September 4, 2013
I know it’s early for fall decorating, but I have been busy working with HGTV Gardens on some Halloween crafts. Today, I’m sharing with you these creepy black widow lace covered lamps complete with spiders and webs! I surrounded the vases with spiny succulents from my garden. These lamps were great fun to make and…

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September 2, 2013
I met Kate from Farmhouse 38 soon after I won the Blue Ribbon Blogger Award from Country Living Magazine back in 2011. Instantaneously, we developed a lovely friendship. We were two kindred spirits living on opposite coasts. There is just something about folks that keep chickens that makes you feel as though you have known one another…

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August 29, 2013
  I was craving beach plum jam. A few days ago we went searching for wild beach plums on the shores of Cape Cod.  I had never heard of beach plums until I moved here and I was told that they are incredibly difficult to find due to the loss of their natural habitat. Beach…

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August 26, 2013
This clump larger than my hand showed up a few days after heavy rainfall. Backyard chickens love to free-range. They love to scratch in the leaves, sift through grass, explore secret spots under large shrubs and dig holes for dust baths. Unfortunately sometimes, without even realizing it there can be potential dangers hidden in these…

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August 23, 2013
Last weekend, I went for a walk in Cotuit with the kids. We stumbled upon the most beautiful field of cosmos, sunflowers, corn, squash and pumpkins. It was breathtaking. Photo Credit:  Tilly’s Nest  

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August 21, 2013
By the request from HGTV Gardens, they asked me if I could share garden inspired origami. The timing was perfect!  All summer long the kids have been going crazy folding papers into all sorts of wonderful creations. We have all been having so much fun that it seemed like no work at all. I wanted…

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August 19, 2013
Cody Sanantonio is an artisan jeweler who makes beautiful creations using various materials. Her sterling silver pieces are exquisite. Her work has been featured in Bead and Button Magazine Beautiful Jewelry Edition in 2011 and today I am thrilled to share with you that she is giving away to our readers this beautiful rooster and…

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August 16, 2013
Honeybees are in trouble. Each year they continue to die off at an alarming rate. One in three bites of food you consume is due to a honeybee. Only recently have scientist started studying bees, when they soon realized that they are headed toward possible extinction. There are many potential reasons why the bees are…

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August 14, 2013
 This week, we crafted back to school gifts for the teachers. I know that teachers receive plenty of gifts throughout the school year, so I always try to make sure that the gift is not only pretty but functional. We created this ink pen bouquet made from silk flowers and ink pens.  These pretties can…

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About me

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