Monday, June 26, 2017

How to get ready for a Garage Sale

June 1, 2017 by  
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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 […]

Lasagna Gardening

April 6, 2017 by  
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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 […]

Get Growing!

April 4, 2017 by  
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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

March 2, 2017 by  
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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Darla’s Schedule

February 1, 2016 by  
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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 by  
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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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