How to Grow a Frugal Lifestyle – #GroSomethingGreater

This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Miracle-Gro for SocialSpark. All opinions are 100% mine.

One of my favorite quotes is, “Use it up, wear it out, make it do or do without.” We grew up without much money, so making the most of what we had was extra important. I learned my frugal, DIY, upcycling skills from my momma – and even today, when I have a much bigger income than I ever had when I was younger, I’m still always looking for ways to make my resources go farther.

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How to Grow Family, Food, and Fun – #GroSomethingGreater

This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Miracle-Gro for SocialSpark. All opinions are 100% mine.

I used to have what I called a “black thumb.” Meaning – the total opposite of a green thumb. As in, I killed every single thing I tried to grow. My mom would give me houseplants that she was sure would survive my lack of skill – but they were all a total fail. I found some luck finally with cactus and succulents – the type of plants who need  VERY little care or watering. But, this year, I decided I needed to learn from my mom {who’s a total gardening ninja, seriously} – so she’s helping me create a huge fruit and veggie garden, we’ve planted a dozen fruit trees, and are working on lots of flower and container gardens around the yard. Yay!

Miracle Gro - #GroSomethingGreater

One of the things that seriously makes a garden grow better is Miracle-Gro. Sure, this is a sponsored post. But that photo above is a giant bag of Miracle-Gro that I bought myself. Why? Because my mom, the gardening ninja, reccomends it. And if she says it works – you know it works.

Fruit tree - Miracle Gro - #GroSomethingGreater

It works all through my garden – helping our new trees bloom earlier and grow quicker…

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How to Create a Vertical Hanging Succulent Garden

Gardening inspired by Pinterest – Learn how to create your own succulent container garden… I’d always heard about the free workshops at the Home Depot, and they sounded super fun, but I’d never actually attended one before. Why? Well, I don’t really know. I suppose just because I’m always so busy. I always said, “Next month I should check that out…” Then a few weeks ago I was invited to help host one of the Do-It-Herself Workshops here locally. It was all about gardening inspired by Pinterest, and would be teaching attendees how to create their own succulent container gardens. The Home Depot experts would be on hand to share tips and advice – and they wanted me to offer up some fun design tips, to help the women at the event learn how to make their garden unique. I am SUCH a fan of succulents – {remember the ones I planted in mason jars recently?} – so of course I jumped at the opportunity!

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Tell Me Why You Love Home Depot – Win $100 Gift Card!

Hey ladies…. Are you a DIY type of gal? I’m betting that a lot of you are. Because DIY doesn’t just mean throwing on a tool belt and picking up some power tools. It’s all about taking charge, learning new skills, discovering ways to do things yourself instead of paying someone to do it, and finding creative new ways to make your home your own – all in a way that fits your budget. I bet that now you’re nodding your head, saying, “You’re right Meagan. I think I am a DIY type of momma….” Which means that you’re gonna love what I have coming up in this post…

Gardening Inspired by Pinterest - Using Succulents [Read more...]

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How To Use a Garden Hose to Fertilize Your Plants

I’m a sponsored blog partner with Pennington and participated in their Pennington Smart Feed Program – I love their new Smart Feed products and think you will too. See full disclosure statement below the post.

“One of the most delightful things about a garden is the anticipation it provides.” – W.E. Johns… This is our third summer now in this house, and the big piece of property it sits on is finally coming along nicely. All of the overgrown brush is gone, the driveway has been leveled and got a fresh coat of gravel, we planted more trees this summer {bringing it to a total of 17 in the back now!} – and the gardens are all set and beginning to fill out! We have a huge vegetable garden in the back filed, bordered by fruit trees, and there are flower beds and container gardens from the front of the house all around to the back. {Read and see a little more of my garden here.} I’m not the most skilled at putting all of this together – But my mother is a Master Gardener, and teaches me so much as she helps me. And one thing that is a must is using the right products, because just like every other mom out there – even Mother Nature can use a little help!

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Gardening Inspired by Pinterest – #DIHWorkshop

I’m a sponsored blog partner with The Home Depot, and am going to be participating in their Do-It-Herself Workshop & Twitter party coming up in May – Super excited to share some very cool stuff with you guys. Check it out..

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Gardening: Bigger, Brighter, Better!

I’m super excited to share some great gardening tips with you guys today - I’m a sponsored blog partner with Pennington and am participating in their Pennington Smart Feed Program campaign. So I’ll be sharing some of the products we use to kick off the garden for spring, and keep it rockin’ all the way through until fall. And if you’re a newbie gardener, don’t worry – I’m no pro either. But I’m learning as I go what works and what doesn’t, with some guidance from my amazing Master Gardener mother. First, let me show you a little of what I’m working with…

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