Posted on Feb 21, 2015 | 2 comments
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.
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.
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.
Below, are some ways that we found ways to grow veggies and herbs on our patio. First up, is our 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.
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.
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
Posted on Feb 15, 2015 | 0 comments
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.
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.
Here are some other super variety seed packs that are already put together for you to grow below:
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.
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
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!
Posted on Feb 4, 2015 | 0 comments
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:
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
Ummmm…..I don’t think I really need to explain why this is a Valentines Day Gift Bust!
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….
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!!
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.
Posted on Jan 25, 2015 | 0 comments
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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!
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.
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!
Posted on Jan 18, 2015 | 0 comments
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….
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
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
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.
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?
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.