So last month I took a little break from the internetz, coming online strictly to work and briefly check in with friends for 2 hours every 3-5 days. I did miss keeping up with everyone’s posts and also entering contests, BUT overall I felt it was a much more focused and efficient system. Healthier. … Read moreI Can Dance on My Own Grave, Thank You.
I’m sad to see the end of summer arrive, but one good thing about it is the sheer garden bounty, plus the cooler evenings that make grilling out more pleasant. Our garden has been absolutely overflowing this year and I’ve been scrambling for new recipes and ways to prepare all of the yummy veggies. Moore’s … Read moreMoore’s Marinades & Sauces
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 moreYou’re The Closest To Heaven That I’ll Ever Be.
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 moreBleeding Hearts: A Japanese Legend
I’ve been struggling to make my garden happen this year. It seems like it’s rained every single day this summer, with a serious lack of sunlight to warm things up. That plus the usual critter invasions have equaled a sad excuse for my usual growing bounty. For the remainder of the summer, I’ve decided to … Read more3 inch plastic plant pots for seedlings, cuttings.
Thank you to Huggies for sponsoring today’s post and inspiring me to try Huggies Snug & Dry Ultra Diapers! I feel blessed to live in a rural community filled with almost fairytale-esque nature, which in the summertime is filled with the music of songbirds, the rustle of wildlife, the cool wind fluttering through the petals … Read moreWrapping My Community in Hugs with Huggies Snug & Dry Ultra #UltraHugs
We’re blessed to live in a gorgeous rural community, surrounded by fertile soil, farmlands, orchards, lakes and woodlands. The changing seasons here can often give the landscape a fairytale quality, as new life coils from the ground, nurtured by spectacular lightning and thunderstorms, then transforms into a lush dark green Eden, faded around the edges … Read moreGive Your Community a Giant Hug With Huggies Snug and Dry Ultra! #UltraHug
**This is a sponsored post. I have received free products to help facilitate my review but all opinions are my own. The growing season here in Ohio seems to be getting shorter each year. Blame global climate change, or the grumpy Old North Wind, or whatever you like- but the effects are real. The spring … Read moreAlite Advanced LED Plant Grow Light
**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 more3-Piece Ergonomic Garden Hand Tools Review + Giveaway Ends 03/28