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…