HomePlace, a Home & Garden Inspired 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…

FRIDAY FRENZY- Wimbley the Wonder Boy

Ya’ll know I love children’s picture books. I love writing them. I love reading them. I love oogling (is that a word?) over the amazing art in them. They just make me happy. But it has been a while since I posted a Friday Frenzy featuring a picture book. Why? Because wouldn’t you know the…

Spring Fling Kidlit Contest- The Yellow Snazzy Car

A kidlit contest based on a Gif? How could I NOT participate? Especially after coming across this fun Gif at Giphy.com that reminded me of an ever so popular Beatles tune about a submarine. Of course, there are rules… Child friendly. Under 150 words. MUST use a Gif as inspiration for the story. No other…

Plot Twist!

Happy Friday ya’ll! Anybody else having to look at the calendar just to be certain of what day it is? I must say, without the hustle and bustle of early morning lunch packing and school drop off’s my days have become a bit muddled, which I honestly don’t mind. Actually, I am enjoying them immensely….

Who knew? The 80’s, That’s Who.

    Ya’ll ever look back at 80’s song titles and realize how they could narrate your life today? For instance, Living In A Box takes on a whole new meaning now doesn’t it? Or how about Searching…because seriously, who hasn’t been searching for that coveted roll of bum-wipes? Which in turn leaves us all…

Christmas Holiday Home Tour

Are you ready? Are your gifts wrapped and under the tree? Have you baked all the goodies, sung all the carols, and bought all your new lights because those strands you bought last season didn’t work like you’d hoped they would even though you never even unboxed those suckers much less plugged them in…have you…HAVE…

Drying Herbs & a Colonial Recipe

For the past couple of years I have been bringing my herb cuttings indoors to dry for use over the winter, but this year I decided to take it one step further and add some foliage and flowers to the mix in the hopes of making my own potpourri. Anyone ever done this before? Tips…

Farmhouse Sneak-Peek Video

I’ve been working on getting this video together for awhile now. It’s still not right. I’m still terribly bad at tech(anything)! But you still want a peek, right? RIGHT? I knew ya did! Enjoy! P.S. (Do people still say P.S?) New-Old Farmhouse life is so much fun!

50 Precious Words Writing Contest: THE VERY HUNGRY FOREST

It’s time again for Vivian Kirkfield’s 50 Precious Words Contest, hurray! The What- Write a children’s story with a beginning, middle, and end. ONLY use 50 words or less! Is she kidding? Nope! Can it be done? Yep! Want to see for yourself? Go ahead…Click Here! But before you head over to Vivian’s blog where…