Stepping stones can be a fun, decorative, and very useful part of your garden. Whether you use them to line paths in your front/back yard (like I do), or as decorative elements in a flower bed, or as a quirky accent to a balcony, a stepping stone can enhance your garden design and let your...
The Journey IS the Destination
I fell into an old familiar trap recently: that cycle of critical self-evaluation, comparison with others, and looking at the disparity between where I am now and where I want to be that inevitably leads to depression, restlessness, and a kind of soul-crushing existential crisis that saps my energy...
Fall Decorating On A Dime
Fall decorating doesn't have to cost a fortune. See how I made these rich-looking decorations for pennies. It's fall decorating on a dime!
Nutella No-Bake Cookies
Nutella No-Bake Cookies are just like your favorite Chocolate No-Bake Cookies - but kissed by heaven above. They're what unicorns would eat if unicorns ate cookies. They are why cherubic angels look so happy. They are what make woodland fairies glow. Make them for yourself, and you'll understand.
Water Fountain Planter
If you thought adding a water fountain to your backyard was a project better left to the guys - think again. Here's how I did it. And with a little effort and perseverance, you can too.
Dinner For a Friend
When a friend or family member is sick or injured, we want to help. How about providing a meal so they don't have to cook? Here are some guaranteed-to-please meal ideas that aren't casseroles.
Irish Soda Bread
You don't have to wait until St. Patrick's Day to make this delicious Irish staple. With only four ingredients and minimal prep time, it will quickly become an anytime treat.
Surviving Valentine’s Day
As a young girl I loved Valentine’s Day. My sixth-grade self would get all twitterpated thinking about dropping that old-school valentine’s card onto the desk of the boy I had a crush on. (In those days, everyone in class was instructed to bring a valentine for everyone else in the class, so no...
Staying motivated without the help or gentle nudge of a significant other can be a challenge. Here are some ways to stay motivated in the land of singlehood.
Individual Chicken Pot Pies
There is nothing I like more on a cold day than chicken pot pie. It is the ultimate comfort food. But forget those frozen in-the-box varieties found at the grocery store. Make your own, tailor them to your tastes, and freeze them yourself. You will love having these delicious staples in your...