Posted on Apr 19, 2014 | 0 comments
I have been an online searching machine for all things gardening, and have come across some really funny garden decor ideas! I love to add a little humorous flair to my neighborhood through some comical garden statue, flag, or sign. Below are some super seasonal products available at one of my favorite online gift & home decor stores called CollectionsETC.com. I love this place because their items are super inexpensive, and you can shop by decor themes or collections, such as beach/coastal, Americana, or bugs/butterflies. So, here are some suggested garden, landscape, or front walkway accent ideas that will make everyone smile when they drive or walk by.
Solar Lighted Duck Rain Gauge Lawn Figurine
This little ducky is just so darn cute, and it also serves a purpose as a rain gauge which would be a great way to teach the kids about weather science.
Peter Pig Garden Planter Outdoor Decoration
Look at the expression on Peter The Pigs face, he’s just waiting to greet some new friends and I have no doubt that they will give him some complements.
Curtsying Shirley Frog Whimsical Birdfeeder Garden Statue
I would place this sweet lady frog right in the middle of my flower garden, and enjoy watching the birds eating the seeds from her dress. Love this one. :-)
Don’t Bug Me Welcome Door Mat
Every year I like to get a new gardening welcome mat, and this one is so colorful and on sale for only $5.97.
Ladybug Rain Boots Decorative Garden Planter
This planter is so fun, and to me represents the summer season perfectly, and I love the smile on those ladybugs faces.
Hungry Dog Birdhouse and Bird Feeder
Here’s another dog lover bird feeder with tons of comical character to hang from your tree. These are just a sample of the wonderful gardening decor ideas from CollectionsETC.com and here’s a little extra savings if you decide that you find some items to accent your garden & home decor.
10% off orders of $50 or more! Use code:3RAF22C
Just so you 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 that I have inspired you to add a little humor to your gardening design.
Posted on Apr 16, 2014 | 0 comments
Today, I am really excited to share with you about my experience with a super app & online community called Snapwire. It’s basically a place where mobile photographers, brands, businesses, or bloggers come together to sell or buy custom photos for as little as $3 or as high as the buyer is willing to pay. For instance, as a blogger I am always looking for creative, colorful, clear images to feature in my articles or as a background cover on my social media pages. I can usually get these pictures myself with my mobile iPhone, but sometimes it just doesn’t work out and I have to purchase one. So, that’s exactly what I did at Snapwire, I made a request for some Urban garden photos below:
My request for custom urban garden photos at Snapwire.
I was pleasantly surprised at how easy it was to make this request, all I had to do was enter my creative details in a simple, user-friendly template, when I needed it by, and the price I was willing to pay. I hit the submit button, and after Snapwire reviewed & approved my request the countdown began. As you can see in the photo above I had 97 photo entries, and this was only over a few days! I ended up choosing the two photos below for $7 each, and I have had the pleasure of speaking to the photographers whose pictures I picked. Now how cool is that!!
Snapwire is also for the mobile photographer who would like to sell their images to businesses, brands, and other bloggers. Let’s face it, some of the most beautiful pictures can be found on Instagram, and most of these images are taken by non-professionals. That’s what makes them special, they are authentic, real-life moments that many businesses are willing to pay for. Here is an example of how a mobile photographer would use Snapwire in my request for Urban garden pics above. A person could literally walk outside, take a creative shot of an urban garden with their iPhone or camera, and upload it through the Snapwire app or online community to my request page or any of the other request that are available. I loved the idea of getting fresh, creative, clear photos from people all over the world and I have no doubt that other brands & businesses will feel the same way as I do. It’s truly amazing……
Now, I am giving you just a tiny glimpse into what Snapwire is all about, and if you would like more in-depth details click here , or if you would like to just go ahead and download the app go here. Currently, Snapwire is only available for iPhones, but the Android app is coming soon. I plan on adding some of my own photos in the near future, and I look forward to connecting with brands & other mobile photographers, and if you decide to join Snapwire, please find me so that I can look up your profile and see your awesome portfolio.
Just so you know that this is a sponsored post, the opinions are completely my own based on my experience and I thank you for taking the time to read my review.
Posted on Apr 11, 2014 | 2 comments
Spring is in full bloom here in East Tennessee, and I can really tell because I’ve got itchy eyes and my allergies are in high gear! My hubby and I have been enjoying the warmer weather over the last week or so, and we have been busy getting our backyard garden cleaned up, creating a cool DIY herb planter, (I will post this later) and searching for gardening containers to add growing space. I have come across some really cool containers that you can purchase online or if you’re in the mood for a little DIY project you can make one yourself. All of these suggested planters are perfect for planting flowers or vegetables in any urban, small space, or patio area. Check them out below:
Smart Pots Big Bag Bed Fabric Raised Bed
These Smart Pots really are smart. You pop them up, add your dirt, flowers or veggies, and you could take it down easily when the growing season ends, which may be a plus for some gardeners. These come in several different sizes and shapes, but this particular model is the original raised bed at around $33.
