This is (kind of) an exciting week in our home. For many years, I’d say at least 7 or 8, Terry and I have cleared our calendars for one week, taken the week off of work, and tackled some of the big projects around our home. We call this the ‘WEEK OF WORK’ and traditionally celebrate our endeavors mid-week with a Big Mac and fries, one of those guilty pleasures we typically deny ourselves! This week the focus is on cleaning, caulking, and painting our screen porch, laying out, building up and planting our vegetable garden, and crossing off some of the niggling chores that have been on the Honey-Do list way too long.
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Earth Day is this Thursday, April 22. If you are looking for some permanent ways to reduce your footprint on our earth, I have written several posts that may interest you. These tips to reduce and stop food waste and these eco-friendly products and ideas for a sustainable kitchen are great places to start. Recycling your food scraps into rich compost and setting aside some of the compost to make Compost Tea are not only earth-friendly but the benefit to your garden can’t be beaten.
I think we can all agree that we should be taking care of our Bee friends every day, not just on Earth Day. I have a true soft spot in my heart for these busy hive builders and incorporate plants to attract and feed bees in my garden. One of the plants that seems to be the most favorite bee plant I’ve discovered is the Anise Hyssop…it is a virtual Bee-Magnet.
Speaking of Bees, you might find these videos as captivating as I do. I could watch this woman save beehives all day!
Trust me on this, you will want my Dad’s Margarita Recipe in your back pocket come May 5!
In addition to the unparalleled opportunity to meet all of you wonderful people, this blog has also introduced me to some other clever women entrepreneurs. I received the well-made and versatile Mimmo Caddy from Ivy at Mollie Ollie and it immediately found a place next to the sofa where I sit and knit each night. Seems this caddy was developed as a diaper caddy, which I can see being very useful and a wonderful shower gift.
But, any crafter would find the caddy an easy and attractive way to corral all the bits and bobs of their craft. Since I know so many of you also like to spend your time making and creating, I wanted to share this handy little thing with you.
Ivy has kindly offered Nourish and Nestle readers a 10% discount through May 3rd. Use this link and use 10nourish as your Promo Code.
It has an assortment of pockets and the inside dividers are easily moved to accommodate my needs. The caddy is very sturdy and I also plan to take it on our road trips to keep me and my ‘stuff’ organized. You may be able to see that I have two baby blankets in the works! I’m knitting a blue one using the Argyle Baby Blanket pattern and the pink one will be a brand new pattern! Stay tuned.
We are nearing Graduation season; these grad gift ideas may come in handy.
Easy Appetizers for Effortless Spring and Summer Entertaining:
Well my friends, I am off to commence the WEEK OF WORK! I hope whatever you do this week, you take time to take care of yourselves.
Sending Light and Love,