Looking for beautifully designed glass bottles but are afraid to break the bank? Designing some yourself can be just as fun! My most recent DIY project was a Mason jar transformation using some amazing Chalk Ink Pens, a little ribbon and a whole bunch of imagination. Continue reading
To fill your home with plants a nature, vines are a great choice. Living plants add a fresh and alive quality to any room and ‘jungalow’ living is all the rage. Jungle vines grow particularly quickly and tend to do well indoors since it’s more likely to be a humid environment. Since they grow quickly, it is important to prune them regularly. Here are some awesome options you can grow indoors. Continue reading
My most recent DIY project was the transformation of a simple garden pot. An annoying one to have around, the clay from this pot makes the dirt suck dry faster than usual, leading to a long string of very sad and thirsty plants. After failing yet again to water this one often enough, I was about to give up on growing in it, and had banished it to the storage closet. Continue reading
It’s been raining a lot recently and the fresh air after a hard rain makes the warm Earth steam and drink in the water from the sky. There’s a word for the fresh feeling we get after the rains subside.
Petrichor: (n.) the smell of the earth after rain hits dry soil and soaks it into the ground. Continue reading
We love exploring sustainability in many aspects of life including farming, gardening, agriculture and forestry. But green buildings, homes and public works projects are quickly becoming the next trend. Sustainable communities are continuing to surface across the nation as major cities are making the necessary changes to reduce energy demand, utilize renewable power, and lessen their environmental impact. Continue reading
When the air gets warmer and the pressure of summer heat forces thunder and lightning, here’s a new word to describe the sound.
Brontide: (n.) The low and rumbling sound of thunder at a distance. Continue reading
I snap photos of trees, flowers, my dog, myself, my dinner and my family. I archive some, share some on social media, make some into memes and frame some to admire in my home. Photos and memories are a huge part of my life and I cling to my camera to make sure I can capture precious moments. Continue reading
Sometimes photos take your breath away! These are some awesome aerial pictures that help remind us of how small we are, and how connected the world is. Astronauts call it the “Overview Effect.” Continue reading
When I watch the world wake up I sit back and sip tea in my pajamas. I’ve been up for hours, taking in the beauty of the morning while enjoying the peace and solitude. Early birds feel the same as night owls; their time alone brings peace while everyone else is asleep. Some of my best work is done before 8am ever hits. By 9, I already feel as if I am running late. Continue reading
Some days in the world are harsh and pessimistic, making even the strongest adults feel like children on the inside. The books we read in childhood help us explore the world and grow our imagination, shaping us into who we are. These famous authors’ advice is still applicable for all ages, especially on darker days of winter. Here are inspiring quotes from children’s book authors for when the world feels too big to fight.
“If you have good thoughts they will shine out of your face like sunbeams and you will always look lovely.” –Roald Dahl Continue reading