Mobile Trash Can Container
I found this shining DIY project on HGTV.com. I love how they took a trash can and converted it into a rolling container that you can move to where ever you like.
ViagrowTM Tomato Planter Kit Raised Bed Garden
I know it says tomato planter, but technically you could put some other planters in this portable raised bed garden. It’s about 3 ft. x 2 ft. x 10 inches high and three good-sized tomato plants will fit in here nicely, or you could plant a small salsa garden and here’s a simple planting diagram at The Veggie Gardner.
Pallet Garden Bed
These are two pallet garden beds that I made last year, where I planted my herbs & salad greens. It has worked beautifully, and here is a great tutorial on how to build your own at Jadelouisedesigns.com
Hydrofarm GCTR Tomato Trellis Garden on Wheels
I always take into consideration that not everyone has the time to take on DIY projects, but I still want share in ways that you can still reap in the savings by growing your own food. This self-watering Hydrofarm trellis planter with wheels allows you to grow vertically. Which is perfect for any vine plant such as cucumbers, tomatoes, beans, or zucchini. I think a beginner gardener will appreciate the ease of this planter as well as the produce that they will harvest when the time is ready. This planter is available for about $55.
This gardening planter is also a composter that grows 50 plants in 4 square feet!
This is the ultimate gardening container which is also a composter that stands alone and gives you the ability to grow up to 50 plants! Here are some more details:
The Growing Tower was built so that all people, no matter what size backyard they have, can grow their own fresh food. It really is an inspiring story and an even better missions project to be a part of. So, head on over to their site and check it out.
- The Garden Tower is a composter that grows 50 plants in 4 square feet
- Turns waste kitchen scraps to fertilizer. Organic waste to organic food!
- Easily grow nearly any vegetables, herbs, or flower
- An organic, 8 cu. ft. soil-based alternative to expensive and difficult hydroponic systems
- Proudly made by hand in the USA. >90% USA Content. Stainless Steel hardware and local solid oak legs.
Just so you 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 that I have inspired you to grow your own food and save!
Posted on Apr 3, 2014 | 4 comments
When I started SuperGirlSavings I realized fairly quick that I needed to find a place where I could connect with professional bloggers and learn the good, the bad, and hopefully avoid the ugly elements of blogging. Thank goodness, I found such a place and it’s called Sverve!
In a nutshell, Sverve is an online community that brings bloggers & brands together where you get to use your influence to share about new products, services, and mission causes. You also have the opportunity to get some compensation and blog exposure, which will only help you grow! What I cherish the most about being a member of Sverve is the constant blogging education that I get for FREE from its members daily tips or monthly webinar that Sverve hosts and features today’s top blogging professionals.
Here are just a few of things that I have learned from Sverve:
Blogging Tips & Tricks
Working With Brands
How To Improve My Website
How To Brand Myself
How To Monetize My Blog
And I could just go on & on……..
If you are wanting to take your blog to the next level, connect with brands, or network with like-minded bloggers then I highly encourage to give Sverve a try. It has fast become my daily dose for blogging inspiration & information and I hope to see you there, connect, and support each other on our blogging journeys.
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.
Posted on Apr 1, 2014 | 0 comments
Recently, I came across a website of an artist who does the most beautiful oil paintings, but unless you personally knew him you would have never found his wonderful works of art. In fact, there are many creative people out there who could use some help in developing their online crafting businesses, so that their creative works can be seen by millions of people.
I know how hard it is to switch from a creative mind to a business mind, so to help you along, Creative Bug if offering an online course called, “Building a Creative Brand” that will help anyone who is wanting to launch or refine their creative online businesses. Check out the video below for more details, and from now until April 7th this class is being offered at a discount rate. Trust me, it’s a super price for all that you get, and you can take it in the comfort of your home. :-)
Regardless of what type of online business you have, everyone needs to invest in learning how to grow it online, including me. I have had no problem investing in something that I am passionate about, and I have learned from past experience that it’s so much easier to learn from the professionals, so that I can spend more time creating. :-)
The Creative Brand Series is a 5-week video e-course featuring straight talk with creative rockstars including Lisa Congdon, Christine Schmidt from Yellow Owl Workshop, Heather Ross, Liesl Gibson, Melanie Falick and more. Each week, these inspiring creatives will cover the fundamental aspects of building and elevating a creative brand.
With weekly videos, downloads and live chats, this series is for anyone looking to turn creativity into a business. This series brings you straight talk from the trenches mixed with advice and inspiration. Topics include:
• Identifying your brand
• Business nuts and bolts
• Work-life balance
This business-centered e-course includes 5 weekly video installments, plus a 100+ page PDF download filled with expert tips, bonus interviews and worksheets. This is the creative conference you’ve always wanted, but on your schedule!
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 if any of take advantage of this awesome class please let me know how it goes for you. I wish you much success on your artistic journey!