If you’ve been suffering from Seasonal Affective Disorder (aka SAD), take heart because the winter solstice is this week. In the Northern Hemisphere it is the shortest day of the year and marks the start of winter. It also signals the beginning of more daylight hours, which is certainly reason to celebrate!
To mark the day I like to get my hands in the soil. Weather permitting, I’ll putter around the garden or I’ll plant something indoors like paperwhite bulbs or some sweetpea seed for placing in a cold frame. At dusk I’ll watch the sunset, turn on the Christmas tree lights and make a mental note that spring is just 90 days away.
If you’re looking to add an organic touch to your wedding, then go green with some foliage. Greenery can add texture and a simple, rustic appeal to wedding decor and arrangements without breaking the budget. Here are a few of my foliage favorites. Read more
With this adorable gift wrap that you can make yourself, your family won’t even care what’s inside the box! With some potatoes, craft paper (or up-cycled paper shopping bags), and a little paint, you can make your own custom wrapping paper that’s sure to be the talk of the holiday party.
Making your own stamps from potatoes is a fun activity for the whole family. You can get as creative as you’d like–the design possibilities are endless. Read more
So many of us have a favorite food or decoration that we associate with the holidays. But what about a scent? Instead of using chemical sprays, try a simmering potpourri. It’s so easy to do and you can create a signature scent that your guests will remember long after they’ve left for the night. Read more
Put a visit to one (or all!) of these holiday destinations around Arkansas on your must-do list this season! Read more
Tracking the Legendary Monsters & Ghouls (as well as the less scary goblins too) of Arkansas…
Halloween has a special place in my heart because it was also my grandmother’s birthday. Every year my mother would throw a party in her honor with Halloween decorations, fall foods like chili, costumes, plus trick-or-treating. Although my grandmother has passed, I still carry on that tradition at the farm each Halloween with the preparations being made far in advance. In my book Halloween is the best party of the season! Read more
Flower crowns are such a hit! And no one knows how to make this statement headpiece better than my friend J Schwanke from uBloom. He shows us some tips on how you can make a flower crown at home. Read more
I’m a big fan of having friends gather around an activity. I love hosting planting parties in the summer, and it’s something fun that you can do with your friends too. Read more
Today, wedding festivities start well before the actual wedding day. From engagement parties to bridal showers, couples are feeling the love leading up to their nuptials.
To host something truly unique (and cost effective), there’s no need to go any farther than your back yard. By creating an inviting space on your patio or lawn, you’ll have the perfect setting for a special gathering. You just can’t go wrong with a classic white and neutral color palette (yes, green is a neutral in the garden!). Read more
There’s something about seeing a fruit ripen on the vine or a flower slowly blooming that is just fascinating. With an increase in garden-centered communities and sustainable city initiatives, a new way of gardening is on the rise. Read more