Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Tuesday's with a Twist #86

Just days away from Thanksgiving and I had to share this awesome post.  I love handmade cards, it's a creative art that really shines.  Krafty Cards etc has amazing talent and I hope you click over to her blog to check out more of her fun projects.  Card making is a great activity for adults and kids too. Keep the kiddos busy while you're in the kitchen cooking Thanksgiving dinner.  Thankful cards- now that's an idea.  Have a Great Tuesday Everyone and I hope you all enjoy a wonderful Thanksgiving!

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Sunday, November 23, 2014

The Amaryllis Box

A few weeks back a friend mentioned she was going to get some Amaryllis bulbs in preparation for the holiday season.  I decided to do the same but I haven't purchased my Amaryllis yet.  Instead I pondered about building a themed project box that could be used as a base for Amaryllis bulbs. Then I wondered how this plant got its name which took me to a Google search.   Isn't interesting how one idea can inspire additional thoughts?

Having a floral background made me think I should know the meaning behind this flower.  When I uncovered the story I reflected further to a time when I introduced my kids to Greek Mythology; I should have really remembered this story, course there were many and I'm human, you can't remember everything.  Before I move on I want to share the Amaryllis story; I thought Patty's Plants had a great explanation.  Link >> The Legend of Amaryllis Hippeastrum 

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.