Update Turns To Upcycle!

For part of my Blog post this week, I was going to do an update on the topiaries I made. Two things prevented this. One: The boxwood I transplanted seems to have died. Two: When I tried to move the planter the bottom fell out. I was really bummed. It was one of my favorites. I was lucky enough to have two other planters that I could use to put the plants in. So, after I got all the dirt out of my sneaker, I got to work!

.After everything was done. I picked up the old planters to throw away. I was looking at the embellishments on the fronts of the planters. They were so pretty. It’s what drew me to them in the first place. After a closer inspection. I came to the conclusion that the embellishments could be removed and used some where else. This is where the upcycle comes into play!

After several weeks, the boxwoods I transplanted have no new growth and the stems were dry.

As it turned out, both planter bottoms were worn through.

The new planters are not as pretty as the old ones, but the new shrub and plants look good. The antique cloches on top that I got in Brimfield really set them off!

This is the embellishment I was talking about. I tried prying it off, but it was glued on tight.

I punched a hole in the metal so I could get the metal cutter in.

They cut through like it was butter.

Look at the detail.


Both are cut out. Next step, removing them from the metal.

I tried bending the metal. Some of it came loose, but I was afraid I would break it if I kept going.

My husband looked up how to remove something glued to metal. WD-40 to the rescue! It took about ten minutes to remove both pieces from the metal.

I know exactly what I want to use them for.

I found these ceramic boxes at Good Will. The embellishments will make a perfect accent.

I sprayed two coats of clear finish on both boxes so the paint will adhere.

I know it is hard to envision with the snowmen, but I promise it will be great!

I used Titebond II premium wood glue to put the pieces on.

The more glue the better. You can always wipe off the excess.

Both glued and ready to paint!

I am using a faux cement technique I’ve used before. The texture comes from mixing Waverly Mineral Chalk Paint and baking soda.

I use just the chalk paint on the embellishment. I do not want the detail to be lost with the textured paint mixture.

Are you beginning to see it now?

This is the texture I was talking about. When the white wax is applied, that is when the magic happens.

Annie Sloan 1L Athenian Black Chalk Paint

For the second box, I used Annie Sloan Chalk Paint in Athenian Black and also mixed in baking soda for texture.

Again, using just the paint on the embellishments.

I really like the black color on the second box. I decided to use black wax instead of white wax which would give it a charcoal gray finish.

I paint the Art Minds Wax Cire on the cream color box.

I dabbed it off with paper towel.

I used Annie Sloan Black wax on the body of the black box.

I dry brushed some of the Art Minds Wax Cire on the embellishment to make it pop.

Both pieces came out beautifully, but needed more depth.

I used Annie Sloan White and Black wax and an antique dark wash to highlight each piece.

I added light and dark highlights to give it movement.

I added more highlights to the embellishment on this piece to make it stand out against the light background.

I am so excited that the embellishments from my old planters were reused. They look amazing!

I can see these pieces as planters or a place to put mail in an entryway. What other ways can you see these pieces being used? I would love to hear your ideas!

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Brimfield Memories!

We made it to the Brimfield Antique and Collectible Show! I was so excited. It was my first time and I could not have asked for a better bunch of ladies to experience it with! “Cousin Love” all the way!!

This was the traffic coming into the show on US Route -20 E.

Each of the fields have their own vendors, with some fields having as many as 400 vendors! Kind of overwhelming, but exciting at the same time!

My very first purchase. I even haggled the price and got a better deal. Carried Away Antiques, had so many beautiful items. I was a little sad I did not have enough time to look at everything. But, lucky for me they are in the process of opening an online-shop!

One of the items I had on my list to purchase was something for on top of the hutch I refinished. It needed to be large enough to fill in the negative space and fit in the design. This pitcher fits the bill! Check this off the list!

There was wrought iron everywhere! I would have loved to purchase one of these archways and a couple trellises for my garden. Alas, no room in my car. I did however buy two wrought iron cloches.

I plan on using them in the garden or in large urns at the front entrance.

There were plenty of collectibles to choose from. I even tried my hand at finding Jasperware, which is a type of Wedgewood. My mother-in-law is a collector so I sent her a picture for verification. It turned out not to be Jasperware, but it was exciting thinking it might have been!

