I've been surrounded by gardeners my whole life and growing up my Mom always had a number of fruit trees, and a large fenced vegetable garden in the back. I have fond memories of sitting on my Great Grandmother's porch swing, watching the hummingbirds land on the feeder, and smelling her Muscadine . . .
I've had a handful of glass ornaments sitting around after the holidays waiting for the perfect project. Inspired by these hanging glass air planters at West Elm I decided to make my own with a little twist: a gold dipped bottom. Air plants work especially well in these types of containers because . . .
This week marks the start of our CSA pickup for the year. CSA stands for Community Supported Agriculture and it basically means that you pay into a farm, supporting the farmer and in turn getting your share of that farm's crops. It also means you are supporting that farm regardless of the weather . . .
Lots of weed pulling, mulching and garden preparation going on at my house. So far this year I've planted basil, peas, and green, yellow and red peppers. Despite the fact that it is still early, I'm taking my chances on there being no more frost. Basil will turn black and die if it gets too cold at . . .
We live in a townhouse and therefore have a very tiny backyard and limited space for growing plants. Still, I manage to grow quite a few vegetables, flowers and herbs. For the past few years I've dreamed about building planters/benches to expand my space. The bench above caught my eye outside of . . .
Heading outdoors and seeing green growth on once dormant plants is so moving. I don't even have the words to explain the catharsis it brings. ** Image Credits: Michelle Smith . . .
A few beautiful ways to bring the outside in. ** Image Credits: 1. Cecelia Fox, 2. Daily Tonic 3. Deco & Style . . .
I posted a tutorial on how to make a terrarium a few years ago, and it is still one of the most searched for things on my blog. So I thought I'd update the tutorial with a better picture. Terrariums are very easy to make and maintain and are a simple way to grow things in your home - even if you . . .
A bouquet of flowers from the backyard. ** Image Credits: Michelle Smith . . .
One day I'd like to create a slatted fence out of reclaimed wood like this in our back garden. This patio/tablescape was created by JL Designs for 944 Magazine. ** Image Credits: JL Designs . . .
Isn't this the coolest handmade gift idea? A frame with a living moss mat. Tutorial here at Ruffled Blog. ** Image Credit: Ruffled Blog . . .
My husband has a God-given knack for finding the most charming, affordable and off the beaten path places to stay when we travel. And though only an hours drive away from our house, and perhaps warranting a stay-cation, The Inn at Celebrity Dairy is one such place that we’ve added to our list of . . .