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Square Foot Garden Planner (free printable)

Free Printable Square Foot Garden PlannerIf you follow me on Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest, or like my Facebook page, you’ve probably noticed that I’ve got gardening on the brain!  We started our 4×8 square foot garden last year and I’m super excited to get going on it again.  We’ve still got a good 4-6″ of snow on the ground, but it’ll be gone soon and it’ll be time to get our hands in the dirt.

Here’s a simple square foot garden planner to help you decide what to plant where.  I like to start by noting which direction is north, just to get my bearings.  Then I just write down all the veggies we like and have talked about planting one day without the intent to plant all of them (we only have 1 4×8 bed).  I also write in if they need to be started indoors (and when), when they get planted outside, and when they’ll be ready to harvest.  Then I just use a pencil and play around with placing plants in my 1’x1′ squares.  Makes it pretty easy!  I made the middle line bold just to stand out a bit more in case you have a 4×4 bed.  Enjoy!

Square Foot Garden Planner

Click here to download: 4×8 Square Foot Garden Planner

Tips for a Spring Capsule Wardrobe

4 tips for building a spring capsule wardrobeI’m proud to say that I’ve stuck with seasonal capsule wardrobes for a year now!  I have gotten rid of a significant amount of clothing that I learned just didn’t work for me.  I hated to let a few things go because they were just SO CUTE, but didn’t fit me any more or were too uncomfortable.  I’ve learned a lot about making capsule wardrobes work for me and it has helped me to learn more about my own personal style and pare down to a simpler wardrobe. Continue reading

6 Free Kindle Books for to Get Your Garden Started

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6 Free Kindle Books for Organic Gardening

Are you planning a vegetable garden this year?  I know we learned LOTS of lessons with our little 4×8 raised bed last year and will be doing many things differently this year.  Luckily for all of us, there are some great looking Kindle ebooks on organic gardening that are free* right now.  Here are 6 to check out! Continue reading