Hi, welcome to my blog. I am a teacher by day and an avid gardener, want-to-be writer, and do-it-yourself project tackler by night. Well, actually by weekend. I love ingenuity, and if I imagine it, I find a way to create it. My motto: “Use it up, wear it out, make it do, or do without.” Frugality is a part of my nature as a Yankee transplant living in the southwest where the winds come sweeping down the plains. One thing I’ve learned living in tornado alley: life is resilient.