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A somewhat-regularly updated website with home & gardening projects, personal musings,
lessons learned and food created...
all with a healthy dose of caffeine.

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Purposefully Enjoying Winter

In my childhood, I did not enjoy the long dark evenings and stormy grey clouds of winter. Recently though, I have been reflecting on how...

5 Ways to Cook with Rosemary

Rosemary is easily one of my favorite herbs to cook with. I enjoy it for its versatility, depth of flavor and texture it adds to a dish....

Why fall is the perfect time to plant

We often think of spring as planting season - and it is, for good reason, but perhaps we don't realize that with the relief of cooler...

Five Invasive Trees in Central Texas

Invasive trees are those that are not native to Central Texas and can easily take over. Here’s our take on five species that unless...

Fall Container Inspiration

Finally...it looks like some cooler weather is ahead, and therefore I can reasonably think that some cooler weather plants will have a...

Roasted Beet, Feta & Pecan Salad

A flavorful fall salad with beets, feta cheese, and toasted pecans atop a bed of baby spinach. Drizzle with Balsamic and prepare for a...

Outside: Where I found inner peace

As summer turns to fall and many of us head back outside, I’m reminded why it's good for our bodies and minds. The benefits of being...

Early Fall Gardening Chores

I know, I know. It doesn’t look like fall, and it certainly doesn’t feel like fall. Not that I have a countdown going or anything but in...

Mediterranean Summer Salad

If you've known me for more than a minute, you might also know that I LOVE conjuring delicious, seasonal eats. Back 10-ish years ago, I...

Native Plants Continue to Shine

Every year, I am amazed how native plants continue to thrive despite Texas temperature swings, drought, cold, wind and rain.

Green Thumbs are learned.

Last year when I attended a few Farmer's Markets, I wished I had a dollar for every time someone walked past our booth to admire plants...

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