Thursday, March 30, 2017

Seed starting basics

March 2, 2017 by  
Filed under Amy Grisak, Cleaning & Organization

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 by  
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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 […]

Homemade Linen Spray

January 1, 2017 by  
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Avoid anything that has chemicals in it. I have seen homemade febreeze recipes that are basically just water and fabric softener. I don’t know that I would want to spray that all over the house. Here are a couple that are all natural, and shouldn’t leave any marks. Your house will smell fresh and clean, […]

Make your own cleaners

November 6, 2016 by  
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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 by  
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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 […]

Flower Power

July 15, 2016 by  
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What’s the best way to display our flowers to make the outside of our home look cheerful and welcoming? Here are some great tips. Stage a cheerful display on the front steps leading up to your door. You can place a large and small pot on each step or have the pots expand in size […]

Get Outside!

June 2, 2016 by  
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Get out of the house and into the sun and fresh air. Have fun while the weather is warm and inviting. Before you know it, the snow will fall and we will be trapped in our homes once again. Play with the kids; go for a walk, or a bike ride. Spread a blanket on […]

Know your zone before you plant

April 30, 2016 by  
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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 […]

Lasagna Gardening

March 26, 2016 by  
Filed under Amy Grisak, Contributors, Recipes & Cooking

Written by Amy Grisak Lasagna gardening sounds delicious just from the name, but it’s a great term for what others call “sheet composting” or composting in layers. In the end, it’s a fantastic method to create highly productive soil without much effort. The name is from the book Lasagna Gardening by Patricia Lanza. The beauty […]

Change your spread

March 25, 2016 by  
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With warm weather here, now is the best time to start shopping for a light weight summer bed coverlet. Store away the heavy blankets and comforters and lighten up the room with a pretty floral coverlet. This is the best time to also buy new pillows. Pillows should be replaced at least every two years. […]

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