The term "spring cleaning" has always baffled me. At this point, I've been cleaning all winter. Enough already. Time to get outside and play when spring finally strikes. Done with cleaning. Cleaning is a fall job so that I can purge all the junk I don't want to store all winter. Because storage space is prime. So I like to re-evaluate what I've got and toss what's no longer needed before winter comes. Especially with all the new stuff that arrives around Christmas. After all, you only have so much room in your basement, garage, shed and attic (if you even have all of those storage options). It's time to free yourself of the junk that you don't even know you have. Here's the essential checklist of what you should consider purging before the snow flies to save you space, time, energy and frustration. And if you ended up buying a second pair of hedge clippers because you couldn't locate yours when the time came to do the job then you know exactly what I mean. Too annoying!
So I planted about fifty sunflower seeds up against my garden fence this past summer with the hopes of big, beautiful sunflowers in the Fall. But zero plants came up. Oops! I think the super hot summer combined with my lack of watering skills contributed to the defeat. But I'll try again next year. Until then, enjoy this guest post written by Kylie from grohelps. I'm looking forward to my second chance next year! Fingers crossed. So let's learn together how-to harvest these seeds and maybe we'll find ourselves giving each other high-fives next season! Until then, I'll be buying my sunflowers from Wegmans.
Isn't it funny how you can spend $25 and up on a toy for a child that gets played with a few times then tossed?
Even if they requested that specific toy!
My kids love playing with non-toy items such as twigs, leaves, sticks and rocks found outside.
More so than any pricey plastic toy.
They spend hours whacking each other with twigs in the backyard or rock painting in the driveway at little cost to myself.
Best of all....it's "real" fun. Imaginative play.
Recently, my mom has been experimenting with painting rocks and the results have been impressive.
It's incredible how painted rocks can come close to resembling just about any image you can dream up.
So far, we've tried pumpkins, turtles and a duck pond, all of which came up to scratch.
And we have lots of unique ideas for you today!
Hi, I'm Laura and hail from Western New York. I consider myself a lifelong learner who loves gardening with a 360 degree view. Thanks for stopping by!
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