I could have spent all day in these shops. Painted furniture, French décor, unique items, and of course pillows, pillows, pillows!

There were also some random things that made me laugh (the Mancave Mannequin), or gave me the creeps (Doll that reminded me of “Chucky”).

Some of the vendors were selling live plants. I loved the rosemary topiaries, but a five hour car ride smelling rosemary all the way home would probably have made me ill.

These original pieces of artwork were from the Easton Antique Emporium. These wood sculptures were made from vines shaped into these forms. Wow!

Memory Hole Vintage has all their merchandise on this bus and they travel from show to show on the same bus. I thought this was really cool! Drive in, drive out, no set-up or break down.

The magnitude of work that went into putting this vendor spot together was mind blowing. It was filled with stone garden figures, wrought iron pieces, fountains, arches etc. Just to give you an idea of the weight of these pieces, I was looking at the small rabbit sitting on the bench in the lower middle picture. When I tried to pick it up I had to use two hands. I bet it weighed at least thirty pounds. I asked the vender how long it took to set up. He said two and a half days!

This is just a taste of what was at Brimfield this year. We were lucky enough not to be rained on while we were there, but the weather was extremely hot. We were uncomfortable, but pushed through and saw as much as we could in the time frame we had. I think to truly see everything you need to be there a couple of days. That way you can take a more leisurely pace and see it all.

I hope I gave you a sense of what it was like and peaked your interest. Maybe it is something you would want to go to next year if you get the chance. It is worth it!

After the show my cousins and I went to “The Duck” restaurant in Sturbridge Ma. It was a perfect ending to a wonderful day with my cousins!

Going to Brimfield got me excited about The Purple Painted Lady Festival! I m in the Festival and hope you will come and se me!

Heading To Brimfield!

The big thing happening in my life this week is that I am going to the Brimfield Antique Flea Market for the first time. I have always wanted to go, but there just never seemed to work out. This time however, when my cousin reached out and asked if I would like to join her and my other cousins, I was able to answer with an emphatic yes!

Since I have never been there before, I looked up tips for shopping at Brimfield. Here are a few things that I have learned:

1) Bring cash! Apparently there are ATM’s available, but the fees are outrageous.

2) Ask for a deal! Cash will help with this one.

3) Dress comfortably! My cousins already advised me to bring raingear. Hopefully, we will not need it.

4) Get there early if possible!

5) Finally, Enjoy!

I am leaving Friday and will be shopping Brimfield on Saturday!

I will take a ton of pictures! Can’t wait to share this experience with all of you!

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I purchased this wagon to bring to the show. I excited to fill it up with treasures!!

Brimfield or Bust!

My White Kitchen Journey!

My White Kitchen Journey!

When we first moved into our home it was definitely not the white kitchen I always dreamed of. It had dark wood cabinets, red brick linoleum flooring, a half pony wall separating the kitchen and family room and soffits everywhere. I was ready to get to work. I wanted to tear down the pony wall, paint the cabinets, lay new flooring etc., etc. After my husband talked me down, we compromised by painting the walls and changing the flooring. After seeing how adding paint and flooring brightened up the space, I was ready to tackle the cabinets. My husband on the other hand was not. He was hesitant to paint the natural wood. I don’t know what it is about men and wood. It took a lot of cajoling and endless pictures of white kitchens, but he finally came over to my side. Full disclosure, I really did not know how to paint cabinets. Lucky for me, Rustoleum had a cabinet refinishing kit with step by step directions. Whew! The whole process took six months to complete. It was so worth it. I finally had my white kitchen and could not have been happier. Eventually, we added a counter top and removed the pony wall, but the soffits were there to stay.

Flash forward ten years: Our kitchen held up wonderfully and the plan was to update with new cabinets and countertops in two years.

New plan: We were planning on having my mother-in-law, Audrey, move in with us and we needed to add an addition onto our house for her space. Since we were adding an addition and having major work done already, we moved up our time table for white kitchen number two!

My first white kitchen! I can not say enough about the Rustoleum Cabinet Refinishing Kit. It was labor intensive, but the results lasted ten years.

Taking down the pony wall between the kitchen and family room changed the way we used the space.

White kitchen number two!

In order for my mother-in-law to have access to the main part of the house from her addition, they needed to bump out from the original kitchen area. This gave us room for an open concept dining room off the kitchen. (Yes, I pinch myself every morning when I walk into this new kitchen)!

