March Ice Storm ~ Stella Smudge Pots

March Ice Storm ~ Stella Smudge Pots

Here on the East Coast, our recent March storm, Stella, worked her magic. Bringing sleet, freezing rain, snow and then ice, she turned our yard into a set from the movie “Frozen.” Iced and crystalized, many branches could not bear this additional weight and bowed, some to the point of breaking. In the bitter wind,

Scrabble Tile Plant Labels

Scrabble Tile Plant Labels

  A year or so ago, I saw a wonderful idea featured at the NorthWest Flower Show posted by one of my favorite bloggers, Sow & Dipity. (Click here to see her inspiring post) I loved the idea of repurposing old Scrabble letter tiles into plant labels for use in the garden and houseplants. It

Loving Touches ~ Create an elegant wedding for less!

Wedding Cake Topper

Want an elegant wedding but you are trying to keep the costs down and work within a budget? Well, I’ve been there! My son and his sweetheart really wanted something more than backyard nuptials and a barbeque for their summer wedding. Our sweet daughter-in-law-to-be also happens to be an interior designer and her whole firm

Blue Hydrangeas ~ how to get and keep those blue blooms!

Blue Hydrangea

Did you fall in love with a beautiful blue Hydrangea and plant it in the garden, only to have it bloom purple or pink the next year? There’s a fix for that! Acidify your soil using Aluminum Sulfate. Understand that it is only Bigleaf Hydrangeas (Hydrangea macrophylla) that you can change and some hybrid varieties

Field Trip ~ Ashland Reiki & Wellness Center

Ashland Reiki & Wellness Center

Up on the train to the Boston-area this week to help my sister. Hannah Stein, celebrate the opening of her new shop, Ashland Reiki & Wellness Center. Located in a historic building at 54 Front Street in Ashland, Massachusetts, this new boutique is what shopping local is all about. If you enjoy small shops with personal service,

Fall Fairy Windowbox

Fall Fairy Windowbox

It was time for a windowbox change here at Our Fairfield Home and Garden. Formerly lush summer plantings were becoming leggy and the blooms sporadic, so I wanted a transition into fall. Happening on a clearance table at the Michael’s craft store, two tiny fairy houses drew my eye and gave me an idea! And,

Glam Up Your Wedding Glassware ~ Wedding Flowers for Less

Wedding Flowers in DIY Faux Mercury Glass Vases

What do you do when the bride would like an elegant wedding and you are trying to work within a tight budget? You roll up your sleeves and do-it-yourself, that’s what! Our bride fell in love with the look of mercury glass vases but, at $20 to $80 apiece, that just wasn’t affordable. Read on

Our Fairfield Home and Garden Tour

Garden Bench

In the past month, we have hosted four garden tours here at Our Fairfield Home and Garden! That’s a lot of keeping things tidy – sort of like when you have your house on the market and everything has to look perfect all the time, but on the outside. Now it is time to relax

Organic Slug Deterrent Tip!

Get Rid of Slugs!

Are slugs munching your hostas, peppers and other plantings to bits? Well, here is a tip that really works here at Our Fairfield Home and Garden. And, this slug deterrent is organic and only costs pennies! Nestle a small plant saucer or old plate on the soil near where the foliage destruction is taking place. Then pour

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