St. Patrick’s Day is only two days away; have you decorated yet? If not, today’s your lucky day: this festive pendant banner is an easy, last-minute craft that is sure to bring the spirit of the Irish into your home.
With the holidays long gone and winter coming to a close, we thought our pie-eating days were over. And even though we quickly figured out National Pi Day celebrates the number 3.14 and not the baked good, we’ll take any excuse to dig into one of our favorite treats.
As kids, Marianne and I would have made an odd St. Patrick’s Day duo. While you’d likely find her scrambling to find something green to avoid getting pinched, I spent many a March 17 outside searching for four-leaf clovers and chasing rainbows. That leprechaun’s pot of gold was as good as mine.
Four-leaf clovers proved hard to come by and I was only allowed to follow the rainbow to the end of the street, so as you can imagine I never found the gold. But that’s okay – this year I’m bringing that pesky leprechaun to me with this easy shamrock garden.
After spending early March enduring not only freezing temperatures but also out-of-the-ordinary snow, Knoxville finally saw its first bit of spring weather this weekend. While it’s still a little chilly out, the sunny skies were just what many of us needed to get started on outdoor projects.
The nice weather inspired me to pick up a couple of seed packets and give my poor roommates a break from all our spring cleaning duties. We started a couple of flowers and spring veggies, but I’m most excited for our soon-to-be kitchen herb garden.
Growing an herb garden indoors isn’t difficult as long as you know what to plant. Herbs like mint and oregano can tolerate low-light conditions and are easily grown from seed, but herbs like basil and thyme require more sunlight and care to thrive.
Ready to get growing? Get full planting instructions right here.
What are you itching to grow this spring?
You may already know this, but we’re in love with carrot this month. So in honor of Plant a Flower Day, we rounded up our favorite orange perennials that you can plant right now for vibrant summer blooms.
The fastest way to move me to action is with a plate of deviled eggs. The second fastest way is with a plate of bacon. Mix those two together and I’m there, no questions asked. So when I saw these BLT-inspired deviled eggs, made with crispy bacon and fresh tomatoes and spinach, I almost injured myself rushing to the store.
from Fred & Friends
The Spilt Milk bowl is made from flexible silicone, making it virtually impossible for small hands to break. Now if only it could defend against the kids dumping half a gallon of milk all over the counter, it’d be perfect.
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