A Very Herb-y Gift Basket: Urban Jungle Bloggers

Hello sweet Friends! I made this nest of herbs basket as a gift for my Mom's birthday. Though my sign reads Herb-y Birthday, it could easily be adapted as a May Day or Mother's Day gift basket. This month's  Urban Jungle Blogger feature is Give a Friend a Plant.  Do you have a green loving friend  who would appreciate a little love? 

Herb gift basket

DIY Essential Oil Insect Repellent!

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Happy Wednesday Friends! It hit 90 degrees here this past weekend and unfortunately I have already noticed some mosquitoes.  Store bought repellents are not only expensive but most are full of chemicals, so I make my own.  It's easy, actually smells good and yes, it works! 

DIY Essential Oil Insect Repellent 

Garden Fresh Centerpieces!

Greetings Friends! Has your weekend been relaxing?  Spring is always a busy season here before the weather gets too hot but I try to alternate projects with down time in the garden.  I really enjoy gathering and arranging blooms--the simpler the better! 

Fresh centerpieces from the garden

Earth Day Inspired Bird Feeder from Vintage Match Holder!

Happy Earth Day! Today's simple project may be the easiest repurpose I have ever shared.  It took me longer to photograph than it did to assemble! Gotta love easy--plus it is fitting for the occasion...

Bird Feeder from Vintage Match Holder


No Slipcover? No Problem!

Greetings Friends! A few months ago I freshened up my bedroom.  In addition to updating the flooring, I rearranged some furniture.  For comfort, I decided to move this cozy chair from another room but originally it was the wrong color.  Today I'm sharing my solution--no sewing or painting required! 

No sew vintage linen slipcover

DIY ~ Let Your Light Shine!

Happy Wednesday Friends! You know how I love a simple repurpose and since it can be a challenge to find creative lighting options why not make your own?  Today I am sharing several of mine...

Repurposed bird cage lamp

Secret Garden Wedding Herbs

Greetings Friends! My love for herbs was the inspiration for Secret Garden Herbs. While I have posted several features about herbs, today is my first time to share my customers' creativity with these fragrant beauties. A big thank you to Janelle and Dana for photos!  Here's just a few examples...

Etsy: Secret Garden Herbs
Janelle's wedding table setting featuring organic rosemary

Friday's Find: Texas Antique Week Part 2

Thank God it's thrifty Friday Friends! Today I am taking you on the second part of my day trip to Texas Antique week in Roundtop.  I'll be sharing the rest of my treasures and a comparison of the shows I attended, as well as what I learned as a newbie.  This glorious jadeite display is only the beginning...

Vintage jadeite

Garden Bench Refresh!

Happy Wednesday Friends! I try to take advantage of the mild spring weather by working on outdoor projects before the temperature rises.  My latest endeavor was to refresh a tired garden bench...

Painted Garden Refresh

Nesting in the Garden!

Happy Easter! Have you made plans for outdoor festivities this weekend? Sunrise church services, Easter egg hunts and dining al fresco all come to mind with the lovely spring weather. The mild spring temperatures don't last long here in Texas so I have been spending as much time as possible puttering and nesting in my garden...

Spring garden planting

My Day Trip to Texas Antique Week Part 1

Thank God it's thrifty Friday Friends! Today I am sharing my recent visit to antique week in Roundtop, Texas.  This was my first time to go and I am excited to share the trip with you--grab a drink, get comfy and come along...

Gorgeous urns and chandeliers

A Hop Back: Garden Resurrection Tree!

Happy Wednesday Friends! Today we are hopping back to a previous Easter post. Early morning is my favorite time in the garden and I am often reminded of Mary's discovery so long ago...

Garden resurrection tree
"He is not here; He is risen!" Luke 24:6