Pretty in Pink Summer Wreath!

I’ve been wanting a pretty wreath for my front door, but the prices are often dauntingly high. There’s also the problem that I’m not a huge fan of fake flowers. They so often scream tacky/funeral arrangement/old lady with plastic furniture covers, at least to me. I have flashbacks to a house I used to pass … Read more

Create Your Own Romantic Floral Topiary

Fresh flowers are one of my passions in life. They make me feel like a decadently pampered Victorian lady, surrounded by boisterous bouquets, stunning stems and divinely scented nosegays. My dream is to one day have entire fields teeming with a wild array of blooms, ready to be snipped at a moments notice. Or perhaps … Read more

You’re The Closest To Heaven That I’ll Ever Be.

My showy irises have made their appearance, spreading further this year.  I love the purple ones for their delicate, veiny tracework pattern of decoration, bleeding into saturated ink-stained pools at the end of each bottom petal. The iris was named from the Greek word for rainbow, denoting the multitude of colors the flowers span. In … Read more

Bleeding Hearts: A Japanese Legend

I was so happy that one of my favorite flowers, the Bleeding Heart (Lamprocapnos spectabilis), made it through the winter. I’m always fascinated with myth and legend, folklore and fairytales. I love tracing the paths these tales take, the ways in which they transform and mutate with time and distance, the ways they’re still evolving … Read more

I Need One Thing That’s Divine.

My dreams have been filled with time traveling, both literal and moving back and forth through the layers of my own life. Excavation isn’t pretty or conducive to good sleep. Human sharks, tiny hands thrown up in defense just turn to bait. I want to start over, pure and clean, with no blood trail dripping … Read more

Bunnies & Flowers: Easter Table Decorations

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A refreshing Easter table, set with a sky blue cloth which makes a perfect background for frolicking bunnies and cheerful blooms. A pink cut glass bottle holds fuchsia flowers. Scattered petals give a carefree vibe to your Easter tea party. Adorable tea packets invite guests to linger over a delicious cup of tea, flavored with … Read more

Bejeweled Bouquet

I’ve been wanting to do something to display these sparkling pink crystal-cut glass drawer pulls since I found them. I’d love to refinish a dresser or cabinet with them, but they don’t currently fit my decor. I decided adding them to a sweet floral bouquet would be a unique and unexpected touch. I used magazine … Read more

3-Piece Ergonomic Garden Hand Tools Review + Giveaway Ends 03/28

**This is a sponsored post. I have received free products to help facilitate my review but all opinions are my own. The ground here is just barely beginning to peek out from the seemingly endless winter of ice and snow. So far I have only the seed catalogs and my daydreams of rolling fields of … Read more

The Yard in Autumn

I have so many posts in my head that I would like to make right now- fall crafts, Ray Bradbury, book reviews, GamerGate, Halloween ideas, autumn festivals. The problem with this being my absolute favorite time of year is that I’m so busy experiencing it, that it’s hard to find time to write about it! … Read more

Look Like a Flower Design Genius With Bloominous!

I’m in love with the concept of this new site, Bloominous. They offer such a fresh, innovative approach to DIY flower projects. It’s one of those ideas that’s so perfect, you wonder why no one thought of it before. The concept combines several of my favorite things: gorgeous flowers, fabulous tablescapes and a DIY mentality. … Read more