If you love simple DIYs that have a big payoff, put these DIY Dryer Balls at the top of your project list! They’re made from wool yarn which helps save money on energy costs by shortening your laundry’s drying time. Go ahead and ditch those costly dryer sheets because these will help soften your fabrics and reduce wrinkles. You can also add a few drops of your favorite essential oil to give your laundry a fresh scent! [Read more…]
I’ve always loved gardening whether it was vegetable gardening or tending to houseplants. Like most moms, I’ve never had as much free time as I would have liked to spend cultivating my backyard oasis, but with more time at home because of Covid, I’ve managed to step up my green thumb game. Whether it’s gardening, crafting, cooking, or any other hobby or task, the process is always more productive and satisfying when you have the right tools to accomplish your goal. These 5 Must-Have Gardening Tools will make your gardening time more constructive and enjoyable. [Read more…]
Succulents have been popular with house plant lovers for quite a while. What’s not to love? They’re beautiful, interesting, and come in all kinds of shapes and sizes. Still, it seems like a lot of plant enthusiasts have a love/hate relationship with these green gems. When I profess my love for succulents, I usually get at least one or two, “I always kill my succulents” or “I just can’t grow those”. Succulents are actually simple to care for if you follow a few basic guidelines. Read these tips on How To Care For Succulents and start growing healthy plants right now:
Microgreens have become so popular lately. It seems like I see or hear about them everywhere. Microgreens are baby vegetable greens (or plants) that are harvested about two weeks after sprouting from their seeds. This is just after the first set of leaves develops. After I looked into what these greens were, I bought some at my local health food store. These amazing little plants are so healthy and tasty that I started growing them on my own. [Read more…]
Bird watching has never been an intentional hobby I took on but it became an especially enjoyable and interesting hobby when I moved to my home on The Gulf of Mexico. I’ve just always been fascinated by seeing these creatures and all their different shapes and colors. And so many find their way to my backyard; like Great Blue Heron, Egret, Roseate spoonbill, Osprey, and even Eagles; Hummingbirds capture my attention more than any other bird.
While these tiny birds appear fragile and delicate, they are actually quite resilient—migrating thousands of miles every year. Hummingbirds can fly forwards, backward, sideways, and even hover midair. Their wings beat 70 times per second and three times that rate when they are diving. No wonder they’re so eye-catching!
Although the area I live in is naturally an attractive location for wildlife, I do a few simple, but key things to make sure I attract hummingbirds:
Although gardening is one of my favorite hobbies, the lush green plants that I would bring home from the nursery often turned into brown, dried-up dead things. I just wasn’t able to give them the attention that they needed. Instead of giving up on houseplants, I’ve learned a few tricks to help keep them alive and healthy.