Wednesday, April 30, 2014

DIY Living Wall Garden

I don't know about you but I have a love affair with food and cooking I mean EVERYTHING!  The smell of sauce on the stove, burgers on the grill and using fresh herbs!  Well, the weather in our area lately has been a wild roller coaster ride.  Mother Nature is quite moody these days - hot, cold, tearful (rainy), windy.......she is just not sure what she is feeling.  Sometimes it makes you wonder if she is going through menopause?????!!!  So, with the hopes of Spring right around the corner I thought why not bring spring into the house?  A DIY Living Wall Garden where everyone in the community can come on down to the model office at Southern Meadow and snip some herbs to add to their food!  We all know that fresh herbs make your food taste so much better.  

A Living Wall Garden is SO SIMPLE and inexpensive to do.  You can plant the herbs in plastic containers, pots, tea cups, coffee mugs or mason jars (that's what I used) be creative and use your imagination!  Hang the herbs in the containers diagonally, upside down or right side up.  It is definitely something that you can play with and have fun.  Plus it makes a fantastic conversation piece!



My supplies were very simple; chalk board paint, tape, and a brush, wood (we salvaged), nails, hose clamps, drill, mason jars, rocks to help with drainage and herbs.
We laid the wall out to see what it would look like.  We used a flat surface. Spaced the wood out with how it would look on the wall.








Then Jimmy marked the wall so we could tape it and chalk board paint it.



Taped the wall.

Two coats of paint later.


Next we measured out the placement of our hose clamps.  One thing about Jimmy EVERYTHING had to be evenly spaced on this project.  There was no "rugged" look.  If you want the "rugged" look GO FOR IT!


Once the board was measured for the placement of the hose clamps we drilled a hole in the hose clamp and then used the nail to anchor it to the wood.



Then we hung the wood onto the wall!



Place the stone at the bottom of the jar to help with drainage and then fill the  mason jars with an assortment of herbs, you can even start with seeds.


Place in the hose clamp and screw on tight.  Label the wall with your herbs and enjoy!


Taking care of the herbs is a breeze.  I use a small watering pot to keep my herbs watered and if I need to I can easily unclamp the jar!  

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Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Campanula

Whether you enjoy hosting parties, or you just like some room to manuever the Campanula property is for you! The dining room, kitchen and living room are all very spacious and the lack of walls add an open and roomy feeling. The master bedroom is huge and has the added benefit of an oversized master bath and tons of closet space.
Floor Plan

Thursday, April 24, 2014

Prepare Your Summer Reading List

Summer is right around the corner and USCTeacher has compiled a list of 101 books to kick off your learners’ summer reading. Interested in finding fiction vs. non-fiction books? Would you like to find classical or contemporary fiction? Intrigued by survival books? Tales of war? We have them all and many more to choose from! Follow our chart of top picks and peruse the different categories until you find something that’s a perfect fit.


Summer Reading Flowchart: What Should You Read On Your Break?

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

SOUTHERN MEADOW "SPRING FLING" A DAY OF GAMES!

SOUTHERN MEADOW
"SPRING FLING" A DAY OF GAMES!


You're Invited!
Join us for our Spring Fling: Saturday, April 26th FROM 12:30pm - 3:00pm



Please join us a the Spring Fling!

  • See AND spend the night at our brand new Dogwood model (space limited)
  • "Test drive" the community for yourself!
  • Meet residents and hear first hand testimony
  • Play games and have FUN!


To reserve your spot and confirm the date of your visit, simply fill click here to fill out the reservation form.

Need more information? Contact Christine at 302-677- 0800 or by email Inquire@i-realty.com

Thursday, April 17, 2014

How to Color Easter Eggs with Natural Dyes

This Infographic from Rianovosti provides information about using natural ingredients to color Easter eggs. It shows what types of material you can use and how to use them. It also shows the types of patterns you can make with the different materials and provides general information and tips for dyeing Easter eggs.


Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Join Us for the Southern Meadow Spring Fling!

SOUTHERN MEADOW
"SPRING FLING" A DAY OF GAMES!


You're Invited!
Join us for our Spring Fling: Saturday, April 26th FROM 12:30pm - 3:00pm



Please join us a the Spring Fling!

  • See AND spend the night at our brand new Dogwood model (space limited)
  • "Test drive" the community for yourself!
  • Meet residents and hear first hand testimony
  • Play games and have FUN!


To reserve your spot and confirm the date of your visit, simply fill click here to fill out the reservation form.

Need more information? Contact Christine at 302-677- 0800 or by email Inquire@i-realty.com

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Benefits of Practicing Yoga

If you're a passionate yoga practitioner, you've probably noticed the ways yoga works—maybe you're sleeping better or getting fewer colds or just feeling more relaxed and at ease. But if you've ever tried telling a newbie how it works, you might find that explanations like "It increases the flow of prana" or "It brings energy up your spine" fall on deaf or skeptical ears.

Here at Southern Meadows we often have yoga classes. Our next class is Monday April 14th. If you haven't been to one of our classes, or you haven't already learned about the numerous benefits of practicing yoga, then this info graphic is for you, it lists the top five benefits of yoga; all around fitness, improved immunity, inner peace, stress relief, and better flexibility & posture.


Benefits of Practicing Yoga

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Benefits of Bowling

Make sure you don't miss Bowling Tuesday April 15th! Bowling is not only a great game to play for enjoyment, it also has numerous health benefits that will be great for you in the long run!
The sport helps to keep you active, which in turn will aid in speeding up your metabolism and slimming you down. You're exercising your entire body while bowling, walking between the score chart and lane works your legs, while lifting and swinging the ball works the rest of your body with a weight based workout! Strength exercises from the weight of the ball alone helps to tone your muscles, as well as adding strength, balance, and joint flexibility.
One of the best aspects about bowling is that it is a sport for all ages from preschoolers to senior citizens and has a very low risk of injury.

Thursday, April 3, 2014

Available Homes

This weeks featured home is the Wisteria Model a two bedroom two bathroom home with 1,356 ft of living space. Available now! The interior is spacious yet homey with a master bedroom and bath, second bedroom, den, living room, dining room, kitchen, laundry room, garage and porch! This home has everything you need!

A beautiful front yard.

As well as a large backyard with patio, great for entertaining and outdoor parties.  



For more information or to schedule a showing, follow this link!

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

April Fools!

April fools day is here! Don't worry, we don't have a prank to pull on you. . . yet. Instead we've found an infographic that has statistics and facts about April Fools. How many Americans will be playing a joke this April 1st, the general attitude on April Fool's Day, who others are most likely to prank, and even some ideas for your own April Fool's Day prank are all included in this infographic from the researchers at Lab42

Happy April everyone!