Category Archives: Flowers

If You Could See What I See

I wish that, for just a moment, you could see what I see. Perhaps my words and the photos will be enough. This morning we headed out at just past seven to begin mowing. Well, Dave mowed and I was … Continue reading

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Elderflower Cordial

When we moved into our home here in Historic Northeast, we noticed there were some healthy elderberry bushes growing. A naturalized plant to the area, cultivating an elderberry is as simple as planting it and walking away. Years ago, we … Continue reading

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A Review of Projects…and Flowers!

I’m feeling more and more like that dog Doug in the movie “Up.” I start on a project and things are going well when suddenly a new idea (sort of like a squirrel) runs through my brain and I am … Continue reading

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What a Deal…Orchids for $5 each!

My husband was off at Home Depot for a couple of items and ran into a super sale on orchids. Just $5 each (marked down from $25)! He grabbed four of them and placed them in my office window as … Continue reading

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Cranky Puppy, This One’s For You (But I’m Totally Keeping It!)

We have been in our lovely old (but new to us) home for over a year now. And we have been busy! Building the large dog fence took up a bunch of our time last year. And this year, as … Continue reading

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Spiffing It All Up

Spiffing It Up Our move from our little house in Belton to our 1893 Victorian in the city last year was absolutely insane. I had squirreled away furniture from both grandmother’s houses, filled a half basement and the 1,100 square … Continue reading

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I Want to Build a Wall…With Free Materials

As spring quickly approaches, my thoughts are turning increasingly to outside activities. And I just had a brainstorm that might very well fix one of our problem areas in our yard for little or no cost. It involves using cast-off … Continue reading

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Green and Blooming

Spring always seems to sneak up on me. I look with anxious eyes for any signs of it, overjoyed at the first bulbs, miserable as the weather continues to swing back and forth, bitter cold and the occasional warm day. … Continue reading

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Movin’ Right Along

I’m busy with work and other things this week, but I do have a couple of little projects I’m working on… Blackboard Wall I wavered back and forth on the wall that faces my desk. I need a visual notes … Continue reading

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We’re…Like…CIVILIZED…or Something

On the inside of the main front door is a doorbell of sorts. It’s about as big around as my hand. I have to tell you, I was excited about it. It isn’t original, probably 1930s era instead, with a … Continue reading

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