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The Mourning Dove Tale

Thursday, February 23rd, 2017

I know that I should like all Gods creatures and what not, but I gotta tell you, I don’t! I don’t like creepy crawlers – frogs, lizards, snakes – I don’t like rodents, possums, raccoons, armadillos; I don’t like birds, especially pigeons, they are rude and intrusive. So, if I dislike critters so much, why […]

Easy-to-Grow Indoor Plants That Thrive

Thursday, April 23rd, 2015


Monogrammed Flower Pots – and other Plant Pot Hacks

Wednesday, April 15th, 2015

Flower Pot/Plant Pot Make Over Mother’s day is fast approaching (May 10th, 2015) and instead of heading to the mall to purchase gifts for all my mommy friends, I opted to create handcrafted gifts.  And since I am obsessed with all thing garden, I decided to personalize a few inexpensive clay plant pots. You can […]

Lighthouses – Another Nautical Inspiration

Monday, November 3rd, 2014

What is a lighthouse? It is typically a conical shaped tower that is designed to emit light from a system of lamps and lenses and used as a navigational aid for maritime pilots. Lighthouses can be at sea or on inland waterways. They mark dangerous coastlines, hazardous shoals, reefs, safe entries to harbors, and can also assist in aerial […]

What is a Tea Towel?

Wednesday, April 2nd, 2014

A tea towel is a cloth typically used to spread over a tea tray before tea cups, tea pots and other tea paraphernalia are put onto it.  In addition, clean tea towels may be, or used to cover warm muffins, cakes and cookies or a tea pot to prevent heat loss. Some people, especially in […]

The Succulent Container Garden Chronicles

Thursday, March 6th, 2014

I am told that moving is one of the most stressful events in a person’s life. This may be true for others, but not for me. I see moving as a way to reboot my life. It’s a time to clear out the cobwebs and create fresh memories. Since I am now an empty nester, […]

Happy New Year (2014)

Thursday, January 2nd, 2014

2013 was a year an exciting year. When my corporate position position was eliminated, I panicked and I immediately started to search for another position. Getting a new job should have been easy, After all, corporations should be clamoring for a person with my qualifications – but what I found out is this. When you […]

Coastal Pillows

Saturday, October 26th, 2013

This summer, I had several visitors from out of state and the number 1 request of each visitor was “can we go to the beach?” and naturally each time my response was YES! I had a treat for my cousins when they visited – I took them to see the Florida sea turtles hatch and […]

Girl With The Dragon Tattooed Pillow

Tuesday, September 10th, 2013

Last night I had a crazy dream, I dreamt that I got a tattoo of a dragon on my forearm. Instead of breathing fire, the dragon was breathing hearts and flowers. Why is this a crazy dream? I do not have any tattoos nor do I have piercings because I am deathly afraid of needles. […]

My Ikea Hack

Tuesday, July 16th, 2013

I am a gardening enthusiast – some may say that I am a fanatic – I have crammed so many plants on my tiny balcony, the critters are starting to call it home. As my plant collection grew, I found that I needed more room on my already overcrowded balcony. I decided that the patio […]