Mason Jar Herb Planter

Mason Jar Herb Planter

Here in Michigan the weather is finally warming up during the day and staying warm enough at night that we can really start our garden.  Until recently it was still getting so cold at night that the plants weren’t safe outside.  This year we are starting a pallet garden with many vegetables.  While we love […]

Hey Kids – Let’s Grow a Garden!


I grew up with a father who came from a 2,000 acre family farm and, even though he left farming behind in his latter years, he still maintained one very serious “backyard garden.” We had rows and rows of corn, beans, lettuce, onions, radishes, peppers… you name it, we had it. And this was long before the hip and […]

Citrus Bliss Body Butter Recipe

citrus bliss body butter recipe

Homemade body butters are a fantastic way to create uniquely scented spa type products without breaking the bank. While the initial purchase can seem costly, you only use a small amount of each ingredient for this body butter recipe. Essential oils especially can be reused in so many ways they are invaluable- from homemade cleaners […]

Personalized Clip Board Teacher Appreciation Gift

Personalized Clip Board Teacher Appreciation Gift

Teachers play such an important role in the lives of our children.  Have you ever heard the quote “It takes a big heart to help shape little minds”?  I know that so many teachers from my childhood, teen years, and even early adulthood shaped me so much.  I could never adequately show them how much […]

Earth Day Nature Bingo Card Printable

Earth Day Nature Bingo Printable

April 22nd is Earth Day.  It’s also Earth Day’s 45th Anniversary!  We wanted to create a fun project to help get kids excited about Earth Day.   The World sees Earth Day as an opportunity to support environmental programs and is celebrated simultaneously around the globe by people of all backgrounds, faiths and nationalities. This year include your […]

Fun Outdoor Activities For Families

fun outdoor activities hiking

Spring is here and the it is so nice to get outside and enjoy the beautiful weather and watch nature blossom. Here are three fun outdoor activities for families to enjoy together. These fun outdoor activities are the same ones I enjoyed as a child because some good stuff just doesn’t change. So put down […]