Secret Garden Lavender French Toast

Greetings Friends! I hope you are having a relaxing weekend. Today I am sharing a delicious and healthier recipe perfect for breakfast, brunch or brinner--my signature Secret Garden lavender french toast! 

Lavender French toast

Friday's Find: The Old Curiosity Shop

Thank God it's thrifty Friday, Friends! Recently I attended a local swap meet and got a great deal on these lovelies...

Etsy Thrift Store Addiction

Festive Fall Front Entry

Happy Wednesday Friends! Today I am sharing my front door entry, spruced up for Fall with finds from my thrifting adventures!

Festive fall entry

Secret Garden: The Fall Tour!

Greetings Friends! Does it feel like Fall in your neighborhood? Mine isn't quite there yet, but one crisp morning and slightly lower temperatures have me and my garden anticipating the change of seasons!  Come take a stroll with me and see what's in bloom...

Secret Garden Herbs fall tour

200th Post, A Give Away & Fredericksburg Trade Days!

Thank God it's thrifty Friday, Friends!  What could be more thrifty than a give away? Today I am celebrating my 200th blog post by thanking all of you with a chance to win a gift box from Secret Garden Herbs! I've included some of my most popular items...

Secret Garden Herbs

Steampunk Inspired Pumpkin Patch!

Happy Wednesday Friends! I am a big fan of repurposing in the garden.  It's a creative way to recycle cast offs while adding whimsy and it's c-h-e-a-p!  When I showed my repurposed pumpkin patch to Favorite Son, he loved it and said it looked Steampunk. I agreed...  

Steampunk Inspired Pumpkin Patch

Autumn Harvest: Vintage Inspired Tablescapes

Welcome Friends, I'm so glad you stopped by today! With my affection for Vintage linens and dishes, you know how I love to set a pretty table for seasonal changes. Today I am sharing my latest Fall tablescapes...

Vintage Autumn tablescapes

Friday's Find: Gourds & Scarecrows!

TGITF Friends! If you love finding seasonal decor at great prices, thrifting is the way to go. Today's features will add some fall color to my garden until those leaves start to turn...

Thrift store garden finds

Repurposed Tea Infuser Acorn Door Hanger!

Happy Wednesday Friends! When I was at an estate sale recently, I came across these tea infusers--one quite old and the other shiny new.  I couldn't help but notice their resemblance to acorns and so an idea began to brew...
Repurposed Tea Infuser Acorn Door Hanger

Autumn Harvest Botanical Mantel

Greetings Friends! Autumn is approaching, and it's time for a seasonal update to my mantel. As a passionate gardener, I love using nature in decor to bring the outdoors inside whenever possible. I've paired my thrifted Vintage finds with various botanics to create a festive, yet soothing vignette. 

Autumn Harvest Botanical Mantel Use thrift store milk glass and items from your grocery store produce to create a beautiful fall mantel and save money

Friday's Find: A Dresser for Maddux & Answered Prayer!

Thank God it's thrifty Friday, y'all! As a frequent thrifter, I enjoy helping my friends find that certain something they have been hunting. For my friend Carly, it was a dresser for her son, Maddux.  It was back to school time and his closet was overflowing!  When she had a rare day off from her retail job and asked if I wanted to help them hunt, I was all in.  We agreed to meet at at our local thrift store when it opened a little later.  In the meantime, I was on my way to an estate sale.  When I arrived, this guy seemed to be waiting on me! I sent Carly a pic and she immediately texted back, "I want it!"  So of course, I ran to get a sold tag, while she and Maddux dashed over.  We had it loaded up by 9:30 and they still had the whole day in front of them...

Estate sale dresser

Farewell Summer!

Happy Wednesday, Friends! Labor Day has passed, kids are back in school and even though it may be awhile before the weather feels like Fall, I am ready to say Farewell to Summer! I decided to take a late summer stroll through the garden, camera in hand...

Summer garden tour

Hometalk: Decorate a Dorm Room for Less Inspiration

Hello Friends! As a fairly new blogger, I have only recently learned about: 

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Here's a few things I have learned. First of all, it is a virtual fount of information right at your fingertips! I have been adding my blog posts, but anyone can join and benefit from countless tips on a wide range of topics.  Members have the option of posting questions for home, garden and DIY dilemmas.  There is a tab for Ask a Question and another for Find Pros.  I love that this information is available without having to pick up the phone or leave the house! You can imagine I was pleasantly surprised to be contacted by Liz, a Community Manager for Hometalk. She had seen my post on Dorm Room Style and asked if I would be interested in curating an inspiration board.  Would I? Ummm....yes! 

Decorate a Dorm Room for Less Inspiration Board Featured on Hometalk