34 Ways to Use Lemon Balm

If you've been paying attention around here, you might have noticed that I favor natural products and home remedies over chemically processed. Not only are they generally better for you and your home, but they're usually far cheaper too. I like my money which means I want to keep … [Read more...]

Landscaping Tips for Beginners – How to Take Your Yard from Trashy to Flashy on a Budget

Have you ever been driving and noticed a yard (or two) that looked absolutely amazing? If you've got landscaping envy, you might be tempted to run out and spend your entire paycheck on outdoor items to make your yard look the same. Doing so though is not only a bad idea for your … [Read more...]

How to Freeze Fresh Corn for Longterm Storage

Summer garden season is here which means two things; if you took the time to build a garden on a budget, you may have an overabundance of fresh sweet corn or if you don't have your own garden, you'll be able to find amazing deals on fresh sweet corn at the stores and farmers … [Read more...]

How to Build DIY Raised Bed Garden Beds

If you're looking to start a garden soon, you'll need to take the time to research the most common types of gardens and then you'll need to figure out which is right for you. For our family, building a raised bed garden made the most sense. I don't fancy digging up my backyard … [Read more...]

How to Figure Out Your Plant Hardiness Zone

If you've been learning how to plan a garden, you may be feeling overwhelmed. Planning a garden for the first time can be a daunting task and most people don't realize just how much work it actually can be. There is a lot of information that you need to gather before you even … [Read more...]

DIY Upcycled Terra Cotta Bird Bath

In case you haven't noticed, I am a big fan of upcycling anything that I possibly can. They can save so much money in your personal budget, plus, I get a kick out of finding a new use for something that someone else might simply see as trash. For me, upcycling has become a game. … [Read more...]

5 Landscaping Tips for Beginners

I don't know about you, but I adore my back yard. I have a nice sized covered patio that I love to enjoy in the early mornings or late evenings when it's cool. I'd enjoy it during the day, but I live in Texas. It's hot ya'll. When I moved into this house, the yard was part of the … [Read more...]

How to Can Carrots for Longterm Storage

With gardening season in full swing, it won't be too long before we're all looking for canning recipes. If you've canned foods before, you've probably got a good idea of how to can carrots, but if not, you might be lost. I remember the first year that I canned my own foods and … [Read more...]

How to Have the Best Garden on a Budget

We all know that gardening is a great way to save money on groceries, but let's be real. If you're not careful? It can be kind of expensive to get your garden started. From starting seeds to table, you'll have multiple expenses that you'll have to pay for like potting soil, seed … [Read more...]

How to Start a Container Garden Like a Pro {With an Organic Fertilizer Recipe}

Do you have a container garden? I love them! They're perfect for when I want to add a splash of color to my patio or for someone who is just learning how to grow herbs indoors. Container gardens are awesome for people with small spaces or for those that may not have a yard and … [Read more...]