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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    This Little Piggy Went to (the Farmer’s) Market

    It is a gorgeous late summer morning here in the Midwest, so my son and I decided to trek down to the local farmer’s market to see what was fresh. I’ve been craving vine-ripened tomatoes all summer, because our crop (and those of everyone else I know) just didn’t produce this year. Our spring and early summer were so wet that I gave up on our garden pretty early and let the weeds do their thing. I picked out some sweet banana peppers and juicy red tomatoes, while my son chose fresh broccoli and a tasty bundle of carrots. I don’t think he has ever seen carrots right out of the ground,…

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