Life now couldn’t possibly be more opposite than the one Kristin Kimball was living ten years ago. She was in her early 30’s, a Harvard graduate enjoying the New York lifestyle, working for a literary agency, teaching creative writing and picking up freelance writing jobs. About this time Eric Schlosser’s Fast Food Nation was shedding light […]

Blueberries 101 There’s a misconception that blueberries don’t grow in Idaho. That they are a fruit reserved for the cooler climates of Oregon and Washington. While it’s true that blueberries like acidic soil – something we don’t have here in Southwest Idaho – with a few steps along the way you can be growing berries right along with […]

One of the things I love about living in Boise’s North End neighborhood is the streets lined with big trees and diverse architecture. It’s a community that’s made for long walks and often where I get inspiration for projects. Such is the case with these DIY Concrete Landscape Balls. I spotted these cool spherical landscaping accessories in a neighbor’s flowerbed and knew immediately […]

You know what they say about taking the girl off the farm. Even though I live in Boise’s historic North End now, my Idaho agricultural upbringing is still deeply ingrained. My name is Linda Whittig and I’m a new contributor to the D&B blog. I’m just starting to turn the wasteland of the alley behind […]