The 2018 craft fair dates are Saturday, November 10 and 17. Each year as the wind turns bitter cold and the once green, and then golden, and now brown and falling leaves pile up beneath the big oaks and maples in my back yard, my sister and I kick off the Christmas shopping season with a day… Continue reading Daytripping to Geneva, OH for Christmas and Crafts 2018
Winterfest is held in our small town every February. This year, I decided to enter the snowman contest. During the first week of January, temperatures were in the single digits with below 0° wind chills and two feet of snow was falling. I had plenty of indoor time on my hands! I picked up a… Continue reading Winterfest 2018 in Geneva, Ohio: The Snowman Contest
The painted rock craze has come to Northeast Ohio. Painters are hiding their rock creations along walking trails, on beaches, in parks and parking lots. Hunters, or perhaps just a casual passerby, are finding them at libraries, banks, doctors offices, inside flower boxes, on the edge of picnic tables— anyplace you go you might… Continue reading Northeast Ohio Rocks!
<a href="https://www.bloglovin.com/blog/14437571/?claim=wj4d4r9b3pq">Follow my blog with Bloglovin</a> The Christmas craft show season is upon us. This year I have reserved a table at a local show in Harpersfield, Ohio. Because it's an indoor show, I don't have to worry about setting up a tent and I paid an extra small fee to rent one of the… Continue reading Preparing For the Craft Show
Medina, Oh is a cute little town where one can easily spend a day browsing the many shops plus an antiques mall. Also in the downtown area is a local Christmas attraction called Castle Noel. Castle Noel is owned by Mark Klaus, a sculptor whom I first became familiar with when he was selling his beautifully… Continue reading Castle Noel: A Christmas day trip to Medina, Ohio
There wasn't much to like about the tired, run down house that sat hidden behind two 100 ft. tall Norway Spruces and an equally tall Pitch Pine. If the peeling paint wasn't enough to turn off the drive-by house hunters, the fact that it was a dingy peach color trimmed in rusty orange was sure… Continue reading Pack it up and Move on in – Part 1: “Surprise! We bought a Civil War Era House!”
I’ve always had gardens. My spring and fall, and sometimes even summer, weekends have been filled with garden chores. Perennials, biennials, annuals, vegetables, herbs, shrubs, trees and potted plants all have had a place in my yard. But when I realized I needed to make some changes, I didn’t know where to begin. My situation isn’t… Continue reading The Low Maintenance Garden Experiment: Under the Porch Windows