The One Day Garden

We are doing something different today. Sunday night we got pizza for dinner and my husband surprised me with a slice of chocolate cake for dessert. Despite knowing what it would do to me, I ate the whole thing around 7:30pm. When I went to bed around 10pm I was not even remotely tired. I […]

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2021 Garden Update

Hello friends! Let’s have a little catch up. I don’t think we have chatted since before Mother’s Day, which was fantastic, if I do say so myself. I got to stay in bed, David made my morning tea (correctly) and brought it to me. Then I got to have a pancake breakfast. It was wonderful. […]

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Poppy Granny Square

I love this granny square. The simplicity of this square makes it perfect for an easy baby blanket or birthday gift. I named this square after my youngest daughter who we have nicknamed Poppy because she was so small when she was born, like a poppy seed. She was not premie, but she was barely […]

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I’m Back!

Hello Friends! I am back! Did you miss me? I missed you all, I missed writing, but in all honesty, I loved my break. It was wonderful. I have a new pattern to be released soon, it has been tested and everything (Thanks Ashleigh!) I am hoping to release it next week. It is going […]

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It’s Been 12 Weeks

What’s up friends? I hope that all of you are feeling as good as I am feeling today. Seriously. I got so much sleep last night that when I didn’t get up until 6:15am I didn’t even feel guilty because I knew I had enough energy to crush the rest of today. (And today has […]

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From Making Do to Making Home

Let’s talk about something a bit more frivolous today. I have been moving towards changing the style of my home from Replaceable Walmart Kitsch to a Vintage Durable Curation. After my second daughter was born last year, I fell into some poor shopping habits. Even though we adjusted our budget I was regularly overspending. As […]

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Elderlion Syrup

I have been looking forward to this for months and talking about it for weeks and it’s finally here and I’m so excited I can barely contain myself to write this freaking post! Whew. *deep breath* The name for this recipe is a bit like the name of my little homestead. Dangerous Dandelion is a […]

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This Week In The Garden

Friends it has been a while! I was contemplating changing the name of this series to “This Month In The Garden” but through May and June things will be changing so much that there is no telling how often I’ll be updating. First I want to go into how much my garden space has changed […]

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Expanding Gladiolus – An Experiment

Before we get too far, I want to make sure we are clear about a few things. I do not know what I am doing. I know how to pull weeds. I know how to plant most seeds if there are directions on the package. I know that I live in zone 7b and try […]

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Instagram, I’m Back

There was the initial shock and withdraws of not having those distractions anymore. They were as painful as they could be for someone who was in the habit of filling every spare minute with distraction. But after the first week or so I found that I was greatly relieved. After two weeks when I relearned how great it was to get through life without a dinging gremlin in my pocket I was empowered. Yes, at the time I was still an anxiety addled mess which could, at times, keep me from completing some of the most basic tasks. But I also realized that IG was taking far more value from my life than it was giving back.

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