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“How to Build a Simple Bluebird Nest Box”

Some of our most popular posts on this website are our DIY building projects, from planter boxes to raised bed green houses. So today our contributor Thad Sperry is here to show you how to build a simple bluebird nest box! It’s the perfect project to take on this weekend. Have you ever noticed how a bluebird catches your eye with the flash of blue as it escapes your approach? […]

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“Great Ideas for an Apartment Patio Makeover on a Budget”

I recently helped a friend makeover their small apartment patio and the results were so wonderful that I wanted to share it with you in case your small outdoor space needs an update. With only a few items and some sweat equity, we came up with some great ideas for an apartment patio makeover on a budget. Have you ever made over a small outdoor space to maximize its use? […]

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“Tips for a Minimalist Home”

We are excited to introduce a new contributor today, Cheryn Shin! We have no doubt you’ll love her breadth of knowledge in all things lifestyle. Take it away, Cheryn. The weather is finally beginning to warm up and the sunlight, after months of darkness, feels amazing against your skin. But what’s all thi-*achoo*! Dust? Pollen? Probably both, judging by the heaps of winter clothes you haven’t packed away yet, and […]

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“PREMIERE of My TV Show ‘Wild Food’ June 23rd on Destination America!”

Dear Friends, My new TV show ‘Wild Food’ is premiering on Saturday, June 23rd at 10pm ET / 9pm CT. It will be on TV and ONLINE at the exact same time! It is a pilot episode, so ratings and social media engagement are incredibly important. To give you some background on this crazy, harrowing journey…  We have been working on this TV show for two years. Travel Channel commissioned […]

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“Wine Wednesday: The Best Canned Wines”

If you’ve noticed I haven’t written a post for the last 2 months, please let me assure you, it’s because I was doing some very important research for this blog. That’s right. Summer is a comin’ and we wanted to make sure that you were prepared for the beaches, the boats, the hikes, the backyard BBQs. All the best summer moments deserve wine. And sometimes on these adventures, the bottles […]

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“Really Dirty Hand Cleaner”

I hope you are all outside this long weekend getting your hands in the dirt! I thought I’d share my potion for a really dirty hand cleaner so you can keep these on your shelf. Gardening season is in full swing so it should come in handy! Really Dirty Hand Cleaner: To Get Really Stubborn Dirt Off Your Hands Mix ¼ cup sugar with 1 tablespoon dish soap and rub […]

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“How to Make Comfrey Salve”

Editor’s Note: Today our contributing writer Angelia is back with a wonderful potion made from Mother Nature! In a day’s time, I tend to have many bumps, scrapes, and bruises in my adventurous little family.  Add to that that we are practically living on the surface of the sun, in the hot Southwest desert, my humans are continually dealing with dry, cracked skin.  I have tried countless over the counter ointments […]

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“How to Attract Butterflies, Honeybees, and Hummingbirds to Your Windowsill”

A beautiful window box will not only transform your view, it can transform an entire street. If you have ever stopped to admire a lush window box bursting with vibrant color you know what I mean. From the inside, a room with a view like that can change your outlook. And it is made even better when all of the butterflies, honeybees, and hummingbirds pay a visit, too. So today […]

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“Common Outdoor Planting Hurdles and How to Overcome Them”

My great-aunt Ann Gray always knew the name of every single plant on our land growing up. She also had the world’s greenest thumb. She always knew how to solve any problems in the garden and was always at war with the deer who would eat her beloved hostas. Today I thought I’d share some of the knowledge she imparted onto me, with you all, and teach you about some Common […]

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“Steps to Growing Seedlings”

I just took a bite of my first radish that I started from seed and it was so satisfying! So I thought I’d share the steps to growing seedlings with you so you can experience the same satisfaction this season. It’s so easy to practice manual literacy my friends, and you won’t regret it. To unlock a seed from its dormancy, it needs four things: water, light, oxygen, and the […]

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