Friends, Community & Musings

  • The Importance of Being a Lackadaisical Gardener

    Life is simple, but we insist on making it complicated. Of this I am reminded every morning when I take my dog for a walk or spend time in my garden. And one way I often complicate my life is overthinking what needs to be done in my garden, especially with care and maintenance. Luckily, I’ve become an advocate of a messy garden, especially in the fall when there is a rush to ‘clean up the garden’. I’ve now taken a more lackadaisical approach, which if you have received my emails or followed me on social media you already know this to be the case.
  • Autumn Rituals for the Gardener

    Every gardener understands that fall means asters. I know I should stake my asters, but I seem to forget during the summer and suddenly autumn is upon us, the asters are in bloom, and they simply fall over in a cascade of blooms. Asters are so important to pollinators who are busy preparing to gather for food for the long, frigid winter. If you have room in your garden and want to help our much-needed pollinator population, consider adding these flowers to your repertoire.
  • Vintage Linens, A Joy You can Share while Making an Impact

    As a creative, and a dedicated up cycler, I have newfound appreciation for vintage linens. Vintage linens have handmade features you simply can't find in mass produced bedding. They were constructed at a time when quality was important as individuals and families valued their bedding as long-term heirlooms to be cherished, whether a gift, as part of a dowery, or homemade. With holidays approaching, I'm already hunting for gifts for like-minded friends and family. The uniqueness of heirloom linens can make a special gift for those who appreciate them.