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Want to run a half marathon? Think you're too busy or too slow? Trust me, follow this method and you can run one with no problem! #running #halfmarathon #healthy #exercise

Edited for 2021- I’m running this same half in May with my daughter, sister, and parents!  I have now included a printable training plan.  Our race is May 2, so I plan on starting this plan the first week in January. So, just like that…. it’s over!  I ran my first half marathon on Sunday!  After months and months of training, I can hardly believe it came and went 🙂 We had BEAUTIFUL weather for it!  It was about 60 degrees when we started and sunny.  I ran the Prairie Fire Half in Wichita (anREAD MORE

Get all my tips and tricks for growing tomatoes successfully! #tomatoes #gardening #homesteading #vegetablegardening

How many of you are READY FOR SPRING??? It’s been a rough winter for most of us, that’s for sure! And now with stay-at-home orders in place for most of us, thank goodness we can be outside digging in the dirt, right??? As you know, one of my most favorite vegetables/fruits to grow is TOMATOES! I think they’re probably the favorite of 99.9% of gardeners, right?? Tomatoes from the store just can’t hold a candle to a fresh garden one. Can I get an “Amen!”?? On that note, I’m going to give you all myREAD MORE

How to plant tomatoes to get maximum yields!

Ever wondered how gardeners grow those massively tall tomato plants that yield hundreds of pounds of produce? Yeah, I used to wonder that, too. But, through years of experimentation, I have a fool proof way to plant and then grow tomatoes (and peppers!  I use this exact method for them, too!) to get maximum yields! So, without further ado, here are my tomato planting secrets! How to Plant Tomatoes to Get Maximum Yields This post may contain affiliate links.  Check out our disclosure policy here. STEP 1 Start with a clean, well mulched garden. So,READ MORE

Learn 5 tips to maximize your garden space! #garden #gardening #homesteading #sustainableliving

Ever wanted to know how to grow a big garden in a small space? I’m sure many of you out there don’t have the option of a 2 acre garden, right? Well, I have a treat for you today! I interviewed my aunt Vanessa and took a tour of her AMAZING garden and brought back 5 awesome tips for you to maximize your garden space and get the most bang for your buck! A little background for you- Vanessa and her husband Lamuel live in a regular ranch style house on, what I would consider,READ MORE

You need to plant flowers in your vegetable garden! #flowers #vegetablegarden #garden #beginninggardener #homesteading

Hey, fellow gardening friends! Update for 2020: I’m planning on expanding the amount of flowers in my garden this year!! I’ve got some new zinnia colors I can’t wait to try and my sunflowers will be out of control- on purpose! Get those flower seeds ordered and let’s all add some awesome color to our 2020 gardens, K??? I know I’ve been posting a lot of gardening stuff lately, but it is mid-May and that’s the main thing on my mind, lol!  I’ve got my potatoes, tomatoes, peppers, and green beans in the ground, butREAD MORE

why your tomatoes need eggshells

Did you know you can use eggshells in your garden to help you grown beautiful tomatoes and peppers? Yup, it’s true and I’m going to tell you how and why you should be saving those eggshells!! Why Your Tomatoes Need Eggshells This post may contain affiliate links.  For more information go here. So, have you ever had gorgeous looking tomato plants and you started getting lovely little green tomatoes and then they start turning red and your oh-so-excited??  You can just taste that homegrown tomato, right??  One day you decide that today is THE DAYREAD MORE