No more soffits! Thank you Chris Henessey, architect extraordinaire!

The blue on the pantry door carries the color from the dining room into the kitchen.

I love having a place to display some of my favorite items!

We chose a classic marble subway tile for the backsplash.

Having the kitchen area open up to the family room and dining room area is a dream come true. We love to have friends and family over and we managed with the old set up, but having room for everyone is amazing! We have already begun to enjoy this space now that we can have people over again!

Amazing Results Using Iron Orchid Designs Rose Toile Stamps!

Amazing Results Using Iron Orchid Designs Rose Toile Stamps!

In a previous post, I remarked that my morning routine consists of eating breakfast and watching You Tube Videos. On one of those mornings, I came upon a video from Iron Orchid Designs. The video demonstrated how to use their Rose Toile Stamps on a plain Terra Cotta pot. The pot came out beautifully, so I decided to try it for myself. Alas, when I went to purchase the Rose Toile Stamps, they were sold out and wouldn’t be in for months. Obviously, I was not the only one who saw the video!

Months later, after being restocked, I purchased them from The Purple Painted Lady. I was thrilled and could not wait to use them

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In the video, Josie, from Iron Orchid Designs was using a photo of this pattern called Flow Blue. She wanted to recreate the beautiful blurred almost ethereal look of it.

I started out with two plain Terra Cotta pots

I used a two to one mixture of Annie Sloan Old White Chalk Paint and water. You want it to be opaque when it goes on and keep layering until you get the look you want.

To keep the pot from moving while using the stamp, I braced it in a plastic container.

Isn’t this pattern dreamy!

I used Annie Sloan Napoleonic Blue Chalk Paint. It is very similar to the blue color used on the Flow Blue Patterned plate.

I used a sponge paint roller to prep the Chalk Paint for application. By the way, the block I am pouring the paint onto is the sample piece of granite from my Mother-in-law’s bathroom vanity.

This is what the actual stamp looks like.

Simply roll the paint on the stamp.

Line it up where you want it.

Lay it down gently in place.

Hold it with one hand and press lightly with the other.

Not bad for a first try!

Immediately after I laid the stamp, I took a damp cloth and started patting back and forth using a slight twisting motion. This is how I got the blurred background.

I kept repeating the process until I could no longer see the image. This part is important. If you leave any of the image, it creates a double vision pattern which you do not want.

Once this was done, I was ready to stamp the area again.

This is when I started to get excited!

After the initial stamp was complete and knew I could do it, I went around the pot stamping and creating a pattern. I continued to use the blurring method, but tried various other ways to use the stamps. It was fun!

When the pots were dry, I gave each of them a light sanding and wiped off the dust with a moist cloth.

I was very happy with the results!

I purposely, did not paint the inside lower halves of the pots so they could be used as a planter.

I plan on making more of these pots to put in my booth at the Purple Painted Lady Festival!

One Hundred Posts And Counting!

Two years ago, when I started my Blog, I could not have imagined writing one hundred posts! I still remember my first post. I was nervous about sharing something so personal. I kept thinking, “What if they don’t like it?” To my great pleasure, you did like my posts. Your wonderful comments encouraged me to keep going. But, the one thing that puts me over the top is when you say that I inspired you to try something new and creative. It is all that I hoped for with my Blog!

To celebrate one hundred posts, I have put together a little retrospective of my work. I chose from each of my creative interests: gardening/landscaping, furniture transformations and design. I hope you enjoy looking back with me!


I had to start with my very first post. I built a rock wall in our back yard. It was backbreaking work, but so worth it. I am happy to say it is still home to many of our wildlife friends. Say hello to “Mr. Woodchuck”.

I like this post, because I took an eyesore and made it work to my benefit. I hung lanterns down the entire length and made bushel basket flower pockets to hang in between each lantern


This is one of my favorite transformations. I was able to take a beat up old table and bring it back to its former glory with a little something extra. So satisfying!

This post was about a labor of love. I had been looking for French chairs for years. I found these eight chairs on Craigslist. I painstakingly stripped and sanded them. I love these chairs! They are everything I wanted and more!

I needed a utility sink for our new laundry room. I found this sink and transformed it. All of you helped me choose between black or yellow as the base color. Yellow won out!

