This week the munchkin and I made pretty Gnome doors out of popsicle sticks for our garden. The project was super easy and, much to the munchkin's delight, a gnome family has moved into the oak tree in our yard. :)
It supposed to snow on Thursday but we’re not letting the wintery weather get our gardening spirits down! We’ve been talking to our seedlings and singing songs to them. One of our favorite tunes? Farmer Joe.
March is here and we've been making plans for our garden! Last year we created an awesome snacking garden on our apartment balcony. This year - with a big yard and a patio at our disposal - well, let's just say our imaginations are running wild.
The other day we discovered a horde of aphids infesting our purple basil and pansy plants. But we saved our garden by combating these pesky bugs with an organic arsenal of homemade anti-aphid spray and a ladybug army. 1,500 ladybugs, to be exact.
Getting bees to visit can be a challenge when you garden in containers and your plants live on a relatively hidden balcony. So lately the munchkin and I have been using an old gardening trick: we've become bees!
A couple weeks ago Apartment Therapy wrote about our snacking garden and ever since then I've been getting emails from people asking for garden updates. :) I'm happy to report that our garden is thriving! Remember those tomato seedlings? They're not so little anymore. In fact,...
Spring is here and we were finally able to do something I've been looking forward to for months: plant those seeds we started back in April and setup a toddler snacking garden! (Plus an herb garden for mommy.)
Mama & Munchkin
My name is Ari. I'm a work-at-home mom to a 4-year-old boy, known here as The Munchkin. Sweet Happy Life is all about the art projects, activities & recipes that we love.
This Week’s Menu
Su: Spinach quiche & sweet potato fries M: Kale pesto pasta T: Winter couscous & kale salad W: Southwestern hash & roasted butternut squash Th: Baked ziti & salad F:Slow cooker enchiladas, mexican rice & challah Sat: Leftover night
The munchkin and I are loving this fun story about 10-year-old Hiccup Horrendous Haddock III's attempts to capture and train a dragon. I see all the books in this series in our near future. See more of our favorite chapter books »
Adult Supervision Required -
Unless otherwise noted, all the activities on this blog require adult supervision at ALL times. (You probably already knew that, but just in case.) :)