Primary Earth-friendly Gardening Tenents:

*Tolerate minimal damage to plants and lawn from pests. *Build and maintain healthy soil by using compost and natural soil amendments. *Use chemicals as a last resort. *Use native plants when possible. They are adapted to the climate, soil and area pests. *Attract Beneficial Insects to increase pollination and decrease harmful pests. *Conserve water by using responsible watering methods.

Tuesday, October 25, 2011


Well, the first big challenge moving 2400 miles cross country was to stay in touch and make new connections. We have never been relocated before, so I really underestimated the emotional impact the move would have on me. I thought about hubby and my two teenagers, but somehow forgot to plan for my own transition.

In the past I have made personal "business cards" to have available to hand out. They are easy enough to make at home, but with ink and paper costs these days I have found it is far easier to order this type of item from a service like Vistaprint and trust the job will be done right without hours aligning my images and failed prints trying to get it just right.

And, of course, I also wanted to send out "We've Moved" announcements. Vistaprint can also handle all sorts of announcements, and with the holidays coming up I can check cards off the list too.

We moved to a fairly small town, and I'm not a big run-around-town-shopping type of person anyway, so I have turned more and more to online shopping services like VistaPrint . Afterall, that frees up more time for gardening :)