Archive for March 2015

Spring Planting

After scouring seed catalogs and garden vegetable gardencenters a spring garden can’t be far behind. Planting a garden take a little bit of planning, but is worth the time for a great harvest.


Here are 3 easy tips to keep in mind:

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Homemade is Better

There are so many items we purchase regularly for our house. Many potpourriitems help us clean, refresh and make our homes smell good. Unfortunately most of these products are laden with chemicals that can harm us and our pets.

So today I thought I would offer some simple alternatives that are easy and inexpensive to make.



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It’s Not Fair

I try to be positive, even with all the terrible news reports, the failing economy and the losing battle with government and big business over pesticides in our food. One way I keep positive it to do what I can in my family to “fix” what I can.

To stay positive and keep spirits up, I try to remember to smile. Too many people are walking around with so much on their minds that they forget to smile. Even when I am having a particularly stressful day, I will try to smile and interject something light into a conversation. Read More→

Planning A Garden

seed catalogs

Spring is almost here.  Planning a garden begins with seed catalogs.

During the time between February and March I begin planning our garden.  Here in Wisconsin I won’t be planting outside until the end of May.

Review Seed Catalogs

I love going through the seed catalogs. It took me several years to learn the importance of  Read More→

Soups to Warm You

Nothing warms the body better than warm comfort food. The coldcream of broccoli cheese soup weather makes this the perfect time to cook up a pot of soup. Whether you enjoy winter outside sports or prefer to stay in and grab a magazine and sit by the fire, soup makes a great meal.


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Slow Cooker Time Savers

I try to make meals that are both economical and healthy. I also lead a very busy life (as we all do) and time is precious. So I use some of my “free” time to plan and cook Slow Cooker meals ahead of time.

If you can find at least 20 minutes or less to prepare a meal for the slow cooker at night you are set.

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