106 Things You Can Compost for a Rich, Fertile Compost Pile

This is my first year making real compost. I've played around with it in the past, but didn't get serious about starting a compost pile until a few weeks ago. Why the change? Well, this year I'm actually trying to grow most of the vegetables and some fruits we eat. My garden is … [Read more...]

How to Landscape Your Home – Easy Landscaping Tips for Beginners

With spring coming fast in Texas, I am a busy bee working on getting my yard landscaped. I love the idea of making a few changes that not only make my home look amazing, but also help create an oasis for my family to hang out in. Learning how to landscape your home might seem … [Read more...]

How to Grow Tomatoes { How to Grow Tomato Plants }

One of the first things I ever grew in my garden was tomato plants. When I was first learning how to start a garden, they were the very first plant I went with partially because they're so easy to grow and partially because there are so many varieties of tomato plants. For our … [Read more...]

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 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...]

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...]