Hanging Holiday Cards

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Just a little last minute DIY holiday project if you happen to have time in the next few days. I was sad to see our pile of holiday cards relegated to a basket where they were under-seen and lamely displayed. This project just takes a hole punch, ornament hooks, and some twine or thick yarn…. read more

Building a Terrarium

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Recently I’ve been gardening a ton outside – when it isn’t raining that is. This weekend saw more gray skies and rain. While stuck inside I was craving a “green” moment so I got inspired to create a terrarium. I have a friend who is in a Garden Club and a few years back she… read more

DIY: Pom Pom Bag

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It had been a while since I was crafty over here on the blog so I decided to transform an old basket bag that my family carted back from Mexico some time in the 90s by adding some colorful pom poms. To those, who like me have a hankering for hording – I am proud to… read more

Making Crayons

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This might go down in history as my younger daughter’s favorite craft project EVER. You see when she was little if left to her own devices she would peel and snap every crayon she got her hands on. After doing this crayon project I kind of understand the impulse. When we moved into our new… read more

Fresh Flowers

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As we move into the long hot days of August most of the blooms on our property have come and gone. A few wild roses are still clinging to the front wall and back fence… It’s been fun getting to know the flower beds around our new home and I can’t wait for next spring… read more

Hair: Flower Crown

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Last weekend my husband and I attended a South Pacific themed event for Family Centers, a wonderful non-profit here in our town. I planned on wearing a simple dress and wanted to use flowers or jewelry to make my outfit feel more festive. With the theme being Bali Ha’i I had my heart set on a floral crown…. read more

Summer Herbs and Vegetables: Our Home Garden

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Summer is quite possibly my favorite season for many reasons. In early summer we plant a fresh herb and vegetable garden and the girls and I spend countless hours observing and cultivating our seeds and plants. There is nothing more rewarding than eating the “fruits of your labor” and I take such pride in watching… read more

Midas Touch

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If you asked those who know me well – they would say I am a 100% bonafide collector hoarder. I would disagree with them and say that I just really see the potential in old things. I am incapable of letting go of things for fear I will miss them. Nostalgia, you are my friend. Not so… read more

Cork it!

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As the temperatures drop in New England John and I find ourselves spending many hours huddled around the fireplace drinking red wine and nibbling on cheese and crackers. It’s just what the doctor ordered during this dormant season of rest and recovery. Long nights with friends and lazy mornings with John and the girls…  I… read more

Serving up love!

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Things are getting crafty over here at our house… For the cook who has everything this gift is unique and shows you’ve put in a little extra effort to make the gift personal. Time is running out on Christmas but these can be made all year round and are great hostess gifts too! I used… read more