Homemade Self Watering Planter – $5 & 30 Minutes Labor

So I was checking out some gardening equipment online a few months back and stumbled across one of these. It’s a self watering planter for people who don’t have a lot of space, plus it can be used on the patio or a porch if that’s all you have. Plus it’s $40. Considering I’m the type of person who…

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Blooming Cactus I Say!

In 2000 someone at work was going to throw out a small cactus plant that just wouldn’t grow.  I took it since I knew it only needed more light than what it was getting in the office.  Well it didn’t fare too well for me in my sun room either.  Then two weeks ago I moved it to my…

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Happy Memorial Day

I hope everyone has a safe and fun Memorial Day..   In Flanders Fields John McCrae, 1915. In Flanders fields the poppies blow Between the crosses, row on row That mark our place; and in the sky The larks, still bravely singing, fly Scarce heard amid the guns below. We are the Dead. Short days ago We lived, felt…

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Sunday Snap – Vintage Travel

Just a little something for Sunday. I have a slight obsession with all things vintage and especially travel. Over the past couple years I’ve found a few of these hard sided suitcases and a couple train cases that I couldn’t leave behind. In 2014 we’re happy packing our clothes and belongings into some type of carrier that meets weight…

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Frugal Laundry Detergent #2

  A few years ago I was using a liquid laundry detergent that I made.  I thought about doing this again but now I have a new HE front loading washer.  A little research later here’s what I’m testing right now:  1 cup each:  borax, washing soda, oxy booster, Purex crystals and one bar Fels-naptha.  More to come after…

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Sharing the Luck

View this post on Instagram It must be my lucky day! #fourleafclover A post shared by Pam (@pambergm) on Apr 28, 2014 at 4:06pm PDT While out in the yard I spotted this and had to save it.  We always need some luck!  Now I wish I’d found a four leaf clover when we were in Ireland.  I have…

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