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


  • Craftiness

    Just in Time for St. Patty’s Day Wreath

    Spring Break is winding down here at the Quarter-Acre Wood and this week has been filled with lots of goings-on that I can’t wait to share with all of you. I’m way behind on my latest events and accomplishments, because my sister, great niece and one of my niece’s friends arrived Sunday to do Spring Break Kansas City style and we have been going ever since. So first, let me back up to St. Patrick’s Day, yes I know it came and went. . . three days ago, but I so want to show you my new little craft project perfect for the greenest of days. Okay, so I bought the supplies a month ago but…

  • Craftiness

    Kid-Friendly Valentine Banner

    Last year my son (three years old at the time) and I spent part of a cold snow day creating a cute little Valentine project for aunts and grandmothers (of course I kept one for myself). Although they all might have been a bit biased, these cute little banners were a hit; so today I thought I would re-share our kid-friendly craft with all of you. I came up with this quick banner idea by combining a couple of Pinterest projects with some of my son’s favorite things — paint and glue.  To create your own Valentine banner you will need: brown paper lunch bags empty toilet paper/paper towel roll red…

  • Cards & Crops

    My Best OWH Cards of 2014

      2014 was an interesting blogging year for me. My original blog, Small Talk Mama, completely crashed and burned in October and I lost lots of information associated with it. I consequently began Life at the Quarter-Acre Wood and decided to slow down my posting lifestyle and enjoy the process a bit more. But alas, I felt the pull to rebuild Small Talk Mama and so here I am again. . . While this blog may still be a bit under construction, it hasn’t stopped me from constructing cards for Operation Write Home. I believe in this organization, am thankful for the heroes it supports and love the creative outlet OWH gives me for creating…

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