Home and Garden Spring Trends 2016

  Home and Garden Spring Trends 2016 Well… hello there! Yes, it’s been a wee bit long since I last blogged but I have a VERY good excuse! I’ve joined the team at Art’s Nursery as the retail gift-ware and seasonal decor manager this year and that meant trade show after trade show to find… THE COOLEST and THE LATEST TRENDS in: home decor farm girl apparel garden gift-ware So, although I may not have been on the blog hammering out posts these last couple of weeks (and I have felt horribly guilty about it!)… ...

Victorian Kissing Ball

  How to Make a Victorian Kissing Ball I have done kissing balls using the Oasis floral foam, but this one is made the traditional way with an Apple! You can literally make one of these Kissing Balls from items in your own garden. Here’s how you do it…. ...

DIY Olaf Outdoor Christmas Decoration

  DIY Olaf Outdoor Christmas Decoration Christmas is no doubt a very busy time for me… yes, this gardener has two green thumbs and glitter in her veins! I’ve been decorating and designing Christmas displays for years and one thing I have gotten very good at is how to MAKE SOMETHING OUT OF NOTHING! We switched to blue lights on the house this year, so when it was time to figure out what my Christmas scene for the front of the house was going to be this season… I decided that we should invite the characters from Frozen to h ...

Christmas Decorating with Decor Mesh

  Christmas Decorating with Decor Mesh Time to get your glitter on! Between speaking at events, teaching classes and ladies nights, I’ve been smoking busy getting myself and everyone else ready for the holidays. Here’s a collection of some of the posts I have done on how to decorate like a diva for Christmas! ...

8 Harvest Preserving Methods

  8 Harvest Preserving Methods There are many ways to preserve your summer’s harvest that go beyond the obvious canning and freezing methods. Some techniques have been used for centuries while others use modern day equipment. Choosing the right method for you is as easy as deciding on the time you want to invest and your budget. Here’s a look at 8 Harvest Preserving Methods you can try. ...

5 Apple Craft Ideas

  5 Apple Craft Ideas I’ve been eating, crafting, cooking and talking about apples lately because it’s harvest time for this infamous fruit and I had the pleasure of presenting these ideas at Minter Gardens this past weekend for their Apple Fest.     I promised the people that attended my talk that I would post my apple projects ‘in about a week or so’… so here they are! ...
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