In this post, I used a faux cement medium to transform old outdated items into beautiful pieces.


The posts about the addition/renovation were exciting to do. I was able to design a room from top to bottom and take you along on the journey. You all even helped choose the wallpaper for my powder room!

Another favorite addition/renovation post was the laundry room.

This post was about refreshing our master bedroom. I like it because it shows how you can update using paint.

To further celebrate ONE HUNDRED POSTS, I will be having giveaways. To qualify you have to follow me. If you have not signed up as a follower yet, no worries. Just hit the follow button below.

Of course, I could not leave out my amazing experience as a vendor in the Purple Painted Lady Festival. Not to mention meeting Annie Sloan!

It was such a great experience. I was sad when it was canceled in 2020 because of Covid-19. But, I am happy to say there will be a Purple Painted Lady Festival on September 18th and 19th 2021, and I will be a vendor in it again!

Topiary In Your Landscape Design!

I am what you might call an enthusiastic gardener. My garden was created purely by trial an error, mostly, error. Each spring when everything would start to bloom, I would move the plants around until It became esthetically pleasing to me. Inevitably, the blooms would die out and I was left with a bare spots. I made good use of garden ornaments and annuals. It wasn’t until two years ago that I decided to leave well enough alone. That year my garden looked better than It ever had. Lesson learned. Have patience. This is something, I admit I need to be better at.

In my attempt to become a better gardener, I have been watching You Tube videos. The knowledge available out there is exciting and overwhelming at the same time. There are many sources to choose from, I am currently watching a lot of Linda Vater. She has been gardening for thirty years and is a self taught. There are two reasons I enjoy watching her videos. One, she admits not knowing what she was doing in the beginning and learned by trial and error (sounds familiar). Second, she has an English Garden, which is a kind of informal in style. This appeals to me, since I am instinctually drawn to how something looks and feels, rather than following a detailed plan.

One thing I love about Linda Vater’s garden is her many topiaries. I have always wanted to have topiaries, but had no idea how to create one. After watching her on You Tube, I have made an attempt at creating my own topiaries for my front stoop.

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This is Linda Vater. You should check her out on You Tube. I left a link to a video tutorial of hers at the end of the post.

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This are some of the topiaries she has throughout her garden. I love all the different textures and shapes.

Hopefully, mine will eventually look like the one on the lower right.

These are the two boxwoods I used to make my topiaries. Both were moved during the addition/renovation to protect them from harm. I decided to use them as Guinea Pigs. If I mutilated them at least It hadn’t cost me anything.

Here we go. I have no idea what I am doing!

The first one done. It looked pretty scrawny to me.

I added some plants around the bottom to fill out the container.

At this point, we just have to wait and see how it will look after everything grows out. Fingers crossed!

Number two!

Overall I enjoyed the process. I still think they look like Charlie Brown Christmas trees, but I am starting to feel a real affection for them. I will nurture them and keep you updated on their progress.

Here is the link to the Linda Vater video. I hope her video and my attempt will encourage you to try creating a Topiary too!

If you have any Topiary tips or stories of your garden trial and error, please leave a comment. I would love to hear from you!

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FYI: This is the reason I did not show the topiaries on the front stoop. We are still waiting for them to come to grade our front and back yard from the work that was done. They will also be reseeding and fixing the steps. Oh well! On the bright side maybe as my topiaries become beautiful they will detract from this sight?

Kitchen Cabinet/Pantry Organizing Tips!

A few weeks ago, I posted about my new pantry and how I organized it. The response was great. People loved the organizing ideas and how pretty everything looked. I also had people ask, “what could they do if they did not have a large pantry?” I am so glad someone asked this question. I did it for years, taking advantage of every inch of my kitchen. I am excited to show you how to achieve the same organization in a small space and I promise it will be just as pretty!

This was a small utility closet I used as a pantry for years. The shelves were less than twelve inches wide. Which meant I had to get very creative with the space.

This was before I found the “Home Edit” and labels. But, I did add pretty contact paper (a feature I threw my back out with).

These containers allowed me to have more items on each shelf. They stack together letting me take advantage of the vertical space.

I used two containers for my baking needs, placing one atop of the other. I just pulled out the containers when I baked and everything I needed was right there.

