Magnolia Furniture

Friends, do you love the show Fixer Upper? Did you know that there is now a line of furniture from Joanna Gaines? It’s called Magnolia Furniture and it is just as lovely as you would expect.

We got a sneak peak at the furniture line thanks to Osmond Designs. They are our local source for Magnolia Furniture, and had decorated a Parade of Homes house using pieces from the line. It was like walking into one of the houses from the show!

Magnolia Furniture

Everything looked well made, and comfy too. I’m excited to see more of the line.

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Support BARRI handbags and OUR

Have you heard of Operation Underground Railroad? They are an amazing nonprofit that rescues children from sex trafficking. They do amazing work, and BARRI handbags donates 10% of each sale to this worthy cause. What are BARRI handbags? They are a luxury vegan handbag company, with some truly gorgeous designs. We love that they support OUR, but we also love that they are vegan (you know we love our animals).

BARRI handbags

Right now they are on Kickstarter trying to reach their fundraising goal. You can pre-order your bag at a 15% discount if you support the campaign. The campaign ends on June 1st, so please check it out today. You can even donate without buying a bag if your budget is tight.

BARRI vegan luxury handbags

Thanks for reading, I am not being paid to share this, I just wanted to support their cause because it is so very important. You can learn more about BARRI Handbags on their website, and of course, Operation Underground Railroad on theirs as well.

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Gardening for Beginners-Infographic

If you are lucky enough to have the space for a garden then you should consider yourself lucky. So many people wish for some extra space to plant some flowers or vegetables but are constrained by their lack of space and living conditions.

That being said, the bigger the space you have to work with, the more daunting getting started can actually be. You might have always wished for a large open space to work with but when you are actually faced with it, you might find that it requires a lot more input and planning than you thought, never mind the maintenance aspect!

However small or large the space you have to work with is, there is room for a beginner. It’s all about making the most of what you have and crucially as a beginner, not taking on more than you can manage or sustain in the long term. Of course things like budget will come into play too as plants and the associated equipment is not cheap, so take it step by step and prioritize what you want in the garden. For example, is it for aesthetic purposes or do you wish to begin growing some of your own produce?

This infographic from Capital Garden Services highlights why gardening is a good option as a hobby; it indicates the basic tools you need in order to get started in the garden; it details the gardening terms that you should know about; it covers ideas about garden layout, planting bulbs and dealing with weeds and so much more, check it out below!

Gardening for beginners infographic

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Currently in the garden: pansies

blue pansies

Things are in full bloom in the garden right now. Peonies are about to explode, the bearded iris are almost done with their blooms, and we have roses like crazy. I’m talking about these pansies today though because they are my miracle pansies!

In our climate we plant pansies for two seasons (fall/spring, or spring/summer, or even summer/fall). These little guys were planted LAST SPRING! That’s right. They lived past the so called two seasons, went right through the winter, and started blooming again like crazy this spring.

Maybe we have the pansy thing all wrong after all? All I did was let them live, no pulling them out at any time after planting them. Sure they got a bit ragged looking at one point, but look at the reward!

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