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Saturday, May 9, 2015

Feeling Loved

I remember thinking( a time not so long ago) that Nobody appreciated me, that none of my kids realised how much I did for them or how hard I worked. Teen years were the hardest. Rebels they were...at every chance. I was sure that I would die from the raising of teenagers.  Now that all 5 are adults... I look back at those rough years... and sigh. I did make it, and so did they!  Dont sweat it Moms... when you think you cant do it, that not one of them cares... youll get a note, a bouquet of flowers, a beautiful card,a box of chocolate covered strawberries..and a gift ..and you will know ... yes, you are loved! Hang in there Moms! You got this!

Saturday, February 28, 2015

Potting Bences from old Pallets...




Remember if someone wants to give you a pallet... take it,  pull the thing apart and build yourself a garden potting bench. We made two, one for the garden area and one for outside of the greenhouse.  We put hooks on the top to hang hand tools.   Repurpose those pallets people.  

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Musings of a Seedling mamma

Its been beautiful here in Idaho during the day... but nights have been extremely COLD.  Degrees dropping below 15 degrees.  My Greenhouse is  full of lovely little starter plants for the Vegetable Garden and Flower Garden, and for the School Garden that I volunteer at.   Im always doting over my little sweet plants... making sure they have plenty of water, just enough warmth... I check on their growth and progress daily. When my Weather Man Husband... told me how cold it was expected to get... Mama tiger had to run outside to cover up and move all the seedlings to protect them from the cold. Our Greenhouse has no electricity other than the growing lites... no heater when temperatures drop. I was so scared for my green babies.  So, every night, I have to move them all away from the cold windows, and cover them with plant fabric, every morning... i rush out to put them up by the windows  to warm up.  Im just hoping I don't loose them as temps drop.  Come on winter... will you just go away already. We are ready for SPRING.


Thursday, January 8, 2015

Lavender oil and honey body moisturizing bars

Winter reaks havoc on my skin. I decided to whip up some lavender oil and honey and cocoa butter moisturizing body bars. I use doTERRA lavender oil for the benefits of the lavender. They are so very easy to make. Scrumptious goodness for the skin.

Its the purple crazy lady!

Its the purple crazy lady!
Essentially Mary