Tag: animals-gardening-outside

5 Easy Recipes for a Carefree Picnic

5 Easy Recipes for a Carefree Picnic

Guys, I am so excited! It’s picnic weather. We hit 70 degrees yesterday and I went barefoot outside! I know, I know, that’s a lot of exclamation points but I am that excited. The other day I washed all of my assorted picnic tablecloths and […]

New Puppy or No Puppy?

New Puppy or No Puppy?

I’m getting broody, like a hen clucking about her house, settling on eggs she will never hatch. Dear Husband was concerned that it might mean I want another baby and he suggested we get a puppy. I could hear the panic in his voice when […]

Gardening Inspirations in January

Gardening Inspirations in January

At this point in winter I usually get a little emotionally bogged down. Its been cold for too long, and there is often too much snow. In fact, as I write this, a huge storm is barreling in our direction and threatening to drop up […]

Campfire Cooking

Campfire Cooking

One thing I really wanted to do on the big trip my family took this summer was do as much cooking over a fire as possible, both because it’s something I genuinely enjoy and also as a bit of hands on research for my books. So […]

Skinny Side-yard Makeover

Skinny Side-yard Makeover

Today is Father’s Day and my Dear Husband took our daughters with him to visit his father. I’ve been feeling a little bit of a cold coming on and rather than expose my wonderful in-laws, DH offered to leave me behind. I’ve been standing in […]

6 Great Fairy Garden Ideas

6 Great Fairy Garden Ideas

There are three steps you’ll want to start your fairy garden journey with. Decide where you’ll make your fairy garden. Most are in small containers, but I’ve also seen some incredible designs incorporated into larger garden space, as a microcosm of the world around them. […]