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Book Reviews-My Favorite Garden Themed Books

“God gives all men all earth to love, but since man’s heart is small, ordains for each one spot shall prove beloved over all.” ~Rudyard Kipling My favorite garden-themed books: Two of the most beautifully illustrated books I’ve ever read are In and Out of the Garden and South of France-A Sketchbook by my friend…

What Inspires?-Old Books

“Books let us into their souls and lay open to us the secrets of our own.”  ~William Hazlitt I got up before the birds today and decided to do some writing before I have to get Gracie her breakfast and walk her down to the bus stop. Sometimes it’s hard to get up before everyone…

Summer List

“If a June night could talk, it would probably boast it invented romance.”  ~Bern Williams At the end of every summer I make a list of things I want to do next summer that we either didn’t get around to, or that we didn’t do enough of, when the warm weather was still upon us.…

Snow Ice Cream

“There is nothing in the world more beautiful than the forest clothed to its very hollows in snow. It is the still ecstasy of nature, wherein every spray, every blade of grass, every spire of reed, every intricacy of twig, is clad with radiance.” ~William Sharp When I was younger my little brothers and I…

Cute Knit Hat

“… Even though there are no knitting police and we could start 20,000 projects a day (if we wanted to) we try to ‘do better’ or work on being a monogamous ‘one project at a time’ knitter…as though there was some sort of moral victory in resisting the urge to do more of what we…

Flower Garden Scarves for Friends

“How could it be that any knitter could have anything of value to say to crocheters? Didn’t I know that knitters and crocheters are like Sharks and Jets- They don’t get along, they keep off each other’s turf, they break into fights on the playground? Yes, I know, I know.  But have Tony and Maria…

Valentine’s Mail Boxes

A week of Valentine’s Treats! “I’m a-gonna wrap myself in paper, I’m gonna daub myself with glue, Stick some stamps on top of my head; I’m gonna mail myself to you. I’m a gonna tie me up in a red string, I’m gonna tie blue ribbons too, I’m a-gonna climb up in my mail box;…

A Week of Valentine Treats

Day 1- Valentine Spa Rituals Cocoa Java Body Polish “If I were a woman, I’d wear coffee as a perfume.” ~John Van Druten This is one of my favorite body treatments, and I invented it 🙂 The rich scents of creamy cocoa and chocolate are pure decadence and are a perfect way to treat yourself…