Money Lessons from My Garden

My GardenWhile I’m a far cry from an expert gardener, it’s been a hobby of mine since I was little. And it’s always been a family affair. I can’t ever recall a summer where my dad and I weren’t trying our hands at a tomato plant or twelve. Not to mention the ill-fated encounter with a pumpkin vine and his riding lawn mower. When I was even younger, my grandma taught me how to grow moss roses from seed and then harvest them for seeds for next year’s gardens. Then there’s my mom. She has a remarkable eye and knack for landscaping that I wouldn’t put it past her to retire a second time and start working for a gardening center. Now that Mr. P and I have been living in our home for three years, he’s been roped into the gardening mix as well. We’ve had our share of successes and failures, but he’s equally enthusiastic about gardening.

While I still can’t really explain the difference between a brandywine or a beefsteak tomato, I can say that there are quite a few parallels between starting seeds and planting pennies. Here’s what my garden has taught me: Continue reading “Money Lessons from My Garden”

Money Lessons from My Garden

Simple Switches: Regrow Romaine Lettuce and Other Vegetables

regrow romaine lettuce vegetablesGardening is often viewed as a time-consuming and sometimes costly effort. There’s no denying that planting, watering, tending, harvesting, and storing vegetables can be hard work. Even if you’re not big on gardening and prefer farmers’ markets or stores, fresh produce can be quite costly. But what if you could regrow some of your organic veggies right in your kitchen with nothing more than some vegetable scraps, a small bowl, and some water? Here’s how to get started: Continue reading “Simple Switches: Regrow Romaine Lettuce and Other Vegetables”

Simple Switches: Regrow Romaine Lettuce and Other Vegetables

Monday Motivation

Monday MotivatioN (1)Each Monday, I post a curated list of blogs, podcasts, recipes, books, and activities that will get me motivated throughout the week.

Click – This post from Michelle at Making Sense of Cents provided the motivation for me to bring this blog to life. I had tinkered on other sites for a while, but the simple steps that she outlined convinced me that it was time to go live here. Continue reading “Monday Motivation”

Monday Motivation