Fern Plant History – Learn About The Long Evolution Of Ferns

Ferns are classified as vascular plants because they have the capability to use specialized tissues to transport water and nutrients throughout the plant. They are unique in the plant world because they produce not by flowers or seeds, but via spores. These ancient, moisture- and shade-loving plants date back as far as the Jurassic period. Some historians …

Editable Magnetic Chore Chart Printable for Kids

This easy DIY magnetic chore chart printable will help each family member remember their assigned household jobs. Weekly or daily, personal and family editable chore chart for kids.  Summer is here! We’ve been enjoying our new camper (which may someday become a glamper, we’ll see) and enjoying some wonderful family time. All of this has left our …

How To Apply Knockdown Ceiling Texture

Knockdown ceiling texture can be applied in 5 simple steps. It’s perfect for replacing a popcorn ceiling,  finishing a basement, or completing a ceiling repair project. When you have finished the knockdown ceiling texture, let us help you choose an on-trend paint color, decorate with a customized farmhouse printable and add character to the ceiling. This post …

9 Tips For Improving Your Garden’s Soil Quality

Better soil means better growth and a better, healthier garden, and here are some great tips on how to achieve it. 1) Improve Your Soil’s Drainage I’m really starting with the easy stuff, aren’t I? Don’t despair! Checking and improving the drainage of your soil is probably a lot easier than you think it would be. Testing …

9 Tips For Improving Your Garden’s Soil Quality

Better soil means better growth and a better, healthier garden, and here are some great tips on how to achieve it. 1) Improve Your Soil’s Drainage I’m really starting with the easy stuff, aren’t I? Don’t despair! Checking and improving the drainage of your soil is probably a lot easier than you think it would be. Testing …

Garage Mushrooms

Anyone with a garden knows how great it is to grow your own, as there’s nothing like the freshness of picking vegetables and a few minutes later cooking with them. Well, you can do that with mushrooms too. Fresh mushrooms are a great source of protein and add flavor and texture to any dish. I’ve always enjoyed …

A Charming 1920’s Kitchen Renovation

Renovating a kitchen can be overwhelming to do alone. See how Elsie and Emma of A Beautiful Mess utilized The Home Depot’s in-store Kitchen Design Services to tackle a 1920’s kitchen renovation. Renovating a kitchen can be super overwhelming. We were so excited to work with The Home Depot on this 1920’s bungalow and restore some charm to …

The Pros And Cons Of Upside Down Tomatoes

I know you’ve seen them even if only on late night infomercials – those green Topsy Turvy upside-down tomato planters. Some people think they look rather odd, but the fact is there are a number of reasons to grow tomatoes upside down. And while upside-down tomato planters have been a popular space-saving solution for at least a …

7 Tips For Keeping Your Garden Pond Healthy

A pond in the backyard can make for hours of fun for kids and adults alike. Like all water elements, ponds are relaxing and lovely,reflecting sky and nearby plants. They can also attract frogs and beneficial insects, like dragonflies, that lay their eggs in water. Maintaining a healthy pond isn’t as complex as it may sound.Here are …