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Soul Mates

Originally posted on Apt. 14:
If you had to describe the colors of your soul what would they be? For artist Mary Mirabal it would be the colors found in a New Mexican sunset.  “It’s spiritual” she says describing the view of Santa Fe and it’s surrounding areas.  “The light, the sky, the joyous mix of cultures…

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White Pumpkins For Fall Decorating

I realize it’s a little early for dragging the Fall decorations out, but if you live in Florida by the time September rolls around you are more than ready for Fall to arrive . . . . if only in your dreams.  I wasn’t always a Floridian.  No, I grew up in Southern Maryland where …

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Flea Market Gardens Magazine

Hello friends. I’d like to introduce you to one of my favorite gardening magazines, Flea Market Gardens.  I’m so excited to share with you that my garden whimsies and my garden are featured in the current issue.   The charming potting shed on the front cover is my potting shed.  I’ll tell you a little more about that later.   All of the …

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7000 Fan Giveaway Contest

I am so excited and honored to have 7,000 wonderful Facebook friends. A BIG THANK YOU to all the wonderful fans who support and encourage me in the creative process.  In honor of reaching the 7,000 mark I am hosting a giveaway for a $25.00 gift certificate to my Etsy shop. Would you like to be the …

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O Christmas Tree, O Christmas Tree

O Christmas Tree, O Christmas Tree, Thy Leaves Are So Unchanging As I add the finishing touches to our Christmas tree this year, I  began to wonder what style IS our tree?  Does your Christmas tree have a style?  There are myriad styles to choose from: Vintage, country, Victorian, traditional, contemporary, whimsical and themed to name a few. Are you a lover of all things Victorian? …

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Santa Fe’s Fabulous Farmers Market

Santa Fe is probably my favorite place in the world.  Having visited New Mexico and the Santa Fe area many times, I think I could easily live there if I could convince my husband to uproot from his birth town.  There’s something magical about New Mexico as most people who’ve been there will tell you.  Santa …

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Lavender Fields Forever

Lavender remains one of the most popular perennials in the home garden, and one of my personal favorites.  Many areas of our country are fortunate to have the proper climate necessary to grow this beautiful perennial.  Florida unfortunately isn’t one of them.  That’s why I love this time of year when our garden shops begin carrying Lavender …

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Cloche Love

My latest obsession is the cloche, or bell jar.  How is it that I’ve overlooked these simple and charming accessories before now? The French developed the glass cloche (or bell jar) to serve as individual green houses for tender seedlings and young plants in the garden.  Their purpose was to protect an early garden plant from harsh …

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What Fall Looks Like In Central Florida

Trying to get into the Fall spirit can certainly be a challenge for most Floridians.  Since Mother Nature doesn’t bless us with cooler temps until December – and sometimes even later – we must create our own Fall.  How do we do it?  By going all out decorating our gardens and homes.  We can’t put on …

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Welcome Autumn!!

Autumn is my most favorite season of the year.  It brings back so many wonderful childhood memories of our home in Southern Maryland.  We moved to Florida in 1975 and I love the Sunshine State.  It’s only at this time of year that I become homesick for what I used to enjoy as a child.  …

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