Why I started to coupon again

For several weeks now, life has been crazy. We’re approaching the end of the school year which means one last push to finish school work, music and dance recitals, graduation open houses, etc. I have also had a lot of teaching responsibilities with homeschooling, church and my piano studio.

There was so much to do that I only focused on doing the things that were absolutely neccessary. Therefore, couponing (among many other things) went by […]

May Flowers

Japanese Iris

I just love this time of year. We have a lot of purple and yellow flowers blooming right now. The weather has been perfect for checking things off of my May Gardening To-Do List.

Here are some pictures.

Japanese Iris

Early Blooming Lilly



Yellow Knockout Roses – I love how the flowers start out a bright yellow, turn peach and then fade to a pale yellow.

Purple […]

Spring Gardening To-Do-List (May)

Spring Gardening

We had a warm and humid day today. I was able to make a little progress in the garden, but there is certainly still much that needs to be done.

Here’s what I plan to tackle this month.

:: Finish mulching

:: Plant apple and pear trees

:: Purchase and plant annuals

:: Purchase and plant tomatoes

:: Arrange hanging baskets

:: Split and share hostas (let me know if you’re interested!)

:: Hang patio […]

Spring Flowers


Here’s the next installment of what’s blooming in Monica’s garden.

The lilacs were gorgeous right around Easter and so fragrant.

Honeysuckle (a birthday gift from my mother in 2003)

Lilly of the Valley

Dwarf Lilac



Peony (Grammy’s favorite)


Knockout Rose

We have baby fruit on our trees and are super excited.


Sour Cherries

I am happy to announce that I […]