Category / Crafts

June 10, 2016
I’ve been on the road for the past 2 weeks. I’ve been traveling non-stop but have had such a blast meeting so many of you in person at both the Beekman Boy’s Summer Garden Party and the Country Living Magazine Fair in Rhinebeck, NY. While I was at the Country Living Magazine Fair, I did…

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May 24, 2016
I adore peonies. I have loved them since I was a little girl. There is something magical about their fragrant, deep intoxicating blooms and the way that they announce the beginning of summer here in the Northeast. It’s been unseasonable cool here. Spring is taking forever to warm up. We have had a few teasers…

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April 7, 2016
I admit that I tend to keep things. I typically save things that I might just find a use for later on. This has been especially true since I started creating for HGTV five years ago. It’s hard to believe that it has been that long, until I look at bins of “saved” things that somehow…

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March 31, 2016
I love gardening in miniature and with spring in the air I could not help myself. My daughter and I decided to create a miniature garden that we would both love to spend time in. With a cottage garden as inspiration, the entire miniature garden came together in under an hour’s time. We had so…

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March 18, 2016
Every year the kids and I decorate eggs for Easter. Some years, we use the traditional dyeing kits. They’re always great fun and I love the way my kids wriggle up their noses at the colorful dishes filled with white vinegar. In years past, we have also tried our hand at using sharpies, decorating with…

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March 15, 2016
  Ever since I was a little girl, I have been fascinated with the beauty of feathers. Often a rare find from walks in the woods, I always considered finding them good luck and a gift from the world of feathered friends. Over the years, I have collected hawk feathers, turkey feathers, backyard bird feathers…

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February 26, 2016
  Every year I look forward to watching the Academy Awards each February. I love the whole thing, from the pre-show to see what everyone is wearing to the actual award ceremony. I adore this glimpse into Hollywood. It reminds me of the days when I went to UCLA and every year my best friend was…

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January 6, 2016
Today, I thought I would share these vintage seed label containers. As the winter snow collects on the ground, I dream about getting into my gardens again, feeling the cool earth between my fingers. When I garden, I tend to save everything including beautiful seed packets that store the future bounty of summer vegetables and flowers. As…

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Sharing an inspired life from the New England seaside. Chickens, Bees, Gardens, Art and Yummy Goodness.