15 Tips for a Fun Indoor Camping Party & Free Printables

Indoor Camping Party

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Tyson Foods, Inc. The opinions and text are all mine. It’s time for an indoor camping party! Even if you are not able to camp outdoors, you can still give you kids a great indoor camping party, with these 15 tips, food ideas, and…

May 19 is Plant something day. Find out what other gardening days are celebrated in the Month of may on thegardeningcook.com #PlantSomething #MrsMeyersInspires #ad

Thank you Mrs. Meyer’s Clean Day® for sponsoring this post and for sponsoring Plant Something Day, as Well. #PlantSomething #MrsMeyersInspires AD Get in the gardening spirit in honor of Plant Something Day.   Do you remember those days from years ago when May baskets were added to a friend’s doorway on May Day, the First of May?…

25 tips to Get Your Garden Ready for Spring

Garden Tips for Sping

Now is the time to get your garden ready for spring. Many areas of the country are still under a blanket of snow, but it won’t be long for most of us to do things to get your garden ready for spring.  Here in NC, depending on how late our winter lasts, that time is…

Chunky Roasted Tomato Vegetable Marinara with Pasta

Roasted Tomato Vegetable Marinara Sauce with Pasta

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #SamsClubMag #CollectiveBias  This chunky roasted tomato vegetable marinara will knock your socks off in the taste department! I love to use roasted tomatoes in my sauces.  Roasting them in the oven brings out the natural sweetness of tomatoes and…

Patriotic Table Decor

Patriotic Table Decor

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #DipintoMeze #CollectiveBias  It’s time for some patriotic table decor. Get your Memorial Day or Fourth of July entertaining going in style with these patriotic table decor ideas. We’ve all had that moment when our friends or parents decide to visit with no…

Plant Propagation Tips – New Plants for Free

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Get New Plants for Free with These Plant Propagation Tips If you garden, you will know that the cost of buying new plants can get very expensive over time. But you don’t have to spend a lot of money to have a wonderful garden.  Just follow some of these plant propagation tips and you will…

50+ Uses for Coconut Oil

50 creative uses for Coconut oil

50+ Everyday Uses for Coconut Oil There are few things that are more talked about right now than coconut oil.  It seems as though every time I open a magazine or browse my timeline on Facebook, I am reading about it.  I first started using Coconut oil when I decided to try a Paleo Diet. …

14 Pruning Tips for Great Looking Plants

14 pruning tips

To get the Most out of Garden Plants, Follow these Pruning Tips. If you study the habits of any gardener who has wonderful looking plants and shrubs, you will know that proper pruning is a key to their success.   Done correctly, pruning will add to the beauty of any garden plant or shrub. But done…

Mexican Style Stuffed Peppers – a Spicy Dinner Time Recipe

Mexican style stuffed peppers #TexasPete #SaborbyTexasPete #ad

Liven up the Taste Buds with these Mexican Style Stuffed Peppers. My husband and I often eat out at our favorite Mexican restaurant.  When we do, you can guarantee that at least one of us will have chile relennos. This Mexican staple features chili peppers stuffed with meat and cheese.  Since my husband is the…

15 Creative Garden Benches

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Relax in style this summer with one of these creative garden benches. Anyone who visits my home and walks around my gardens knows that I have a LOVE of outdoor seating.   I have 8 garden beds and 7 garden seating areas.  Pretty much anywhere you walk in my gardens will take you to a…

How to Attract Hummingbirds to Your Garden

Tips to attract hummingbirds to your garden

Plants and Color are the Key if you want to Attract Hummingbirds. There is nothing quite like the sight of hummingbirds around a feeder, flittering their wings the way only hummingbirds seem to do. For me, it is sort of a sign that summer is really here.  If you want to attract hummingbirds to your…

Teddy Bear Sunflowers – A Cuddly Giant Flower

How to grow Teddy Bear Sunflowers

Unusual Teddy Bear sunflowers. I love all sorts of sunflowers.  They are my daughter’s favorite flower and I plant them in all of my garden beds each year.  I have some in my test garden that are about 7 feet tall right now and still not opened.  I plant the large yellow type and rust…

12 Tips for Gardening with Arthritis

12 tips for gardening with arthritis

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #WhatInconvenience #CollectiveBias These 10 Tips for Gardening with Arthritis will make sure that your summer projects don’t have to take the back seat because of arthritic pain. Everyone who reads my blog knows that I LOVE to garden.  I…

Does Your Vegetable Need Sun or Shade?

Do your vegetables need sun or shade?

Do you often wonder if the vegetables that you are growing need sun or shade? Vegetables, just like flowers and other plants, need plenty of sun, but not all are equal. Veggies, by nature, like a lot of sunlight to grow.  They typically have a short growing season, so the more you can give them,…

10 Breakfast Kitchen Gadgets to Make Mornings Fun and Easy.

Breakfast kitchen gadgets

Are you a breakfast fanatic?  These 10 breakfast kitchen gadgets may be just the thing to revolutionize the way that you manage your mornings. Breakfast is my favorite meal of the day.  Even though this is a very busy time in most homes, it’s important to me to make sure that I start my day…

Mango Salsa and Homemade Tortilla Chips

Mango salsa

Looking for an easy party appetizer? Try this recipe for mango salsa and homemade tortilla chips. Summer is getting closer and that means that grilling season and get togethers are right around the corner. If you are looking for a tasty appetizer to start off your next BBQ, you can’t go past this recipe for…

Cinco de Mayo Progressive Dinner Party

Celebrate Cinco de Mayo with a progressive dinner party

Liven up your Cinco de Mayo progressive dinner party with these delicious Recipes. One of my favorite things to do with my fiends when we entertain is to have a progressive dinner party.  We go from one house to the next, with each friend contributing something to the dinner party menu. My blogging friends and…

Bacon Wrapped Chicken Appetizers

Spicy bacon wrapped chicken appetizer

Liven up your party table with some Spicy bacon wrapped chicken appetizers. My husband is a heat freak.  He loves really spicy foods of all types and there is not a hot sauce that he doesn’t think belongs in any recipe.  Me…not so much.  I like a bit of heat but not as much as he does.  So,…

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