How to Make a DIY Compost Bin from Pallets

Adult|Frugal|Summer
DIY Compost Bin There's a lot of buzz around upcycling and using wooden pallets these days. People are making headboards for their beds, coffee tables, spice racks, vertical herb gardens. It's all pretty cool. So, one day about a month ago, my husband brought me 5 beautiful, mismatched pallets. Oh, what a good man... And what to build? I decided that since I am out in the garden so often and our teenie-weenie barrel composter was nearly full, we'd build a pallet compost... Read this post

How to Freeze Zucchini

Family|Summer|Gardening
If you grew even one plant of Zucchini you probably have so much you don't know what to do with it all! I sure do!  One of the best ways to preserve Zucchini is to freeze it.  It is SUPER quick and easy to freeze and has many different uses. ... Read this post

Natural Spider Repellent

Adult|Frugal|Cleaning
Truth time.  One of my biggest fears is spiders.  I know it's silly.  I mean, I'm at least 200 times as big as them, and I have various methods of killing them (drowning, stomping on, blow torch, etc), but I still don't want them anywhere NEAR... Read this post

Easy Do It Yourself (DIY) Homemade Fly Trap

Home|Adult|Summer
The summer and beginning of fall brings a lot of great things like fresh garden food, pool parties, and all those awesome BBQs. It also brings flies. I don't think there is anything in this world more annoying than flies. Here in Idaho we have had... Read this post

How to Start an Indoor Herb Garden

Adult|Inside The House|Summer
Have you been thinking about starting your own herb garden? How useful would it be for you to have the herbs you need at your disposal anytime you need them? If you had a beautiful herb garden right in your own kitchen or patio, you could use whatever... Read this post
Lawn tool storage using a pallet - step by step directions. Frugal, quick, and easy!

Store Lawn Tools With a Pallet!

Adult|Frugal|Summer
All the tools used throughout the spring, summer, and fall can create quite a disorganized mess!  So when Amber told me about using a pallet to store her lawn tools, I was intrigued!  I asked her if she'd share exactly how she did it with me and I wanted... Read this post

How To Add Curb Appeal On a Budget

Adult|Frugal|Decoration
Learn how to give your house character and charm in just a few easy steps! Plus, learn the tips and tricks to paint a metal front door! This place needed some charm added to it, and my friend Shannon knew just what to do to brighten it up!   Landscaping: 1.... Read this post

Shade Coverage in Your Garden

Adult|Frugal|Summer
Keep the Plants Shaded in your Garden Now that June is here the temperatures are starting to heat up! Several of the cold weather crops I planted have been doing well this spring, and I'm hoping to extend the harvest a bit longer. Vegetables such... Read this post

Gardening: Bird Netting for Berry Bushes

Adult|Outside The House|Summer
 Keep the Birds Out and Your Berries In! Growing season is fully in bloom in Southern Idaho, and I am getting excited about the berries in our box! However, last year we only were able to harvest a hand full of delicious & fresh strawberries because... Read this post

Deep Root Watering in Your Garden

Adult|Outside The House|Summer
Use an Old Milk Container to Water your Garden I have found there are different options for deep watering, and today I want to share with you how to use an old milk gallon jug to help your plants get the water they need! It's a simple, fast, and... Read this post

Garden Tip: Reusing Items for Gardening Tools

Adult|Summer|Gardening
Reuse and Recycle Materials for Your Garden! Over the past few weeks I have been busy at Lowe's getting compost, soil, and tools for my garden to fill in some low spots of the garden boxes. While I was there I wanted to find a small watering can... Read this post