DIY Hook A bracelet – All by Yourself

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I love jewelry.   Thinking about it, Designing it, but most of all wearing it. Some of my favorite pieces are bracelets. These favorite bracelets are also some of my most frustrating accessories  since it is very difficult to get them off and on by myself. Do you share my annoyance? Do you sometimes leave the perfect [...]

Backyard WildLife Habitats

BackYard Wildlife Habitat

There are many benefits to green living.   One of my favorites, and one that I wasn’t expecting was having my small suburban yard become a wildlife haven. Fred and I have always loved being outdoors. Gardening and yard work are a big part of our lives.   15 years ago we started making small [...]

Bonnie Lee: It All Started With Potatoes

Rory's Row of Sausage

Mim loves gardening. Liam loves potatoes. Mim loves spending time outdoors with her favorite little boys. Growing potatoes in buckets seemed a perfect way to introduce my  grandsons to the joys of gardening.  Liam and I got dirty mixing compost and soil, set the “eyes”, covered them and waited for something to grow.  Every week [...]

Bonnie Lee What to do with a decorative pumpkin.

Pumpkins make beautiful Fall decorations. What is October without a trip to the pumpkin patch to choose the best of the harvest? We use Pumpkins inside and outside the house for Seasonal Spirit. Until a few years ago I just threw those beautiful orange globes away or fed them to the squirrels. Then a head desk moment had me [...]

{Food and Gardening} Never want to see another zucchini? 2 recipes to help you manage a bountiful harvest.

pan of sliced and sauteed zucchini

Every gardening year I greatly underestimate the producing power of Zucchini.   The seeds look so small and innocent in their pretty little package, and lets face it, in May aren’t you just dying for the taste of something ripe and fresh from the garden? Now that October is here and the last of the garden [...]