Diapers and Dirt, a Thing of Beauty


I absolutely love colorful, blooming hanging baskets but I have had my own number of “fails” and have ended up with dried-out dead disasters.  Even when I have diligently fed my flower baskets with fertilizer and food, the results have been mediocre at best.  BUT, I have finally discovered the reason I was so unsuccessful!  You see,  when I watered my baskets, the water would flow straight through to the bottom and out.  I thought I was watering enough but the baskets were not staying moist.  My soil and plants were still dry.  A few years ago I discovered the disposable diaper trick and it has made all the difference.

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Discovering Nature’s Easter Egg Dyes

When I was in Art school I had an illustration teacher who brought a new dimension to the art experience.  He wanted us to know the paint and how it reacted to secondary elements.  For a watercolor assignment we were instructed to lay tape on our watercolor paper,  down and across to create a  grid of squares.   Continue reading “Discovering Nature’s Easter Egg Dyes”

What I Did in My Closet

I have this thing about matching.  It’s not a total obsession but, it’s there.  So when I looked at the pretty storage boxes in my closet, I sighed…..They are pretty but they are a hodge podge collection of mix matched hat boxes. In the 80’s these floral boxes were so charming but I’ve outgrown that look and I’m ready to move on and let go.

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