Our Life

Keeping a Clean House With a Dirty Dog

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Swiffer at Sam’s Club. The opinions and text are all mine. It’s not even officially summer yet but we are already having one of our best summers ever. We’ve…

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Plant Life

Meet Oliver: My New Arrowhead Vine

My arrowhead vine propagation finally had a few solid roots so I decided to plant him this past weekend. Propagation is one of my favorite ways to build my plant collection because they are cheap (they are often free) and…

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Plant Life

Ew! Why is My Hens and Chicks So Slimy?

Hens and Chicks (also known as houseleeks) is one of my favorite succulents. Ever since I introduced Helen in 2018 I’ve been so happy to learn that you guys have been giving this hardy succulent a chance in your own…

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Dog Life

Summer Safety Tips for New Pet Parents

Thank you Hartz® UltraGuard Pro® for sponsoring this post. Complete and trusted flea and tick prevention starts with Hartz! One of my favorite things about summer is all of the outdoor time we get to spend with the dogs. We…

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Books

Books on My 2019 Summer Reading List

It’s summer reading season! We’ve been spending a lot of time by the pool over the last couple of weeks and I’ve learned that all I really need to be happy is a pool, a summer cocktail, and a good…

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Adventures

Visiting the Missouri Botanical Gardens

This past weekend Brandon and I finally made it down to the Missouri Botanical Gardens and it was the best! Shortly after we arrived we were invited to go on a walking tour with one of the volunteers. Apparently, no…

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Our Life

Connect: June

Happy June! At the beginning of May I mentioned that I wanted to keep the calendar as full as possible so that I didn’t have time to dwell on Mother’s Day and the sadness it brings over our infertility struggles….

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Plant Life

Meet Plisskin: My New Snake Plant

My birthday was this past weekend and to celebrate we took a drive over to Cottleville, Missouri to visit The Potted Plant. I wanted to get a little plant I could take to the office to brighten up my desk….

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