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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 […]

Kettlebell inspired Planter

Monday, January 25th, 2016

Who else but yours truly would be inspired to create a plant pot while doing kettlebell swings? I did an illustration of ‘skull’ several years ago when I was going through my Ed Hardy, skull phase – truth, I was mulling over getting a tattoo but I chickened out – it looks like it hurts…A LOT. Anyway, since […]

18 Things You Did Not Know About The Color Pink

Tuesday, June 2nd, 2015

Pinks – the flower (Dianthus) Ok, maybe I should have said 18 things I did not know about the color pink. Last week I went for a nature walk through my neighborhood and, although this is something I have done several times before, I had not noticed the large variety of pink floral blooms before. […]

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 […]

Home and Garden – Snake Plant AKA Mother-In-Law’s Tongue

Wednesday, November 12th, 2014

I have a new favorite plant and I am on a quest to add each variation to my balcony garden. The species is commonly known as the Snake Plant or Mother-In-Law’s Tongue or if you speak Latin Sanseivieria trifasciata.  The plant is an evergreen perennial plant that typically grows in a dense stands. This no fuss, succulent with thin upright leaves that resemble the skin of […]

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, […]

New Year, New Succulent Arrangements

Monday, January 6th, 2014

This textile is a succulent plant addict. during the week, I work on my textile designs, But on the weekend, you will find me cruising flea markets for unusual containers for my ever growing succulent container garden. Not all my flea markets finds are suited to container gardening, but I have always been able to […]