Tuesday, October 17, 2017

How to get ready for a Garage Sale

June 1, 2017
Filed under Cleaning & Organization

With spring cleaning creeping up on us and the sun starting to shine just a little bit brighter it may be just about the right time to start preparing for a garage sale. Garage sales, also called rummage sales, and yard sales in certain parts of the country are a great way to clean up […]

Get Growing!

Writte by Amy Grisak, Living in Season Spring doesn’t always cooperate. Sometimes winter clings on until June, or it heats up to mid-summer temperatures sending the cool season crops bolting to seed overnight. Or, if you just didn’t get to the garden, have no fear – you can still plant some veggies and enjoy them […]

Seed starting basics

Written By: Amy Grisak It’s only about a month until spring, and is great time to start seeds indoors. With a little planning, you can start most of your veggies yourself allowing you to save a little money, as well as growing those special varieties that are hard to find in greenhouses. Here are a […]

If your house is a mess, so is your life

January 3, 2017
Filed under Cleaning & Organization

You need to be on a schedule and to get organized if you want your life to get easier. If you are constantly playing ‘catch-up’ in your home you will feel overwhelmed. It is easy to get yourself together. No matter how far you have let it go, you can start now and yes, the […]

Guide to Holidays

December 2, 2016
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Don’t you wish that your grandmother left you a guide to the holidays? Wouldn’t it be nice to just reach for a binder that she prepared for you with step by step instructions of how to sew homemade Halloween costumes, create the perfect Thanksgiving dinner, or the secret recipes of Grandma’s Christmas cookies? Why not […]

Make your own cleaners

November 6, 2016
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Making your own cleaners is the best way to clean on a dime – if you have a few simple “ingredients” in your home, you can make everything you need to keep everything sparkling and fresh, and it won’t break the bank!  Here are a few recipes that you will want to make sure and […]

Bring the outside of your home to life

July 25, 2016
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Bring color and life to the outside of your home by adding some pots and containers filled with beautiful spring flowers! For container flower gardens, follow the golden rules: Select the best types of plants for your environment, water and feed them according to their needs, and prune them on a regular basis to make […]

Know your zone before you plant

April 30, 2016
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Do you know when your last frost is? How about what grows well in your climate? HGTV has taken the guess work out of it for you by providing a map of zones. Simply type in your zip code and find out when your first and last frost is and they even give you ideas […]

Darla’s Schedule

February 1, 2016
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Every Day Make the bed as soon as you wake up. Wash up—do your make-up, throw on some jeans and a tee. Wipe down the bathroom counter when you leave the bathroom in the morning. Wipe mirrors, my kids always spit toothpaste onto them, I keep Windex wipes under the sink. Do a load of […]

Get Organized

January 4, 2016
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Buy some really big baskets with covers for the kids toy room. Put a big basket in each of their bedrooms for toys too. If you don’t have a toy room make a bedroom the play area or pick the corner or the family room. Buy closet organizers. You can pick up inexpensive plastic shelving […]

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