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How to Attract Birds to Your Yard

May 15, 2024
Sparrow takes a drink from a hummingbird embellished cement birdhouse. Oak tree, bush, and deck are in background of photo.

Want to welcome some feathered friends to your backyard and garden? These tips will help you attract local birds to your yard with food, water, and other resources. This post may contain affiliate links.  Making a purchase through one of these links helps support this blog. Looking back, I’ve always been a backyard birder – or a bird nerd, if you will.  I remember setting up a bird feeder when I still lived with my parents.  I was amazed by…

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Yard Sale Tips for Shoppers

April 3, 2024
Close up of 1940's cedar hope chest refinished and set in room with large art hanging over it.

Looking to score some sweet deals for your home? Check out these 14 Yard Sale Tips for Shoppers to help you spend those dollars wisely and find the best treasures! This post may contain affiliate links.  Making a purchase through one of these links helps support this blog. Happy April!  Not only are we getting closer to legit summer gardening, but it’s also the start of yard sale season!  If you follow me on Instagram, then you got to witness…

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The Benefits of Having an Insect Hotel

March 13, 2024
Insect hotel featuring sections for bees, butterflies, and ladybugs on metal pole.

Thinking about adding an insect hotel to your garden this spring? There are numerous benefits to keeping an insect hotel and helping your native pollinators. This post may contain affiliate links.  Making a purchase through one of these links helps support this blog. I never thought I’d be the type of girl who gets excited to see bugs – no matter how beneficial – in our yard.   But one of my favorite things to do during the warmer months is…

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How to Prep Your Garden for Spring

February 21, 2024
Photo of ceramic glazed pot filled with orange and white zinnias. Zinnias sit alongside herb planter with wild bleeding hearts, barrel planter, and yellow flowers in background.

Are you getting the itch to garden? Before you get your hands in the dirt, prep your garden for spring planting first. These tips will help you get started! This post may contain affiliate links.  Making a purchase through one of these links helps support this blog. My husband and I totally have the garden itch right now!  But we’re in zone 7a, so we still have some cold weather to get through before we can start planting.  While we…

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Easy Swaps for a Toxic Free Kitchen

January 31, 2024
Cast iron skillets hanging from ceiling hooks.

If you’re looking to make healthier changes in the kitchen this year, these easy swaps will help you maintain a toxic free kitchen with safer cookware and bakeware options. This post may contain affiliate links.  Making a purchase through one of these links helps support this blog. Aside from trying to make more of our food from scratch, another one of my 2024 goals is to make our kitchen as toxic free as possible.  Depending on cookware materials and cooking…

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What to Do with a Simmer Pot

January 9, 2024

If you’ve hopped on the simmer pot trend – or purchased a kit from my Etsy shop – this post explains what to do with a simmer pot and how to make your own fragrance blends. This post may contain affiliate links.  Making a purchase through one of these links helps support this blog. Simmer pots – also called “stovetop potpourri” – have become kind of a big deal.  Especially on TikTok, where I first got the idea to include…

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