Building A Raised Bed Out Of Pallets

Building A Raised Bed Out Of Pallets

  Hi all! Happy weekend! We’ve had a big run of warm spring weather the past few weeks so like the last post, we’ve been able to get outside and do lots of projects. But we got a huge snowstorm overnight and into this day, so it’s a good time to sit in my comfy recliner and catch you all up! The latest big project was building a raised garden bed out of free pallets I collected from work! We…

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Yard Renovations Part 3: Projects, Projects & MORE Projects! 

Yard Renovations Part 3: Projects, Projects & MORE Projects! 

Hi everybody! Happy first day of spring! My favorite season of them all!! It’s been a little while, but my reasoning is good, I promise. We’ve been having an incredibly warm end to winter here in southern Colorado, so outside we’ve been! Also, work has been picking up so around, we’ve been busy. But it’s a little chilly outside this afternoon, and tomorrow is my Monday at work, so I should probably crank this out! 😜 So part 3 of…

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Yard Renovation Part 2: Removing a Large Pile of Rocks

Yard Renovation Part 2: Removing a Large Pile of Rocks

  Hello, Friends! How’s your winter treating you so far? Ours here in Southern Colorado has been oddly…mild. Just yesterday we had a high of 73 degrees! I know back home in Washington, they’ve been getting hit pretty hard with snow and ice and more snow… Even though the mild winter probably means a miserably hot and dry summer, I have been taking advantage of these warmer days to do some more yard work. Remember our last post about our…

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Helping Your New Dog Settle In

Helping Your New Dog Settle In

  The past few months, I’ve had puppy fever. Like, hard. With both Nick and I working during the day, Tucker was usually left in his crate until one of us got home. Before you begin to feel bad about him being in a crate, know this: he LOVES his crate. He gets rotations of tons of food dispensing toys, things to chew on, and classical music is always playing when we aren’t home in order to drown out any…

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Yard Renovation Part 1: Debris Cleanup & Damage Assessment

Yard Renovation Part 1: Debris Cleanup & Damage Assessment

                                           It’s official folks – we are first time homeowners!! I don’t know about you, but the two things I found I was focusing on at each and every house we looked at were as follows: 1. The amount of counterspace in the kitchen 2. The potential of the yard Notice I used the word ‘potential’ in that second one. My goal for a house is to have enough space for a sustainable garden that will provide enough produce…

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How & Why I Made A Pet Binder

How & Why I Made A Pet Binder

It all started one summer afternoon when Tucker and I were playing in the backyard. I looked down at him as he was being a goof, rolling around in the dirt and grass on his back and noticed some red patchy rashes on the inside of his back legs. I must have looked so awkward crouching down to get a closer look, trying to get him to hold still. I couldn’t see any obvious active bleeding or bites, so I…

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40+ Things To Do (That Aren’t Facebook!)

40+ Things To Do (That Aren’t Facebook!)

*This post may contain some affiliate links. By clicking on them, you will be supporting my efforts here at Tails of Life at no cost to you. Thank you!* Over the past few days, Facebook seems to have become a super toxic environment. All I wanted to do was log in, scroll down my newsfeed and see what my long-distance friends were up to. I’ve been in a sort of a slump lately and was missing everyone hard core! So when every…

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5 Irresistible Pumpkin Recipes

5 Irresistible Pumpkin Recipes

**This post contains affiliate links** It’s that time of year again. . . pumpkin season! It seems that ever since September rolled around, pumpkin-flavored everything is all everyone can talk about. I mean, I don’t blame them. Pumpkin is delicious, not to mention a health-food. It is packed with fiber to help you feel full longer, and full of nutritious components that help your sleep, heart, vision…It is even a great dietary addition for your pooch! Need I go on?…

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My 5 Favorite Money-Making Apps

My 5 Favorite Money-Making Apps

If your family is anything like my family, then you know just how helpful a little extra cash each month can be. Social work and zookeeping: Though rewarding jobs, they are not known to give the highest payouts! So a while ago I decided to do a little research and see how I can help our budget. After all, we are hoping to buy our first home within the next year! :0 After a few trial and error practice runs, I believe I…

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