this week’s bouquet

This week’s bouquet comes from the last flowers of my garden.  The echinacea are having their second bloom of the season and their last hurray. They started blooming in July and I think the heat and dry summer was just too much for them, as the flowers were pale and scraggly..  This second flush of flowers is much more vibrant and beautiful.  The deep jewel … Continue reading this week’s bouquet

fall outdoor decorating

Sometimes it takes me awhile to get in the mood to decorate for a new season.  Usually, it’s just a matter of being too busy.  But, this Sunday afternoon, I felt like playing and fiddling with the cement urns that sit on each side of my garage. The urns held Boston ferns all summer, so I pulled them out, put them in black plastic pots, … Continue reading fall outdoor decorating

this week’s bouquet

This week’s bouquet starts with some golden rod that I nabbed from my elderly neighbor’s yard.  Usually it is only found along the road side or in a country field.  No one purposely allows this weed to grow in their yard.  This year, while she was away, her son’s chopped down every weed and flower growing in her yard, but fortunately they missed her golden … Continue reading this week’s bouquet

opening the porch

Does your porch become a “catch-all” during the winter?  A place where everything lands, to be “put away another day”?  Well, that’s my screened-in porch from November to April. Yesterday, the sun was shining into the porch in such a beautiful way, that I wanted to sit and relax there, but it was such a mess, and so dirty from six months collection of dust … Continue reading opening the porch

bringing spring inside

Spring is slow coming this year.  With very cold nights and brisk days, everything is hesitant to make an appearance.  Usually by now, at least the forsythia are starting to bloom. Since, it is still brown and drab outside, and the calendar officially says it is spring, I decided to bring out the spring decor and make it cheerful inside.  I started with the kitchen, … Continue reading bringing spring inside

repainting the living room

Since gardening keeps me busy three seasons of the year, I save all my inside home projects for the winter months.  I find if I schedule enough of them, I am scrambling to get them all finished before spring, and it makes the winter go fast. Over Christmas break, I repainted the kitchen.  That leaves me the living room and the utility/laundry room to finish before … Continue reading repainting the living room