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Monday Musings, March 9

Is Spring peaking out from behind the curtains where you live? I love this time of year; cool and crisp at night but gently warming up by mid-afternoon.

I hope to get out and do a little work in the yard this afternoon. With this ‘new to us’ home, there are some plants we want to incorporate into our landscaping. Specifically, we need to add a Sweet Bay Magnolia and a Tulip Magnolia.

When Terry’s mom passed from breast cancer 20+ years ago, a beautifully fragranced Sweet Bay Magnolia was blooming outside of her hospital window. Since then we have always had a Sweet Bay in our yard.

And after the death of Terry’s dad, a good friend of ours gifted us with a Tulip Magnolia which blooms right around his birth date.

So, we can’t call this ‘home’ until both of those trees are firmly planted.

I also want to plan out my cutting garden and plant a few hydrangeas, which I also love to cut and bring in my home. I will include a few of the plants from our old cutting garden but want to expand it in this new home. Unfortunately, we have deer in this area while we didn’t in our previous home. Those of you who have found success growing plants with the added challenge of munching deer, I’d love to know your tips.

Pinterest sent a bunch of folks to this Daisy Stitch Washcloth last week!

Snickerdoodle Cookie Bars, which I have labeled the Lazy Girl’s Snickerdoodle Cookie!

I just revisited this handtowel project! Do you have an old Candlewick Bedspread laying about? Even a stained one can be upcycled to lovely and unique handtowels.

The winner of the 2020 Decluttering Challenge $50 Amazon Gift Card was Stacia Coughlin! Congrats! ???

Speaking of Decluttering, tomorrow (Tuesday, March 10) is Organize Your Home Office Day! (Are you as curious as I am as to who comes up with these? I mean, is anyone really managing all these ‘days’? Is there a National ‘days’ clearinghouse?) Anywho…it is a good day to clean your home office! Grab the office declutter checklist and tips to aid your organization.

Tips to keep your produce fresh longer.

You could make several of these Microwavable Neck Wraps in a day…keep one or two for your home and gift the others. Adding a bit of lavender helps the stress and tension just slide away.

I ❤❤❤❤ LOVE LOVE LOVE ❤❤❤❤ when members of our reader family share photos of their projects!

Karen knit the Diagonal Basketweave Blanket in a lovely navy cotton yarn for her son. The sheen of the yarn and the finished blanket is beautiful!

Diagonal Basketweave Blanket knit in Navy Cotton Yarn

And Lori made a bunch of these Lavender Sachets to gift her friends and family…and of course, the recipients loved them!

Please share the photos of your projects! We love to see them.

Have a great week my friends!


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  1. Enjoyed your Candlewick upcycle project. My grandma had one growing up, it was for the guest room and not sure whatever happened to it. Your’s looked great in that seaside bathroom. Always enjoy stopping by and that sweet bay magnolia is beautiful something to put on my list of wants when we move further south. Have a great week think we’re hitting the 80’s by Wednesday. Woo Hoo!

    1. Hi Carole!

      Those poor Candlewick bedspreads fell along the wayside years ago, I was so glad to resurrect this one. And I’m always glad to have you stop by. We have got to be farther north than you…you sure you can’t a sweet bay?

      Have a wonderful day my friend.

      Hugs, Lynn

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