Sugar Season

Sugar Season

We have a line of maple trees, an odd allee if you will, that was clearly planted but never intended to grow to full size as they are much too close together and in two very straight lines. It’s been suggested that perhaps they were a nursery row that was meant...
Simple Pleasures

Simple Pleasures

How is everyone? Here, we’ve been feeling the weight of the ongoing pandemic. There are disappointments as more events get cancelled, students still aren’t in school full time, our daughter’s University asked students to not return and we simply miss...
Homemade Lavender Marshmallows

Homemade Lavender Marshmallows

This past week, we’ve had so much snow! Our family loves the snow and we welcome a day of sitting by the fire, while the snow comes down, then heading outside to play and take in all the beauty. Even with the ability to work and do school remotely, it still...
Valentine’s Gift Ideas

Valentine’s Gift Ideas

I’m sort of hot and cold when it comes to the romance of Valentine’s Day. Bryce and I usually don’t go out on the 14th as it often feels a bit forced. Instead, we prefer to celebrate those we love at home. When the children were little, we would make...
Favorite Things #2

Favorite Things #2

Number 2 in our Favorite Things series is the Hori-Hori knife. I’ve had this tool for many years and it is probably one of my most used, and certainly the most versatile, tool in our the shed. In Japanese hori means, “to dig”, and this tool is meant...
Flowers In January

Flowers In January

Hello friends! How is the New Year going for you? I’ve had a bit of a hard time focusing on things as the news has been extraordinary of late. The past week I’ve made a concentrated effort to focus on planning, with lots of list making, for the upcoming...
Scenes From December

Scenes From December

I feel very blessed that while this Christmas season was like no other, we were able to have a little bit of magic sprinkled in amongst the strangeness that was 2020. While I thought I would share some of my favorite images and moments, I also recognize that for most...
Foraging and Wreath Making

Foraging and Wreath Making

I recently headed out into our woods to forage for greens in order to make wreaths and swags for our doors and lampposts. I was hoping to take a workshop this year on the art of wreath making but with COVID it was pushed to next year. Therefore, a friend and I read...
How The Flower Frog Came to Be

How The Flower Frog Came to Be

As we have so many new readers (welcome!) I thought I would do a brief introduction and share how we came up with the name of our little boutique and flower stand. Frogs cut into our garden gate Bryce and I met when we were just 19 years old and we were married by the...
Garden Clean Up

Garden Clean Up

Putting the garden to bed is often something I sort of dread but once I get going, I get great satisfaction out of having it neat, tidy and ready for spring planting! After the first frost, there’s much work to be done. I thought I’d go through a few of...