i did it!

Ever since I started my part time Etsy business, Custom Comforts, where I turn state road maps into wall decor, I have been trying to get all 50 states made and listed online at the same time.  It’s been my goal from the start to have each state represented. Somewhere along the line, I gave up on that goal and attempted the unrealistic goal of … Continue reading i did it!

this week’s bouquet

Making a fresh arrangement doesn’t have to be difficult.  This bouquet was made a few weeks ago with simply taking cuttings from my Oakleaf Hydrangea bush.  Nothing fancy, nothing extra . . . just using what you have at hand. I made this arrangement specifically for my bedroom, since the colors in my room are beige, pale pink, and pale olive green. The Oakleaf flowers … Continue reading this week’s bouquet

so happy

So sorry to post about zinnias again, but I would never have imagined that one pack of seeds could make me so happy. The simplest of flowers brings the simplest of joy. Every time I go into my back yard, I am awed by the riot of color they add, spreading their happiness everywhere. And it’s not just the flowers that bring such joy, but … Continue reading so happy

this week’s bouquet

This week’s bouquet comes from the large patches of perennial ageratum that have happily spread themselves around both the front and back  gardens. I don’t really ever remember planting them, and they have never done very well, but this year, they are everywhere.  A bit of a thug, but because they provide such abundant blooms and color in late August, they are most welcome here. … Continue reading this week’s bouquet

hosta ‘ royal standard’

Hosta ‘Royal Standard’ is truly the king of my hosta collection.  There is nothing too special about its plain green leaves, but “wow”, does it put on a show in August, when not much else is blooming in the shade garden. I probably have at least ten different varieties of hostas, if not more, but this one is my favorite.  This is one of those … Continue reading hosta ‘ royal standard’