Zucchini Shepherd’s Pie

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And so it begins. The zucchini onslaught. In fact, it’s almost Sneak Some Zucchini onto your Neighbor’s Porch Day. (Although that usually works better at night.) See, at this time of year, at least here in Pennsylvania, zucchini plants are in super production mode, and we gardeners often find ourselves with way more than we can… [read more]

Make it a Coffee Moment: All-American S’mores Coffee #CMSalutingHeroes

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  I am a member of the Collective Bias®  Social Fabric® Community.  This post about using Nestle Coffee-mate coffee moments to honor our military veterans has been compensated as part of a social shopper amplification for #CollectiveBias and its advertiser. In my neighborhood, the biggest party of the year is always held on the Fourth of… [read more]

Honey Mango Sweet Tea Popsicles #TEArifficPairs

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I am a member of the Collective Bias®  Social Fabric® Community.  This shop about how to celebrate summer with summer drinks has been compensated as part of a social shopper amplification for #CollectiveBias and its advertiser. What “says” summer to you? Just-picked garden veggies, sparkling pitchers of freshly brewed iced tea and running barefoot through lush green grass…they all… [read more]

Garden Cabinet Makeover Made Easy with @HomeRight Finish Max

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Disclosure: This DIY post and the feeling of satisfaction that came from finishing something–ANYthing–were sponsored by HomeRight, who provided the Finish Max Fine Finish Paint Sprayer for my review. We all know the feeling, right? You write up a huge to-do list and start the day with the best intentions, but by day’s end you’re… [read more]

How to Make Wild Violet Syrup

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This post about how to make wild violet syrup was brought to you by Zulka Morena pure cane sugar, who provided a product sample for our use in this recipe. My grandmother always loved wild violets. I do, too, and that’s why they were the flowers I chose for my wedding. Not the smartest move,… [read more]