March 18, 2008

{ Spring Inspiration }

Easter decorations by artist Bethany Lowe.

You can find her stuff at Bayberry Cove. This cute shop has many other great artists as well.

March 15, 2008

{ Vegetable Gardening class }

I know I'm not the ideal person to be teaching a gardening class. I was hoping to inspire those who are green thumb challenged (like myself) but, still really want to grow a garden. I figured if I can do it, anyone can do it. Actually, most of these ladies sounded like they knew what they were doing but, it was great to talk & get suggestions & ideas from everyone. It was fun for me & I actually learned a lot in my research that will help me in my own garden. Hopefully, everyone went away feeling motivated & inspired. I used a quote from Janet Kilburn Phillips--"There are no gardening mistakes, only experiments." It's funny that I never even thought of that. I always figured I was just experimenting. It's definately better thinking of that way, don't you think?

These are the booklets that I made with my handouts in them. My color scheme was a sagey green & chocolate brown.

Here is my display table. Thanks to my fabulous sister for coming over & helping me with everything!

This is my little garden. I just planted tomatoes & bell peppers so, they are still small. My peas have fallen over from the winds but they are still growing strong. It was a great year for peas! I also planted some black raspberries (not pictured) up along the house. Another experiment. We'll see how they do.

This is my herb planter. I love the fresh herbs & I've had good luck with them.

Hopefully everything will grow & be nice and healthy this year. Happy gardening!

March 12, 2008

{ Gardens That Inspire }

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March 4, 2008

{ Teeny Tiny }

Jennifer Murphy crafts these amazing little animals. I would love to start a collection. Some of them are so teeny tiny.

{ Easter Decorating }

Easter is coming early this year so I had to get the decorations out. Thought I'd share a few.

Got these little vintage looking tags at Michaels. I love them & they were pun intended!

These are my grandpa's books in his hutch.

My new quilted spring placemats. They brighten up the table, don't you think?

The birds on my piano.

I got this little Easter decoration at Home favorite place.

This bunny is also from Home Goods.

...Home Goods.

I found the perfect spot for my little blue bird!

Happy Spring everyone!