This post may include affiliate links. If you make a purchase, I’ll earn a small fee at no extra cost to you.This planting guide for Zone 9 has 10 vegetables you can plant in July for a huge harvest this fall. Includes recommended varieties and growing tips. Ahhh, July…everyone else is basking in the sun, swimming and eating homemade fudgesicles, and us gardeners are worried about mulch and aphids. You
This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and Mission Cooling. All opinions are mine alone. #DoMoreWithMission #CollectiveBias It’s easy to plant an herb garden, either in containers or directly in the soil. You can grow a lot of herbs in a small space and enjoy their delicious, fresh flavors in all your favorite recipes. Our swimming pool fills up most of our backyard, and my primary garden space
Sometimes the bugs bite you, in spite of your best efforts. This easy, natural remedy relieves the itch, speeds healing, and is safe for kids. Well, it’s official. I’ve lost any faint hope of getting the “Mom of the Year” award. We’re careful to use homemade bug spray whenever we go outside, check for ticks after hiking–the works. And what happens? Little Peanut (2) got a bunch of mosquito bites
This planting guide for Zone 9 has eight vegetables you can plant in June for a great harvest. Includes recommended varieties and growing tips. Ahhh, June. Summer is officially here, but it’s not unbearably hot yet. The soil is warm and your seeds and seedlings will be off to a great start. Let’s get out in the garden! Not sure what to buy or plant this month? I can help.
This post was sponsored by SEEDS OF CHANGE™. All thoughts and opinions are my own. I can hear some of you now, through the computer screen: “I love Meatless Monday, but what the heck is Bibimbap? Do I want to eat it?” Yes, my friends, you absolutely do. Bibimbap (pronounced bib-em-bop) is a Korean dish that means “mixed rice.” It’s traditionally made with rice, vegetables, and sauce, and topped with
Therapeutic bath salts are a fantastic way to soothe tired muscles, calm the body, and enjoy aromatherapy. It’s easy to make your own natural bath salts with a few simple ingredients. Ladies, do you dream of a soothing, warm bath? Relaxing with your favorite book…no kids banging on the bathroom door…no phone calls…ahhh. A warm bath will soothe your muscles, and the increased circulation stimulates your lymphatic system. As your
Do you have trouble falling asleep or staying asleep? Here are the best natural ways to improve your sleep, with lifestyle tips and natural remedies. Ladies and gentlemen…a good night’s sleep begins BEFORE your head hits the pillow. Does this surprise you? Most of us (moms especially) are constantly reviewing the day, thinking about what needs to be accomplished tomorrow, fretting about future events…and this prevents us from falling asleep.
These are the top 10 vegetables that you can grow vertically, on a trellis or other support. Growing your vegetables “up” keeps the plants healthier, and allows you to grow more in a small space. I would love to have a giant backyard garden full of endless vegetables. But in reality, I have a backyard that’s all swimming pool with three small raised beds in the corner. So what’s a
Let’s get in the garden! This planting guide for Zone 9 has 11 vegetables you can plant in May for a great harvest this summer and fall. Includes recommended varieties and growing tips. Yahooo! The sun is shining, birds are chirping, and it is the perfect time for gardening. Let’s get those seeds and seedlings in the ground this month. Not sure what to buy or plant right now? I
Here are 5 disposable kitchen things you should stop using and what you can replace them with. We’ve made these easy changes in our family, and you can too! Friends, the world is creating more trash than we can possibly dispose of (or even recycle). There are extreme ways to go “zero-waste” and there are simple ways, and I’m a fan of simple! Let’s get rid of these disposable kitchen
This planting guide for Zone 9 contains 12 vegetables you can plant in April for a great harvest this summer. Ahhh, April! Spring is finally here (for those of us in Zone 9 anyway), and it’s time to get our seeds and starts in the ground. Does it seem like winter lasted about 6 million years? It does for me. I can’t wait to get outside and get my hands
Are you tired of sniffling, sneezing, and itchy eyes? Essential oils can give you safe, natural relief from seasonal allergies without any of the nasty side effects from conventional medicines. Do you feel like walking around with a gas mask to avoid the gunk in the air this time of year? Between pollen, grass, weeds, and all the other junk that causes seasonal allergies, lots of people are just