Well, I think it’s interesting in my last post I talked about fall being in the air here in Michigan, but as we transition into December, winter has clearly left its mark. I hope you got your fall leaf collecting done, because I didn’t. But I’m thinking it’s good ground cover for our grass and flower beds. But I digress…winter in Michigan means sledding, cross country and downhill skiing, fresh snow piles to jump in and gather up into snowballs for an epic war in the backyard. Snowmen are built, snow angels abound and each branch on the trees looks beautiful with it’s white ‘clothes’.Read More →

I am here to tell you that Fall in Michigan can be very confusing from year to year. Sometimes we get beautiful September weather in October, and October’s slightly cooler temperatures late into November. Sometimes, as was the case this year, we have a gorgeous 70 degree day with short sleeve shirts on and windows rolled down, and the next day it’s snowing and 30 degrees outside.Read More →

Fall is here! Leaves are changing from green to rich, buttery yellow, vibrant magenta, and brilliant orange. Pumpkins and apples are ripe and ready for picking, and the air is redolent with smells of wood stoves and leaves decomposing. I love taking walks in the fall, the vibrant leaves crunching underfoot makes you feel as though you are walking on a rich tapestry of color.Read More →

When you move into a home or office building, you begin on the inside arranging the furniture, paintings, tables etc. according to your taste.  After that is done, you can focus on the outside, on the lawn and garden area, and how to add to what is already there.  Hiring professionals to design a landscape for you can be quite helpful to give you a visual of what you are looking for.Read More →

When I think of my backyard, I think of all the ways I would like to improve it.  I would love to create an Eden out back, a tranquil oasis where visitors immediately sigh with contentment and settle in to enjoy themselves.  If you have a patio or large deck, it’s easier to create tranquility.  Weather-proof furniture, pillows, tables and a firepit make a nice place to enjoy a peaceful evening.Read More →

I have beautiful raspberry bushes that lean right up against the side of my house in the summertime.  They produce delicious, juicy raspberries starting in the beginning of July and end in early August.  While I do love them up against the house for support, it is almost impossible to get behind them to collect the berries because there is no way through.Read More →

Yesterday, my kids and I went to Legoland with my Dad, Step-Mom, Sister and her kids.  Here you can see art in all of its 3D glory with lego ‘people’ scattered throughout that were taller than our kids, a clock that had real working parts and had a dragon that comes out to mark the hour.Read More →