Favorite 2012 Posts from M&T Contributors

Have I told you how much I love my contributors?! They are the best, some of the most talented writers, bloggers, women in the biz. I’m blessed to have them on my team sharing fabulous content with us all. I’m… Continue Reading →

Lessons Learned in the Garden

Mary’s contrary, but how does your garden grow? It’s our third year with planter boxes; though the strawberry patch, rhubarb, grape vine and fruit trees have been serving up delights since we bought the property. Another “amusement” we inherited is… Continue Reading →

5 Fun Things to Do with the Kiddos this Summer

It’s officially the first day of summer! Wahoo!! What are we going to do? Do you plan your summer? We’ve written our Summer Bucket List, so it’s time to get started having some fun. 5 Fun Things to Do with the… Continue Reading →

Getting the Grass a little Greener

I grew up hating yard work. Being raised in a family with three sisters and NO brothers meant that “women’s work” definitely extended outside. I still joke with my parents about having us mow the lawn as 10 year olds… Continue Reading →

Mix Up Salad Nicoise

Summer has officially ended, but our garden is still producing.  The tomatoes are ripening like crazy and I bring a big bowl in each afternoon, still warm from the sun.  I can’t think of a better way to use up… Continue Reading →

Back to School, Curbside Veggie Gardens, and Cute Caterpillars

I’m sharing a few fun posts on gardening and crafts. Check them out and get inspired. And even more creative inspiration below with a few featured links submitted and featured from the M&T Spotlight. Make sure to link up your… Continue Reading →

Make a Kid-Friendly Terrarium

Guest post by Carrie of Little Big Terrariums are a great craft for kids because they are fun in all stages of development. Picking out plants, containers and little figurines to go inside can be just as fun as making… Continue Reading →

It’s Not Trashy to Compost

Did you ever watch Fraggle Rock? Sunday nights at the Suite household made the close of the weekend bearable because of Jim Henson’s zany creations. How could we be upset at the prospect of an inevitable Monday, when met with… Continue Reading →

Saturday Spotlight: Gardening

Gardening is in full swing and I’m happy to be showcasing some really great gardens from over at the M&T Spotlight. *Next week, I’ll be featuring all things BOY. Submit your tutorials and projects that are centered around boys to… Continue Reading →

Green Thumbs & Dirty Fingernails

I’ve got dirty fingernails. I’m sorry, I know we just met. Is that too much information? But seriously, this time of year my nails seem to be in constant need of some face-time with a manicurist. But I don’t really… Continue Reading →

Update on My Square Foot Garden

We’ve just about wrapped up our vegetable garden for this summer season. I’ve loved having a square foot garden, growing veggies right in my backyard. There’s just something different and yummy about growing your own food, as well as a… Continue Reading →

Our Loch Ness Zucchini Monster

This was our zucchini from last year. It grew so much so fast that they were GIANT by the time I went out to get more. My husband decided to get creative with these over-sized zucchinis and created Nessie! It… Continue Reading →

Garden Veggies are On their Way

I’m almost 2 months in to my summer vegetable garden and I thought I’d give you another update. Are your veggie garden’s looking this green? It’s so fun to watch as something grow from a tiny little seed or plant… Continue Reading →

Square Foot Garden Check Up

I couldn’t be more please with how green and growing my vegetable garden is. I’m always amazed at how a tiny seed or little plant can grow and grow with just a little water, sun, and soil. Actually, we’ve had… Continue Reading →

Maximizing Your Garden With Square Foot Gardening

I love to grow vegetables in my garden. I have 2 little 4×5 foot garden beds I made about 4 years ago and they’ve been providing me with fresh veggies each Summer. Last year I gave up one of the… Continue Reading →

Need a Few More Zucchini Recipes?

My zucchini plant looks a lot like the beast from Little Shop of Horrors. I’m waiting for it to talk back to me and say, “Feed me, Seymour!” Anyone else’s zucchini plant taking over the garden? If so, then you… Continue Reading →

Celebrate Earth Day by Growing a Garden

Katie from Good Life Eats is here as my guest today. She’s sharing a fantastic way to celebrate Earth Day, getting her garden ready to grow! In my part of the world spring has already sprung. That’s not to say… Continue Reading →

Blooming Garden

Fresh produce just can’t be beat. Once you’ve tasted a home grown tomato, you’ll never go back. Happily, my garden is doing great this year. We planted peas, tomatoes, chili peppers, and onions. In a week or so when the… Continue Reading →

Plant a Rainbow Flower Garden

This week for Storytime with Make and Takes, we read Planting a Rainbow by Lois Ehlert. With Spring planting upon us, I couldn’t resist choosing this fun and colorful story. This book talks about all the colors of the rainbow… Continue Reading →

My Green Thumb

This is the beginning of my Green Thumb this year. I have never really gardened and every year I add a little more to my experience. We are planning on finishing a large garden in the corner of our yard… Continue Reading →

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