I also used wire shelving for my canned goods. It gave me storage on top and underneath.

I decided to go a little further and demonstrate how to do a smaller pantry by using another space in my kitchen. The space is eighty inches tall and twenty-four inches wide. The shelves inside are twenty-one inches long and eleven inches deep. I used a lot of the items in my existing pantry to show you that any space you use can be organized and look good at the same time.

I repeated the same thing I did in my pantry, but on a smaller scale.

In my pantry, I have white lettered labels from “Talented Kitchen” on the front of the containers. To make more room in this space, I needed to place the containers with the sides facing out. I taped labels on the side of each container to give you an idea of what it would look like.

In my house, we eat a lot of salads. I took one of the plastic containers and filled it with everything I might put on a salad. It makes it very convenient when preparing dinner. Take it out, put your salad together, then put it back.

You can take this same concept and use it in other ways. Fill it with snacks for kids. Put all the ingredients you use to make a meal, like sauce and pasta to make a spaghetti dinner.

The next organizing tip is one I absolutely love! I don’t know about you, but I have a lot of spices. Most of which have red tops. This makes it difficult to find the spice you are looking for, which leads to buying more spices that you already have.

I ordered a set of twenty-four glass spice jars and spice labels from, Aozita.

I transferred all my spices (including doubles) into the glass containers.

Then I put these wonderful large labels on them.

I put mine in a drawer in my kitchen. But, you can put them on a Lazy Susan in the pantry.

How awesome is this! Oh, you need some Thyme, well there it is! Do we need to buy more garlic powder? No we do not, the jar is full! Oh Yeah!

I was able to create organized sections for: baking , cereal, grouped items (dinners, salads etc.), canned goods, spices, snacks and vegetables.

This type of organization can make your life a little easier. Having everything in one place, clearly marked with see through containers, is a game changer. Even if you don’t have a lot of space, you can take some of these ideas and implement them in your home. I promise it will make you smile every time you look at it!

Front Room Reveal Part Two!

A couple of weeks ago, I wrote about reclaiming our front room after using it to store everything and anything during our addition/renovation. Part of the process was revamping and styling an antique hutch that had belonged to my husband’s grandmother. I was very pleased with the results. Of course I did not stop there. I decided to keep going. I ended that post with a promise to revisit the front room when I was finished redecorating.

Like with the china cabinet, I wanted to update the mantle and built-in shelves. It had been the same style for a long while and I was ready for a change. Of course, as anyone knows who has done remodeling, when it is nearing the end, so too are the funds required to make more changes. With a very tight budget I took the challenge. First, I shopped my house, then I hit the road to find some bargains!

What we were using our front room for during the addition/renovation.

Starting to put it all back together.

The reimagined shelves and mantle unit.

I moved the large urns from the top of the mantle to the shelf. These urns were a Pottery Barn purchase. I make it a rule to never pay full price for anything I buy at Pottery Barn. I check Pottery Barn clearance items regularly. It took two years, but these urns finally went on sale. Lucky for me, our mantle and shelves are wider than most. Because of this, I was able to purchase the larger urns which happened to be an additional twenty percent off!

To replace the urns, I moved the candlesticks from the floor in front of the fireplace, to the top of the mantle. The candle sticks were also a Pottery Barn purchase. I found these a few years ago on a reduced price shelf. I picked them up (very heavy solid pieces) and could not believe the price. I was not the only one who thought so. When I got to the register the sales person looked at me and said, “Wow, these are a great price at eighteen dollars a piece”!

I now needed something that would balance out the large urns. I hunted around the house trying a myriad of items. Everything I tried was dwarfed by the urns. It was time to shop!

When I shop for bargains, the first thing I do is change my mindset. I start perusing the aisles looking in every section. I open my mind and look at the color, shape and size of an item rather than what is was meant to be used for. I’ll give you an example of what I mean. Every time I go shopping, I pass the pet area and think, wouldn’t a dog bed make a perfect floor pillow. I know your laughing, but why not? They are made for the floor, come in a variety of shapes and colors and are very comfortable ( if my kids were younger I would totally use this idea). Best of all, the price is probably a lot less than an actual floor pillow. Do me a favor, next time you are shopping check out the pet section and see what I mean.

