Friday, November 21, 2014

Covered Beds Protected From the Freeze

Last week a cold front was headed our way and I was not looking forward to 20 degree temperatures. Living on a farm there is always something last minute that needs to be taken care of and this year it was the garden.  Normally I cover my raised beds with clear plastic, turning these beds into temporary greenhouse through the rest of the winter.  Wind arrived early and there was no way I wanted to tackle plastic and wind; I'm pretty sure the wind would have won.  I decided to change things up a little and cover my plants with plastic tarps.

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Tuesday's with a Twist #85

It's been cold here and I think everybody across the country is saying the same thing.  We hope to see warmer temperatures by the weekend, this will make me smile just like today's feature did when I found it.  I love lady bugs and these coasters are super cute!  This is a great tutorial; it looks like a fun homemade craft for the home anyone would love using.  Check out Stone Cottage Adventure she had way to much fun with this project.  I'm thinking this would make a great Christmas gift!  I'm so glad you stopped by, stay awhile check things out and remember to link up.  

Sunday, November 16, 2014

Pretty in Pink Planter

I love pink and I'm not sure why because I'm not really a girly girl.  Well maybe deep down, I do enjoy new clothes and fun comfy shoes on occasion.  I think I just like that no matter when I see pink especially in flowers I feel warm. When I worked in the floral industry the joke was when pink flowers disappeared I was to blame.  I think one time I even found a way to incorporate a unique shade of pink into a fall arrangement and I loved incorporating shades of pink with red and green at Christmas.  I had a lot of fun when I was a floral designer; it was the perfect career choice that fed my thirst for creativity.  Great friendships transpired and wonderful customers made me always want to do better and create beyond what others could envision.  It was amazing!

Friday, November 14, 2014

Handwritten Thank you Letters

I grew up in a home where tradition and manners spoke volumes about the kind of person you would become.  I'm not sure if this is completely true but we carried on certain activities throughout the year that I paid close attention to.  One was writing thank you notes and I have to admit with my own children I didn't stress the importance as deeply as it was shared with me.  Over the years I have made my kids write thank you letter's on occasion.  The activity was instilled in them and I can only hope they will carry that on.  I guess because we always lived away from family I thought a friendly phone call was just as nice.