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Author: Kristen Raney

Backyard Makeover

The housing market in our old city is terrible, to say the least.  We don’t have a lot of showings, but so far the consensus seems to be that the house is great but the yard is too small.  I can’t make the yard bigger, but I can make it

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Planting my Garden: Year One

In my last post I talked about our not-so-great outdoor space at the house.  The garden space left much to be admired, so I made a plan B and am gardening at my mother-in-law’s acreage.  There is a ton of space, so I’m lucky enough to be able to plant the

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The Not-So-Great Outdoors

This is our house.  Out of all the homes we’ve owned, this one probably has the best curb appeal.  We could tell that things were overgrown, but the arrival of spring has shown us exactly how much.

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DIY Fairy Garden

Over the next three weeks I’ll be taking a break from posts about the renovation.  It’s music festival season, so progress is unlikely.  However, it’s perfect time for quick DIY projects!

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We Bought a Fixer-Upper

Have you ever had a really big dream that wouldn’t go away?  All my life I have been obsessed with houses.  Decorating them, building them with lego and, looking for hours on realtor.ca with no intention to buy. This fall a house came on the market in our dream neighbourhood

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Next Project: the Kitchen

The next stretch of days to renovate it finally here!!!  (Can you tell I’m excited?!). Today went much smoother than last time, and the Hermit took Dominic out for the morning, so I had the house to myself for three hours. This week’s mission is to finish as much of

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10 Delicious Must-Have Citrus Recipes

Mmm. . . citrus.  Who doesn’t love the fresh taste and beautiful colours of citrus fruits?  Here are 10 of my favourite recipes that use limes, oranges, grapefruits, or lemons.  Let me know your favourite one!

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Master Bedroom Progress

A couple of you have been asking how the renovation is going, and I realized that I never actually posted what I got accomplished during the 4 day marathon, and bits and pieces of time since.  It’s far more fun to post the trials and tribulations!  It’s still looking pretty

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Grow roots with us

Kristen

Welcome!

Hi, I'm Kristen and I help new gardeners learn to grow their own vegetables and beautify their yards. I also share recipes that use all that delicious garden produce. Grab a coffee (and your gardening gloves) and join me for gardening tips, simple recipes, and the occasional DIY, all from the lovely city of Saskatoon, Saskatchewan.

P.S. First time gardener? You'll want to download the quick start gardening guide below!