4 Clever Vegetable Gardening Products

Filed under: Gardening — Savvy Housekeeper at 7:52 am on Tuesday, February 10, 2015

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Strawberry Supports

This set of six supports raises plants and berries off the ground. They’re supposed to decrease mold and mildew problems, especially during wet growing seasons.

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Melon and Squash Cradles

Last year, bugs kept crawling under my melons and eating from underneath. These melon and squash cradles might help with that problem–or at least I would see it happening. From the site: “these ingenious cradles allow air to circulate, promoting even ripening and minimizing rot. If you’ve been disappointed by misshapen melons and squash, or fruits that rot before they ripen, these cradles are for you.”

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Gentle Plant & Flower Clips for Supporting Stems

I started using these clips last year, and I love them. They loosely hold stems to trellises, eliminating the use of ties. They come in two sizes, small and large, for different sized stems.

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Tomato Tray

“Helps protect all vine crops against droughts and cutworm – brings earlier, tastier harvests.” Hmmm…

5 Romantic And Pretty Valentine’s Day Decorations

Filed under: Cleaning/Decorating — Savvy Housekeeper at 7:10 am on Monday, February 9, 2015

Valentine’s Day is on Saturday. Here’s some easy decorations to make the house look more romantic.

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Candy and Flowers for Valentine’s Day

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Valentine’s Cork Heart

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Paper Heart Garland

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Wall Of Paper Hearts

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Thinking Of Getting Chickens This Spring? Here’s A Round-Up

Filed under: Gardening — Savvy Housekeeper at 7:36 am on Friday, February 6, 2015

Yesterday I went to the chicken coop and came back with a dozen eggs. I really like keeping chickens.

Are you thinking of getting chickens this spring? Here’s a round-up of posts about raising your own chickens.

Homegrown VS Store Bought Eggs

Which Chickens Lay The Most Eggs?

A Year Of Owning Chickens

5 Recycled Chicken Nesting Boxes

Does Having Chickens Save Money?


From Playhouse To Chicken Coop

From Cabinet To Chick Brooder

From Sofa To Chicken Tractor

Peace of Mind at Breakfast

5 Recycled Chicken Nesting Boxes

Filed under: Recycling — Savvy Housekeeper at 7:11 am on Thursday, February 5, 2015

Chickens are not fancy, so they don’t need a fancy place to lay their eggs. Here are five examples of people recycling other things into chicken nesting boxes.

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Cat Litter Containers

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Sweet-Smelling Flowers For The Garden

Filed under: Gardening — Savvy Housekeeper at 7:30 am on Wednesday, February 4, 2015

Between the herb garden and vegetable boxes and chicken coop, my yard is pretty utilitarian looking. This year, I’m going to put in some flower beds and shrubs to make things look prettier–and part of that includes fragrant flowers. I love it when a pleasant fragrance wafts over you from a nearby garden bed. Here are some sweet-smelling flowers I’m thinking of this year.

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LILY

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LILAC

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TUBEROSE

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LILY OF THE VALLEY

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What is your favorite fragrant flower?

Turn A Book Into A Clock

Filed under: DIY — Savvy Housekeeper at 7:17 am on Tuesday, February 3, 2015

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The clock in my son’s room broke. I’m considering turning a book into a clock. Here’s some tutorials that tell you how to Turn A Book Into A Clock:

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Vintage Book Clock

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How To Turn A Book Into A Handsome Clock

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Literary Clock Using Children’s Books

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Also this one.

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Book Clock For A Book Shelf

Decadent Mousse Desserts For Valentine’s Day

Filed under: Food/Drink — Savvy Housekeeper at 7:01 am on Monday, February 2, 2015

One of the best cakes I’ve ever made is this Triple-Chocolate Mousse Cake. It was the perfect Valentine’s Day dessert.

Here are some other Decadent Mousse Desserts For Valentine’s Day.

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Neapolitan Mousse Cake

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Chocolate Malted Mousse (Mr. Savvy would love this.)

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Coconut Mousse.

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Mango Mousse With Raspberry Coulis

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Dark Chocolate Espresso Mousse

Passionfruit Mousse:

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(See more at Something Swanky.)

Free Pattern: Crochet This Alphabet Baby Blanket

Filed under: Kids — Savvy Housekeeper at 7:57 am on Friday, January 30, 2015

I love this free pattern to crochet an Alphabet Baby Blanket. Great gift potential here.

Knitting Socks: The Anatomy Of The Sock

Filed under: DIY — Savvy Housekeeper at 7:51 am on Thursday, January 29, 2015

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I’m considering knitting socks. I found this post on the Anatomy of the Sock, a handy beginner’s guide in breaking down exactly how a sock is knitted.

5 Tofu Dinner Recipes Your Family Will Eat

Filed under: Food/Drink — Savvy Housekeeper at 7:39 am on Wednesday, January 28, 2015

I’m trying to have us eat (at least) one vegetarian meal a week around here. This week, that means tofu.

I like tofu. It’s a nice high-protein substitute for meat, and if you cook it the right way, it tastes great. Here are 5 Tofu Dinner Recipes that look like they might convert even people who groan when you mention tofu.

Chinese Salt and Pepper Tofu Restaurant Style

Marinated Tofu and Broccoli Kebabs

Roasted Tofu And Kale With Pine Nuts

Caesar Salad with Crispy Tofu Croutons

Stir-Fried Cabbage, Tofu and Red Pepper

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