Author Archives: Jean Smith

Gifts Baskets: Create one-of-a-kind gift baskets filled with locally sourced items

The view from my windows reflect a white winter world. The air is crisp and refreshing to all winter lovers.  Although I’m a warm-weather type of girl I do enjoy the holiday season. I love creating special things for my friends and loved ones, as I’m sure many of you do as well. With the holiday season around the corner many of us are trying to figure

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Garden Themes

Are you hoping for a new garden but just can’t decide on what you want? Are you dreamily paging through garden magazines and seed catalogs with a notepad jotting down ideas for that next special garden room? Can you ever have too many gardens? I think not! My days of winter will be filled with these types of dreams as I stroll in my mind’s eye imagining the

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Living Organic

The term ‘organic’ will have a different meaning to each one reading this. I personally make every effort to breath, eat and sleep this life style. Living organic is what I want for myself as well as my family. Many people are on a quest for this life style and believe that it’s the best choice for them. But there are questions people find themselves contemplating: “How

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How-to create a Friendship Garden

The sun shone brightly all day.  Its illuminating rays seemed to be crashing into the leaves of the woodland trees. It left you with an almost eerie yet reverent feeling.  The rust and golden and auburn leaves glowed.  The air was cool and crisp as it breezed past my face while I walked to the garden, yet the warmth of the shining sun gave strength to my soul. As I strolled about the

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Grilling Tips and Tricks and Yummy Grilled Pizza

Despite the day noted on the calendar, my husband Neil as well as our older boys won’t hesitate to fire up the grill- winter, spring, summer and fall. During the comfortable days of spring, summer and fall it’s our daily companion for meal preparation. When the snow begins to fly it is relocated into our garage for winter use.  Our grill is no respecter of seasons. There’s

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