April (snow) showers bring May flowers?!

Usually, around this time of the year, I start spending much of my free time in the dirt – planting, preparing areas for planting, repairing and updating garden structures, and yes, even weeding.  This year however, the muddy paw prints on the kitchen floor are the only sign that a garden exists in our life. […]

Hibernating Under the Hydrangea

So many people love Fall.  Really, really, love Fall.  Cooler weather, that smell, changing of the leaves, Pumpkin Spice everything – and I mean everything, just yesterday I saw a sign at a large auto dealership that read, “Pumpkin Spice Oil Change now available.”  That made me laugh much harder than it should have.  Probably […]

A dose of Christmas Spirit, please.

Thanksgiving came and went.  Now we’re quickly approaching Christmas.  Christmas – what seems to be the biggest holiday of the year.  Stores and malls go crazy with holiday sales, decorations are everywhere, there’s a mad rush to cram all the traditions into a short period of time, kids come home from college/school, family too,  gifts […]