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Monday Musings, June 1

What? As I was typing the title today, I had to do a double-take! June 1? Wow, how did that happen? But O.K. Deep breath…I just needed a second to process that realization!

I really try to keep this blog and my posts uplifting and inspiring. But I can’t publish today without confessing that my heart and soul are troubled right now. The brutal death of George Floyd, those before him, and the pain felt by many of my fellow Americans weigh heavy on me and I pray for leadership to help my country through these dark days.

At a minimum, I am going to do my small part of greeting everyone I meet with a smile and a kind and open heart as I do believe in the power of simple acts of kindness.

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For my fellow creatives, my friend Jane has a great idea to deal with the paralysis we often feel when we just have too many projects that we want to tackle.

After last week’s deer assault on my garden, being able to share the picture taken yesterday of one of my dahlias is a significant milestone! For those of you also battling voracious bambis, I did some research and applied a small amount Milorganite and sprayed Bobbex Deer Repellant. Both of them are, well…strongly scented…so be prepared. I haven’t had another assault in the past week, but can’t yet say if it because of these two products. My plan is to apply these two products throughout the summer.

If you are interested in a more sustainable, eco-friendly and wallet-friendly kitchen you will enjoy this post.

Mary knit the Faux-Fur Trimmed Half-Linen Stitch Blanket using Stitch and Story’s Chunky Merino Yarn (12.5 skeins) and the Sirdar Alpine in Sable. Isn’t it stunning? I am thrilled to hear that the associated videos were helpful with the faux fur border!

Some of us are smack in the midst of blueberry season and for some of us, it is right around the corner. In any event, this Pectin-Free Blueberry Chamomile Jam is an easy first canning recipe.

No ‘knot skills’ necessary! With the video and the printable chart, you could be churning out oodles of these Turk’s Head Knot Coaster and Trivets.

Top these simple, Lemon Icebox Cookies with an edible pansy to elevate them from simple to fancy!

Well my friends, I do hope your day is a good one. It is absolutely beautiful here today, so I plan to get out and work in my garden.

Let us always meet each other with smile, for the smile is the beginning of love.

Mother Teresa

Many, many smiles and hugs…

Signature of Lynn

Thanks for making my day by SHARING!!

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  1. I have had almost everything consumed by deer. My solution is a 7′ fence which I side contains tulips, dahlias, lilies, peonies, delphinium, roses, hostas etc.. while outside the fence poppies, herbs, nepeta, foxglove abound here in Wyoming. A dog is another solution.

    1. Hi Mary,

      Thus far, and I had to say this out loud, but the combo of this Bobbex deer repellant and Milorganite seem to be working. It’s been 2 weeks since the initial carnage and ever since applying the two, I haven’t had any nibblers! Fingers (and toes and eyes) crossed!

      I do hope you have a wonderful day today in beautiful Wyoming!



  2. I’ve just started to follow your blog! So far it’s awesome! I saw that you are from Wrightsville Beach, NC. Do you have a shop? I visit that area a few times a year, my son and his family live in Wilmington, NC.

    1. Aw thanks, Susan! I don’t have a shop at all…I just do this from home. And small world! We do love this area!

      I am so glad that you found my wee little blog. I love this job of mine but it is all the more rewarding when I know that there are readers like you on the other end who find some enjoyment from my musings.

      It is going to be beautiful, but hot here today. We’ve been spoiled by a cool start to the summer.

      I hope you have a wonderful day today!



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