Wine Crate with Winter Foliage

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Have you ever seen those fantastic wine crates?  The ones with the embossed wine label on the side?  The ones that liquor stores just throw away?

Say WHAT?!  Yes, they just throw them away.

Here’s a secret…..

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Wine Crate with Winter Foliage

photo 1 (6)

Have you ever seen those fantastic wine crates?  The ones with the embossed wine label on the side?  The ones that liquor stores just throw away?

Say WHAT?!  Yes, they just throw them away.

Here’s a secret…..

Continue reading

How Does Your Garden Grow?

I am not a gardener.  I do not have a green thumb.  I go to a Farmers Market for fresh, organic produce.  I greatly appreciate the hard work of others.  But my children desperately wanted a garden and Prince Charming was all on board.  Me, I wasn’t so sure.  My husband works a lot and the novelty of a garden would wear off on the kids sooner rather than later.  Then guess who would be in charge of the garden…. yep, me.  So, after much discussion, we settled on container gardening.  One container for herbs and one for tomatoes.  We’d test this out and see how we do.  If we are successful, maybe next year we can expand.

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My kids got right in there!  We bought sage, cilantro, Italian parsley and rosemary for the herb garden (Lowe’s was all out of basil!).  We also got 3 roma tomato plants, a bag of potting soil, 2 decorative planters and a slotted bottom for proper drainage.  Then the planting begun!

The kids are very excited about it.  So far the novelty has not worn off.  My daughter is vigilant about watering the plants when she gets home from school each day.

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We are looking forward to some mouth watering tomatoes.  I have used some of the herbs in cooking already.  It has been a lot of fun!

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