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…
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
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… Continue reading FRIDAY FRENZY- Wimbley the Wonder Boy
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… Continue reading Spring Fling Kidlit Contest- The Yellow Snazzy Car
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.… Continue reading Plot Twist!
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… Continue reading Who knew? The 80’s, That’s Who.
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
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… Continue reading Christmas Holiday Home Tour
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… Continue reading Drying Herbs & a Colonial Recipe