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A Natural Woodland Christmas Tree

A Natural Woodland Christmas Tree

Ok, as luck would have it- our new house allows for more than one Christmas tree!!!!! What?!?!?! Yes. Ma’am! As someone who has a passion for all things “Holiday” I am beyond excited about this (can you tell?) In my book, if you have room […]

How to Create Beautiful Thanksgiving Centerpieces- Video

How to Create Beautiful Thanksgiving Centerpieces- Video

Whether you are hosting your actual Thanksgiving dinner or not, any one of these centerpieces is sure to wow your holiday visitors. But why go to all the trouble?? I do it because I think it’s another way to show the people you care about, […]

How to Plant & Grow Beautiful Paperwhites for the Holidays- Video

How to Plant & Grow Beautiful Paperwhites for the Holidays- Video

    There is just something so incredibly beautiful about having pots filled with petite paperwhite flowers during the holidays. They are festive, they smell nice, and they can spruce up just about any area of your home! Better yet- they can be planted in […]

The Potting Shed Restoration: Phase 1

The Potting Shed Restoration: Phase 1

Oh, the potting shed. It’s one of those little spots that just feels nostalgic and I adore it. It’s one of the things that made me fall in love this property. The old, cool and damp spring smell, the creaky white cupboards with the painted-black […]

Beautiful Varieties of Pumpkins

Beautiful Varieties of Pumpkins

When the weather starts to cool and the end of September/beginning of October approach, it can only mean one thing…… Pumpkins!! There’s just something about Fall that I love; maybe it’s getting my favorite sweaters back out or drinking a hot cup of coffee on […]

A Welcoming Fall Front Entrance

A Welcoming Fall Front Entrance

As much as love all of the spring and summer plantings, I am always excited when the temperatures start to turn, because then it is time for all things pumpkins, gourds, mums, corn stalks and bales of hay! This year was no exception. Between a […]

Freshen Up Your Decor with Indoor Topiaries: Myrtle, Lemon Cypress, Lavender and more!

Freshen Up Your Decor with Indoor Topiaries: Myrtle, Lemon Cypress, Lavender and more!

Oh my goodness, I loooooove topiaries! Those round little puffs of green popping out of perfectly weathered terra cotta pots- yes, yes, and yes. Even if you’re not great at keeping your indoor plants alive (guilty), you can have topiaries. They add color, texture and […]

Mini Herb Gardens for Gifts or Just for Fun!

Mini Herb Gardens for Gifts or Just for Fun!

Every year our family likes to come up with a little extra special something for the kids’ teachers, which I think is the least we can do after all the time and effort they put in! This year we thought some mini herb gardens might […]

Beautiful Window Boxes and Pots full of Flowers!

Beautiful Window Boxes and Pots full of Flowers!

I love having an array of potted flowers at our entryway and on the patios. Plants and flowers in your landscape are great, but potted flowers add a pop of color and some greenery and softness to patios and front steps. What’s also great is […]

Crawfish Boil Menu with Recipes

Crawfish Boil Menu with Recipes

There’s nothing like a Memorial Day Weekend Crawfish Boil to kickoff summer! While we always remember what Memorial Day is actually about- honoring the memory of those who have fought and died trying to defend our country and our freedom- I think like many people, […]

Our Favorite Outdoor Servingware for Summer!

Our Favorite Outdoor Servingware for Summer!

  Is it really almost June?? School is ending, warmer weather is coming, and that means eating al fresco! There are lots of great serving pieces for use outdoors, but here are a few of my favorites!     MacKenzie Childs has some great outdoor […]

Garden Art

Garden Art

I stumbled across these at a garden store last year and just had to share… they’re even prettier in person! They are 14″ x 20″ and made of kiln-dried cedar. These beauties will go on the walls of the potting shed when I’m done painting! […]

Books on Flowers & Landscape: Growing, Arranging, & Inspiration

Books on Flowers & Landscape: Growing, Arranging, & Inspiration

  Are there tons of books on flowers and arranging? Of course! Who wouldn’t want to write about something so beautiful. Here are a few of my favorites though if you’re looking for something new to drool over:     Floret Farm’s Cut Flower Garden- […]

Some of our Favorite Kids Books…

Some of our Favorite Kids Books…

There are so so so many kids books that we love! Here are just a couple that have to do with gardens, gardening, and cute little farms:   Garden Sounds from Usborne Books- touch little buttons on each page to hear the birds chirp and […]

What exactly IS Farm to Table?

What exactly IS Farm to Table?

This is what I think of when I think “Farm to Table.” A beautiful, long, rustic wood table in the middle of a garden or a farm field, or maybe even a barn. Beautifully set with arrangements of fresh-picked wildflowers or a perfectly imperfect arrangement […]