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Time to Plant . . . Apple Trees!

Planting seeds in the spring is always an exciting time for me.  I love to drop the dry bits into crooked rows, cover them with dirt and check them every day to see if they’ve sprouted yet!  I’ve been a little behind on most gardening related projects this year, but we did get a few […]

First Butterfly of the Season {Friday Fun Fact: Edition #1}

The Cabbage White butterfly is a common pest to all gardeners.  To butterfly loving children in the majority of North America however, it is one of the first thrilling sights of spring.  We spotted our first one this year on April 5th and have seen several more in the last couple weeks. On April 13th […]

Quinoa Salad with Greek Flavors

With warm weather around the corner and grilling season coming soon, I’m starting to think about some of my favorite summer foods. One of my favorite summer side dishes is this full-flavored Quinoa Salad with Greek Flavors. I really enjoy cooking with and eating quinoa.  It has a hearty bite with a slight crunch and stands […]

Label It! {A Time Saving Tip}

This time saving tip has saved me countless hours of searching and frustration.  I finally started labeling my homemade solutions.  Labeling what they are is important – OK, vital, especially if you expect any one in the house besides yourself to use what you’ve made! What’s really made a difference is that I’ve started to […]