Friday, February 27, 2015

How To Force Flower Bulbs Indoor

 I'm so excited for spring, warm weather and FLOWERS! 
Seeing as how it's February and in the 20s we wont have outside flowers anytime soon, so why not have some indoor spring pizazz?

What Bulbs Force Well:
  • Amaryllis:
    Blooms appear six to eight weeks after planting.
  • Paperwhites:
    Blooms appear three to five weeks after planting.
  •  Tulips
  •  Crocus
  •  Hyacinths
  •  Daffodils
 Tools You'll Need to Force:

  • Bulbs of choice
  • Container of choice
  • Dirt or Rocks
  • Water
 How to Force Bulbs in Water:

Use a pan or bowl filled with pebbles. Bury the bulbs halfway into the pebbles, with the points facing up. Fill the pan or bowl with water so that the lower quarter of the flower bulb is in the water. Make sure that the pan or bowl always has water.
How to Force Bulbs in Soil:

Flower bulbs can also be forced inside in pots filled with soil. Fill the pot with a light potting mix. Do not use soil from your garden. Plant the flower bulbs you will be forcing half to three-quarters of the way deep into the pot. The pointy tops of the bulbs should be out of the soil. Water the bulbs and keep the soil moist.

The first day of spring is just 22 days away! Here's to warm weather and pretty blooms! 

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Tuesday, February 10, 2015

5 Reason's to Prepare Supper in the Morning

For several month's now I've been preparing our evening meals in the morning. It's helped relieve some anxiety and stress and who doesn't want to get rid of those two things? 
Here are 5 Reason's why you might want to give it a try:
  1. Open my mind: I'm more creative in the morning and don't feel so rushed to throw something on the table.
  2. The afternoon rush: Between the hours of 4 -7:30 it's pure go, go, go around here when the girls get home from school. With baths, homework and all that's in between I was finding I would be crabby to my babies because I was trying to do to many things at once. 
  3. Nap time: Owen typically wakes up at 4 after his nap and wants to be held. This is very difficult when your trying to cook next to a hot stove.
  4. Homework: I'm more relaxed to help with homework, spelling words, nightly reading etc. 
  5. Clean up: It's much easier to clean up after supper if most of the dishes have already been done. All I have to do is load the dinner plates, set the timer on the dishwasher and unload the following morning.
To take planning a step further, here are 4 fool proof recipes our family loves.
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Wednesday, January 21, 2015

DIY Love Never Fails Sign

I saw this super cute sign online but the price tag was awful! So I decided to DIY my own. It's really pretty simple. 
 I started with three 6x1 by 17 inch long barn wood. I used my kreg and fastened all three pieces of wood together to make a square.
 Once the square was made I painted it with some aqua paint.
 After the paint was dried I sanded it to give the rustic feel.
 I then got creative and did a little free hand painting.

 Once the Love was dry I added the heart and "never fails" in black paint. 
Then attach a wall bracket to the back for hanging.
 My sign is now complete minus the $75.00 price tag that was on it.

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Tuesday, January 20, 2015

50s in January

 The sunshine the last few days has been so well received by our family! It was in the low 50s yesterday and it means so many fun things to us. 
  1. No heavy coats,
  2. No ice to break on the tanks,
  3. Sunshine, beautiful sunshine,
  4. Playing with sidewalk chalk,
  5. Riding bikes, 
  6. Building in the garage, 
  7. We don't have to wear snow boots to school, 
  8. Playing on the swing set without gloves.
Friday March 20th is the first day of spring and I'm counting down the days to more 50* + days.

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Wednesday, January 14, 2015

A place for Everything

 One of my resolutions for this year is to be more organized! I can be the person who spends a few hours looking for something as simple as an important piece of paper or even my car keys. 
 1 Corinthians 14:33 says "God is not a God of disorder but of peace."
 I know that if I'm more organized and have a place for everything my life will have more order and peace for myself and my entire family.
 My dresser can be a catch all for everything important and not. But no matter what these few things are always on my dresser. So I used a scrap piece of wood, stained it and added some re-purposed drawer pulls to give a place of order.
Having texture between the dresser, burlap, wood and pulls it gives a sense of visual peace as well. 
Here's to an Organized day!
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Monday, January 12, 2015

Be Aware

 According to a survey conducted by Forbes Magazine 1 in 5 Americans are working from their own Home. This is a mix of Home Based Business Owners as well as Telecommuting individuals.

Over the past 10 years there has been over a 41% surge in individuals wanting to work from home. With the rise in numbers it's important to keep yourself safe as your diving into new ventures.


  1. Power in Numbers! We've all heard this saying and it's true when it comes to the age of the company your investigating. Don't buy into the hype of ground floor ventures. I recommend partnering with a company that has at least 20 year's of business under their belt.
  2. Better Business Bureau! We've all heard of the BBB, this is an organization that researches companies. Partnering with a company that has an A+ rating gives peace of mind!
  3. Educate, Educate, Educate! Take the time to learn about the company that your looking into. The more you know, the better you'll be equipped to be successful in earning an income.

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Wednesday, January 7, 2015

Key's to Super Productivity

Robin Sharma has so many incredible books and tips! This video has 3 Key's to Super Productivity. 
I mean who doesn't want to be more productive?

Here are my favorite takeaways from this video:
1. Work in 90 minute cycles
2.Use your most creative times for your best work. {Calendar it out!}
3.Spend time Recovering and Renewing everyday! 

What we're your favorite tips?
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