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Rainy Day Activities for Kids

The beauty of summer is fresh warm air and the freedom to run around barefoot in the grass….but what do we do (and more importantly, what do we have the little ones do) when we’re stuck inside on a rainy day? From Graye Note Supermom, Stephanie Viloria, here’s the kid-approved activities to keep everyone happy and engaged…

Well-Read Intentions For Gardening in the New Year

Now that we’re well into the new year, we’ve all had plenty of time to think about our New Year Resolution. I don’t know what your dictionary says, but mine says the meaning of resolution is to resolve something. How many of us have actually done that? Now…intention, consideration, contemplation? Those are better ”tion” words to use after the words “New Year.” As for what my New Year “Intention” is, I want to, well…read more. Taking into consideration I have hundreds of books (all of which my mother has read!) that I’ve been contemplating reading, if only I put my smartphone down more often! With that said, when searching for well-read gardening books, I require not only to be entertained, but to learn from it, and, to be visually inspired…and dream! So here are a few books (that I would like to add to my already bulging bookcases) that fit my requirements: For Entertainment:┬áThe Botanical Treasury: Celebrating 40 of The Worlds most Fascinating Plants through Historical Art and Manuscripts by Christopher Mills. If you’re a …

Halloween Hoopla!

Ghosts and goblins, spiders and bats,
Witches and skeletons, pumpkins or cats…

Whether you make elaborate or simple choices when decorating for Halloween, there are so many options it’s rather spooky. It always amazes me the amount of effort some people put into this bewitching day. I, for one, lean toward the simple side. But I must admit, to this day, I’m the elaborate one when it comes to the candy! What’s Halloween without the treats, right? I always manage to end up with 2 months supply, for that 1 day event, even though I know I’ll only get a handful of trick or treaters showing up on my door step. But I digress…

My Halloween requires only pumpkins, gourds, and Mums (one of the few fall flowers that actually likes the cooler weather)…and a seasonal wreath for my door. Oh, and a talking witch stirring her cauldron and a dancing, singing skeleton (I do that for my grandson and husband). Although, it does crack me up when listening to the witch list the ingredients that she’s stirring in the pot, and the skeleton’s ‘super freaky’ song!

Here are some ideas for your Halloween decor: