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May 1, 2020

Happy May Day!  How about celebrating May Day this year since we're all tucked inside? A little bouquet on your neighbors' doors might be just the ticket to perk us up.  When I wrote this last year, getting out to the nursery wasn't a big deal but even now, there's lots to pick from just outside our doors.  I'm sending this out today in hopes you have a special May Day!

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March 29, 2020

Hello!  I'm rerunning this article from a few years ago as maybe we need a bit of sun while in our shelter&place mode.  Everything around here looks the same except that ]the slipcovered furniture was replaced last year.

Maybe it's jumping the gun, but aren't you ready for a sunny spring? Getting your rooms ready is as simple as 1 - 2 - 3.  First, choose one accent color to spread around yo...

March 22, 2020

Are you under a "shelter in place" order like we are in California?   Hard to imagine even a week ago, that it would come to this.  I'm all for doing everything we can to prevent this virus from spreading, but in the meantime, the beginning of spring came last week.  Maybe an easy Happy Hour will cheer us all up.  

Nothing says spring like an oversized bouquet....

April 15, 2019

Have you noticed?  White vases are suddenly everywhere.  Springtime fresh, white vases bring a modern, crisp look to any room.  And, they're easy to find - you'll see in dollar stores and IKEA.  You can even make them yourself but more of that in a minute.  First, let's look at how great they can look in any room.

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A collection of white vases.

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March 17, 2019

If you're like me, you can hardly wait for Spring to arrive this week.  Coupled with St. Patrick's Day today and Easter not far away, there's a change in the air.  Nothing can be as welcoming or celebratory as a wreath on your front door.  How about creating a quick wreath to celebrate the coming season?  If you have a wreath base (wire, grapevine, foam), you can easily create a springtime wreath in just...

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