When I planted those first seeds many years ago, little did I know that they would outgrow my garden. For many years I dug, planted, and grew, bloom after bloom. Then I decided to try my hand at produce. That was a whole other beast! There were many triumphs and just as many fails, but… Continue reading The Making of a Magazine…
Although it is still summer around here and the air is hot, heavy and thick, I am fervently busy putting together the third issue of HomePlace Magazine. It's filled to the brim with sunflowers, bread baking, and all the Fall feels! It will be available for purchase mid-late September. In the meantime, I invite you… Continue reading HomePlace Magazine/ Summer 2021 Issue
I've always loved magazines. The photos, the short snippets of info., the stories, recipes, quotes, recommendations, the ability to travel without ever leaving the page! Ah, yes, I believe magazines are quite magical. And so... I started one of my own! I know, I can hardly believe it myself but Here it is, the very… Continue reading HomePlace, a Home & Garden Inspired Magazine
We've been on this road called military life for the past 27 years. Twenty seven YEARS! 2022 will make 28, and yes, I'm including the two years prior to our wedding when Chicken graduated from The United States Naval Academy as we had already been dating for three years at that point! Do you know… Continue reading It’s 2021…Time to start planning!
My gardens are running behind this year. It seems like every time I thought about putting out seeds and seedlings we would get another frost warning. So I waited. Knowing I only have one more growing season after this one left at this property, I've been anxious and in a hurry to get all-the-things accomplished… Continue reading Garden Tour
A this little birdie video short for you... And what better to go with a January video than flower & veggie seed catalogs? This crazy warm weather has me hankering for Spring! The Hardest part is trying to figure out what I want to grow this go around. So many choices! What are some… Continue reading January Video Short & Seed Catalogs
I've decided to stop. Stop waiting for the right time to post pictures. Or write about all the things. I have so many ideas and want-to's that I think I get bogged down with them all and end up not getting to any of them. Anyone else ever feel like this? Life is busy. Crazy… Continue reading What are you waiting for?
I may have gone overboard with the mint this year. I planted sweet peppermint and chocolate mint. And then I tossed out some miscellaneous mint I found hidden in my seed stash. And guess what? I got minted ya'll, and I liked it! Well, technically I'm still getting minted, probably will be for… Continue reading Mama’s Mint Limeade
I’m trying to learn new things. Figuring out short music videos just happens to be one of those things. How to eat just one slice of chocolate sheet cake at a time is another. But one can never really learn two new things at once, right? So, here’s my first attempt at a short… Continue reading Early Summer Garden
I sure wish Mother Nature would figure out if it's spring or winter, I'm ready for flowers!!! Come on Woman I can't take much more of this cold weather!!! . . . Do not send me hate mail when I'm complaining about the heat in a couple of months, I don't want to hear it!… Continue reading Oh my goodness it’s Sprinter!