Front Yard Makeover: Phase 1 ?>

Front Yard Makeover: Phase 1

March of this year marked four years in our home. As I have documented here and here (oops, missed the third year), we have been busy updating and upgrading the inside and back yard. But we left our front yard relatively untouched. We kept the weeds at bay (mostly), the grass mowed, and bushes trimmed, with plans to eventually update it. In June, Josh had two weeks of vacation to use or lose (I know, what a rough life). I, however, did…

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My Favorite Sauce Recipes ?>

My Favorite Sauce Recipes

When I was learning to cook for myself in college I mostly ate prepackaged food and simple meals my mom used to cook when I was a kid. I ate vegetables but they were mostly baked into dishes like chicken and Stovetop stuffing, or chili.  A few years after college I developed some health problems and had to overhaul my diet. That meant incorporating a lot more vegetables and a lot less processed food. At first I hated it. Most of my meals were…

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Garden Update No. 1 + Front Yard Sneak Peek! ?>

Garden Update No. 1 + Front Yard Sneak Peek!

So far this season we’ve spent most of our spring weekends working in our yard and garden. To most people this probably doesn’t sound like an ideal weekend but over the past four years we’ve enjoyed the improvements we made so much that it is now one of our favorite places to be.  We’re pretty much in maintenance mode in the backyard, and most of our work goes into the garden. BUT, Josh started a new project in the front…

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