Thursday, March 21, 2019

Adding Style To Your Garden On A Budget

It's officially spring, at least according to the calendar, so my brain is in big time garden mode right now....never mind the 3 - 6 inches of snow and frigid nighttime temps we are expecting.  

That's right....never mind! I'm choosing to ignore that fact at the moment.

The weather has to change sometime, and when it does I want to be ready. 

Tuesday, March 12, 2019

I Got My House Back!

For any of you who follow me on Instagram, you know I had some significant water damage in my lower level recently. 

The water came pouring in through a conduit pipe left exposed by the well company when they came to replace my well pump back in late November. 

Tuesday, March 5, 2019

A Magical Mountain Morning

Despite the frigid temps outside, the sun was absolutely glorious this morning. 

After giving up on sleep and stumbling out of my bedroom, the sight of all that sunshine put a spring in my step immediately. 

Friday, March 1, 2019

My Seed Obsession

I have been ordering seeds like mad this season, in an attempt to create my dream garden without paying a fortune at the garden center.

Wednesday, February 27, 2019

Winter Lingers On

Winter lingers on here on the Mountain Top, that's nothing new. 

We are in the midst of yet another snowstorm, with about 6 inches of snow expected. 

Not surprising as it's still February...winter isn't nearly done with us yet. 

Thursday, February 21, 2019

Thai Peanut Pork Noodles

Boy do I have a recipe for you today!! 

No kidding, this is one of the yummiest meals I've ever made, and you know me....I LOVE to cook!

Tuesday, February 19, 2019

How To Build A Cold Frame

You know I've been all about the early spring garden chores lately....despite the fact that we got another few inches of snow yesterday. 

That doesn't stop me, though...there are things I can be doing at this time of year to get prepared for the busy gardening season ahead. 

Thursday, February 14, 2019

The Garden On Valentine's Day

There's not much to show in the outside garden at the moment - lots of snow, some ice, and abundant blue skies and sunshine. 

It's gorgeous, but a garden post? How can that be?

Tuesday, February 12, 2019

How I Cut My Grocery Budget To $200 Per Month

There was a time I would shop pretty much every week, and could easily spend $200 or more per trip.

We live on a mountain top, and our local grocery store is small and definitely more expensive than the big stores down the mountain.

Friday, February 8, 2019

Planning My Spring Garden

Every year around this time I start planning my spring garden. 

I guess it helps me get through the long winters around here!

I know I have a long time to wait, but I can at least start placing orders for what I need, and any plants I want to add to the garden. Because, even though my garden is bursting with color, I still love to add something new each year!

Thursday, February 7, 2019

L'il House

I have a confession to make. 

I think I might be a l'il bit obsessed with my L'il House. 

Tuesday, February 5, 2019

Sunshine, Glorious Sunshine!

After last week's winter storm and frigid temps, we were so incredibly happy to have some sunshine and warmer temps the past few days!

Thursday, January 31, 2019

The Garden, Then & Now

We got hit with a whopper of a storm this week, and the snow is still coming down. This evening the temperatures will plummet to -10 Fahrenheit, and will remain frigid for the next three days. 

Brrrrrrrr! It's only January and my daughter announced today that she's so OVER winter!

Tuesday, January 22, 2019

Sunshine, Pups, and Amaryllis Tips

After a couple of brutally cold days the temps today have finally warmed up to 20 degrees, which feels like a tropical heat wave!

The sun shining through the windows was absolutely glorious, the kind that immediately puts a spring in your step!

Monday, January 21, 2019

Frigid Frosty Mornings

Well, we survived the big snowstorm this weekend, and despite all the hype we barely got a foot of snow. 

Friday, January 18, 2019

Spring Dreaming Despite A Major Snowstorm

We are in for a WHOPPER of a snowstorm this weekend - latest prediction says 14 - 20 inches, but possibly up to 28 inches.

Whew, oh boy, I'm going to be sore after all that shoveling!!

Meanwhile, my mind is already starting to plan my spring garden.

Tuesday, January 15, 2019

The Most Incredible Winter Salad

I'm popping in with a quick post today, to share the most incredible winter salad I made on Sunday. 

Seriously, this salad is the bomb dot com. No joke. 

Monday, January 14, 2019

My Warm & Welcoming Home

It's been brutally cold on the mountain top the past week, the kind of weather that sends a chill straight through to your bones. 

The moon has been bright in the evenings, shining down on the snow, giving an ethereal glow to the landscape. 

Tuesday, January 8, 2019

Instant Pot Review & Recipes

Christmas season is officially over in my little house - the tree was taken down on Sunday, and all traces of Christmas packed away until next year. 

Friday, January 4, 2019

Top Posts of 2018

I'm seeing this all over blogland right now, folks are posting their top posts of the year, and I thought, hey why not!

I went through all my 2018 posts, and these are the five that got the most traffic - honestly, it's still amazing to me that so many of my amazing readers turn out daily to find out what's happening in my  little mountain top home - thank you from the bottom of my heart, I appreciate every one of you!

Wednesday, January 2, 2019

How I Hope To Cut Expenses Even More In 2019

Here we go, the start of a new year, and I see people posting all over blogland these huge lists of goals they have for the year. 

Honestly I find it kind of overwhelming to set those enormous goals for myself. I already feel as if I'm stretched too thin and need a clone. 

So, I'm focusing primarily on trying to cut my yearly budget. 
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