Authentic or Faux — My Forsythia Struts Its Stuff

Igot so excited when I rounded the house this weekend to find my forsythia bush blooming! I immediately cut several stems to take the place of the faux flowers I wrote about only days before on my post “Five Tips for Displaying Faux Flowers.”

This cheery card is a perfect way to brighten someone's day. . . complete with a little shaker surprise!

Country Cuteness from Mom’s Garage

I took an old canning jar, a partial can of off-white spray paint, twine and twigs and quickly whipped up a cute little country-style home decor.

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“In the spring, at the end of the day, you should smell like dirt.”

-Margaret Atwood


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    Five Tips for Displaying Faux Flowers

    So I have this confession. . . I'm a bit of a fake flower snob. As a general rule, I just don't like to display artificial blooms in my home, especially in tight quarters. That being said, I have made a few exceptions here and there because I have managed to locate some silk bushes that really do mimic real life. Here are a couple of my current favorite florals and a few tips for displaying faux flowers in your own home.

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    It’s Time for a Painting

    Yup, that photo means it's time for a painting! After seven years in our baby puke brown house, we are finally ready to give it a face lift. My husband and I have never cared for the color, but it was freshly painted before we purchased it and frankly we just didn't think a color change was top priority.

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    Laying Eggs at The Three-Acre Wood

    Last week was an exciting one in the chicken coop at the Three-Acre Wood. Our spring chickens (it had to be said) started laying some tiny little eggs, and our Ameraucana hens even got in on the action with their lovely eggs of pale blue.

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