Alright, so veggie gardens. Veggie plants have flowers…they need pollinators, so how do you get even more of them coming to your garden than usual? You invite them! No, this does not require printing invitations or licking envelopes and stamps…but it does require bright colors, flowers, and efficient yet safe pesticide and pesticide-use. Here are… Continue reading 5 Ways to Create an Eco- and Pollinator-Friendly Garden
Can we stop? Just for a minute. Can we pause, breathe in deeply, breathe out slowly? Close your eyes and just stop. Can we look at these past 3-4 days and just stop? Can we take a second and stop pointing fingers at each other, at people groups, at races and stereotypes? In that pause,… Continue reading Can we all just stop?
I’ve continued on with reading multiple chapters a day from different books of the Bible (I’ll admit, as a lot has come up over the past week, I have fallen behind where I want to be). Even still, I found Matthew 8 interesting. In this chapter, there are multiple descriptions of Jesus healing people from… Continue reading The Leper or Townsfolk: Which Will You Be?
Yes, I know..it seems like a simple read that I probably should have read, I don’t know, 15 years ago? But here’s the thing, when I was a kid I got through CS Lewis’s “The Magician’s Nephew” and never made it any further. I know…it’s terrible. I’ve seen the movies (the super old ones) and… Continue reading Thoughts, Quotes, & Spiritual Nuggets from “The Lion, the Witch, & the Wardrobe”
In the spirit of Independence Day I decided to make some yummy desserts. These are delicious Patriotic Berry Palm Piettes. They’re basically miniature star-shaped pies that fit in your hand. When we chow down on them this evening at our Independence Day cookout, I’ll be adding a dollop of vanilla ice cream and chocolate syrup…uhhh…yum!… Continue reading Monday Munchies: Patriotic Berry Palm Piettes
So, the theme of the decor in our den is “Explore the World.” We have all sorts of decor from places around the world that we’ve traveled to or that family and friends have traveled to. The space over our love-seat was looking somewhat empty so I decided to create a world map pin-board where we… Continue reading So Crafty Sunday: DIY World Map Pin-board
As you may have figured out from some of my previous posts, I LOVE to garden. I wouldn’t say that I am a professional, but I am all about learning and improving what I do. I have a mix of veggie and flower/herb gardens. As you also may know from posts such as my “Fun-Day Friday”… Continue reading 5 Ways to Use Yard Waste to Improve and Beautify Your Garden