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    Resolve

    Dear Paulette, Remember when it was January? Like, just yesterday? And everyone was telling you Happy New Year, and you were in your usual blissful state of all-things-are-new-again? And let's not forget all those New Year's Resolutions, which included this beauty: Blog more. And this one: Take pictures of things besides pets. It's probably best if you stopped resolving things.…

  • Gardening

    Ice

    I love having all four seasons here in the heartland – icy weather included. It just means I'll be lighting candles (okay, I admit, I do that even on 100-degree-and-sunny days), deep-cleaning the house, and baking and souping and loving the day. A couple of days ago, however, I paused all that and headed outside to slip-and-slide my way across…

  • Family,  Gardening,  Holidays

    Hi!

    I can't believe I'm sitting here! I've missed chatting with you all! Hello? Is it just me and the crickets? I was asking on Facebook a few days ago who out there checks designers' blogs or designers' Facebook pages for new release updates, and it appears that most people prefer Facebook for the convenience of it, but they like blogs…

  • Gardening

    Sweet Nebraska Land

    When I step outside into the overwhelming heat to move the sprinkler to another parched portion of the back yard, I often wonder how the men and women of the pioneer days ever managed to remain rooted where they were, rather than desperately heading back eastward. I imagine it was the faith that it would surely rain the next day.…

  • Family,  Gardening

    House-Sitting

    One of the many reasons my girls love to visit my parents' house is bc they have the most beautiful yard, full of happy gardens, well-fed birds, and one joyous Golden Retriever. I had the pleasure of house-sitting for my parents recently, and one of my duties included keeping my mother's flowers watered. (Usually she also writes "deadhead all 4…

  • Gardening,  Ramblings

    This Post Is Not for the Squeamish.

    The last time I posted pictures of what some would call "creepy-crawlies" and others would just call "gross," I got a few commenters letting me know that it would have been nice if I had warned them about the post content. This post is mantis-photo-heavy. Consider yourself warned. 😉 I've had some strange luck with praying mantises lately. (Did you…

  • Gardening,  Good Things,  Home

    Revived

    Oh, the heat! I can't remember when it was so hot for so long here in the heartland. It's usually about this time that I wonder what possessed me to plant any vegetables during the springtime, bc I certainly don't want to have to go out in the heat and water them. Poor veggies. I'm a very bad veggie mom.…

  • Family,  Gardening

    Blooming

    I've had fun peeking around and taking pictures of different flowers just opening up… If you've visited my mom's blog lately, you've seen parts of her lovely garden, and I'm excited for everything to open up bc it's all so beautiful. It's always fun to see what new things she and my dad decide to plant and grow.  The photo of the…

  • Gardening

    Green.

    Spring comes a little later around here than in some other places, so although I don't have much blooming around my house yet, I'm quite happy with the fresh spots of green here and there. The baby sedum…   The bee balm and the geranium from Mom's garden that she gave to me last year (although my dad was actually the one…