Gardening · Travel

Why The Chelsea Flower Show Should Be On Your Bucket List Chelsea Flower Show Part II

As I mentioned in my previous post, my lovely stepsister, Erica, recently attended the world-famous Chelsea Flower Show in London. She is always jetting off to Paris for a shopping spree or going on Safari, so it’s fun to live vicariously through her. But because I am such a flower fan, I was particularly interested… Continue reading Why The Chelsea Flower Show Should Be On Your Bucket List Chelsea Flower Show Part II

Exterior Decoration · Gardening

Summer Flower Planters On The Deck

May is the perfect time for alfresco dining in the Carolinas. The trees have completely leafed out, so the thick layer of sneeze-inducing pollen that covers absolutely everything in the Spring finally can be washed away. And the mornings and evenings are generally cool enough to sit outside without melting into a sweaty puddle. With… Continue reading Summer Flower Planters On The Deck

DIY · Floral Arrangements

How To Make A Live Grass Centerpiece For Your Spring Table No Need To Wait For Grass To Grow

As I was adding some Spring touches to my home this week, I decided to create a live grass centerpiece for my breakfast table. I had admired several images on Pinterest of Wheatgrass in Spring decor. Unfortunately, by the time I thought of it, it was too late to order Wheatgrass seeds, plant them, and… Continue reading How To Make A Live Grass Centerpiece For Your Spring Table No Need To Wait For Grass To Grow

DIY · Floral Arrangements · Interior Design

How To Polish Silver Naturally Without Hours Of Elbow Grease And A Spring Arrangement With Tulips And Crabapple Blossoms

Spring has come to the Carolinas. So, in order to get my Spring floral fix, I made a trip to Trader Joe’s (which is the best local source of flowers other than the wholesale flower market). Faced with their awesome selection of many different colors and types of tulips, I ultimately decided to purchase a… Continue reading How To Polish Silver Naturally Without Hours Of Elbow Grease And A Spring Arrangement With Tulips And Crabapple Blossoms

Interior Decorating · Interior Design

Why My Family Room Decor Is Always A Work In Progress Or: How To Play Decorating Whack-A-Mole

You can redecorate some rooms you rarely use, like guestrooms or formal dining rooms, once in a blue moon. In these spaces, you may add an accessory or a seasonal decor item here or there. But otherwise once decorated, you can walk away satisfied that they will need little or no updating for some time. Not… Continue reading Why My Family Room Decor Is Always A Work In Progress Or: How To Play Decorating Whack-A-Mole