Welcome May: Celebrations, Recipes & Party Inspiration!

Happy May 1st! I’m celebrating with a May Day Basket, a nod to the charming and forgotten tradition of filling a basket with flowers to leave on your neighbor’s or friend’s door on the first day of May. My basket is filled with wildflowers blooming, free-for-the-picking,  Bachelor Buttons and Ox-eye Daisies. The month of May brings with…

Unplugged and Birthday Cake Oreo Truffles

I’m unplugged for a few days, away from the computer and social media, enjoying a little outdoor time and a birthday celebration. . . This popped up on my search bar this morning. . .Google knows all and I’m convinced it will rule the world one day. ;) I have a sister and two sisters-in-law…

The Earth Laughs in Flowers: Happy Earth Day Giveaway!

 The Earth laughs in flowers and I’m celebrating Earth Day with a little giveaway in honor of wildflowers and pollinators. Of course if you’re a gardener, every day is Earth Day! Wildflowers are essential to the survival of the pollinator population. Pollinators such as bees, hummingbirds and butterflies are vital to almost all crops and plants…

Potting Shed: The Chain Gang

My galvanized watering cans were collected over the years from flea markets and antique malls, some European, but most made in USA. They’re a rag-tag bunch, complete with dents and missing roses. While I love to find them in mint condition with their roses intact, I’m fond of those that were well used, imagining all the flowers and…

Deviled Egg Baskets with Edible Flowers

The arrival of Easter brings with it eggs and Easter baskets and our Easter Sunday lunch wouldn’t be complete without some deviled eggs! These Deviled Egg Baskets are reminiscent of an Easter basket, garnished with flowering herbs and edible blossoms, topped with a chive basket handle!  These Deviled Egg Baskets also make for a pretty presentation…