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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2021 Resolutions – Update

Y’all. Resolutions are so hard to keep – hard to keep track of would be more accurate to say. At the beginning of this year, I drew out these cute and hipster bullet journal type charts where I could keep color coded track of how I did with each resolution every day. I should have […]

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Sunset Runner Granny Square

This is the Sunset Runner Granny Square. This one is a lot of fun and I think it would make a perfect square for a children’s blanket. The flower center has a cheerful feeling, and it lends itself to easy color variations. Like the rest of my patterns, this pattern makes each new row in […]

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Edible Flowers – Part 2

We are back with Part 2! I started off with all these flowers in the same post, but it is really a lot of ideas and inspiration. I like my inspiration to be spread out a bit so I’m not drowning in Pinterest boards. This week we have a few less common flowers for our […]

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It Turns Out, I have Anxiety

The last 12 months have been trying for me. After having my second child something in my body changed and I couldn’t sleep through the night even though my baby slept through the night by 4 months. Through some trial and error I learned that I could no long tolerate an ounce of caffeine or […]

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Edible Flowers – part 1

I am sure that most of use have memories of eating honeysuckle blooms while growing up, but there are so many more flowers we can add to our meals. Some pack flavor, some add fragrance, and they all add life and fun to our meals. This week I want to list off a few flowers […]

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I Have Built a Small Forest

Imagine a story book forest – it’s mostly filled with sprawling, lichen covered, live oak trees, there is plenty of room to wander around, maybe there’s a stream nearby. It’s straight up magic out of a fairytale and you can’t tell me otherwise. Okay so imagine you are a kid running around in there, but […]

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This Week In the ’21 Garden

Okay, I swear this won’t be a constant thing but I am so excited right now. It is currently 67*F outside and I am only wearing 1 layer of clothing. That’s right, no sweaters, no stupid-long socks, I am dressed for spring. Also, last week’s seedlings are starting to sprout and of course I have […]

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A Summer Gardener in the Winter

Today’s post is brought to you a day late by the Virginia Ice Storm. We were without power for two days, without internet for four. The latter was definitely worse. The good that came out of it is these pictures in todays post. What’s funny is that I wrote this post without knowing how awful […]

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Dogwood Granny Square

Last year, after deciding I was going to pursue pattern designing in earnest, this was the first pattern that I made. As I said about my last granny square, I went very original in using a floral theme for my patterns (That’s sarcasm, everyone uses plant and flower names.) I chose dogwood because it is […]

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