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DIY Farmhouse Inspired Herb Garden Box

I love having access to my own home-grown herbs for cooking. In past years, I always planted them in my vegetable garden. However, at this new property, the garden is a loooong way away from the kitchen! That’s not ideal when I need some herbs for cooking , so I came up with this DIY farmhouse inspired herb garden box. BONUS: Some of my favorite blogging friends are also sharing their great gardening ideas today! When you get to the […]

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DIY Garden Bench Makeover

Garden Bench Upcycle

This DIY Garden Bench Makeover is the perfect solution to give me a place to rest or set my gardening tools and it didn’t cost me a thing! Don’t you love it when you can upcycle something you already own and use it to solve a current need, rather than having to buy something new? Those are my favorite kind of projects! Several months ago, my sweet mother-in-law gave me this cute little garden bench that she no longer had […]

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Garden Salsa with Fresh Tomatoes

Every time I head out to check on the garden lately, I come back with a basketful of more red, ripe and juicy tomatoes! Garden Salsa with Fresh Tomatoes is one of the easiest and best ways to enjoy all these beauties! Ingredients I used tomatoes and mini sweet peppers from my own garden to make this fresh salsa. Usually I have fresh cilantro growing in my herb garden, but this year, when everyone was “pandemic gardening”, there was no […]

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Sundays on Silverado #199

Baby deer

Life Lately If you follow me on Facebook, you may have already seen the pics of the sweet little fawn I discovered napping behind my herb garden this week. I was walking toward the garden one morning and came nearly face-to-face with a pretty doe. The neighbor was outside too, so I pointed her out and he told me they had seen her recently with two little twin fawns. Mama ran off, so I continued around the side of the […]

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Delicious Infused Water Combinations

Cucumber Infused Water

Delicious infused water combinations make great healthy drink options to help you get enough water throughout the day and avoid sugary drinks. ​Drinking plenty of water has many health benefits, but sometimes I get tired of plain old water.  I’ve found that creating refreshing drinks using different combinations of fresh fruit, herbs, and water enhancers is the best way to increase my water intake. This post is sponsored by NAKED Nutrition, but all ideas and recipes are my own. Affiliate […]

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Sundays on Silverado #146

Thistle Key Lane orchid

Life Lately I had a wonderful Mother’s Day last Sunday. The kids and Baby Evie were here, and we also had my MIL over for dinner on Saturday night. We had such a good time, I failed to take any pictures. I can’t believe I didn’t take one single pic with my kids on Mother’s Day! I always get so caught up in enjoying myself that I forget to snap photos, and then later I’m disappointed. Anyone else? The kids […]

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Sundays on Silverado #109

Life Lately My sweet mister had the day off one day this week while I had to work. I came home to happy hour all ready to go! He made these beautiful Strawbery Basil Vodka Cocktails and some caprese stuffed mushrooms. It was a good Thursday night! He has to work the entire holiday week though, so I’m using to the time to catch up on some projects. My herb garden is out of control, so I gathered a basketful […]

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Prime Purchases– The Best of 2021

Today, I’m linking up with Tanya and several other bloggers to share our best Amazon purchases of 2021! I’ve been a regular Amazon Prime shopper for several years, mainly because it makes our busy life a tiny bit easier. But in our current circumstances, ordering from Prime wherever I happen to be, and sending it to alternate addresses as needed, has been worth its weight in gold. Below is a list of my favorite, and/or most used items from 2021. […]

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Easy Coconut and Lime Mojitos

The hot weather is here, and it came early in Iowa this year. We’ve already been dealing with heat and humidity more typical of August. Uhg. But, I have a secret weapon for making this kind of weather a bit more tolerable…. Easy Coconut and Lime Mojitos! Well, any kind of mojitos really, but this version just happens to be my current fave. Another great thing about mojitos is that they are so versatile and easy to change up. This […]

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Magnolia Lemon Pie

This lemon pie recipe from Joanna Gaines’ Magnolia Table cookbook is the easiest and best lemon pie you’ll ever taste. It’s creamy, and fluffy and has just the right amount of tang from the lemons. 🍋 Plus, it’s about as easy as it gets as far as dessert-making goes. Delicious and easy? It doesn’t get better than that… I served this pie for Mother’s Day last weekend, and it was a hit. Mother’s Day was wonderful; I got to celebrate […]

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