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Plundering My Mother’s Garden

My sweetie and I have been talking about creating an herb garden and, when we visited my parents right after Easter, I asked my mother if she would share some of her plants with me. She agreed with a motherly excitement and we toured around her garden that afternoon. Distracted […]

Potting the Plants

Itchy Planting Fingers: How My Sweetie Recycled Plastic Boxes into Mini-Greenhouses

On Saturday, my sweetie and I planted the marigolds and nasturtiums! You see, when the deck was being constructed… Wait, did I tell you about the deck? I didn’t tell you about the deck! We have a new deck! In the very last week of April, my sweetie got these […]

Greenhouse Boxes

The Little Yellow Farmhouse: The No Longer Frigid Frigidaire

Along with the usual dreams of the new homeowner, when we purchased our new house, a refrigerator came with it. White, normal, boring, small refrigerator. Really, nothing special. At least it was (mostly) clean. However, one of our battles during parties and big eating holidays (like Thanksgiving and Christmas) is […]

Party Fridge

A New Knitting Rhythm

During the past few weeks, as Stephanie has been having her cataract surgeries (flying colors, by the way!), I have been knitting a little more each day. However, over the weekend, I pushed myself a little too much and my hands rebelled. The tendonitis threw up a flare of pain. […]

Steph's Color Affection

Refrigerator Transformed

When we purchased our new house, a plain old refrigerator sat in the kitchen. White, small, freezer on top, one door. Nothing special, but absolutely functional. Of course, we quickly replaced it with this behemoth: New LG stainless steel french door style with the bottom freezer drawer. At almost 30 […]

Party Fridge

The First Day of My First Spring

Over the last nineteen first days of spring, I have been confronted with piles of snow or snow actively falling out of the sky. My biggest goal for the day usually was not falling on the slippery ice while walking the dogs or shoveling the walk. Flowers laid dormant under […]

First Day of Spring 2017

Celebrating the New House

Today, we have truly made the move to North Carolina. Behind us, you see our new home.  Last week, we completed the sale of our old house in Steamboat and today, we finished the purchase of our new house here in Weaverville, North Carolina. To celebrate, I’m having a little […]

Our New House