Easter Chick DIY

This girl is going a little cray cray making outdoor Easter decorations.  It started with the Easter Eggs, then came the Carrot Patch, and now I am adding a couple of hatching chicks to the colorful display.  This Easter Chick DIY is what I like to call a Dollar Store hack, and it’s so easy, it’s stupid.  As … Read more…

Simple Carrot Patch For Easter

For the past few years, the kids and I have decorated our street side dogwood tree with plastic Easter eggs.  It was easy, cute, and the trend quickly caught on around the neighborhood.  Well, being like everyone else has never been my thing, which meant it was time for me to get creative and come up … Read more…

Bamboo Garden Trellis Tutorial

The garden peas and sweet peas have been planted, but they have nothing to grow on, and I best remedy this situation before their shoots emerge and reach for support.  Bamboo is one of my favorite materials for staking and building supports for vegetable plants, and visitors to my garden often ask me about my bamboo creations.  Its attractive, strong, and will last for … Read more…

Easter Eggs For The Garden

Easter is just around the corner and after a trip to the dollar store this morning, I am all charged up and ready to being my outdoor Easter decorating.  One of my favorite ways to decorate on the cheap is by taking uninspired decorations, like these plastic Easter eggs wrapped in tinsel, and repurposing them.  Instead of … Read more…

Pea Planting Day

Spring has officially arrived!  The frogs are croaking, bulbs are blooming, and the damn woodpecker has returned to his springtime trickery of startling my family awake with his machine gun style mating call on the side of our house.  I know he is just looking for a little lovin’, but must he peck his brains out at 6am on my bedroom … Read more…