I’m a lover of life, live for exploring nature & like to streamline everything I do to save time. Posts below are a few that I have shared.



I live in Wisconsin.  We have a VERY short growing season and experience long, gloomy winters. Many of the postings deal with cold weather.  I also have a love of nature and wildlife – expect plenty of postings dealing with critters. This is a small sampling of over 200+ posts.

How to Get Hummingbirds to Nest in Your Yard Dividing Canna Bulbs
Starting an Indoor Window Garden for Winter Cuttings From Basil Save and Store Your Geranium Garden Plants for Winter
11 Birds That Will Eat Oranges at Your Bird Feeder Growing Lemon Grass
Build Mason Bee Homes How to Dry Sunflower Heads for a Sunflower Seed Feeder
DIY Suet For the Birds How to Care for a Poinsettia
All About the Blue Jay Plant Fall Bulbs for an Easter Table Centerpiece
Fruit Bowl Bird Feeders Recycled Garden Plate Flowers
Birds You Might Find in Your Yard or at Your Feeder Using antiques as unique planters – Give items a second life by using antiques as unique planters and containers. Some picture ideas to get your thoughts cycling. Mostly antiques but some additional containers too.
Bird Seed Suet Filled Egg Shell Recipe

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I don’t craft as much as I once did.  When I do, you will find it here.  Many of the posting will be about gardening and previous crafts that I sold at one point. If I sold it, I now tell YOU how to make it yourself.

Shattered Marble Necklaces Christmas Balt Salts in an Ornament
How to Recycle an Old Record Into a Basket or Bowl How to Make Scrabble Tile Necklaces
How to Make a Terra Cotta Clay Pot People 57 Gift Basket Ideas You Can Make
Smores in a Jar Printable Bathroom Wall Art Home Decor
Easy to Make DIY Stepping Stones Bowling Ball Garden Art
Knit a Planter - Instructions Treats for the Birds
DIY Rhubarb Stepping Stones How to Display and Dry Hydrangeas
How to Create Easy QuikCrete Walkways DIY Handstamped Penny Earrings
Spa Sock Cupcakes Garden Products Made from Sticks and Wood
DIY Lip Gloss and Lip Balm Recipes DIY Broken Tile Backsplash



I keep myself busy by exploring the Midwest.  I enjoy hiking new trails and searching out the birdswildlife, wildflowers, plants and whatever else Mother Nature throws at me when on my travels to locations or riding around in the UTV

The posts below are informational.  Places you too can visit.  Most include directions and / or are Google Map enabled. This will be a small sampling.  I plan on adding additional places.

I really photograph for me.  I think of it as a therapy of sorts and I enjoy nature with every fiber of my being. If you enjoy the outdoors, then I figured why not share places that may be new to you.
Wisconsin / Michigan /South Dakota & a slew more. 

If you dislike reading, thanks for reading this.  I have photo galleries that take a few minutes longer to load but you DON’T have to read  here.

Any sales from photography allow me to travel more and share my love of nature with you.

Canyon Falls Grand Canyon of Michigan Millie Mine Bat Viewing Iron Mountain Michigan
10 Days in South Dakota Trip Wisconsin to South Dakota Midwest Wildflowers
Wisconsin ATV and UTV Trails Aztalan State Park in Jefferson Wisconsin
Cave Point County Park in Door County Wisconsin Da Yooper Tourist Trap Upper Michigan - Good for a Few Laughs.
Longtail Point Lighthouse Green Bay Wisconsin Turkey Run State Park Marshall Indiana
Grand Island Ice Caves Upper Michigan Belgian Community of Brussels Wisconsin Buildings



I like simple!  I’m also the person that believes that time is the most important asset of one’s life.  The recipes under this category are make ahead recipes that allow me to spend less time in the kitchen and more time out enjoying life.

Making meals & snacks ahead of time saves money because I’m not making a quick dash to the drive through.  I also eat a little healthier because the meals travel well, or can be pulled out of the fridge and reheated.

Brutal honesty here, after the addition from my other sites – the recipe part of this website is a complete mess…. I’ll get to reformatting recipes and updating pictures starting in Feb. or Mar. 2018.

Slow Cooker Rotisserie Chicken Tortilla Soup Pressure Cooker Blueberry Steel Cut Oats
How to Make Pickled Eggs Make Ahead Meatballs
Breakfast Jam Bars Recipe

Recipes Using Freshly Grown Produce

Blue Cheese Potato Salad Homemade Tomato Paste
Broccoli & Cauliflower Salad Corn on the Cob to Creamed Freezer Corn
Grilled Corn on the Cob and Herb Butter Kale Chip Recipe
Canning Pickled Beets Make Your Own Enchilada Sauce
Boiled & Butter Beets Video Lavender Lemonade Using Garden Lavender
Creamy Cucumber Salad Mojito Recipe

Let’s Party!

In my social circle, we will make a party for ANYTHING.  Life is centered around food and drink. I live in Wisconsin, ’nuff said 🙂

Jello Shot Combos Free Printable Baby Shower Games
Grasshopper in a Bucket Drunken Gummy Bears
Skittles Infused Vodka Pina Colada Slush
Survivor Birthday Party Brandy Slush Drink Recipe
Mexican Fiesta Party Ideas How to Serve the Perfect Wine Every Time - Confused on what wine should be served with certain foods? Let me help you out!
How to Package Cupcakes for Bake Sales Make a Ton of Corn on the Cob for a Party in a Cooler Video


This is a small listing of posts available.  Please see navigation tabs above for additional postings.


A Word From Me 1-12-18

Thank you for all the kind words via all forms of social media on this restructure! I really appreciate you all sticking with me.  I never knew how many people followed me on every site before this month. Not that social media likes should ever guide you .. but I gauged everything by my likes and amount of followers – HUGE mistake!!

For my new guests, I transferred all my files from gardeninghelpinformation.com site, digital design site and my photography blog site to find a new, and permanent home here.

Please bare with me while I fix a few layout issues. The “we” in the site is ME.  I am one person wearing the hat of photographer, artist, graphic designer, content creator, web coder, web designer, database admin and more.

Having all my sites in one space will allow me to direct all my attention into providing one MASSIVE site with excellent content for you to browse and enjoy.

You will find that if you followed a Pinterest link that it brought you to this site but you had to use search to find what you needed. You could have taken a magic carpet ride from a garden website, a cooking website a digital design site, or even a photography website and landed HERE.  This is where it will be at!  A new home for all.

I restarted the Pinterest count buttons for 2018 because some of the categories have changed and well, it may or may not be apparent —> but you were more than likely transferred here from another site I owned.

You will also find  a few broken links and pretty much all of the videos have been stripped from the site during the migration. I’m about 80% finished with the “fixes”.  Then it is on to layout design on some posts to fix, and re-arranging those extra large menus.  Still trying to decide which categories are the most helpful.

Thank you for supporting me through all the changes. YOU GUYS ROCK! I have cried many times over the past week being overwhelmed and then even more – but they were tears of joy, reading your emails, texts, Facebook and Google mail with encouraging support.  I truthfully didn’t know all the people I have touched in some way over the past 10 years.  I just put “stuff” out there.

Again, I apologize for the mess.