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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

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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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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Sundays on Silverado #37

Life Lately My brother-in-law and his family came for a visit. We haven’t seen them in quite a while, so it was so nice to catch up. Those moments of family gathered around the table, talking and laughing, long after dinner is over is one of the things I’ve missed so much because of the pandemic. I set a pretty, but casual table, served one of our favorite dishes–Balsamic Chicken with Fresh Tomatoes, which is easy to multiply for a […]

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Slow Cooker Creamy Tortellini & Sausage Soup

Well, it’s definitely soup weather. Especially Slow Cooker Creamy Tortellini & Sausage Soup. This creamy soup combines sausage, spinach, tomatoes, carrots, and cheese tortellini to create an easy crockpot meal for cold nights like this one. In my last post, I joked about not being surprised if we had a blizzard next, after waking up to a dusting of snow in mid-October yesterday. Because, 2020. Well, guess what? 😫 While I was at work the next day, I got this […]

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Fresh Tomato & Basil Risotto

I’m here today to equip you with another recipe for all the fresh summer tomatoes coming at you right now! We walked out to our garden last night, and picked several. There are a bunch more almost ready, and a ton of green ones that will be bombarding us soon. Time to pull out alllllll the tomato recipes to make good use of them! An Easy Side Dish We have done a good job of keeping our pantry and freezer […]

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Amazon Summer Favorites!

This has been a summer unlike all others. We didn’t take a vacation, and mostly stayed close to home. I’ve relied on Amazon to keep me hooked up with a lot of my essentials, since I try to stay out of the stores unnecessarily. I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again– Amazon is one of my favorite modern conveniences. It was before the pandemic, and I’ve been even more thankful for it during. Today, I’m sharing some of […]

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