Your home should tell the story of who you are, and be a collection of what you love. ~ Nate Berkus I often use the phrase “my new best friend” when referencing a kindred spirit; a person with whom I am instantly connected; with whom I share a common bond. Such is the feeling I… Continue reading Creating A Home with Advice from My New BFF
Ladybird, ladybird, fly away home Your house is on fire and your children are gone All expect one, and that’s Little Anne For she has crept under the warming pan ~ Children’s Nursery Rhyme My love of ladybugs continues. Tuesday evening, I noticed that my yellow squash and zucchini plants were overrun with aphids. A… Continue reading Ladybug Liberation
Thursday’s Child has Far to Go … ~ Old English nursery rhyme Today we celebrate the birthday of my oldest child, Grayson. In 1995, June 29th was a Thursday, hence the quote above. And just for the sake of interest, the traditional meaning is associated with Thursday children having a long, successful life without limitations.… Continue reading Happy Birthday, Grayson!
Six things. In a garden. On a Saturday. 1 – Brad’s First Harvest. Brad is my husband. Brad loves all things hot & spicy. He decided to put in a garden of his own, mainly as a salsa garden. He probably has a dozen different kinds of peppers in addition to tomatoes, onions, and cilantro.… Continue reading Six on Saturday – 6-23-18
Upcycle: to reuse discarded objects or material in such a way as to create a product of a higher quality or value than the original. ~ Dictionary.com I didn’t really stop to consider that ‘upcycling outdoors’ is a thing, but Max McMurdo explains the concept and inspires you to try it yourself. In his explanation,… Continue reading Book Review: Upcycling Outdoors by Max McMurdo
I’ve discovered that several garden bloggers publish a post called “Six on Saturday.” Six things, in a garden, on a Saturday. I thought I might post my own edition from time to time. I think my version will be a way to feature little elements from my garden that might not warrant their own blog… Continue reading Six on Saturday – 6-9-18
A garden requires patient labor and attention. Plants do not grow merely to satisfy ambitions or to fulfill good intentions. They thrive because someone expended effort on them. ~ Liberty Hyde Bailey Character traits God is asking me to work on: Patience and Humility. Last week I did not exhibit patience, and it came back to… Continue reading Patience and Humility
It is said that the effect of eating too much lettuce is ‘soporific.’ ~ Beatrix Potter I wonder if the same is true for spinach. I imagine that most people reading my blog know Beatrix Potter and her tales of Peter Rabbit. In my idyllic world, I love Peter Rabbit. But in my world of… Continue reading No Stealing My Joy
Flowers always make people better, happier, and more helpful; they are sunshine, food and medicine for the soul. ~ Luther Burbank My birthday is on Valentine’s Day, which is probably the most expensive day of the year to purchase flowers. I tend to be pretty sensible, so I have always discouraged Brad from sending me… Continue reading Happy May Day!
In creating this blog, I’ve scoured the internet looking at other blogs. There are so many interesting ideas out there! In the process, I’ve added a dozen new blogs to my reading list. And I’ve discovered that I don’t have anything new and different to offer. This blog is just me being me. I am… Continue reading The Miracle of Peas