The Best Home and Garden App

The Best Home and Garden App Has this ever happened to you? You’re about 6 blocks from home and you realize that you don’t have your cell phone. EEK! Do you turn around even though you are already running behind? Nah, you can handle not having your phone for a couple of hours while you do your errands, right? You console yourself and kind of laugh at your ridiculous addiction to a silly little device and drive on. At the grocery store you realize that your shopping list… is on the phone. That Michaels coupon for 40% off one it ...

Cucumber Basil Mojito

  Two things every garden is full of right now… basil and cucumbers! Mojitos are a summer time favorite, but if you have a large group or party, trying to make individual cocktails can be a pain. Prepare this batch version recipe ahead of time so you can enjoy the party and mingle with your guests. Cucumber Basil Mojitos, a delicious twist on a standard summer cocktail. ...

Red Wine Blackberry Vinegar

  Red Wine Blackberry Vinegar How does a blackberry vinaigrette served on fresh greens and with local goat cheese and toasted sugar glazed hazelnuts sound? Mmm… it was delicious and it certainly celebrates being a locavore. Make this flavored vinegar and have it at the ready when your putting together a delicious summer salad. ...

Pallet Trough Planter

  Pallet Trough Planter If you have a small patio, then you don’t have a lot of room for big planters. This easy DIY Pallet Trough Planter can be made in an afternoon and it’s perfect for pushing up against a patio wall. ...

Herb Cheese Stuffed Nasturtiums Recipe

   Herb Cheese Stuffed Nasturtiums Recipe I have been dreaming for these beauties to start blooming and the day has finally come! It started out with one today, one tomorrow… but I needed at least 6 to bloom all the same time because I knew that once I made these delicious morsels, one would NOT be enough! These beloved heirloom flowers have been around for a long time and are even poo pooed in circles as being ‘too common’. Not for this garden geek… I got over 8 different varieties growing in my garden this year a ...

Pallet Wood Serving Tray

  Pallet Wood Serving Tray 1 Pallet, 5 Projects. This is the second project in my DIY recycled pallet wood series. The goal was to create as many garden related decor items I could from just one simple pallet. Why? Cause I’m a decorating on a dime diva and I wanted to see how far I could stretch it. Here is one of my favorite from that pile of wood and it will be yours too! ...

DIY Outdoor Chandelier

   DIY Outdoor Chandelier Ok… so I do a ton of projects in spring. But then everything happens in spring for a garden writer. We’re planting, watering, growing, creating and well… just celebrating… like the BEST season of the year. (until fall… oh…and then winter….oooh!). Yes, I guess I love them all, can you blame me??  If seasons were like people, Spring is the Princess of them all. Included in my daily garden chores and on line shenanigans… I make stuff. Recently, I was excited to partic ...

How to Harvest a Flowerfetti

    How to Harvest a Flowerfetti Everything is blooming! I’ve been so busy gathering flowers for drying and making Flowerfetti’s that I seem to be spending all my time in the garden. No complaints here, but my husband has learned that if he doesn’t get dinner started… I won’t come in. (Why didn’t I think of this before!) So, what is a Flowerfetti? It can be a mix of dried flowers used for making potpourri, floral paper, candles or other floral crafts. An edible Flowerfetti is for sprinkling on cupca ...

DIY Terra-Cotta Fountain

  DIY Terra-Cotta Fountain I’m always telling folks how to jazz up an outdoor room by adding a small water feature. The sound of the water is soothing and can act as a white noise if you happen to live by a noisy highway or in a townhouse complex with neighbors that don’t value your down time as much as you do. I did this fountain up for a DIY event for the Downtown Langley Summers Series and I have to say that I have thoroughly enjoyed taking my own advice. The water is bubbling away right now as I work on my patio and it soun ...
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