Travel Tuesday- A look into my photo album.
Today I wanted to share with you my first home in Ireland. To update you, I met my life partner John in 2007. He was an Irish citizen, and I had dual citizenship USA & Ireland. My grandmother was born in Athlone, Ireland. A dual citizen in Ireland is possible via an Irish grandparent. I
Propagating Rose- two failures at cuttings
Over the summer, I have been sharing my attempt to propagate a beautiful yellow rose growing beautifully in my friend Jean’s back garden. It is a lovely rose-floribunda with a bright yellow color and a fantastic scent. Jean purchased this rose sometime in the 1970s, and she doesn’t know the name. That means I can’t
Followup on the garden journal| setting up a garden journal
I want to thank those who responded yesterday to my post on garden journaling. I’m pleased you told me you thought it was a good idea and that you would start a journal. I googled garden journaling today and found out it is NOT a new idea. It seems gardeners have been indexing and journaling
Garden Journaling| Lessons Learned
The concept of journaling and project books has been around for years. I never organized myself around that concept, and now I see the errors of my ways, as they say. It is mid-summr now and a good time to update garden projects. Front Lamppost Garden Today I will give you a tour of my
Update on cleaning stains on stoneware dishes- Pfaltzgraff
A few weeks ago, I shared a post about finding old incomplete dish sets around the house. I did find a few! One small group of bowls I found were from a company called Pfaltzgraff. I had a complete set of these stoneware dishes in the 1980s. However, the only remnants left in my house
does anyone remember Pfaltzgraff?
I don’t know why, but I have multiple dish sets. There is my Royal Doulton wedding china in the buffet. My cabinets house a set of white dishes, Villeroy & Boch, white and green trimmed Dansk dishes, and some colorful Chinese bowls for condiments. A couple of weeks ago, I found some large white bowls
ready to start new projects- replacement windows
I must say I am sorry for the lack of posting I have been offering these past months. Covid, a bereavement, and an illness all hit me within a year, and I just went onto a deep funk. However, this spring has revived me a bit, and I have gotten my medical condition sorted for
Inadvertent Marketing Idea For Wood Boxes From Marian
My Inspiration Person If you know me, you will know that one of my favorite creatives is Marian Parsons, owner of the website and blog, Miss Mustard Seed.com. I have actually followed her for about ten years now. She is probably one of the main reasons I started a blog many years ago. Now Marian
How to Redesign an Antique – A Up and Coming Marketing Tip
This is an update of a post I shared years ago when I lived in Ireland with my Irish life partner John, and we started a website and antique business. I am now writing a post about one of John’s creations and a new marketing idea I gleaned from another home and garden blogger. Basically,
Happy St Patrick’s Day Gifts
Looking for an authentic Irish gift for ourself or someone? I have a few items I bought back from Ireland that might fill the bill. If you know me, you know that I have lived half the year in Ireland for the past twelve years. We bought back items from Ireland that we crafted in
Egg Salad for Lunch
Today I wanted to share a simple egg salad with you that can be adjusted for varying tastes and likes. I also wanted to share an easy-peel method for hard-boiled eggs. Pre-Mix Prep If you want easy-peel hard-boiled eggs, boil your eggs for 7 to 10 minutes. After they have boiled, drain off the
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