How to harvest and dry multicoloured hydrangeas

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  Something I get asked quite often is how my hydrangea manages to achieve multicoloured status. The above harvest is from one bush. So how do all those colours come into play? How to harvest and dry amazing MULTICOLOURED HYDRANGEAS Here is the bush in full summer bloom. Trust me when I say I do […]

Our adoption story at Bella Rustica

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It’s an exciting and busy season right now. With Bella Rustica (story here) only a short 2 weeks away, my FOLK Magazine Christmas writeup due this Saturday, and helping put together a family slideshow for Cindy’s Celebration of Life coming soon, my DIY plate is a little on the shy side. So I felt this […]

SNS 151 – junk styled offices

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Welcome to Saturday Nite Special, the multi themed DIY link party!  * Home Decor / Gardening  * Crafts, / Sewing / Recipes / Printables / Blog tips * Theme of the week Every Fri 7pm  to Sunday 11 pm Pacific. Being that the kids are now back in school, I’ve been thinking of ways to […]

You are cordially invited to Bella Rustica. See you there!

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Lin – “So, will you come and do this?” Me – ‘tap tap’… this thing can’t be on… “Are you SURE you have the right person?!” Lin – “YES!” Me – “Well, ok then, eh?! Let’s JUNK!” Ohhhh man. Is the US of A ready for yet ANOTHER visit from a humidity freaked out Canadian? […]

Finding beauty in backyard flowers and changes

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Today is the day before school starts in our area. The weather even changed as if to better prepare for what’s in store. It’s beautiful out, but there’s a new crispness in the air, gently suggesting you bring out your flannel shirts and blankets soon. … continued … (post heavy on backyard blooms and inspiration) […]