Hello everyone! I want to share one of my Christmas presents from my husband today. It’s no secret that I love books. I’ve always loved reading! I was one of those kids that looked forward to summer vacation just so that I could read what ever I wanted for as long as I wanted! A day spent gardening and reading would be a perfect day for me (especially if someone else cooked dinner)! My husband added to my pretty book collection with Pride and Prejudice and Mansfield Park. I showed you the Puffin Classics edition of The Secret Garden before here in… [Read More]
I always like seeing what people have on their bookshelves or book recommendations. So every now and then I share what I’m reading because I figure most of you are like me! Normally, I always have at least 4 or 5 books that I’m reading but I thought I’d tell you just about these two today since they are similar. We Had Everything But Money is a compilation of real life stories of people who lived through The Great Depression and The Dust Bowl (which also happened during the Depression). I’m sure some would say it romanticizes the Depression Era… [Read More]
There’s a gardening book giveaway today to kick off my weekly Vegetable Gardening 101 series! ####This is now closed####### Starter Vegetable Gardens: 24 No-Fail Plans for Small Organic Gardens by Barbara Pleasant. I have this book on my kindle and it’s so informative! This book will be shipped from Amazon to you directly if you want a hard copy. Or you can get it for your Kindle/Nook. You just need to tell which method you prefer. Doing a beginning vegetable gardening series is going to be fun! I hope that you’ll stop by even if you’re an experienced gardener and add your two… [Read More]
I thought I’d share some of the books that I’m currently reading that may interest you. “An English Cottage Year” is such a charming little book. Filled with pretty little illustrations, poems, recipes and tips such as “How to Trim a Hat”. Here’s a page about honeybees. I’m such an Austenphile and therefore can’t wait to read “In The Garden with Jane Austen”! I’ve looked at all the beautiful garden photos already but am saving the actually reading of the book for next week when we’re supposed to have rain almost every day. A cozy rainy day spent with my… [Read More]
The winner of “The French Inspired Home” is Darla P ! who said “Love the style and would love to win! Great job on your blog!” Congratulations and please contact me with your shipping address!
***This Give Away is closed**** I have an extra copy of Carolyn Westbrook’s The French Inspired Home to give away. It’s a beautiful book filled with gorgeous photos of several homes including her own. You’ll see that her designs are beautiful yet very livable! Just look at the bombe chest below – gorgeous isn’t it! All you have to do to enter this give away is to leave a comment on this post. Please leave a link to your blog or an email address – some place I can contact you should you win. This is open to everyone everywhere… [Read More]
I’m always interested in what others are reading so I thought I’d occasionally share what’s on my nightstand these days. Currently I’m reading mostly books on Urban Homesteading and self-sufficient living . I’m really enjoying all of these books particularly “Quarter Acre Farm: How I Kept the Patio, Lost the Lawn, and Fed My Family For a Year” . Mostly because it’s a mix of gardening tips, a memoir of her turning her suburban lot into a mini-farm (what I’d like to do) and very cool recipes. Plus it’s an easy read (she’s pretty funny). She has a blog The Quarter Acre… [Read More]
We had a really lovely Christmas and I hope you all did too! The thing that made this Christmas super special is that we got snow!! It rarely snows in Atlanta in December and it’s even more rare to get snow on Christmas Day. It was a lovely surprise and made the day even more special for everyone. I think the children in the neighborhood enjoyed the snow more than any presents they received under their trees! Here are a few wintery scenes from my garden….I’m sure the snow will be gone by tomorrow. Maxie is enjoying the snow and… [Read More]