

Sometimes the design of the ring with a little added bling is all you need.  This X Marks ring is cleverly intertwined with two-tone sterling silver & 14K gold vermeil.  It is priced at only $60 from Blingjewelry.com    
 
 
 

My Love 4 You Is XO

 
 
 
 
 
 
Ladies love simple, smooth, unique designs,  especially when it comes to their necklaces.  This sterling silver XO necklace is perfect for all ages and at the $20 price it can’t be beat.  BlingJewelry.com      
 

Heart with Border Photo Pendant Picture Charm


 
 
 
 
This custom engraved heart pendent is just simply cool.  I love that it could be a picture of you and your better half, your kids, or heck let’s go for the dog or kitty.  LOL  It’s available at PicturesOnGold.com for around $50.  Super Gift!!     
 
 
 

 

 

 

 
Also, if you are really into charm bracelets, like I am, you can get this fabulous sterling silver beauty below for $199.  I know it seems pricey, but it’s sterling silver with all the charms ready to go.  LOVE this bracelet and so will you lady Valentine.  :-)
 

Posh Charm Bracelet

 

Hot Kiss Valentines Bead Bracelet 925 Silver Charm Bracelet $199
 
 
 
 
 

Shop at Bling Jewelry

 

 

If you can’t afford the bracelet above there is another way to get a really cool Valentines Day bracelets for just about anyone.  Just head over to Pugster.com.  They are running a huge Valentines Day promotion and you can basically build your own bracelet with charms that start as low as 1 penny.  Now….how cool is that?
 
 
 
Valentines Day At Pugster
 
 
 
 
 

Nina’s Red Rhinestone Heart Stud Earrings

Nina s Red Rhinestone Heart Stud Earrings $15.00

 

  Joelle’s Petite CZ and Cursive Love Promise Ring

 

Joelles Petite CZ and Cursive Love Promise Ring $34.99

And finally, the Red Hot Heart earrings, and pretty Sterling Silver “Love” script ring is from one of my favorite online jewelers Emitations.com.  They have a variety of Valentines Day jewelry & sales going on for the month of February, and they have an awesome selection of prom and wedding accessories.  
 
 
 

 

 

 
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, and I hope you enjoyed looking at some of my super Valentines Day jewelry finds & savings.    :-)

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