Monthly Archives: September 2017

Fall Garden Planning (and a Giveaway)

It’s finally here! Have you been waiting for summer to end like me? Here in Florida, there’s only a handful of items we can grow during the summer. It’s so hot and I long for fall so I can start planting again. I just planted a few rows of green beans and speckled butter beans a few weeks ago and they are popping up nicely.


I’ve been gardening for years and every year, it’s always a trial and error. If something goes wrong one season, I just learn from it and try again the next season. Do you ever have those “so close to amazing” moments in the garden? Ok, I’m the only one LOL?

I always start with designing my garden each season with a scratch piece of paper. You have to draw it out so you don’t plant the same crop in the same spot. Crop rotation and companion planting are the biggest points in laying out the garden. Once you get that accomplished, it’s easy breezy!

So, I created some cute sheets to help me manage my crops better and so I can see at a glance just how everything is doing. I also made this book where I tear out pages in magazines that I know I will want to reflect back on. Oh, you do this too? So glad I’m not the only OCD person over here LOL.

So here is where you come in. I am launching my super cool amazing garden planning sheets soon, but I need a few “testers” to try them out. Are you in? All you have to do is download them, print them out and start using them in your own garden planning. Did I mention they are “FREE” to you? If this sounds like something you’d like to help me out with, then comment on this post and I’ll email you the link so you can get started. I want your honest opinion. Tell me what works and if you want to see anything else on them. Our next planting date is September 5-6, according to the Farmers Almanac. I pretty much follow their guidelines. Once you provide me with your email, I will send you a more detail list of how this whole TESTER thing works.

After I get everyone’s feedback back, I am going to list these downloadable sheets in my Etsy shop. I want to help as many people as possible have successful gardens. We are all busy and these sheets I feel are going to minimize the stress and trial and error in the garden. Looking forward to meeting you TESTERS!

Now, on to the amazing GIVEAWAY!!! If you’ve been following along lately, then you know I’ve been part of a book launch team for KariAnne Wood’s new book “So Close to Amazing”. She is the blogger behind Thistlewood Farms.

Live Party & Book Giveaway!

This book made me laugh and cry, was inspirational, uplifting and full of hope that we don’t always have to be “perfect” and we all “mess up”. I’ve been honored to be a part of this team and I’m also part of the Book Tour. You can read all about it HERE.

So, in honor of my friend, KariAnne, I am giving away two, that’s right TWO copies of her book and they are both signed by the amazing author herself!!

This book needs to be in the hands of every woman out there. Give them to new mom’s, grandma’s, friends, sisters, etc. They make awesome gifts!!!

If you want to pre-order, you can do so HERE and KariAnne has some amazing gifts if you order by September 4th. You can get it on Kindle right now for $9.99 and hardcover is only $12.36. Both such a great deal!!

To enter the giveaway, here’s all you need to do:

1. Like my Facebook Page – Little House Simple Living
2. Comment on this post. I want to hear about all of your “So Close to Amazing” stories. We all have them right? Let’s build each other up and encourage one another.

CLICK HERE to ENTER – a Rafflecopter giveaway

Oh, and I forgot to mention, at the end of each chapter of “So Close to Amazing”, KariAnne is sharing some amazing DIY’s that you can try out at home! Isn’t she the coolest!!!

Good Luck and I can’t wait to pick the lucky winners! There will be 2 of them drawn using Rafflecopter.