The Most Popular Posts of 2013 at 6ftmama

Top of this Snowy-Blowy Morning to ya!

Here in lovely Maple Grove, we’re expecting another freezing arctic blast – and the kids are anticipating at least one additional cancelled day of school.

We’re at the point now where the schools are talking about extending the school year a few days to make up for all the cancellations. Ying and Yang strike again.

I had high plans for posting some 2013 highlights after Christmas, but of course, with all the celebrating and then the brutal cold – it just didn’t happen.

Anywho, I was feeling so full of vigor after just clearing the driveway of another 5 inches of snow (with some tremendous ice-chunky plowback that took an extra 20 minutes!) that I thought I’d get going on it this morning. 

(Warning – a few of these might make you hungry and cause you to venture out to the nearest grocery store for ingredients…)

5. Cherry Marshmallow Dessert

This is a good old fashioned dessert treat that’s easy enough to make with the kids (or with them underfoot!)

Will Cherry Marshmallow Dessert


4. Easy DIY – How to Expand the Ledge on your Fireplace Mantle

Few of us are lucky enough to have a mantle that is wider than a few inches. This post on how I expanded my own ledge with this easy, non-permanent DIY was a hit.

L Bracket for Expanded Mantle Ledge

3. Leverage Bars (a.k.a. the Bars that will get your kids to do anything you ask!)

These were the massively easy and massively awesome Monster Cookie Bars that I discovered at my friend Diane’s house. Oh blessed day that was!

Leverage Bars (Monster Cookie Bars)

2. The Ultimate Prep Checklist for School Conferences

After experiencing the gambit of emotion, information and benefit from school conferences, I shared what I do today to make sure our conference experience is a success.

Emma and Will First Day of School at Parnassus Preparatory 2013

Emma and Will
First Day of School ~ 2013
6th & 8th Grade ~ Parnassus Preparatory

 1. The Best Garden Blogs of 2013

This post reviews the nominated blogs for the 2013 Garden Bloggers Conference. If you’re looking for great garden blogs – these are all worth following.

The Best Garden Bloggers Blogs 2013

There you have it folks.

Some good content for you to explore while you’re battening down the hatches yet again.

Stay warm – do a dry-run of your super-bowl food – watch some Gopher basketball.


Still growing...

Jennifer Ebeling
Jennifer Ebeling is a proud Minnesotan and U of MN alumni. Gooooooo Gophers! Each week, Jennifer produces and hosts Still Growing - a gardening podcast dedicated to helping you and your garden grow. The show is an in-depth interview format. Guests featured on the show share a passion for gardening and include authors, bloggers, professional gardeners, etc. Listeners and guests of the show can join the Still Growing community on Facebook. It's a place to ask questions, share garden stories, interact with great guests featured on the show, and continue to grow and learn. Jennifer and her husband Philip have four children, a big golden lab named Sonny, and live in lovely Maple Grove, Minnesota. P.S. When she's not teaching her four kids a new card game - or teaching them how to drive a car - Jennifer loves inspiring individuals and groups to maximize and personalize their home & garden.
Jennifer Ebeling
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