Welcome Spring!

For those of us in the northern hemisphere, Spring officially begins today Monday, March 20, 2012 at 7:21 p.m. with the Vernal Equinox. Vernal translates from Latin meaning Spring. The Equinox happens twice a year, once in the Fall and once in the Spring. The word Equinox translates from Latin words aequus which means equal and nox which translates to night. The location near the equator will have the most equal amount of daylight and nightime at this time.

Our Blossom Bed will bring Springtime freshness to any little princess’s bedroom year round.

It is not many years here in Minnesota we can step outside and know that Spring has arrived from the warmth of the air and buds on the trees.

This year we are taking advantage of the early warm weather and experimenting with inexpensive greenhouses aka plastic totes. At night, just pop on the covers..EZ! The idea began from reading a forum on the Garden Web where folks were tossing around ideas for early starts. This method looks like it will give us a good head start.

Did you know that you can save almost $700.00 in food bills with a 100 square foot vegetable garden according to Mother Earth News?

I ask you, what do you do with your cardboard TP rolls once the paper has disappeared? This earth friendly idea from Saidos  da Concha for up-cycling toilet paper rolls is positively brilliant!

Kelly has many other great ideas shared on Pinterest, take a look!