A Christmas Wish

Thank you all for your encouragement, support and enthusiasm as my second book was released, a new design video launched and countless speaking engagements fulfilled.  It has been wonderful to meet so many of you in person as I have traveled across the country this year, and heartwarming to hear  how my words both written…

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Your 2018 Gardener's Gift Guide

Carefully curated gifts for the garden lovers in your life. For the Book Lover You can't possibly go wrong with this; five star reviews, recommended by the Royal Horticulture Society, sold in all the best bookstores and botanical gardens:  Gardening with Foliage First (Timber Press, 2017) is suitable for beginners or experienced gardeners alike. I…

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Wishing You Peace

Amazing Peace: A Christmas Poem By Dr. Maya Angelou Thunder rumbles in the mountain passes And lightning rattles the eaves of our houses. Flood waters await us in our avenues. Snow falls upon snow, falls upon snow to avalanche Over unprotected villages. The sky slips low and grey and threatening. We question ourselves. What have…

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Thoughtful Hand-Crafted Gifts

It's that time of year again when the post-Turkey coma gives way to a shopping and wrapping frenzy. Let me make life a little easier. Put the kettle on, enjoy a cup of tea and use these ideas to get you started on finding the perfect gift for everyone on your list. All these items…

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Table Top Pots – Perfect for Holiday Gifts

When our children were small and the budget was tight we made all our Christmas gifts, cards and even tags. I would start many weeks ahead of time, the sewing machine working late into the night as I made matching flannel shirts for my husband and son (then 2 1/2 years old) and a Beatrix…

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