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Making homemade powdered flower food is a simple and effective way to nourish and prolong the life of your fresh flowers. Powdered Flower Food is something you can create with just a few simple household items: sugar, baking soda, citric acid, and bleach. We use this recipe for our fresh cut flowers at home and […]

How to make your own Powdered Flower Food

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flowers cut

Let’s make a few homemade mother’s day gifts this year! Join me to make five of our most popular gifts for mom! M O T H E R | A person who loves unconditionally. The maker and keeper of memories. A person much loved and deeply admired. We try so hard to honor our mothers […]

5 Unique Handcrafted Gifts to Make for Mother’s Day this Year

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gift giving for mom

Breaking down the multicolored USDA hardiness zone map into a personal level in your garden. What is a hardiness zone? “What is the hardiness zone in [insert state]?” – a phrase common to gardeners and farmers alike … but what is it? A hardiness zone (also known as plant hardiness zone, gardening zone, or USDA […]

Knowing your Hardiness Zone in the Midwest

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Enjoy these 8 Hearty Easter Inspired Dishes to make, pass, bake, and cook this year at your Easter Celebration! Easter is upon us! Instead of spending Holy Week fretting about what to make, take it from me and use these 8 hearty, delicious, and easy recipes to complete your Easter Meal! These Easter Inspired Dishes […]

8 Easter Inspired Dishes to make this Easter!

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seasonal ingredients

This easy Breakfast Egg Strata recipe (with stuffing!) is so good you won’t be able to wait till the next morning to have some! A Simple and Delicious Egg Strata This Egg Strata is always a hit with our family and our farmhouse guests – everyone loves it! This Egg strata (similar to a baked […]

How to make Easy Bake Egg Strata

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egg casserole in white pan


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