Back to shopping! First stop, Good Will. They had some very nice items, but nothing large enough. Next, Home Goods. This is a great place to think outside the box. They have a wide variety of items to choose from. When I shop, I walk around and touch things, often picking them up and imagining it in my space. I was doing just that, when I found a large outdoor tray. It was made of woven rattan with melamine shell on the inside. The design of the melamine was beautiful. The size and color were right and it did not look like an outdoor tray. It looked like a high end piece of décor. The cost was just $15 each. I picked up two and headed home to try them.

Woven rattan base.

Melamine shell inside.

I love it! Look how it picks up the color in the little girl’s hat in my Mary Cassatt print (I purchased the print for a dollar at a rummage sale and had it framed at Michael’s ).

Two more bargains. First, the large crock. I found this on the side of the road in our neighborhood. I asked the neighbor if they were throwing it away. The answer was yes! I immediately picked up this very heavy piece and toted it home. So worth it!

The clock which is actually two pieces. The lantern I found at Good Will for five dollars and the clock was purchased at the At Home store in Henrietta N.Y, for $10. I originally had the lantern on the sofa table. It looked okay, but it needed something else. I thought of a candle, but the lantern was too narrow. I kept looking and that is when I saw the clock. It fit perfectly. The only thing I had to do was paint the clock with a gray wash paint to tone down the gold.

See how narrow it is.

Just a touch of gray wash toned it right down.

I know I showed the hutch in a post a couple weeks ago, but I wanted to show you how I added light. I loved the way the hutch turned out, but it was dark inside the shelves and made it difficult to see the items. I looked at adding lighting, but you would have to cut the hutch to install and that was not an option. Someone mentioned puck lighting to me. I researched it and it seemed like the right answer. I ordered a pack of six black puck lights.

The pucks run on three AA batteries and come with a remote to turn them on and off.

The pucks have three different light settings.

How cool is that!

I accomplished everything I wanted too. Put the room back together and gave it a refresh at the same time!

Starting To Put The Outside Back Together!

When they started the addition/renovation, I knew the inside of the house would be turned upside down, but never considered what would happen to the outside. I guess I should have picked up on how it was going to get torn up when my contractor advised me to move any plants and bushes I wanted to save from the sides and back of our house. I am very grateful for that tip. I was able to save everything!

It did get pretty messy but things are now looking up. They are coming to grade (making sure the slope of yard drains away from your house). He will also roll the lawn and fill in areas that were trashed during construction. The bright side of all of this is we get to redesign our landscaping. We are also changing the direction of the walkway leading from the front of our house to the driveway. Something I have wanted to do forever!

The right side of the house, where all the large trucks accessed the backyard.

The left side of the house, where the egress window was relocated. We also had drainage issues that had to be addressed. They had to rip up our pipes because tree roots clogged it up. This is what probably caused our flooded basement. But that’s another story for another time. Lucky for us, they only had to dig to the front of the house and not to the road. Which would have been right through my garden.

The backyard was also torn up from all the trucks.

There used to be a sliding door here. We removed the door and replaced it with a window. It makes the perfect niche for a garden. I am an amateur at best, so I will definitely be reaching out for garden ideas.

The front stoop was damaged when the new roof was put on. This is something else on the list of things to do!

The walkway we want to move. I want to scoot it over about one to two feet to the right. It will give me more room for landscaping.

Of course I was up before anyone else and started to move the pavers by myself. I managed to move two on my own and flip four more. When one also most dropped on my foot, I decided to wait for help.

Here is a question for all my gardeners out there. When the new walkway is moved, I would love to make the dwarf lilac bush on the right side of the steps the center of my new landscape. Have any of you moved a mature bush before? If so, did it survive?

My poor front garden. I did nothing to it last year during construction and have not gotten to it yet this year. Has anyone else’s garden exploded with new growth? I am not sure if it has anything to do with the weather or that I did nothing to it last year.

I am going to share my new mantra! Take it slow. Everything does not have to be done at once! I hope this works. I know myself and my tendency to work until everything is done. But, after this strange year, I want to stop and smell the roses as they say!

Take it slow, everything does not have to be done at once!

Take it slow, everything does not have to be done at once!

Take it slow, everything does not have to be done at once!

Hopefully, if I see it enough it will sink in!

If you have gardening tips to share, leave a comment for me. I would love to hear from you!

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