Peony Growing Tips
Gardening | Perennials

Peony Growing Tips

Peony Growing Tips I often find myself writing a gardening post after a friend asks me a question about a specific plant. This week I received a few questions about growing peonies. In response, I thought I would share peony growing tips that I hope you will find useful. Peonies have much too offer and […]

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Transitioning to Self-Employment
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Transitioning to Self-Employment

Transitioning to Self-Employment I think it is quite common for people to think about self-employment. I know I fantasized about this possibility for a long time. In November, I finally made the difficult decision to leave the security of my full-time position to launch my own company Achieve Coaching and Consulting LLC.. To say the […]

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Bellflower (Campanula)
Gardening | Perennials

Bellflower (Campanula)

Bellflower (Campanula) Each year I try to expand the types of perennials I have growing in my gardens. One of the ones I decided to add this spring is Bellflower (Campanula). I selected a purple bellflower variety, but they also come in shades of white, blue, and pink. They tend to start blooming in late […]

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Choosing Tomato Varieties

Choosing Tomato Varieties   If you are like me, you wait all year for fresh tomatoes from your garden. Therefore, it is important to know how to select the best varieties for your growing conditions and purposes. Over the years, I have experimented with a number of different varieties. I have found that I prefer heirlooms over […]

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Iris Season
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Iris Season

Iris Season It would be really difficult to choose a favorite flower, but I think it would ultimately be the iris. I love all of the different types and colors, and how they open at different times throughout spring. Every year I find myself buying 5 or so new varieties and trading with friends to […]

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Recipes

Garlic Parmesan Topped Baked Lobster Tails

Garlic Parmesan Topped Baked Lobster Tails I am a very frugal shopper. I am always looking for the best buys when I go to the grocery store (or anywhere for that matter). On one of my last trips I came across frozen lobster tails that were on sale for a great price that I could […]

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Happy Mother’s Day

Happy Mother’s Day Origins Happy Mother’s Day to all the mothers out there! Mother’s Day celebrates the importance of motherhood and is celebrated in different ways and at different times throughout many parts of the world. The American holiday was created by Anna Jarvis in 1908 in effort to recognize the sacrifices mothers make for their children, […]

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Pork Schnitzel with Lemon Cream Sauce

Pork Schnitzel with Lemon Cream Sauce While I usually try to cook low carb and gluten free, sometimes I give in to a craving. Today, I was craving pork schnitzel. This is a dish I fell in love with while living in Nebraska. So what is schnitzel? It is a dish consisting of meat pound […]

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Cheesy Green Chile Chicken Casserole
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Cheesy Green Chile Chicken Casserole

Cheesy Green Chile Chicken Casserole I knew that my schedule was extremely hectic this week so I selected recipes that would come together quickly after work. The first recipe I chose to make was a Cheesy Green Chile Chicken Casserole. I promise, it doesn’t get much easier than this. Credit for this recipe goes to Kimber […]

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Grilled Lime Marinated Chicken
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Grilled Cilantro Lime Marinated Chicken

Grilled Cilantro Lime Marinated Chicken This is a recipe I put together when I was on the tail end of a cold. I wanted a recipe that would provide big flavor, be healthy, and simple to make. I had some chicken that I needed to use and determined that this would be main ingredient. After […]

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