How to Build a Raised Bed

Weeds & pests are the scourge of every gardener. Sometimes I feel I spend more time weeding & fighting bugs than I do enjoying the fruits of my labor. I don’t like to use chemicals in my garden so I often feel I am fighting a losing battle. Sound familiar? BHG has a solution for the problems of weeds & pests without the chemicals. Growing your plants in a raised bed helps prevent garden pests & weeds. Yes, it takes an investment of time & money to do this but, take the time to do it right, use materials that will handle the elements & you can enjoy your raised beds for years to come! Enjoy!

Raised Beds

Raise Your Own Veggies

I believe everyone should raise SOME of their food. Even if it is simply a small pot with fresh herbs, I think it is important to do it. Why? Even if you only begin by growing a little basil in a pot, as you enjoy the difference fresh food gives your dishes, you will want to begin growing more fresh herbs. Then you may want to try a veggie or two. Even a tomato plant in a pot with some lettuce growing around it can be done no matter how big or small your growing space may be.

I also believe it is important for children to learn the art of gardening. It’s important for them to understand the cycle of producing food, from seed to table. I also think it’s important for children & adults alike to understand the benefits of serving & eating food that is free of chemicals, food that you know has been grown in a safe & healthy environment.

Southern Living is offering you tips & ideas to help you begin your first veggie garden or expand your current garden. Word of caution! Start small. It’s easy to get excited about all the great veggies you see, causing you to plant a garden thT is too big for you to maintain. Instead, plant throughout the season. Some veggies need the hot days of summer while others prefer the cool days of Autumn. Keep it manageable. Keep on planting. Enjoy fresh veggies throughout the year! Enjoy!

Veggie Garden

The 25 Most Genius Home Organization Tips We Learned This Year

The 25 Most Genius Home Tips We Learned This Year

Getting & keeping things organized around the house is an ongoing challenge! It seems like we no sooner get one area set up the way we want than we realize another area is a total mess! HELP! Christmas doesn’t help, either. On top of the normal clutter, we now have to deal with all these decorations & other  paraphernalia that goes along with it. DOUBLE HELP!

Good Housekeeping is ready to throw us a life line with these fabulous tips to help us organize some of the worst areas of our home. I always find if I am able to organize an area, even just one area, and keep it that way, I am more encouraged to tackle the rest of the problem. Be strong! Just one thing at a time & soon you won’t believe the difference. Enjoy!

Home Hacks

Enjoy Our FREE Digital Book: Work from Home Moms Devotions to Go by Leigh DeLozier

Work from Home Moms Devotions to Go

Work from Home Moms’ Devotions to Go is a month-long devotional book for that special group of moms who juggle work and home responsibilities under the same roof. Working from home is an incredible blessing, but is also a lot more challenging than Leigh expected. A few months after beginning her work-from-home journey, Leigh decided it would be nice to have a devotional book written especially for her, not one for women in general or stay-at-home moms or businesswomen. Unfortunately, she was never able to find one focusing on this new phase of her life.

Work from Home Moms’ Devotions to Go helps fill this gap for the 4.1 million American women who work from home. Readings tie in with challenges related to working from home or lessons she has learned since becoming a work-from-home mom in 1999. Each day also includes a Scripture verse, prayer and journaling activity to enforce the message.

Download your FREE copy Monday-Friday. Then share the link with your friends!