Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Tower Garden Promotion!!

Due to the fact that my tower gardens are producing like crazy, my friends and family are awed by them and I have a love of sharing health with others, I am so excited to offer an awesome spring-time promotion! Because planting seeds this late in the season would mean less production, I am offering a little boost to allow you to enjoy a summer full of fresh produce from your own back yard!

Promotion Valid May 28th - June 15th 2014  
Buy a Juice Plus Tower Garden 
    Receive free seedlings to fill your tower!

Here are the details:
  1. Order your tower garden through my Juice Plus Website here.
  2. Send me an email at and let me know you have purchased your garden.
  3. I will send you an e-certificate from Living Towers (a company that sells organic and non-organic seedlings that are sprouted in rock wool and ready to be put directly into your tower garden upon arrival) for $20  to purchase enough seedlings to fill your tower (shipping not included)!
  4. Once your tower garden arrives, follow the instructions for set-up.
  5. Choose your seedlings (lots of veggies and herbs to choose from!) at Living Towers and order them with your e-certificate.
  6. Your seedlings will arrive within 1-3 days of your order - for more shipping information visit here.
  7. When your seedlings arrive, place your seedlings directly into your tower and watch them grow!
  8. Enjoy fresh produce the rest of the summer!
Happy Gardening!!

Sunday, May 25, 2014

Tower Gardening at it's best!

Once again, it has been far too long since I have had the chance to write...summer vacation is in full swing for us. Our last couple of weeks have been filled with family time, dates with friends, and a mini vacation to Omaha.

Each year I am awed by how quickly my tower garden explodes with growth and the abundance of fresh produce it bestows upon us! This year I think it has awed me even further!

 I planted LOTS of lettuce and kale and several zucchini, spinach and broccoli plants...and I planted them early because they are all cooler weather crops. We have had the most incredible abundance of lettuce this has been amazing! I have been harvesting almost every day and I still have loads waiting to harvest. Since we eat huge salads every night, it has saved me so much at the grocery store! I harvested our first kale last night as well and filled a large bowl. I still have lots growing and will probably harvest another bowl in a couple days.

Having never grown spinach before, I have discovered that it doesn't produce as big of a plant as lettuce or kale and thus the harvest is smaller but still quite delightful! I added it to our salads last night and it was perfect.

My top favorite things about my tower garden this week:

  1. So easy!!!
  2. No pests AT ALL this year!!
  3. Beautiful, blemish-free produce growing like crazy!
  4. Stepping onto my deck to "grocery shop" each day!

Saturday, May 3, 2014

Crossfit WOD's...a few to choose from!

I thought I would post a few different workouts that I have done recently...all require zero equipment and can be done at home!

WOD #1
250 walking lunges (sounds simple...try it!)

WOD #2
250 air squats

WOD #3
5 rounds of:

7 push-ups
7 squats
7 sit-ups
7 burpees
7 push-ups
7 sit-ups
200 meter run

(I did this one today and it kicked my rear!!)


Thursday, May 1, 2014

Joys of Spring and Homeschooling

How I wish I had time to post more frequently than I am these days! Life just seems to be filled to the brim daily and I find the weeks pass by way too quickly!

Beautiful spring weather has allowed us the joys of playing outside just about every afternoon, soaking in the sun, the green grass, and fun with neighbors....utterly delightful! We just started our "Plants" unit in Biology and we had such a fun Friday as we dissected a flower to learn the different plant parts...then we took a nature walk to find interesting leaves...what a treat to have an afternoon to do something out of the usual classroom.