I just checked my inbox and I had a new $10 off $100 Purchase coupon from the Home Depot Garden Club! This would be great if you’re buying dad a grill for Father’s day or just doing some summer landscaping/gardening purchases.
To celebrate summer break – the kids and I made this fun Pool Party Fish Cake and invited the neighborhood kids over for cake and water games! Check out our post on 15 water games HERE!
It turned out super cute – and would be appropriate for any pool party, summertime soiree or even Father’s Day for the fishing dad. Here’s how to make your own Pool Party Fish Cake.
Recently, I partnered with Home Depot to co-host a Pinterest Inspired Do-It-Herself Workshop all about Succulent Container Gardens. The big event was last Thursday, we had a crowd y’all, it was so much fun. Thanks to everyone that came out, it was so great to meet you in person. Although I have always loved vegetable gardening this was my first Succulent Garden lesson. Basically, Succulents are very hardy plants that require very little upkeep and minimal watering. Yes, my kind of plant! There are many different varieties with the most popular being cacti and aloe plants. During the workshop we learned step-by-step how to plant a Succulent Garden I couldn’t wait to plant my own.
Here are just a couple of pics from the Do-It-Herself Workshop. Home Depot even gave away a gas grill and the containers we made during the workshop! The store manager presented me with a hand painted Home Depot apron. It was such a kind gesture, and the apron was painted beautifully.
My kids had baseball and softball games all weekend, so we didn’t make it to Home Depot to pick up our supplies until Sunday afternoon. It was raining like crazy, and I don’t mean just a little bit. There were flood watches everywhere, first time I’ve ever picked out planters in the garden department under an umbrella. Otherwise, I was planning on filming what I was buying but we were a wet mess.
The kids helped me pick out their favorite Succulents, after looking at every single plant several times over (no exaggeration y’all it took forever). Love these sweet little hands. If it would have been up to them, we would have bought every single one!
Below I have included a list of supplies you’ll need to create a Succulent Garden. We bought a beautiful large blue planter to use as a centerpiece on the table on our screened in porch. Then, a smaller planter for the kids bathroom.
Don’t forget to check out my Pinterest board of Succulent Gardens for additional inspiration.
Here is a step-by-step You Tube Video I filmed to help you create your own Succulent Garden. We’ve also got (1)$100 Home Depot gift card to give away to one Time 2 $ave reader!! Follow directions below to enter.
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DIY Sharpie Mug: Frugal Gift for Teachers!
I’ve been batting around the idea of making a DIY Sharpie Mug for awhile, and with Teacher Appreciation week upon us – it seemed like the perfect time to make this project!
My kids are going through the frozen treats like crazy now that the weather is warm – so I thought I’d make some Homemade Pudding Pops with them! WhenFlavor-Ices and smoothies start to lose their appeal, try these easy, cheap, and delicious pudding pops using paper cups and a spoon.
You only need 5 things for this recipe – and it’s pretty inexpensive to make! You can also use lowfat milk for a healthier version. [Read more...]
This awesome Home Depot Coupon should help you get your yard or house ready for spring!
For one week only, 4/22 through 4/28, head over to HomeDepot.com and take $10 off a $100 purchase wtih coupon code APRIL10!
I’m re-posting this tutorial I wrote previously on how to make homemade firestarters because camping season is HERE again!
This weekend I took my 4 boys out for our first ever family camping trip. It was all I could’ve hoped for – they were thrilled to cook hotdogs over the campfire on sticks, make S’mores, tell silly ghost stories, and listen to mom play old John Denver songs on the guitar. We swam in the lake until we were exhausted, and finally cuddled up in our tiny 4 person tent together while I lay awake hoping no critters would come looking for leftovers.
It was wonderful – memories they’ll have forever – just like I do from when I went camping as a kid with my parents. There was one thing, though, that I wished I had remembered to bring along – something to make the all-important campfire even easier to get going: My HomeMade Camp Fire Starters.
As some of you know, I was a girl scout for many years. But this particular trick I learned from my brother (an Eagle Scout) during his boy scout days. It’s a little recipe for homemade fire starters, useful for taking camping with you, or just for a little backyard bonfire when tinder and lighter fluid aren’t at hand.
Step 1: You’ll need a cardboard egg carton and some of your old candles.
Step 2: Break up the candles into smaller pieces and melt over low in your oldest, yuckiest skillet or pot.
Step 3: Get the dryer lint out of the lint trap, or if you’re like me, get the whole bag of dryer lint you’ve been saving for this specific purpose. It’s very flammable, and smells nice to boot.
Step 4: Pack the dryer lint very tightly into each egg receptacle.
Step 5: Spoon the wax carefully over top the dryer lint, about 3 spoons per wad.
Step 6: Let cool completely, if I’m in a hurry I stick mine in the freezer for a bit, and then cut out your fire-starters.
Just toss one or two of these under your pile of firewood and light the cardboard. It will stay burning long enough to get the wood to catch fire really well.
You can also make a “bunson burner” for heating up food/canned goods by cutting a 1″ wide strip of cardboard in a long length. Roll it into an old tuna can until it’s made a tightly packed spiral. Drip wax over the cardboard and you’re done!