coleus…

when mom cleaned out the front bed, she pulled out all the coleus.  they were BEAUTIFUL.  i just love coleus.  therefore, i was sad to see them go.  yet, mom had one more trick up her sleeve. she taught me to do this. that's right...in a bouquet... they last for a while.  and, they brighten up your room!  plus they are FREE.  i love free.  so, if you are pulling out some coleus in your beds, keep them inside to make the inside beautiful too.  🙂  Read More

more mama magic…

the bittersweet was just the icing on the cake.  she pulled all the flowers out of the front bed and bought some BEAUTIFUL violas to replace them.  if you don’t know what violas are, join the club.  they are basically smaller pansies.  they look perky and happy.  i just love them. the little purple beauty is the violas...they are also in the pots on the stairs. and, the hyacinth bean pod vine is still growing... and, we didn’t stop there.  (i did actually help... Read More

bittersweet…

two weeks ago, my sweet mom came in town.  she came for a wonderful fundraiser and she was a great date.  i am thankful. however, the next morning, it struck.  it being THE cold.  not just any cold.  the worst cold ever.  yes, i know that sounds dramatic.  but, this cold was evil to the core.  mom made me chicken and vegetable soup.  from scratch.  she stocked my fridge and nursed me.  i was sad that she did not have a adventures with me for the weekend.  however,... Read More

songwriters…

the last two posts have been introductions to two lovely female songwriters.  i think they are both amazing.  one seems a bit more haunting…and the other seems to transport me to a more pure time.  equally soul stirring.  the truth for me about songwriters is this… i wish i was one. when i lived in boston, i was faltering in my recovery from a horrendous breakup.  i lost 20 lbs and buried myself in school and work.  one morning, i woke up and couldn’t open... Read More

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