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Divine Bath Bombs – Perfect Gift for Mother’s Day

– Posted in: Spring Season
Mother's Day Gifts | Divine Bath Bombs

Don’t forget!  Here in the United States, Mother’s Day is always celebrated on the second Sunday of May.  You still have time to pick out the perfect gift, and these Divine Botanics Bath Bombs would be a fine offering.  Mom is always doing things for others, and this gift would allow her to take a… Read More

Orange Star Perennial

– Posted in: Gardening, Spring Season
Flowers | Orange Star

I recently became the caregiver of one of the most gorgeous and vivid orange plants I have ever seen – the Orange Star, or Ornithogalum dubium.  It is a beautiful perennial in the lily family.  Native to South Africa, these vibrant compact plants have large flowers that bloom over a 1-3 month period.  The high-impact florets… Read More

Sponge Docks Arts & Crafts Festival

– Posted in: Spring Season, Things To Do
Sponge Docks Arts and Crafts Festival

Are you still looking for something to do this week-end?  If you want a change of scenery, you might want to take a quick trip over to Tarpon Springs.  With the highest percentage of Greek Americans in the U.S., this town celebrates its Greek heritage in a big way.  They will be celebrating with an… Read More

April Birth Flower – Sweet Pea

– Posted in: Gardening, Spring Season
April Birth Flower - Sweet Pea

Did you know that the beautiful and fragrant Sweet Pea is known to be one of April’s birth flowers?  It is a popular spring flower, commonly available from March to November – with limited availability during the winter months.  Sweet Pea (Lathyros odoratus) is celebrated on a variety of holidays throughout the year, including weddings… Read More

It’s the First Day of Spring!

– Posted in: Spring Season
Vintage Dishes | Whitehall glasses in the fresh colors of spring!

It’s officially the first day of spring! May your days be blessed with warm sunshine, new beginnings and soft spring colors.  I can’t imagine celebrating the new season without a vase full of beautiful tulips.  They lean over their vessels so gracefully, looking very relaxed amidst their sea of lush green leaves! As many of… Read More

How to Clean a Wood Cutting Board

– Posted in: Tips, Thrills & Tales
Kitchen Tips | How to Clean a Wood Cutting Board

While I have several different types and compositions of cutting boards, this post is specifically written for how to clean wood cutting boards.  As everyone knows, a good quality cutting board is considered to be one of the most valuable tools you will ever have in a kitchen.  It is, essentially, a workhorse.  From chopping onions… Read More