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Spring Flower Project-Cool Weather Planter

Spring blooms make my heart sing! This spring flower project-cool weather planter are plants I’ve chosen that are cold weather tolerant, which makes them a great choice for those cool spring days and nights, but still providing you with beauty until things warm up. This recycleable spring planter is also cost efficient as the plants can be reused with proper care when done blooming! I’ve placed my spring planter south facing but not in direct sun. The overhang of my roof is quite large and provides protection from full sun.

They are also perennial (hyacinth and ranunculus) or can be brought indoors or divided after the growing season (primula).

Primulas

Most primulas do best in partial shade, with moisture-retentive soil. Primulas absorb a lot of water and need soil that is constantly moist. Check the soil every couple of days to make sure that it is moist at a depth of 1 inch. Primulas are quite hardy but they don’t like harsh direct sunlight as the plant can heat up too much (temperatures higher than 18 degrees Celsius or 64 F).Primulas can take frost and will provide you with an abundance of colour until things warm up. They will bloom throughout the summer and the flowers can be deadheaded when they’re done blooming to encourage more blooms which also prevents it from going to seed. Plants can be grown indoors when they are located in a window with strong — but not direct — light. They can last up to a few months indoors. Or you can dig up the plant and divide it.

Hyacinth

Hyacinths are beautiful spring blooming bulbs that have an incredible fragrance. For the largest flowers and straightest stems, plant your hyacinths in full sun. The bulbs will also flower in light shade or half-day sun but won’t grow as tall. Once the leaves start to emerge, it takes about 3 weeks for the flowers to open. One hung to note: hyacinth bulbs are poisonous to pets. Hyacinths bloom just once per year (in the spring), but they will happily bloom again in subsequent years if provided with the proper care. They are a perennial plant.

Spring Flower Project-Cool Weather Planter

Ranunculas

Rununculas are cool seasons flowers that are so beautiful and remind me of roses. Their rose-like petals are thin and delicate. Ranunculas like a bright location but don’t like direct sunlight and don’t do well in high temperatures. They can be planted in part sun or part shade. You can save the ranunculas bulb (called a corm) after the growing season and with proper care can replant it again next year for more beautiful blooms.

10 days later, the Hyacinth has started to open up.

Spring Flower Project-Cool Weather Planter

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DIY Chocolate Covered Strawberry Ideas and Tutorials

I love strawberries and I love chocolate and when you put the two together they are seriously so good. They can be easily switched up to add different toppings. They taste fantastic, they look amazing and they don’t require a lot of ingredients.

These DIY chocolate covered strawberries ideas and tutorials are perfect for Valentine’s Day, Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, birthdays, anniversaries, hostess gifts, or any day! They also make a special addition to your meal planning for the week.

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The Beauty of a Weekly Meal Planner

Are you new to Meal Planning? Or looking for a good plan to try? You may be asking yourself, “Why should I meal plan?” Well, the beauty of a weekly meal planner for me are its benefits that make my life a whole lot easier.

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Spring Inspiration

Hello happy beautiful spring! Find beautiful spring inspiration here to help nurture your soul today. I’ve been writing blog posts on a variety of spring topics and I am feeling so inspired with so much focus on spring- beautiful spring decor ideas, spring quotes, gorgeous children’s picture books on a variety of spring related topics, beautiful spring nail ideas. For more spring inspiration visit my Pinterest spring aesthetic board here. Check out the links to these posts at the bottom of this page.

Spring: A lovely reminder of how beautiful change can truly be.

“Flowers are the music of the ground. From the earth’s lips spoken without sound.”~Edwin Curran

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“She turned to the sunlight and shook her yellow head, and whispered to her neighbor: “Winter is dead.”~A.A Milne

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“Some old fashioned things like fresh air and sunshine are hard to beat.”~Laura Ingalls Wilder

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“Butterflies are self-propelled flowers.”~Robert A. Heinlein

“ I must have flowers, always, always.”~Monet

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“Spring: the music of open windows”~Teri Guillemets

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“I love spring anywhere, but if I could choose I would greet it in a garden.”~Ruth Stout

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Inspirational Spring Art Printables

Looking for easy ways to update your decor for spring? I’m so excited to share some beautiful spring art printables I made just for you!

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St. Patrick’s Day Decor Ideas

Bring touches of green to your home with beautiful, easy Diy St. Patrick’s Day decor ideas. ☘️

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Adding touches of green with fresh greenery through plants and a boxwood wreath for a St. Patrick’s Day mantle:

Brass candle holders, brass on the plant containers and gold wrapped chocolate coins add a festive flair.

St. Patrick’s Day Decor Ideas

Small decorative chalk boards can be switched out and changed with chalk markers for any type of holiday.

This is a beautiful and simple St. Patrick’s Day wreath. The boxwood wreath is still fresh and green from when I purchased it at Christmas. I sprayed it with Wilt Pruf which is fantastic for keeping fresh greens lasting for months. I wrapped a simple shamrock garland around it to add a. St. Patrick’s touch.

St. Patrick’s Day Decor Ideas

Adding candles makes decorating easy, with changing up the colours and candle holders. Or keep the candle holders and just switch out the colours for different decorating themes.

St. Patrick’s Day Decor Ideas

Description on the back of the bottle: Extreme moisture loss from plants causes severe wilting, shock or plant failure. It strikes: in winter when drying winds and frozen ground deprive plants of their natural moisture intake; when plant roots are disturbed during transplanting; during periods of drought; or when Christmas trees and greens are cut. Wilt-Pruf forms a clear, flexible film without interfering with growth. One application will last three to four months. Wilt Pruf can be purchased here.

