Let’s Make Laurels!

I’ve been drawing laurels on things since the dawn of time. Or since college. Whatever. When I realized my chalkboard handwriting looked nothing like Dana Tanamachi’s– laurels to the rescue. I made a fun little video last year with my awkward on-camera self and thought it would be worth sharing again because especially at Christmas […]

How to Create An Outdoor Room

It’s been over two years since I bragged about how pretty I was gonna make this porch one day and now the time has come. Here’s where we started. A lonely, uncomfortable picnic table. Which I still love. I just don’t want to sit there for over 20 minutes. What a difference! It truly feels […]

The Secret to a Charming Grocery Store Centerpiece

We’ve all seen the lovely pumpkin centerpieces around pinterest. I wanted to see what I could create just with grocery store pumpkins and flowers and what I could find around the yard. I picked up these pumpkins from the grocery store. And I grabbed all these lovely flowers from the 3 for $12 bin. I […]

A Simple Fall Craft

We’ve been doing a simple little craft at our house for years. So simple that it never even occurred to me to write a post about it here, it was just part of our fall tradition. Take the kids outside and collect a bunch of fall leaves. Green ones will work too. Grab your trusty […]

Take an Adult Nature Walk

One of my favorite things to do in the fall is to go on a nature walk. I take a flat basket, a woven tote bag and a pair of scissors and just walk slowly, notice things, and bring a few little finds back to the picnic table for their closeup… Instead of just keeping […]

So You’re Hosting This Summer…

Whether you’re hosting on the Fourth of July or any day this summer, outdoor gatherings require a little different planning… Since we moved to the country we’ve started hosting a Fourth of July cookout. We’ve hosted Christmas dinners and brunches (brunchi?) for years but summer hosting for a group was new to me. I’m learning […]

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