With August coming to an end, it means that the garden is that much closer to being done. It seems early, however, where I live it’s simply a fact of life. Our gardening season is fairly short, especially given that we live in a cool climate. However, this year seems to be the exact opposite of that which has created a number of challenges over the past few months. That being said, while some parts of the garden are struggling, others are doing phenomenally. Gardening can be such an unpredictable hobby, but I thoroughly enjoy the challenge. This garden update August 2019 will cover howRead More →

Casseroles are a great way of putting together a quick and easy meal that has everything in it. The combination of cheese and noodles is often looked upon as comfort food. Adding some chicken and broccoli into the mix makes a complete meal with very little extra work. This chicken and broccoli noodle casserole is one of our favorites to make, especially as the weather started to turn cooler. Not only is it a hearty and warm meal, but it can also be made into a freezer meal. Having a few of these in the freezer is a great way to be prepared for theRead More →

Ontario boasts 280 Provincial Parks. Neys Provincial Park is one of many located in Northern Ontario and offers plenty of hiking, boating, camping, and other activities. Located within a short drive of town, this park is the perfect place to spend a weekend or several days. Neys Provincial Park – Camping Boasting nearly 150 camping sites, Neys is a great place to stay for a few nights. Over half of these sites offer electrical services, which is great for those who camp using a trailer. Generally speaking, you shouldn’t have any problem getting a spot. However, if you are like us and decide to goRead More →

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July has come to an end and it’s hard to believe that the summer is half over. With August’s arrival, it’s time to set up a new list of monthly goals. I’m not going to lie, July was a bit of a writeoff in many ways. Too many distractions, family visits, enjoying the nice weather and other things kept me busy in ways I hadn’t expected. Before I share my August goals, let’s take a moment to see how I did with my July goals. How did I do with my July goals? Life goals Read at least 10 books. Almost didn’t happen, but squeezedRead More →

July has come to an end and so has my reading time for the month. Thanks to my monthly reading goals, I have made a visible dent in my enormous TBR pile and can finally say I see the light at the end of the tunnel. There are still a few hundred books I need to read, but at least there are gaps in my bookshelves now. Slowly but surely knocking it out. Though July was filled with a lot of distractions I still managed to get my regular daily reading time. July in books is the seventh installment in my ongoing series highlighting theRead More →

July is coming to an end, which brings us further into the gardening season. This year has been quite different from previous years. Though the gardening season was a bit late due to cool weather, now we have the opposite problem. Most of July was unseasonably warm and dry, which really stunted the growth of a lot of things. It also meant a lot more watering to keep the garden going in the initial crucial growth period. This garden update July 2019 covers what has been happening in the garden over the last month. Garden update July 2019 What’s growing well Of all the thingsRead More →

Summer means warm weather. Keeping cool is a challenge for everyone. Everyone appreciates a cool treat on hot days, including dogs. That’s why these frozen dog treats are the perfect thing to help your pup beat the summer heat. With a few simple ingredients and a bit of time in the freezer, you will have a bunch of treats ready for your pooch. Your dog will be thrilled if you make these for them. Of course, if you are looking for a different option, you can always make these peanut butter dog treats. Dogs go crazy for them! They can also be placed in theRead More →

I was recently nominated for the Vogue Parody: 73 questions about me by Roger from Mind and Love. I’d never even heard of the Vogue 73 questions about me thing before, so discovering this parody of it was a fun treat. Normally, I have a hard time answering questions about myself, but this was actually quite easy – minus a few of the questions. So sit back and enjoy learning a bit more about me. Vogue Parody: 73 Questions About Me What is your favorite Starbucks order? I’ve never been to Starbucks. So, yeah, feel free to disown me now if you must. What doesRead More →

When it comes to vegetable gardening, there are so many different types of food to grow. The time needed to grow certain vegetables varies quite a bit. A good garden should have a mix of fast and slow-growing crops. This means that there is a regular occurrence of plants to be harvested throughout the growing season. When it comes to quick-growing vegetables, radishes are by far the most prolific. Whether you live in a warm or cold climate, radishes can have multiple sowings and harvests. This makes them an excellent crop to grow. This guide will teach you how to grow radishes and help youRead More →

June is over and with it, we shift into the second half of 2019. Where has the time gone? July’s arrival means it’s time for monthly goals. June was a crazy busy month, and as it sits, I have no idea what July will be like. It could be busy or quiet. Before I share my July goals, let’s take a moment to see how I did with my June Goals. How did I do with my June goals? Read at least 10 books. Just barely. I still read every day, but certainly didn’t put as many hours into it as previous months. Check outRead More →