Stating the Obvious: Public Melt-Downs are Embarrassing.

Widowhood is not for the faint of heart. It’s a grueling battle to be appropriate, especially in business dealings, when tears are inappropriate. I’ve come a long way but still have a fair bit to go. Self-expectations of being farther along the grief journey or tougher than the tears don’t help fight the battle. So, everyday I just try to do better, be better and I leave it at that. And still carry Kleenex everywhere, just in case.

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10 Years & a Lifetime Ago

Day 31 in the #england30in30 anniversary Insta series. Bonus post for those who were sad that my recent Instagram series ended.

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Fragrant Snail Vine – an August Bloomer

I decree and declare August 31st Local Blooming Snail Vine Day. Who’s with me? Yay ….

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More Tee Shirt Crafts Utilizing My Husband’s Vast Tee Shirt Stash

I inherited a large stash of tee shirts when my husband passed away in 2014 and I’ve spent the last few years making things with the shirts and giving them new life. This was after giving many of his shirts away and donating other shirts to charity. The latest thing I’ve made from an old tee shirt is an easy to make, no-sew reusable shopping bag.

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Botanical Latin Plant Names vs. Common Plant Names – The importance of getting plants I.D.’d correctly.

Have you ever wondered if Gardener’s Latin was important? Well, Karen England thinks Botanical Latin is really important for everyone & tells a little bit about why she thinks so here…

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Froofy Water (or, Infused Water, as it’s now known)

Froofy Water is essentially infused water with a better name! Easy to make, delicious to sip. Perfect for summer!

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