September 2, 2015

Milkweed is a nice addition to garden landscapes because it’s a beautiful perennial, and more importantly, it supports the monarch population that has been in danger. Milkweed plants are very easy to grow but oleander aphids (milkweed aphids) are a common problem. If the infestations are large enough they will gradually suck the life out of the plants. Plus, it’s possible that monarchs will avoid laying eggs on majorly infested milkweed … More

August 31, 2015

Fall is quickly approaching so I am making a point to enjoy every last flavor of summer. I’m not quite ready to start fall cooking until my garden gives me the cue! There are still sun-warmed juicy tomatoes to pick, fresh herbs to cook with, and veggies to toss into salads. Ripe tomatoes, crispy lettuce, and sweet pickle relish are the perfect toppings for these simple but flavorful Garden Turkey … More

August 24, 2015

I loved the kitchen tile backsplash in the house we moved from in Michigan. It was one of my favorite DIY projects I had done, and I have been dreaming of installing a beautiful backsplash in our home here in South Carolina. One of my main goals with my new backsplash is to use eco-friendly materials to help keep toxins out of my household and the environment. The same goal … More

August 11, 2015

I have a new appreciation for beets after the first season I grew them in our garden. Not only are beets super easy to grow, they also bring amazing flavor to the table along with tons of health benefits. Their versatility shouldn’t be underestimated, either! Roasting is one of the most popular ways to prepare them, but have you ever tried them in a smoothie? Delicious flavor set aside, beet … More

August 7, 2015

Some may think of body butter as a wintertime treat, but I love to use it year round. This homemade body butter is light, yet extremely nourishing for the skin and is perfect as an everyday moisturizer. Beeswax and honey are two of my favorite ingredients in this recipe because they not only smell wonderful, but also offer great benefits for the skin. I have gradually worked some DIY products … More

July 23, 2015

Wow, it is hard to believe that the last new blog post I published on Daily Pea was last Halloween. Time sure does fly by when you have two little ones, a household, work, a garden and a yard to take care of! Life has been busy but I have missed blogging. I have had many things resting in the back of my brain that I can’t wait to write … More

October 29, 2014

When you have a million things going on, the last thing you’re able to do is spend hours in the kitchen cooking, even if you want to. However, you crave a homemade meal that’s nourishing for yourself and for your family. I can relate! When I plan my meals out for the week, I usually include at least a few super-simple recipes for busy nights. My Sausage Pizza Bake recipe … More

October 20, 2014

If you’re a parent with an iPhone, you’re probably like me and have thousands of photos and video clips of your kids on your camera roll. Although I love the ease of taking and saving photos and videos with my phone, I’ve always thought that it would be great to make a complete professional quality movie with the click of a button. The OneDay App can do this! It helps you create … More

October 13, 2014

One thing that is so wonderful about fall is the food that transitions us between summer and winter. It’s tough to let go of the warm gardening months and fresh fruits and veggies of summer, but the comforting foods of fall make the colder months easier to welcome. Apples are the first thing that come to my mind when fall approaches! There are so many ways to enjoy them while they’re … More

October 2, 2014

What are your favorite things about fall? Letting go of summer has always been tough for me but I find comfort in the beautiful fall colors, food, gardening, and walks that we take outdoors. I love DIY projects with my little girls this time of year, like our Halloween Trick-or-Treat Bag Sewing Project. These are the cutest little trick-or-treat bags and they have so many other uses! You could make a … More