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DIY: Cinderella Succulent Topped Pumpkins

Last fall, I created the most fantastic succulent topped pumpkin for HGTV Gardens. It was so much fun and I loved seeing how it all came together so easily. This month I’ll be at the Country Living Fair doing a live demonstration on Saturday afternoon to share how simple and easy it is for you to create succulent topped pumpkins at home. I love creating each and everyone. No two succulent topped pumpkins are ever alike.

Beekeeping Bees Videos

Mating Bumblebees: A Rare Glimpse

Yesterday was so hectic for me.  I’ve been getting up so early for my son to catch the bus each and every morning. Yes, I’m that early bird, catching the worm everyday at 5:30 am.  I worked for a few hours and then ran tons of errands, went food shopping, played taxi driver for the kiddos, made a homemade lasagna, and I still had a  6 pm meeting at my youngest’s school. By late afternoon, I was beat and running on fumes, but then like a gift for this beekeeper, I came across two bumblebees on my front steps. I had to take a closer peek. What were they doing?

Crafts Fall Seasons

Acorn Mason Jar Candle

mason jar candle Tillys' Nest

We spend as much time as we can outside, until finally the weather becomes raw, cold, and snowy. The acorns are abundant right now and the kids and I always love to collect a few to turn into crafts. As we gathered the acorns, we were plopping them into a found Mason jar in the garage, then it dawned on me- How pretty would a mason jar candle, look filled with acorns?

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Nautical Pumpkins

I love living on the coast near the beach. I also love all things nautical in home decor.
Earlier this week I was wondering how I could make a nautical fall tablescape. Then it dawned on me, I bet pumpkins would look lovely wrapped in assorted marine rope. The kids and I got to work on this no-carve pumpkin decorating idea.

Beekeeping Honey

My First Bit of Honey

As the seasons change, it is time to begin feeding the bees. This helps to ensure their survival over the upcoming winter months. In the fall, bees take a 2:1 sugar syrup.Yesterday, I planned to place the sugar syrup feeders on the hives. Here on Cape Cod, our club suggests feeding them for the first two weeks in October. Since I was already suited up, I also decided to do this year’s final hive inspections. These would be the last full inspections before spring next year. Little did I know that it would unexpectedly be my first honey harvest.

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Fall Road Trip in New England

This past weekend, we went on a fall family road trip. We had a few goals in mind. Of course the to-do-list included family time, leaf peeping, apple cider donuts, apple picking and enjoying the beauty of autumn. I know many of you can’t be here in New England with us, so I thought I would share a little bit of New England with you. Enjoy!