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From Your Garden to Your Family: Beginner Gardening Guide and Cookbook!

From Your Garden to Your Family: Beginner Gardening Guide and Cookbook! 8

  Buy your copy here!  I love gardening so much. It has long been a tool for coping, healing and pure enjoyment. I get to be outdoors on a beautiful day and am getting exercise at the same time. Sometimes walking and yoga can get boring, but with gardening you are squatting and strengthening muscles without even realizing it! I feel a sense of pride and accomplishment when I grow a…

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Art of Motherhood School

Art of Motherhood School 1

Discover how to heal yourself and create the life you always meant to – starting now. As an educated, purposeful and capable woman, you have a sense of your tremendous potential to be the kind of mother you want to be. Outwardly, your life may look great, and there have been many happy moments in your family life… But inside, you’re feeling uneasy, unfilled, maybe even depressed and lonely, perhaps…

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Flower Pot Dessert {Paleo “dirt” chocolate pudding}

Flower Pot Dessert {Paleo "dirt" chocolate pudding} 4

My sweet daughter goes to an awesome preschool with a strong play-based learning environment. The kids get lots of free play inside and out, lots of creative projects to strengthen the right side of the brain, and learn how to get along with others. There are special areas they rotate through several times a morning, including cooking, music, movement, art, and science. The school is great at tying the special activities…

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Chicken and Grape Bake Recipe

Chicken and Grape Bake Recipe 1

  I made this recipe from my cookbook From Your Garden To Your Family a few weeks ago for my family and I thought I would share because it’s one of our favorites and just so dang easy to prepare. I am so excited to be back home in North Florida, I’m looking forward to getting back to gardening. I tried my hardest in South Florida, but man, between the torrential…

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Fill Your Freezer Before School Starts!

Fill Your Freezer Before School Starts! 1

I cannot stress enough how important mastering freezer cooking is in reaching your health goals. If you are a mom, you probably want to eat real food and be healthy and feel great for yourself and so you can be the best mom you can be for you kids. If that’s the case, you must, must, must learn to utilize your freezer. Yes, eating everything fresh on the day it’s…

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Garden Markers Kid Craft DIY

Garden Markers Kid Craft DIY

Oh, be still my heart! Look how big she is! It feels like just yesterday that it was the end of 4th trimester but somehow Penelope is four and half years old. I try to do some sort of art/craft every afternoon so that we both have time to connect and decompress together after a busy day of school and work. We had a fun week last week, making garden markers for…

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Green Living

My New Garden Containers From EarthEasy.com and a HUGE Giveaway!

My New Garden Containers From EarthEasy.com and a HUGE Giveaway! 18

When we first moved to South Florida this summer, one of the first things I did was research container gardening options. Leaving behind the home we had owned for a long time meant losing my 10×30 garden that I had built with my own two hands. It was gut wrenching. If not for my husband wanting to live by the beach and surf everyday, I would have never left Tallahassee…

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Green Living

Confessions of a Reluctant Composter

My husband and I have a certain attitude toward our urban garden. I like to think of it as “simplicity,” but with a little more honesty, I might admit to “laziness” being our gardening style. It’s so easy to get overwhelmed, so we like to keep our homesteading as uncomplicated as possible. Our attitude toward composting is no different. It can be easy and low maintenance and yield good results.…

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Flavor in Your Front Yard: Starting an Herb Garden

Flavor in Your Front Yard: Starting an Herb Garden 1

  It’s still wintry and chilly outside, but it’s time to start planning for your Spring garden. And for those of us in the deep south, spring gardening is already in full swing now that we’re had our last frost (fingers crossed!). If you’ve never tried out your green thumb before (and even if you have) an herb garden is an easy and useful way to start. If you’re gardening…

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Green Living

Building Raised Beds for Your Garden

Building Raised Beds for Your Garden 1

Raised beds are a great option for an urban garden. Our favorite things to grow in raised beds are carrots, sweet potatoes, tomatoes, peppers, eggplants, basil, parsley, cilantro, lettuce, squash, beans, and peas, but you can use them to grow just about anything. And for certain plants, raised beds really help them thrive because of the excellent drainage and increased control over the soil. We chose raised beds in our…

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