Garden Wars: Our Quest to Turn Our Urban Lawn Into Food & the Free Mobile App We Created To Help You Grow Food!

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I had the great honor of presenting at the 2018 Horticulture Industries Show organized by Oklahoma State University and the University of Arkansas on Friday, January 5th. I met a lot of great people, learned a great deal, and had a fantastic time. Thank you to the organizers of the event for allowing me to speak! You can watch the video below to see my presentation where I talk about what led us to start […]

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Why and How I Learned to Code to Build Our Mobile App (recorded presentation)

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I had the privilege of speaking with the OKC-Sharp developer meetup group in Oklahoma City this week and talking about why and how I learned to code in order to build our mobile app. I talk about how I learned to code and share tips for others that want to learn. This talk is geared towards software developers but there should be lessons I talk about that apply to all areas of learning.

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Cook Dry Black Beans in 25 Minutes with the Instant Pot!

Beans are a staple in our house. It’s something that we always have on-hand in our fridge to eat on with our meals. Dried beans are so much more cost efficient for us than canned and we don’t have to worry about all the preservatives! I used to cook these beans on the stove after soaking them overnight and then boiling them on the stove for several hours. It was so time consuming and I […]


I’m Talking About Indoor Seed Starting on 01/26/18 at the Oklahoma Organic Gardening Association

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I’ll be talking about why and how to start vegetable seeds indoors on January 26th at the Oklahoma Organic Gardening Association. I’ll also bring examples of DIY seed starting stations that can be built without breaking the bank! Here’s a link to a video that details how we built our 1000+ seed starting station for less than $100! Check out the link below for more info about the event and OOGA! Indoor Seed Starting – […]

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EASY Instant Pot Chicken Broth: Make Your Own Delicious and Nutritious Chicken Broth!

When we make a whole chicken we always save all the bones and use them to create our own chicken bone broth! Making chicken broth is probably one of the best things that we use the Instant Pot for! This not only saves us sooooo much money, but it tastes so much better as well! The best part of making this in your Instant Pot is that you can put all the ingredients together and […]

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Instant Pot Chicken Recipe: From Whole Raw Chicken To Dinner in 40 Minutes!

We’ve eaten so many more whole chickens saving us so much money since buying our Instant Pot! It used to be such a hassle to make whole chickens, but now it is super-simple and speedy with the Instant Pot. Imagine how convenient it is going from a raw whole chicken to dinner-ready in around 40 minutes… amazing! You can also use the leftover chicken scraps to make your own broth! Check out the video of […]

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Join us for “Backyard Food Farming” at the Oklahoma City Home & Garden Show January 19-21!

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We’re excited to announce that we’re going to be at the Oklahoma City Home and Garden Show with our friends from Prairie Wind Nursery talking about how you can plant, grow, harvest, and manage pests for over 40 vegetables right from your back yard! We’ll also have a “smell like a butterfly” game for kids as well as a kitchen herb and an indoor seed starting demonstration. Come out and join us!

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Exciting Announcement: I’m speaking at the 2018 Horticulture Industries Show next week!

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I’m excited to announce that I’ll be speaking at the 2018 Horticulture Industries Show in Tulsa, OK on January 5th, 2018 from 1:30-2:00pm! The title of my talk is “How we converted our urban backyard into a food farm and how our free mobile app can help you do the same!” I’m really excited about this opportunity and am looking forward to the show and learning from all the other great speakers!  Click here to […]

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Super Simple Homemade 10 Minute Pizza Dough Recipe

I was shocked to find out that making pizza dough could be this simple and end up tasting this incredible! I try to plan ahead for my meals, but too often I find myself searching at the last minute trying to find something to feed our large family. Instead of going out to eat and spending at least $50 for all of us, I can simply make this pizza and it is a huge hit […]