November 22, 2014

Sometimes I Miss it…

Feb11
Spring Tulips

Sometimes I am in such a rush, that I miss out on those simple moments. The moments of beauty. The moments of silence. The moments of grace. My first Spring flowers just bloomed: two beautiful tulips. The problem? They were […]

How is Your Garden Growing? Tasty Tuesday

Jun21
blackberry picking

Typically, it’s about this time of year when I lose all desire to care for my garden. I mentioned before that I tripled my garden size, which felt so productive in the spring, but now is when reality sets in […]

To Give or Not to Give – Frugal Tip

May20
roses in milk glass

When my husband and I first started dating, I instructed him to never buy me flowers. Yes, my frugal bent was ingrained even back then. The thought of him spending so much money on something so expensive, and then having […]

Rising Produce Prices? What’s Your Plan?

Apr29
produce price increase 2

Incorporating whole foods and produce into our daily diet is continually getting more expensive as gas prices rise, weather disasters occur, and a general downfall in the economy continues. Is this rise in produce prices affecting your meal plan? Are […]

It’s Gardening Time: Starting Seeds Indoors

Mar28
starting seeds indoors2

It’s hard for me to think about gardening when it snowed in NC today, and yet it was 80 degrees just last week. But even with crazy weather, every one can get a jump start on gardening season by starting […]

How is Your Garden Growing?

Jul20
brocolli in garden

One of my goals this year is to be a bit more self sustaining. I love the concept of it, but somehow the reality of it isn’t syncing up with my dream of “Little House on the Prairie” living. For […]

Spring Blooms…

Mar27
dafoldills blooming_opt

Finally, the sun’s rays peaked through the clouds with the last hint of frost’s chill callously clinging to the branches. Our homestead’s first day of spring blooms greeted the morning – just a few sprinkled haphazardly throughout our lot line. […]

Easy Strawberry Pie from Scratch

Jun9
strawberry pie

Every single day this week we have been enjoying the fruit of our labor…literally. I love strawberry picking season, but this year, I didn’t pick enough – only three pathetic gallons. We just finished the last of our fresh berries […]

Growing Asparagus Plants in My Garden

Jun4

It’s this time of year when the first fruits of my garden (or literally vegetables) are coming to fruition. When I go to water my precious plants, I still have a spring in my step and I haven’t been burned […]