It’s that time of year to get your outdoor decor shining bright!
Personally, I’m all about the outdoor lights, from solar to regular string lights the brighter the better I say!
Here’s some ideas below to get you started, including something different if your planning a par-tay!
How cool is this trendy 16 inch LED lighted square? It’s waterproof, changes colors, and comes in different sizes, which means you can add color lighted accents to just about anywhere!
I love the simplicity of this dragonfly string light set, and it really reminds me of the summer season. Of course if dragonflies aren’t your thang….they have bees, palm trees, and even chili peppers!
I am a color-holic, and this glass, multi-colored mosaic gazing ball is my kind of gardening glam.
You could pretty much build an entire color scheme around this gazing beauty. 🙂
And finally, I really like the unique design of this solar powered lamp post, plus the added planter allows you to enjoy some beautiful flowers during the day.
Just another added detail to any garden decor.
Just so ya know, that some of the links above are my referral links, which means I may get a small commission if you make a purchase, at no additional cost to you of course. Thank you for your support, and if any of the above outdoor lighting ideas gives you a spark, let me know by leaving a comment below!
It happens to the best of us green thumbs, a period of physical limitations, in which you can’t make your garden grow.
So, instead of getting sad or mad, here are some ways to enjoy the spring, summer, and fall gardening season, even if you can’t do it on your own.
Friends & Family
For goodness sakes, take advantage of all the gardening goodies that your friends and family offer you.
In today’s time, there are 100’s of recipes you can find to can, grill, or bake that overload of gardening goodies! LOL
Canning is a great way to not only save, but healthy. There’s nothing like a can of canned green beans, especially when you put them in your Thanksgiving green bean casserole. Gobble! Gobble!
If you’re wanting to see what canning essentials you need to get started, check out my link here :
And don’t forget to buy veggies and fruit when their in season. Strawberries, blueberries, and peaches all go on sale right after each other.
Buy in bulk, and can those babies. I personally love getting a gift of canned goods, and their perfect as gifts for the holidays.
Think Autumn jellies, Christmas jams, and Thanksgiving veggies such as corn, sweet potatoes, and green beans are just a few ideas that come to mind.
Local Market Square
Almost every city or town has a market square of local farmers, big and small. If you’re wanting to find one near you, here’s a free Local Food Directory of Farmers Markets
I love this search directory, because it gives you a link to websites, payment acceptance, and products available.
And, if you want to learn all there is to know about how to cook, clean, and use the growers harvested goods, they are more than happy to share their wealth of information.
Facebook, Craigslist, and Online Newspapers
One of the best ways to get super deals on fruits, vegetables, honey, or herbs is through social media.
I have a friend who is a bee keeper, and when his honey is ready to sell he posts it on his Facebook page, and you better be ready to buy, because it usually sells out by the end of the day.
Also, I don’t think twice about asking people if they got anything to sell, such as tomatoes, corn, or green beans.
Word of mouth is the best way to go, and many times people don’t want their veggies to go to waste, and they practically give it to you.
I’ve seen larger growers post veggies by the bushel or pound if you’re wanting to can or freeze for the upcoming year. I would also join some local gardening groups, and you can check daily whats on sale.
Finally, I check every week, whose putting their fruit and veggies on sale from Kroger to Aldi, and whatever discount I can get I buy in bulk.
I have found some great deals on strawberries, peaches, cherries, and blueberries this way, and trust me when their in season, they want them to move.
Also, many times grocery stores have a clearance section, and it’s worth taking a look at.
They might have onions, green peppers, apples, or tomatoes, that are ripe and need to go, which equals a deep discount for mwah!
See, there are plenty of ways to enjoy a garden, even if you can’t grow one yourself.
As always, I’ve enjoyed sharing some of these tips with all of you, and I appreciate your stopping by, and if you have any other ways that you like to garden when you can’t please let me know in the comments below.
I love music, dance, and cash. There’s nothing that makes me get my groove on than seeing that cha-ching!
It’s a running joke with my family and friends how I love sharing cash back reward programs such as Ibotta, Rakuten, Fetch, and more!
If you would like to do the cash back dance too here’s how to get on that money train by scanning your receipts!
Ibotta is my #1 favorite cash back app, and I have received over $486, between my purchases and my Ibotta team.
That’s right!! I have a team of savers who took advantage of my referral link. 🤑🤑
It’s a win, win, when friends spend! LOL
Here’s my referral link which gives you incentives to join as well by referring all of your friends too.
It’s kind of silly not to take advantage of the Fetch Rewards cash back app.
All you do is scan your receipt, and you get some points. If you buy some of their featured brands, you get extra bonus points.
Plus, if you refer your friends you get points AGAIN! Here’s mine: Fetch Rewards
Receipt Hog is just down right fun. It’s almost like a game for super savers!
You get coins for just about any receipt you scan, including your household family members.
You can use your coins for gift card rewards, slot spins, and tickets to monthly money jackpot!
(No referral bonus with this app, but it’s still worth a try)
Receipt Pal is just like Receipt Hog. Just take a pic of your receipts and fill up your card slots.
There is a referral bonus with Receipt Pal, so here mine: Receipt Pal, so you can get yours.
Check Out 51
CheckOut 51 is super easy, and more brand focused.
So, it’s worth looking at the new offers they put out each Thursday!
SavingStar is easy breezy too! Just add the brands you plan on purchasing at the store before you go!
There are more cash back apps out there, but these are my faves when it comes to shopping in store.
Cash Back online will be in another post! 🙂 One of my favorites is: Top Cash Back….love this one!
Sure it takes a little time to look at what each app offers, but with a little effort you can have a nice chunk of cash for Christmas or vacay.
Super Saving Tip: I keep all of these apps grouped together under Cash Back Apps for easy access. The girl doesn’t have time to keep swiping. LOL
Each app will give you clear directions on how to use their mobile program.
So, make sure you watch the video or tutorial directions so your not missing out on all the ways you can earn.
If you have any other apps that get’s you into your groove, please share in the comments below!