Category / DIY

October 15, 2014
It’s hard to believe that Halloween will be here in just about two weeks! Where has this year gone? A few weeks ago when I was hanging out at our local craft store looking for inspiration, I discovered that all the metal gardening hooks and planters were on sale for fifty percent off. Of course,…

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October 1, 2014
Happy first day of October! This week, I wanted to share a sweet spiderweb doormat that I made for HGTV Gardens complete with its very own spider! I thought that this would be a fun way to greet trick or treaters and fall’s guests.Read moreDIY Spiderweb Doormat

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July 23, 2014
The flock is now seven and a half weeks old. They were quickly outgrowing their temporary brooder. The Salmon Favorelle, Golden Laced Wyandotte and Easter Eggers were now the size of Silkie Bantams. It was time to begin their transition.Read moreMakeshift Brooder

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July 7, 2014
Living by the sea, we are spoiled with delicious seafood year round, clam bakes, and the ability to go clamming and crabbing around town. It’s no wonder we always have a plethora of empty shells I like to hoard for rainy day projects. Today while my son was at summer camp, my daughter and I…

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February 12, 2014
Looking good! Oh my goodness, do chickens including my girls ever love looking at themselves in the mirror! Winter is still upon us and as we try to deal with the usual boredom during the final few weeks, I bring out all the stops. It was time, the chicken divas needed a mirror of their…

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February 4, 2014
One of my favorite things to collect are birds nests. Over the years I have collected quite a few. A little while back HGTV asked me to come up with a fun garden-inspired corsage and boutonniere, nests immediately came to mind. I wanted to fill the nest with round blooms that resembled eggs. Ranunculus blossoms…

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