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Here is a quick round up of some of my favorite gardening books. You can find out more about each of them by clicking on the one you are interested in. I have personally read all of them and so many more but these are the books I own and refer to the most. "Carrots Love Tomatoes" and "Garden Primer" are the two I use most often. The others were really helpful when I was learning more about gardening. There are a few about cut flowers too. I like to grow flowers with my veggies as companions which you can learn more about in "Carrots Love Tomatoes".

If you are looking for inspiration "Gardenista" is the book that might give you some ideas for planning and planting a beautiful outdoor area. "Animal, Vegetable, Miracle" is the true story of Barbara Kingsolver and her family growing all of their own food for a year. It's my favorite motivation book!

Personally I think you should read them all and any other gardening books you can get your hands on. I used to go to the library and check them out by the stack, scan every book for anything I had questions about and keep notes. I've kept gardening notes since the very beginning and I still refer back to them when I am unsure about something. It's also helpful to keep notes to remember where and when you planted things so you can figure out what works for you and what doesn't.

Hope you find something you like!

XO, Meg

Our skin is our largest organ and deserves good protection. Anything we spread on our skin seeps its way into our bloodstream affecting our organs, nervous system, hormones and so much more. Sunscreens can be awfully toxic so check out the EWG and ThinkDirty apps to rate yours. Remember to steer clear of anything with the word "fragrance" and glitter or shimmer, those are rarely a good thing in any of your products!

Here is a quick list of our go to sunscreens for the whole fam, all of them are rated a 1 or lower on the EWG's toxicity scale. Also worth noting- these brands are pretty clean in general but a few of them have some higher rated products so it's worth a look up if you stay on brand but change "flavors".







Updated: Jun 14, 2020

House color is Tricorn Black by Sherwin Williams Siding is LP SmartSide



black round table is no longer available HERE is the look a like option

planters- white, gray, gray

Lantern- from target last year, Similar here and here

Patio area-

Fire pit area-

tiki torches- check Lowes, Home Depot, Target

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