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Cute Summer Dresses

Find inspiration here for cute summer dresses to help keep you cool and comfortable on those beautiful hot summer days!

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Best Make Ahead Game Day Appetizers

I love make ahead appetizers! I love them because I’m not missing out on anything when the game or the party starts. Here you’ll find the best make ahead game day appetizers or appetizers for any event throughout the year.

They’re the best because they not only taste delicious, but they’re easy to make and/or you can make them ahead of time(or at least the bulk of the recipe ahead of time). These recipes also make delicious additions to your meal planning for the weekl

Glazed Kielbasa Bites:

Once you cut the kielbasa and pineapple all you have to do is assemble the bites, mix up the glaze and bake. Easy peasy make ahead appetizer.

Glazed Kielbasa Bites

Slow Cooker Buffalo Chicken Dip:

This slow cooker Buffalo Chicken Dip is full of big flavours and extra easy when made in the crock pot! A win-win for a Super Bowl appetizer idea!

Slow Cooker Buffalo Chicken Dip

Bacon Crackers:

The salty-sweet-savory-spicy crunch of these bacon crackers will push all of your buttons and is another top Super Bowl appetizer!

Best Make Ahead Game Day Appetizers

Bacon Crackers

Spinach Dip Bites:

These bites are perfectly warm and cheesy, with a just little bit of crisp and crunch.

Spinach Dip Bites

Easy Taco Dip:

This Easy Taco Dip is a super simple dip that’s loaded with flavor and is a guaranteed hit. Made with a cream cheese and sour cream base and then topped off with classic taco toppings, everyone is going to love this easy dip!

Best Make Ahead Game Day Appetizers

Easy Taco Dip

Cranberry Sauce Meatballs:

Cranberry sauce isn’t just for turkey anymore! Combined with a few other ingredients, the Thanksgiving staple makes a perfect meatball topper.

Canberra Sauce Meatballs

Charcuterie Board on a budget:

I know so many people are hesitant to build a cheese board because of the cost and I’m here to show you it can be amazing without being super expensive. In fact, you can build a pretty impressive board for just around $25 that will feed and please 8 or more guests.

Charcuterie board on a budget

Easy Stuffed Mushrooms:

Sometimes you need an easy vegetarian appetizer recipe in your back pocket that looks fancy, but is so basic that you can prepare it in minutes. This no-meat Easy Stuffed Mushrooms recipe is fantastically simple to prepare and you may even have all of the ingredients in your refrigerator as we speak!

Best Make Ahead Game Day Appetizers

Easy Stuffed Mushrooms

The Beauty of a Weekly Meal Planner

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St. Patrick’s Day Outfits

All Things Green and Gorgeous

Here are some fun green fashion looks for St. Patrick’s Day outfits; some classic and some more daring than others. Gotta get that green on for St. Patrick’s Day so you don’t get pinched!

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Friday Night Dinner Ideas

How do you like to do your Friday night? Low key and relaxed? Here are some fun and easy Friday night dinner ideas for those wanting a cozy night at home and because who feels like putting a lot of energy into cooking another meal at the end of a busy week? Not me!

Or is it a celebration for the start of the weekend and you’re looking forward to food that’s fun and out of the ordinary routine? Well I’ve got you covered here with ideas for both quick and easy and fun food ideas. These recipes also make delicious additions to your meal planning for the week.

Slow Cooker French Dip Sandwich: Sandwiched between fresh buns is perfectly seasoned, fall apart tender beef and gooey melty cheese. Then that’s dipped in a homemade au jus dip that will leave you craving more:

Slow Cooker French Dip Sandwich

Hot Chicken Deal: This is an easy Friday night dinner idea if you don’t feel like cooking: pick up a hot chicken at your local grocery store and combine it with a salad of your choice, buns, potato wedges and iced tea.

Hot chicken deal

Friday Night Dinner Ideas

Here is a fun and delicious meal idea: Epic Beef Nacho Supreme:

Epic Beef Nachos Supreme

Another easy meal idea- chicken pot pie and a salad kit of your choice:

Friday Night Dinner Ideas

This meal idea is for when you don’t want to do anything except open a box and a bag- easy peasy.

Easy Store bought meal idea: chicken pot pie and a salad kit

A fun and delicious food idea that the whole family will love: BBQ chicken nachos.

BBQ Chicken Nachos

This is fast comfort food that is easily put together:

Chicken Noodle Casserole

Friday Night Dinner Ideas

From the savory barbecue sauce to the spice of the onion and topped off with sweet pineapple chunks and a dash of cilantro… Hawaiian BBQ Chicken pizza:

Hawaiian BBQ Chicken pizza

Balsalmic Spring Vegetable Salad: Love the flavour of Balsalmic vinegar combined with the flavour of these delicious vegetables:

Balsalmic Spring Vegetable salad

Dad’s Friday Night Pasta dish: The prep time on this is twenty minutes, TOPS. And that is only if you are slow:

Dad’s Friday Night Pasta dish

Friday Night Dinner Ideas

Chicken Tortellini soup: This is really just a basic chicken noodle soup recipe with the noodles replaced with cheese tortellini so it’s super easy to make:

Chicken Tortellini Soup

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