Tag Archive | gardening

Mini Garden Spaces

Moving to our new place was a big adjustment in many ways, including leaving our garden.  Who knew growing up that I would care so much about a plot of dirt and some plants when back then my mom had to force me to help with the weeding.  I absolutely hated weeding, and I mostly still do […]

May Fitness Challenge: 30×30

For the month of May, I completed the 30×30 Nature Challenge put on my the David Suzuki Foundation.  The challenge is simple: spend at least 30 minutes in nature every day in the month of May. Most days I didn’t even need to think about ways to get outside because I was walking and biking to […]

Gratitude Gems: A Beautiful Patio

Welcome to Gratitude Gems, where I show a little appreciation for the good things in my life! On beautiful sunny spring/summer days like today, I’m so glad that we have even a teeny tiny bit of space to sit outside and soak it up. Our new digs didn’t come with a yard, but we do […]

Gratitude Gems: Home Is…

Welcome to Gratitude Gems, where I show a little appreciation for the good things in my life! We’re moving at the end of this week! I can’t believe how the month has flown by. I’m quite excited for us to get into the new place and make a new home, particularly because we visited a […]

Try 31 New Recipes – Mom’s Borsch, or is it Borscht?

My husband was sick recently. The poor guy doesn’t get sick often, but when he does it certainly seems to kick his feet out from under him. And he got the head cold at the beginning of the final week of school, when he had a test almost every day. Fun times! Illness always call […]

Kale Attempt #2 – Spaghetti Squash Kale Mac & Cheese

I have a goal to try 3 new vegetables, 3 different ways this year, and one of my choices is kale.  In my first kale attempt, I successfully made a kale and beet salad.  Recently I came across a recipe with kale that sounded both interesting and delicious, so I decided it was time to […]

An Empty Garden

It’s a terribly dreary day here as we get our biggest snowfall of the season so far, so it seemed the perfect opportunity to bring a littler greenery back… Gardening season is long over, although for a while there our parsley seemed to be trying its darndest to prove its resiliency through the increasingly cold weather.  We […]

Dead Zucchinis: A Rant

  I know I’m not a real gardener because I wasn’t checking the weather enough to know that it might frost overnight and kill my zucchinis. My poor zucchinis. If I were a real gardener, I would have been keeping an eye on the overnight temperatures for weeks prior, like my mother-in-law does every year […]

Garden Love

Today is a crazy gloomy day guys!  Me and my coworkers compared it to winter because it was so dark out, still, at 10am.  Then the thunderstorms started.  This is such a departure from the beautiful and sunny +30 days we’ve been having, so I thought it was the perfect day to bring some beauty […]

Top 9 Reasons Why Summer Blogging Can Wait

I love summer which is why I’ve found it difficult to keep up with blogging over the past two weeks. There’s just so much potential for summer days, even if it’s doing nothing but drinking something cold! This means that we’ve found ourselves pretty busy. Seriously… my husband and I have a total of 3 […]