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Emery's Organic Blueberry Farm is open and 60 acres full of an abundance of blueberries. Last week we gathered Duke and this weekend the Bluecrop variety was available. We get enough to last throughout the year and keep them in freezer bags. Ended up filling two pails of these bad boys. Nature's good, isn't it?... Read More...

This time of year the butter is more yellow, the eggs are bigger and the yolks richer (especially the blue green eggs). A nearby farmers market has an organic stand that is always filled with the freshest crops. Also, blueberries at an organic farm nearby where you can pick your own is also in season.... Read More...

Today is Ralphie's birthday. When he overheard us talking about it being his birthday he ran and scampered around the house like he was getting something. Now, I know he has no clue what birthday means but I guess from the sound of it, it seemed great. I cannot believe he is 4 years old... Read More...

Happy May. It's been looking like the quintessential Spring with white butterflies, baby colored buds and birds chirping well into the evening. I'm always amazed that these concepts don't originate from a storybook, and that nature really is so fascinatingly beautiful. A week ago I finished my first crochet purse. It's a tote bag made... Read More...

April reminds me of cherry blossoms which is why I incorporated them in my header for this month. I like to capture things (usually in nature) to highlight the month and what makes it different/special. The cherry blossom bloomfest started this weekend in Branch Brook Park, Newark NJ. The cherry blossom festival goes from April... Read More...

March Snow

kale60

I'm pretty sure today will be the last snowstorm of this season. I just love the pines caked with snow, it's very beautiful. Today while sitting in my public speaking class, out the window hopping around the nearby branches was a blue jay. I only wish I had my camera! As for the cold, while... Read More...

Bow

bow

I finally got a bow for the dried apple wreath I finished a few weeks back. Better late than never! It was beautiful without, but I am finally satisfied to say the wreath is now finished. Not sure if the whole thing will keep in condition to display next year. Even if it doesn't, it... Read More...

DIY Dried Apple Wreath

wreath

To make a house a home it's nice to play up the season with festive decor. I decided to create an indoor wreath to hang on the door in our living room. Apple season is starting so that became my main inspiration. By sticking to things from nature you can make a piece that costs... Read More...

September 1st

inspiration

Five things to love about 1. the anticipation of fall This is by far the best part of September (besides the bright blue skies). Right around the corner are fall festivities, craft fairs, pumpkin & apple picking, and of course the beautiful changing of leaves. 2. cooler weather I might be alone on this one... Read More...

August Flowers

Rose of Sharon

{ Rose of Sharon & Blue Morning Glories }

Every year we grow blue morning glories which by the end of August are in full bloom looking something like this... This year we also tried a dwarf variety that we kept in bins. By growing ivy on a fence you can give your backyard an earthier and natural feel with zero maintenance required. Our... Read More...

Rain dance

Downpour

Today this is what I saw out my back door. This photo reminds me of the saying, when it rains, it pours. This past week has been pretty cloudy and full of thunderstorms. I kind of love it.  It hasn't been the dreary/depressing rainy weather. I don't think summer has those. Summer showers usually come... Read More...

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