Spring is finally here! I’m so excited to finally be free of the endless cold snaps that have been popping up every time we thought the weather had decided to play nice. So I’m sharing my best ideas to ring in the real Spring weather! Note, product links give me a kickback and help me
Category: Natural World
We finally hit the first frost where I live. Better late than never, right? So that means I have to go through my organic roses stat and take care of them for the Winter. How do I do that? I collect any rosehips and any rose flowers or petals left on my bush. It’s pretty
I’ve already written a full handy hints post before. But today I want to show you something quick and easy that you can do right now. When your toothpaste tube gets really close to empty, you can cut the end off so you don’t have to work so hard to get at the last little
It has been warmer these past few days, so I’m hoping Spring will soon be sprung! Lavender and fragrant flowers bobbing in the breeze, honey bees flitting about, and a pile of cushions on the back deck while I cozen up to a good read. The lavender is still out right now, though it’s leggy
With a combined interest in cutting our carbon footprint and cutting our costs, many urbanites and young adults are turning to micro apartments. This allows you to live in a high cost region, like a college dorm or the middle of downtown, without costing nearly as much as a regular apartment, and might be just
a lovely border, photo courtesy of Kramer tree dot com As we creep through Autumn, those falling leaves become an ever thicker blanket on your pristine lawn. Rather than merely throwing them out, it may be worth considering switching your woodchips out for shredded leaves. Woodchips are a staple in suburban landscaping,
I`m a big fan of good architecture. Really, I am. It`s just that, usually, I tend to prefer traditional architecture. You know, Victorian, Federal, Gothic- it all stirs my artistic soul. Usually when I see some famous piece of modern architecture I just scoff. “Yeah, that`s interesting; but it has no story, no soul!” It`s
But you are a lot more likely to listen when the words are cutely framed! If you do a lot of writing or poetry, you can display that as art as well as your photos and paintings. It just takes a frame and some ingenuity! I don`t think you can see it too clearly, but
Both sets of shakers bought at Cracker Barrel, antique vase/pitcher, miniature daffodils as also seen in The Variegated Thumb These little shakers hold a whole lot of personality. What little things do you add to spice up your kitchen and tablescapes?
There are some things in this world we will never understand. Like the eternal question, “Are there are more colors than the ones in the ‘visible light‘ range?” When we look at the bottom of the sea, the answer, surprisingly, is yes. In the actual final frontier, the bottom of our seas, we have been
I know that Pantone came out with their announcement that emerald green is this year`s color. That may even be true. For some people. Those that base their style sensibilities off of what they are told in big media outlets will be wearing that this year. But. Not all of us follow the glossy pages
I thought you might want a break from the constant art based posts, so we can move onto interiors now. A specific interior, in fact. We are talking about the bane of my life here. The dreaded small closet! I know, you may be thinking that any closet that can`t be walked into is small.
No, I haven`t lost my mind. I`m not talking about bulimia here, (which is destructive, let me tell you) but rather the getting rid of material junk. That`d be possessions, mind you. I`m even being more specific than that. Since it is Spring, and a lot of things are getting pruned, I turned that same
Some Inspiration I was reading an article about native gardening in the February/March edition of the National Wildlife Foundations magazine. I saw a few good ideas for incorporating such a creature in your yard slowly, so as not to disturb or shock the lawn only neighbors. It kind of inspired me to share my little
Reuse, Reduce, Recycle I was scrolling through my reader when I stumbled upon these amazing ideas! Of course, they are now all third hand, as the post I saw wasn`t the original instance of these ideas either, but this is still pretty awesome! Such nifty ideas for reusing basic items in a useful way. I