DIY Valentine Decor

After years and years of collecting holiday decor, we are clearing out!  I wish I knew then what I know now about decorating.  When we got married, I brought along every little knick-knack item from my childhood as well as hand-me-downs from family members and their closet clean-outs. But if you enjoy DIY projects, creating … More DIY Valentine Decor

Incorporating Antiques Into Your Garden Design

A favorite past time here in the Hudson Valley is antique shopping.  There are endless shops and flea markets to satisfy the collector and crafter alike.  As a gardener, I love when I can incorporate pieces into the landscape. This old wood burning stove wasn’t purchased at an antique shop, but was a piece we … More Incorporating Antiques Into Your Garden Design

Seed Tape

Trying out a little DIY project today. I’m hoping those tiny little seeds will stay more uniform when planted this way. I created seed tapes for lettuce, spinach, beets, cilantro, basil, and parsley seeds. This was really quite easy. I created the tape from toilet tissue in 2′-3′ lengths, and cut down the center. I … More Seed Tape

Trash to Treasure

I love this time of year, especially here in the Hudson Valley where there is still a nice mix of old farms in the area.  It’s an even bigger treat when one of those old barns, farms, or homesteads have a tag sale.  Sometimes when I’m all by myself, I’ll just follow the signs and … More Trash to Treasure