Posts from the ‘Random Stuff’ Category

  • A raised urban garden in Florida, gotta love it!

    March 13th, 2014 | Random Stuff | Melanie | 8 Comments

    I have a facebook page found here and have been bad about checking it lately but I got on yesterday and found this picture and message from Amalie: “Hi Melanie!! It’s been a while since I posted about my tiny farm:) look how full everything is!! I have every herb possible, & tons of greens […]

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  • Spring Garden Plan Giveaway! 5 lucky winners!

    March 10th, 2014 | My Garden, Random Stuff | Melanie | 181 Comments

    In celebrating the arrival of spring I am giving away five sets of my raised urban garden plans. To enter, leave a comment on this post answering the question: “What do you love most about spring?” Or, if you like, simply type “I want the plans” and you will be entered in the contest. I […]

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  • Late nights making … Science Doodles

    February 21st, 2014 | Random Stuff | Melanie | 4 Comments

    I have been super busy teaching school and working on teaching materials. As a first year teacher I struggled to find handouts that seemed to relate to the students, so I started drawing the concepts I teach to help the kids learn. I found a website called TeachersPayTeachers that allows teachers to post their ideas […]

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  • Winners for the Christmas Giveaway!

    December 24th, 2013 | Random Stuff | Melanie | 2 Comments

    A super big thank you for all those that entered the Christmas Giveaway. It made my day to hear of all the neat things you love about Christmas! Here are the winners! Mary Beth Andrea Donna Noella Teresa Wishing you all the very best Christmas ever! I love reading the story of the birth of […]

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  • Merry Christmas Giveaway!

    December 21st, 2013 | Random Stuff | Melanie | 41 Comments

    I wanted to thank all of my blog readers and contributors from this past year! It is has been amazing to meet and stay in touch with so many great gardeners! I am blessed and feel very grateful to God. My teaching career has certainly kept me busy! My winter garden is still growing and […]

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  • A big thank you!

    September 9th, 2013 | Random Stuff | Melanie | 4 Comments

    Sorry it has been so long since I posted! I am loving teaching school and find myself swamped with all that goes with getting a room ready and learning the ropes of teaching. I do really love it! My classes are wonderful, the kids are really fun to teach and love… and science is amazing, […]

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  • It was Nineteen-Seventy Something

    September 2nd, 2013 | Random Stuff | Melanie | 1 Comment

    My brother Randy recently dug up this old picture of me and my siblings. (I am the bottom left). It was 1971 and a flood of memories come back when I see it. There was never a dull moment in our household! To read some funny stories about my childhood click on my brothers blog  or […]

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  • Today I start my new career: 5th grade science teacher

    August 19th, 2013 | Random Stuff | Melanie | 11 Comments

    Today is the start of a new career for me. I will be teaching 5th grade science for the Pearland ISD in Pearland Texas. I am so excited to finally have my own classroom and kids I can love and teach. This week is teacher training and the students arrive next Monday. I appreciate my […]

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  • New blogger friend – Dan Ashbach at Dan330

    August 5th, 2013 | Random Stuff | Melanie | No Comments

    Today I met a great blogger that features gardening, cooking and outdoor living. Here is a post from his blog that I think you will enjoy. It is about how to make a black raspberry cheesecake! YUM! His blog post is below and if you are interested in following Dan330, here is his blog link: […]

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  • I’m back from vacation – surgery tomorrow

    July 29th, 2013 | Random Stuff | Melanie | 5 Comments

    For the past two weeks I have been gone on vacation. I volunteered as a counselor for our church girls camp for one week and then spent a week with family and friends on my favorite river in Hunt, Texas. I had friends and family water and check on my garden while I was away. […]

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