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What Makes a Good Road Trip?

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What Makes a Good Road Trip?

In 2007 we took a mother-daughter road trip across the United States. We started in Idaho and went East. We were on the road for 30 days, talk about a bonding experience! In our time on the road we learned not only a lot about each other but also a tip or two about road tripping. Since then we have used these tips, the best part is remembering where we learned them. Lose the Minute to Minute Itinerary This can be a challenge for some people. Most of the time we keep planners and plan our schedules meticulously. On the...

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Garden Maintenance

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Garden Maintenance

We talked about the process of starting seeds indoors, especially in those colder climates. So, what happens after you move them outside? How do you combat those pesky weeds that just won’t go away? Why do your plants keep falling over? What the heck is the difference between annuals and perennials and how do you remember which is which? We ask these same questions, so here is what we have found to work. Weeds When trying to maintain a toxin free garden weeds become a problem. There are a couple of natural options to keep them at bay, but the...

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Ode to Fathers

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Ode to Fathers

Does anybody else have the hardest time picking the perfect gift for their dad for Father’s Day? We would love to give you a list of the best gifts to give your dad this year, but we can’t even figure it out for our own dad. We can all struggle together. We know that we will give our dads our time and love this year. We invite you to do the same! Dad, thank you. Thank you for all the things I see and don’t see. Thank you for the silly faces to make me smile. Thank you for nacho...

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Simple Summer Activities

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Simple Summer Activities

Summer is here which means school is most likely out of session. It is always such a fun time for the kids, but sure can be stressful for parents, am I right? That is a whole lot of time to figure out what to do with the kiddos. Do you send them to camp? Give them summer lesson plans? Fill their days with trips to the zoo or the waterpark? Keeping the children entertained is a full-time job all on its own. We can’t tell you what to do with them for the whole summer but, we can provide you...

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How to Reduce Kitchen Waste

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How to Reduce Kitchen Waste

As we do our spring cleaning it is a perfect time to reevaluate our waste, especially in the kitchen. Our kitchens create the most waste. From food to packaging to utensils, you can fill your trash bin quickly. We are here to offer a couple of alternatives to kitchen waste, how to limit it as well as other uses for it. Compost There is so much that we could say about compost, here we will just touch on the basics. Composting provides vital nutrients for our gardens and keeps the food scraps out of our trash. There are many ways...

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