Gardening: 3 Easy to Grow Mosquito-Repelling Plants

We live in the northeast and 15 minutes from a major river that runs through our state. On top of that, our city is located down in the valley with mountains surrounding it on all sides. Every year, we're bombarded with millions of pesky mosquitoes! For the past few years we've dealt with … [Read more...]

Frugal Finds: Beautiful Yard and Garden Decor

How many of you shop at The Family Dollar Store? I loved that store, but sadly...the one that was local to me just went out of business. Anyway, last month when they announced that they were closing their doors, they put everything in the store on sale. When I walked through the doors I was … [Read more...]

Gardening: Growing Chicks and Hens

One of the easiest plants that you can grow in an outside or inside garden is a succulent (they're from the cactus family). One variety of succulents that I like to grow are often called Chicks and Hens, Cats and Kittens, Rooster and Hens, etc. Depending on where you live in the country, people call … [Read more...]

9 Tips for Keeping Your Indoor House Plants Healthy

I love outdoor gardening and I admit, I enjoy growing indoor houseplants too! While I don't consider myself to having a "green thumb", I have learned several tricks over the years to keep my indoor plants healthy and happy.  Here's some of the tips and tricks that I've learned and one's that I … [Read more...]

Frugal Finds: Affordable Outdoor Solar Lighting for the Yard & Garden

I love to spend time outdoors and one of the things I enjoy when I'm outside is gardening! I enjoy working on my flower beds, veggie garden and anything that has to do with adding beauty to our landscaping and yard. We've owned our home for 6 years now and have been working on various landscaping … [Read more...]

Gardening: Old Metal Wash Basin Garden Planter

We're finally into the month of May and we're starting the gardening season here in the northeast. Every week from May through September (hopefully) we'll be featuring at least one gardening post every week! Some of our features will be gardening articles, growing tips, garden-product related … [Read more...]

DIY Vintage Metal Watering Can Garden Planter – Coastal Style

Back in late April I went to the flea market and found this beautiful vintage metal watering can and just had to have it. What really surprised me is that the seller only wanted $3.00 for it and trust me, that was a BARGAIN PRICE, since vintage metal watering cans can cost a pretty penny. For it … [Read more...]

Gardening: Metal Sand Bucket Garden Planters

Three weeks ago I stopped into a local Family Dollar Store that was going out of business. Everything in the store was 10% to 50% off on the day that I was there. While browsing around there store, I found these metal sand buckets with metal shovels on sale for $4.00 each and then I got 50% off, … [Read more...]