Category: Winter

Whimsical Winter Owl Table

I’ve been doing a little winter nesting this month and set a cozy table for two by our Winter Nesting Tree. The lights and sparkle of the tree help make the transition from Christmas to winter easier and makes the house a little cozier and brighter. The tree is decorated with sparkling snowflakes, icy branches and…

DIY Owl Ornaments: A Hoot to Make!

These owl ornaments are a fun little craft project and DIY for a cold, winter day and a hoot to make! Pine cones, acorn caps and other foraged materials add woodland details and some affordable natural charm. Start with a ready-made ornament or craft one using a Styrofoam ball and repurpose a sweater from the thrift…

A Winter Nesting Tree

Create a Winter Nesting Tree and extend the twinkle season beyond Christmas to enjoy during the winter months, with snowflakes, icy branches, glittery nests, pine cones and bird ornaments. Have you put away all your Christmas decor? I always feel a little blue after the Christmas tree comes down and I miss the soft glow of…

Weekend Waterview: A Snowy Blanket

Happy Sunday! Here’s a weekend waterview and what we looked like on Thursday as our snow started to melt. According the The Weather Channel, all 50 states in the U.S. had either snow or sleet on the ground on Wednesday courtesy of Winter Storm Inga. In my next life, I want to be a meteorologist ;)…

Favorite Chicken Soup for Cold and Flu Season

I’m sharing our favorite chicken soup recipe, ideal for cold and flu season, Lemon Chicken Orzo Soup! It uses one of my favorite short cuts, a rotisserie chicken from the grocery store. Orzo, a rice-shaped pasta, fills in for traditional noodles and lemon adds a bright, refreshing note to the chicken broth that delivers on flavor! We…

Around the Potting Shed: 2017 Year in Review

Thank you for all your visits, comments, shares and Pins in 2017. I’m so honored you find the time to visit my little blog and Potting Shed! I’m bringing you a little flower therapy on a January day! Here’s look back at how I potted, puttered, played around the Potting Shed in 2017, with highlights from the months, seasons and holidays. Click…

From Christmas Tree to Winter Nesting Tree

Like most of the US, it’s been bitter cold here with temperatures hovering in the single digits and ‘teens…brrrr! Ideal weather to stay indoors and do some winter nesting! I always feel a little blue after the tree comes down and miss the soft glow of the twinkling lights after Christmas. Last year, I decided…

InStyle Parties: The Complete Guide to Easy, Elegant Entertaining All Year Round (and Giveaway)

I have a book to share and giveaway just in time for the holiday season: *InStyle Parties: The Complete Guide to Easy, Elegant Entertaining All Year Round (Oxmoor House, October 2017) InStyle Parties is the must-have resource for anyone looking to host chic parties without stress or guesswork. Packed with everything you need to throw…