Start Your Seedlings on the Cheap with Paper Pots

Frugal Paper Pots
October 22, 2014 0 Comments

Maybe it is a bit early to think about how to start your seedlings for your garden, but I don’t feel that way.  I am a planner, and a dreamer by nature, and my gardening projects and endeavours are pretty much on my brain, year round.  (this post contains an affiliate link or two for your convenience) …

Recycled Lunch Bag Scarecrow

Paper Bag Scarecrow craft made from recycled lunch bags and other paper scraps
October 17, 2014 0 Comments

Re-use brown paper lunch bags, recycle flyers, and use up paper scraps all at the same time with this very fun, and super cute scarecrow craft. Green Crafty & Creative We featured this eco-friendly craft in our book, Green Crafty & Creative.  You can get your copy here  in e-book, paperback and Kindle formats, starting for as low as  $4.99. …

Brilliant Cornucopia

Horn of Plenty Cornucopia Craft for Kids ( and adults!) for Thanksgiving
October 17, 2014 0 Comments

I can’t believe I didn’t think of this sooner! This super smart Horn of Plenty Cornucopia craft for Thanksgiving is brilliant!      The Horn of Plenty is used to represent a harvest celebration, and you often see tables decorated with various versions. I love the image of a hollowed out gourd spilling over with …

Super Easy DIY Pumpkin Puree

October 14, 2014 0 Comments

Well, for those of you who have been with me from the beginning, you will know that my garden didn’t survive the groundhogs this year.  The only thing planted that they didn’t eat were the tomatoes and carrots. I am the guilty one when it comes to the onions…However, pumpkins in other gardens are ready. We …

When the tomatoes are ripe

October 11, 2014 0 Comments

 From the Garden Recipe for Salsa with Fresh Tomatoes   Fall is a beautiful time of year, a crafter’s dream I often say.  It is also, a very very busy time of year, for many people. The focus here was getting all of the produce out of the garden before it sustained any frost damage.  …

Egg Carton Ladybugs!

Super Cute Lady Bug Kids' Craft made of recycled egg cartons
July 30, 2014 0 Comments

 I really wanted to do a ladybug craft.  I wanted it to be round, spherical,  and I didn’t want to spend a fortune on supplies either…       I thought of painting rocks, and I thought of making a giant paper mache ladybug – which we still might do, but not this month! We …

Build It And They Will Come

June 24, 2014 0 Comments

The new build it project as promised, this week is for the owl lovers out there.  Or maybe just the rodent non lovers?  Who am I to judge?   Build It: Owl Houses for the Ultimate Pest Control  As promised, this week is for the owl lovers out there.  Or maybe just the rodent non lovers?  …

Make the World More Beautiful

June 17, 2014 0 Comments

 I have seen something brand new this week, can you guess what? Hot pink lupines! They make the world more beautiful is so many amazing ways.   Make the World More Beautiful I have seen something brand new this week, can you guess what? Hot pink lupines!  I have not been everywhere, nor have I seen …

I Never Promised You A Herb Garden

June 10, 2014 0 Comments

Our next adventures lead us to a herb garden.  While I would love to sit here and tell you all that we always grow our own herbs, and use nothing but fresh herbs in all of our cooking… the truth is I have tried to grow my own herbs, once.  I failed miserably.     …

It’s Rhubarb Season

June 3, 2014 0 Comments

Up here in northern Ontario, seeds have been planted, some things may have healthy sprouts, and lots of the flowers are blooming.  Unless you have employed the use of a greenhouse however, pretty much all you can really guarantee is that the rhubarb is ready!     Rhubarb Season Rhubarb is plentiful this time of …