Category / Spring

March 26, 2014
I tend to keep things that most people would consider junk or recyclable. You never know when you can upcycle items into beautiful crafting creations. Some of my favorite items to keep are the glass jars and their lids from foods. Salsa jars are perfect! I remove the labels, wash them in the dishwasher, and…

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March 12, 2014
Winter has been hanging on this year and despite the fact that spring is less than 10 days away. We still have snow on the ground and are expecting more tonight. During these final winter days, I love to fill my home with fresh blooms. Somehow they get me over the final hump as I…

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January 15, 2014
This week I’m sharing my latest craft for HGTV Gardens. My early 2014 assignments had to do with weddings. Taking inspiration from the gardens and my daughter’s tutu, I decided to make a craft that is not just for weddings. I created this versatile clip that can be featured in the hair, on the wrist,…

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May 24, 2013
I love to entertain outdoors. I love gardening and I just adore clever ways to bring the garden to the table.  This upcoming Memorial Day weekend kicks off the summer here on Cape Cod.  So I decided to create a lovely arrangement that could be functional as well as beautiful-garden inspired terracotta utensil holders.Read moreCraft…

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April 28, 2013
Just around the corner is the 139th year of the Kentucky Derby.  This year, I created a simple easy centerpiece that makes me think about the hallmarks of this iconic race. Read moreKentucky Derby Centerpiece

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April 17, 2013
One of my favorite things to do with the family is tend to our fairy garden.  Each year we add to our sweet little miniature worlds. Click here to see our backyard chicken fairy garden. This year, I created a coastal inspired fairy house just for our garden that I had the pleasure of sharing…

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March 9, 2013
If you too have been trying faithfully to catch a Leprechaun like we have in our household for years, this leprechaun garden might just help you succeed.  We always seem to fail.  They dye out toilets green and they drop their golden chocolate coins, but they never stick around for long.  This year, we crafted…

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February 27, 2013
Over the past few weeks, we have had some major doses of snow and wintry weather in the Northeast.  Feeling frustrated, I went to Trader Joes’ and picked up some spring blooms. I also trimmed some budding Forsythia branches from a bush in my yard to create this cheery spring bouquet.  Spring flowers always brighten my day,…

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