Bed Springs Trellis

Bed Springs Trellis

  Trash pick’in happens unexpectedly! Sometimes I find the best stuff just cruising along minding my own business. Like this wonderful crib-size bed springs piece that was sitting out there leaning against a trashcan on my shortcut to the hardware store. Couldn’t just leave it there, now could I? So I hauled it home and

Cheesecloth Uses in the Garden ~ practical and recyclable

Cheesecloth in the Garden

Looking for a gardening material that is versatile, low cost, durable, reusable and can be composted? Try cheesecloth! With a multitude of uses, cheesecloth is handy to have around as you tend your garden. The #1 source of cheesecloth of all grades, bleached, unbleached and colored, is Cheesecloth.com . They provided me with a wonderful sample

Book Review ~ Niki Jabbour’s Veggie Garden Remix

Veggie Garden Remix

Getting tired of growing the same old ho-hum vegetables every year? Niki Jabbour’s new book, Veggie Garden Remix , is the answer for spicing up your garden life! Even if you aren’t an avid grower, the photos and descriptions of these 224 lovely greens, tubers, beans and herbs from all over the globe should prove fascinating.

Chalk Paint Magic ~ There’s Money in the Basement!

Chalk Paint Magic

True confession time!! I frequent local garage and estate sales and buy “projects” that I never seem to get around to. Do you, too? At the time that I buy them, these odds and ends seem like diamonds in the rough. Later, I realize that there isn’t any perfect spot in the house or I

Free Houseplants ~ Starting Begonias from a Leaf

Free Houseplants

Does your friend have a beautiful Begonia that you would love to have, too? Ask her/him for a leaf with stem and start your own plant for free!     Just plunk that leaf’s stem into a jar with water and refresh the water once a week. Put the container in a window with lots

Decorate for Fall Naturally!

Decorate for Fall Naturally

How do you decorate for Fall without spending a lot of money? Go natural! Find a good farm stand or farmer’s market nearby and purchase just a few select items to mix with your own garden abundance. For these window boxes, I only used one large ornamental Kale, one medium-sized pumpkin, four interesting colorful gourds

Wheelbarrow Water Feature

Wheelbarrow Water Feature

Recently, a good friend gave me his parents’ vintage metal wheelbarrow! It was just what I needed to put together a water feature that I had been dreaming about making for awhile. If you have an old wheelbarrow that is water tight, consider making a Wheelbarrow Water Feature from it. Less mess and maintenance than

Field Trip ~ Lewes Beach Get-A-Way

Lewes Beach, DE

Sometimes you just need to unplug and have a little get-a-way. Recently, my hubby and I returned to my old stomping grounds in Lewes, Delaware. Still quaint in many ways, even though it is a beach resort, Lewes has plenty of charms. Historic homes, weathered cottages and museums create an old-timey ambiance. Eclectic boutique shops

Field Trip ~ Inn at Perry Cabin

Inn at Perry Cabin

Our son and daughter-in-law totally surprised us recently with a two-night stay at the luxury resort, Inn at Perry Cabin in St. Michaels, Maryland. Owned by Belmond (formerly Orient-Express Hotels), the original manor house was built in 1816 and has been enlarged over time to its present 78 rooms. We drove up to the hotel through

Flower Fairies

Flower Fairies

  Want to have some fun with the kids or grandkids or just amuse yourself on a summer day? Make Flower Fairies to leave around gardens for folks to find! Use a dried poppy seed pod or two and some acorns and fine-tipped permanent pens. Draw little whimsical faces on each one and, then the

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