At the end of a long day, most people just want a place to unwind and relax. Creating an out door retreat may take a bit of hard work at first but the rewards later are so worth it. The size of your garden isn't important, but make sure to select low-maintenance plants to simplify garden care. Don't let a lack of space deter you: A balcony filled with container gardens, and a comfy chair can provide as much relaxation as a large garden. As a busy mom on the go I lean towards simple and low maintenance. I stick with perennial's for the gardens and planters on my deck and front porch for nice pops of colour. Here are 6 of my most favourite perennials/flowers to grow in my gardens. The best part is you don't need to have a green thumb to grow them. A little love and water go along way with these plants.
Adding accessories to your outdoor space is an other great way to make it cozy and inviting. You can add pops of colour with outdoor pillows, cushions, rugs and trays. Candles, lanterns and torches also bring an even more dramatic look at night time. I hope these little tips have inspired you to get out and make your outdoor space your own. "Get Inspired Today!'
Nothing says "weekend" like homemade pancakes for breakfast. My easy pancake recipe will help you whip up this weekend favourite in less than 30 minutes. The recipe I'm sharing with you is a family recipe that has been around for years. A friend of mine calls me "The Pancake Fairy" she absolutely loves these pancakes. Its quick and easy and well it may just be the best pancake recipe around!
PREP: 5 MINS / TOTAL TIME: 20 MINS / SERVINGS: 4
1 cup all-purpose flour
1 tablespoon baking powder (fresh)
3 tablespoons of sugar
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon of cinnamon
1 cup of milk
3 tablespoons of oil (I use avocado oil from Costco)
1 large egg
1 teaspoon of vanilla extract
1. In a medium bowl, whisk together milk, oil, egg and vanilla extract.
Add dry ingredients to milk mixture; whisk until moistened and the lumps are out.
2. Heat a large skillet or griddle over medium heat. Moisten pan with a splash of oil.
3. For each pancake, spoon 2-3 tablespoons.
4. Cook until surface of pancakes have a few bubbles then flip. 1-2 minutes.
5. Serve with your choice of syrup and toppings.
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