Flower Pot Cookie Cups

Flower pot cookie cups are the perfect treat for celebrating spring

This post, flower pot cookie cups, is sponsored by Nellie’s Free Range Eggs. All opinions are mine alone.

I’ve shared before that the kids really enjoy participating in our backyard flower and vegetable garden. I thought it would be fun to celebrate spring and reward their hard work with a special after school treat: flower pot cookie cups.

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Preserving Fresh Garden Tomatoes Made Easy

Preserve Tomatoes, With or without skins, In a flash!

You may have previously thought that preserving tomatoes take a lot of work, but it doesn’t have to be! This year’sgarden is in full swing and producing lots of Beefsteak, Roma and grape tomatoes.

There are tomatoes coming out of our ears! No sweat though – preserving tomatoes doesn’t require a day-long, expensive canning process like it used to.

Follow along to learn the best way to freeze tomatoes!

Preserving fresh garden tomatoes is even easier than you think! These step-by-step instructions show you how to freeze your tomatoes in a flash.

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DIY Open Air Terrarium

DIY open-air terrarium (or at our home, Yoda’s home on planet Dagobah).

I’ve always been obsessed with terrariums, but was too intimidated to try my own. After I came upon some free supplies, I decided it was time to try my own open air terrarium as a special project with Dub.

First, here is what you need for an open air terrarium:

  • Glass vessel
  • Succulent plants – as many as you can fit in your container. (I found mine at Home Depot)
  • Potting soil
  • Small gravel (the size you find in fish aquariums)
  • Large smooth stones, if desired
  • Moss – I used sheet moss

First, make sure your vessel and rocks are clean. Then, I placed the large decorative stones around the edge and filled the middle with the gravel for drainage.

DIY Open Air Terrarium | Five Marigolds

Cover the rocks with moss which acts as a filter.

DIY Open Air Terrarium | Five Marigolds

Next, cover the moss with as much soil as your plants need to build roots. We covered our soil with moss because we liked the way it looked, but this is optional.

DIY Open Air Terrarium | Five Marigolds

When you’re done arranging your plants, give it some water to set the soil and roots in place and continue watering just a bit each week, being careful not to over-water, which promotes rot.

Once our terrarium was complete we thought it needed a little ornament. We thought it looked like Yoda’s swamp, so we added a little Yoda Lego man. He fits right in, don’t you think?DIY Open Air Terrarium | Five Marigolds

Overall, this ended up being incredibly inexpensive for me since we sourced everything for free except the plants and soil. This was a fun project to do with Dub. He was stoked about this project and excited to put the terrarium in his room!