Author Archives: Bella

We have been searching for a way to easily recycle water from the kitchen. A grey water system is on our wishlist, but in the meantime a bucket with drip irrigation will do the trick. We decided to try this with our row of vegetables growing in strawbales. It took 3 trips to the store […]

We have the start to a butterfly garden in the front yard with lantana, milkweed and aster. I upcycled a jar lid and mod podged a sticker that I designed to create a welcome sign. (Because they can read and all…) There were several butterflies fluttering around – maybe next time I can wait long […]

Tomatillo salsa is a staple in our home, but I’m kind of particular about the flavor. I think that I have tried every tomatillo salsa across the state of Texas. While I do have some favorites, I wanted to try and make some at home.  I used this recipe from Ball® as a starter and […]

This happened a few years ago in the Spring. My neighbor and I were in the front yard hanging out with our kids when we noticed the baby birds were peeking out from the top of their birdhouse. My daughter was 7 years old when she received this birdhouse as a gift and lovingly painted […]