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…
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
I’m sharing a video short with you today, scroll to the bottom if you want to jump right to it! I wish I could share more of this place, and I’m working on it so stay tuned, but in the meantime, I’ll be posting mini video shorts. And yes they will have weird photo intros… Continue reading Hawkins HomePlace video-short and the Search for a Blackberry Jam Recipe
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’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!
I finally did it. I finally figured out how to update my blog....sort of. It took a lot of patience... And cursing... And crying... And temper tantrum throwing... And wondering why in the heck I can't understand techno talk! I mean, If I can raise four kids, move back and forth across the country for… Continue reading It’s About Time!
So I started work on that mini flower garden that hopes to grow into a mini flower farm one day and now I'm hot, dirty, sweaty, bleeding, cursing, and just a fleck of a straw away from all out bawling.... . . Putting in a new garden will put a smile on your face… Continue reading FRIDAY FRENZY – Hug Me