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


  • Celebrations

    Autumn in the Air and Thanksgiving ’round the Corner

    Fall is officially in the air in Missouri with cooler morning temps and beautiful warm afternoons. When we string together a few of these fabulous days, I’m always reminded why this is my favorite time of year. The family also made its first of what promises to be many trips to a local apple orchard yesterday for hay rides, chicken feeding, apple picking and pumpkin gathering. I’m thankful that we have so many great local orchards, pumpkin farms and corn mazes so close to home. It makes fall such a fabulous family time of year. Speaking of autumn and the thankfulness of it all, I’m afraid it’s time once again…

  • Saturday Sparks

    Saturday Sparks: Thanksgiving Tablescapes

    Yes, I know Thanksgiving is weeks away but judging by how quickly Halloween sneaked right up on me I thought we could all use a bit of inspiration to help us change gears and get on our turkey day entertaining hats. My husband and I are hosting his side of the family this year, so I need to get all things headed toward Thanksgiving, including food, decorations and organization. (I’ll think about Christmas the day after that.) I’m starting with the centerpiece of Thanksgiving, the table, and have found several beautiful and some whimsical ideas to jump start the planning of the timeless tradition of breaking bread (and turkey, sweet…

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