Authentic or Faux — My Forsythia Struts Its Stuff
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.”

Country Cuteness from Mom’s Garage

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

Country Cuteness from Mom’s Garage
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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    In the Kitchen

    Fresh Catch Cooking — Grilled Trout

    My previous post on our family’s urban trout fishing outing took a new (and tasty) turn as we finally tried our hands at cooking a fresh catch on the patio grill. After a quick search, I came up with a plan and after I dressed and wrapped each individual fish in its own little foil package my husband manned the grill to perfection. Even our son thought the fresh fish was quite tasty. Now please take note, this is not a post on how to actually EAT grilled trout. Even after watching a quick video on the best way to de-bone my delicacy, I still managed to get a few…

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    Life as I Know It

    Urban Trout Fishing with the Family

    The weather progressively warmed up as we rushed into the weekend and the southern wind held off just long enough for a Saturday morning trout fishing trip with my family. Luckily, our local trout waters are just a few minutes away from home this time of year thanks to the Missouri Department of Conservation’s urban fishing initiative that stocks small city lakes in Kansas City and St. Louis with trout in the winter and bass and hybrid sunfish in the spring and summer. Our nine-year-old son reeled in the first fish of the day and I hooked a nice one right after. Before we wrapped up our scant two hours…

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