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


  • Easter
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    Arkansas Easter Good for the Gray Sky Blues

    I don’t think I have ever been more thankful for Easter in Arkansas than I was this weekend. Other than the obvious festivities, good food and catching up with family, Saturday’s weather couldn’t have been more delicious for a girl who is positively sick of the gray skies and cold temps in the Midwest. We reached the mid-70s with sunny skies in Blue Jay Hollow and everyone spent most of the day outdoors. Other than the protests to the sunscreen, the kids enjoyed made-up games, football and who knows what else. The grownups sat around sipping cold drinks, catching up on the days since Thanksgiving and keeping half an eye on…

  • On the Road Again

    Treasure Hunting at the Wide Spot in the Road

    I’m counting down the days until my annual trek to Sparks, Kansas (literally a wide spot in the road), for the latest installment of their fall antique and flea market. If you have been a reader for a while, you know what a fan I am of this shindig, and I’ve been attending for years now. The huge trash and treasure sale is being held September 3-6 this year along K-7 and 240th Road. Just head north from Hwy 36 and you can’t miss it. Sadly, my sister won’t be tagging along for this venture, but I’ve arranged a sleepover at grandma’s for my little one and I’ll still be hitting the road…

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