Try It Tuesday

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Now that I have a house (and I’m not pregnant) I’ve been doing lots of little projects around the house. One of them is taking care of the lawn with the help of a good self-propelled mower I got couple months ago, and flower beds. In our backyard, there’s a little patch of dirt that had been a major eye-sore. I decided to tackle it.

I tilled the ground, put some cedar edging around it, and pull out some stray weeds. I couldn’t decide what to plant, but then I remembered something Huff the Hubs and I bought with a Think Geek gift card we received as a housewarming gift:



I decided I’d try these out! I laid out some Miracle Grow and dropped the bombs.



A few weeks later, I went out to check the progress:



I was actually really surprised that these little bombs worked! For one, they had been sitting on our counter for dang near three months. And two, I’ve NEVER been able to get anything to grow from seeds! Maybe this has broken my “black thumb” curse!


Have you ever tried seed bombs? Did they work for you? Share in the comments below!


Try It Tuesday

try it carpenter


With it heating up outside, I’ve been working on the lawn A LOT. Which means I’ve been tracking mud and grass in the house. Which means I’ve been vacuuming more. Which means I’m about to lose my mind. So, in order to keep my sanity, I consulted Pinterest for some help and found today’s Try It–a foot rinsing station for the backyard!

Here’s what I used:


~A short bucket


~A screwdriver

That’s it. That’s all I needed.


First, I poked holes in the bottom of the bucket with a screwdriver:



After that, I dropped the rocks inside:



That’s it! This project took $5 and 5 minutes to make! And, it works:



This worked great! The holes in the bottom of the bucket help to keep the water from pooling, the rocks keep the bucket from slipping or blowing away in the Oklahoma wind, as well as cutting down on splash-back (thus keep dry clothes dry) and avoiding getting your feet muddy or grassy!

(And yes, those are Huff the Tot’s adorable toes!)

Do you have one of these? What’s yours made out of? Do you like it?