Fun Garden Updates for the New Year

The new year isn't that far away. It's always a good time for change in many areas of your life, from work to family. If you love your garden, it's an excellent time to start thinking about any change you want to make to it. Perhaps you think it's already perfect, but chances are you want to do something with it. You might not be able to do everything that you want to in the winter. But you can think ahead to spring and decide how you're going to use your garden for the rest of the year.

Plant Something New

One of the things you could do is consider planting something new for the new year. Even in the cold weather, you can get plants that will survive the winter and even look great while doing it. However, planting can be difficult when the ground is hard. You could think about putting out some pots and planters instead, then planting properly when it's a bit warmer. And you can think about what to do in the spring and summer when it will be a bit easier to do what you want. When you're thinking about what to plant, consider how they will behave over the whole year.

Set Up a Seating Area

Sitting outside is a great way to enjoy your home, and you don't have to save it for the summer. With an outdoor heater or perhaps a fire pit, you can keep everyone warm. Take some blankets and cushions out too and you can make sure everyone is comfortable. You can set up a seating an area in your backyard, whether it's on a patio or deck, or perhaps straight on the grass. Try looking at parasols to give you shelter from the sun, or perhaps the wind and rain. You can also get heaters that attach to them so that you can use them all year.

Create a Bird Feeding Station

It's great watching birds come into your garden and seeing who visits in the different seasons. If you don't already have a bird table or anything else up, it's a fantastic thing to add in the new year. You can get a table so that you can spread out some seeds and perhaps some leftovers from your kitchen. Or you can buy bird feeders that you can hang up from trees or walls. You can even make your own bird feeders, including fat balls made from nuts and seeds. A bird bath can also look good and give your winged visitors somewhere to drink from.

Kids' Areas

Watching the kids run around in the garden is always delightful, but they can sometimes get bored outside. You can make sure they have plenty to do by giving them their own areas to play in. You could set up a Wendy house or a jungle gym, or you could put out stations for them to play with water or sand.

Use the new year as an opportunity to make changes in all areas of your life. Don't neglect your garden when it's time to update other things.

Our Latest Garden Project

It's been quite awhile since I had the time to plant something around the yard. I even have lost time to do my favorite chore which is hand-washing our clothes. Work and continuing education is eating most of my weekdays as well as Saturdays and Sundays. So I thought of assigning the task of finally setting up our garden at the far end of our yard to one of my brothers in law who is into gardening. I posted quite a challenge to him because it's an area that's steep and too grassy during rainy season. Am impressed with his idea though!

Put The Spice Back Into Your Marriage: Quick Advice

Is your marriage failing? It might be hard to admit, but many people go through rough patches in their relationship. In fact, it's quite normal in a way. What you need to know is that this time will pass. If you want to put a little spice back into your relationship, you should do something about it now. Making some changes could just save your marriage. I thought I'd share some ideas with you so that you know where to start!

1. Give yourself a makeover

If you don't feel confident in yourself, it shows. Your partner needs to see the best of you as well as the worst. Of course, you don't have to put on full makeup every day. Instead, you should do a few things to bring that youthful look back once again. It may be worth investing in some Sermorelin for anti aging. Once you start to look younger than you once did, it will have a big impact on how you feel. Remember, when you look excellent, you will feel fantastic.

On Love and Friendship and Marriage

We've been married forever- that's how it feels. As the hubby hums "it's not how long we've held each other's hand, what matters is how sweet the years together..."

So You Want To Get Married? Here's What To Do Next

Lots of women spend their childhood imagining a fairy tale wedding. And who can blame them? Beautiful dresses, a handsome prince to take care of us, and everyone gushing about how gorgeous we look. As we get older, these dreams start to become a little more refined. Eventually, we find the man we want to marry. But how on earth do you turn a happy coupling into a formal marriage?

Start by making sure you’ve had ‘that’ conversation with your other half. It’s easy to find yourself loved up but not quite as easy to be certain where the other person sees the relationship. Keep things simple. If you’re willing to explore the possibility of growing old and gray with your man, then he may be too. But talk first. Make sure you’re on the same page about the rest of your lives.

Getting engaged is a really big deal. Your partner may want to propose in a traditional way. This could involve buying you a diamond ring and getting down on one knee to pop the question. If you’re talking about marriage, why not shop for the ring together? You can do some research at to see what kind of ring will suit you best. There’s nothing to stop you proposing to him, or buying him an engagement present either.

3 Ways To Keep Your Husband Happy

 Well well well, hmmmm the title I wrote made me laugh out loud alone. Maybe it's because I'm still struggling to change myself for the better in many aspects yet confident that the hubby LOVES me anyway. Yet for the sake of making the hubby truly happy this is my TO-DO-LIST:

3 Ways To Keep Your Husband Happy

 1. Keep your waistline along the ideal measurement. 

     Ouch!!! Let's face it, tendency is, the longer you've been married, the more children you've given birth to the larger you become! I envy those women who have inborn sexiness who seem not to be exerting any effort to stay fit but remain looking absolutely gorgeous even after just a few weeks of giving birth. I honestly think sometimes life is really unfair LOL.

I've been asked time and again whether I am on the way and believe me, that hurts my ego to the highest level that one time I was not able to stop myself from throwing back the question to a meat vendor acquaintance because she has more mid body part fats than me LOL. I regret that I haven't kept my cool as I usually could but I was with the hubby and I just could not take the humiliation he witnessed LOL. Hmmm so to prevent the same scenario from happening in the future I have resolved to STICK TO MY WEIGHT LOSS PROJECT- so wish me luck! And I wish all of you going through the same ordeal a lot of patience and determination in counting your calorie intake and regularly exercising. After all, it is not JUST about looking GREAT for our husbands that matter most, IT IS BEING FIT AND HEALTHY to take care of our families.

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