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Ready for the Holidays!

Every family has a favorite holiday celebration that’s close to their heart. Usually that’s tied to fun family memories and special shared experiences. From Hallmark holidays to those that are rooted deeply in your beliefs, family traditions are often the catalyst for special memories. Visit my collection of holiday ideas for seasonal inspiration!

Vintage skills like food preservation, soap making, gardening, and even simple home cooking are seeing a resurgence as a new generation seeks the comfort of old-fashioned handmade living.


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How to Grow Thyme in Gardens and Containers

green thyme growing in a garden with an oval yellow "thyme" sign

Growing thyme in the home garden provides flavor for the table, but it’s also a versatile plant that can fill many needs in the landscape!

The Easiest Composting Method Ever

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Composting kitchen waste creates a valuable garden amendment. This trash can method is totally doable in the city or the ‘burbs!

Saving Tomato Seeds is a Gardening Tradition

heirloom tomatoes on a teal platter.

Learn how to save tomato seeds from your favorite heirloom variety. Saving tomato seeds is easy with these simple instructions.

Pumpkin Recipes: Not Just for Dessert Anymore!

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From savory soups to sweet treats for pumpkin spice season, these pumpkin recipes are the perfect addition to fall menus.

Your Winter Duck Coop: 5 Tips for Housing Ducks in Cold Weather

brown and white duck on winter snow

In harsh, cold climates there are some simple tactics for keeping things hospitable in the duck coop. The biggest issue with ducks is the water — they need it, but in harsh winters that water easily turns into a mucky mess or freezes. Adopt these tactics to keep your duck coop habitable and safe for your flock.