No special equipment or ingredients required to make these fun chicken salad sushi roll ups at home. Simply press out a piece of soft white bread (or let the kids smash it with their hands) on a large Swiss chard leaf, then top the bread with chicken salad, cucumber sticks and carrot sticks. Roll the “sushi” and slice into 1-inch pieces. These little sushi rolls are adorable for snack time, a picnic or packed in a lunchbox.
Micro gardens are designed to be highly productive, energy and space efficient, sustainable and affordable, and grown in healthy living soil, says Anne Gibson of The Micro Gardener (themicrogardener.com). They can be as tiny as a few square inches in a container or several square feet in a garden bed.
This Spanish Revival redesign has great curb appeal with its winding brick walkway and bright lipstick-red front door. Prior to the remodel, most of the exterior was covered by bushes, which were replaced with a healthier slow-growing variety of flowering plants and lawn.
A soft siding color is contrasted with black shutters and white support columns. The brick from the walkway continues onto the covered porch with outdoor sitting space. The healthy grass yard gives off a natural, colorful glow.
Thick, decorative grass creates a lush plant line leading to the front door of this home. Sunlight highlights the vivid natural color of the healthy, spacious yard. White columns support the covered front porch and a textured neutral siding fits beautifully with the rich plant surroundings.
This porch was built around the existing oak trees, and the ceiling cutouts allow their branches to keep growing healthy and strong. Black wicker chairs with matching ottomans provide a comfy place to sit and enjoy the outdoors, while a large window from the home office invites fresh air indoors.
Large stones give a beautifully natural quality to this bright yard area. Stone steps and a small walkway create a path from the grass to the driveway for a fluid transition toward the home. The healthy green plant life looks extra vivid against the coarse, natural gray and brown tones of the rock.