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Monday, April 8, 2013

Square Foot Gardening

For a few years I've been doing a garden each spring, but this time I decided to try square foot gardening. Square foot gardening basically breaks up your garden into 1 foot squares. This concept is great if you don't have a whole lot of space to work with. While space isn't really an issue with my garden, square foot gardening can help you maximize the space you have.

Thanks to my husband he got the planters ready this weekend for planting.

Next I measured out each foot along the boards and hammered in a small nail. Wrapping a line of string around each nail I slowly lined out 1 foot by 1 foot squares. 

I only have some of the plants planted so far (what you see in the front is tomatoes) and I ran out of sting halfway through my third box.

Click here to view my full garden plan.

More to come as I go along!

Want to try out square foot gardening? Here are some links I found helpful:

Thursday, April 4, 2013

Shutterfly Giveaway!

My friend Nicole over at David's Mommy is pairing up with other bloggers to do a Shutterfly giveaway. There will be two winners, each get $20 worth of Shutterfly personalized 5x7 photo cards! The giveaway ends April 15th at 11:59pm so get your entries in now!

Chocolate Chip Bundt Cake

This cake recipe is easy to find in my mom's old cook book. It's the page with chocolate splattered over it. Needless to say, this one has been used a lot. If  you love chocolate, this is recipe for you. Now you don't have to use a bundt pan if you don't have one. I used a 9x12 baking dish that I had on hand it turned out fine. You can't get much easier than this.

Chocolate Chip Bundt Cake


  • 1 chocolate cake mix
  • 1/2 c. oil
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 pkg chocolate pudding mix (regular - not instant)
  • 1 pkg semi sweet chocolate chips
  • 1 c. sour cream
  • 1 c. water

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Mix ingredients as given. Pour into Bundt cake pan or any other large baking dish. 
Bake at 350 degrees for 45-55 minutes or until done.

For a printable version of this recipe click here.