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Different Ways to Use Mini Wreaths and How to Hang Mini Wreaths

Have you ever seen a mini wreath and just fall in love?  Sometimes these cute little wreaths are overlooked because they are not large and extravagant.  But, they really can add a special touch to parts of your home.  The possibilities on where to hang mini wreaths are endless.  Keep reading to see some of your options! French Doors: French doors inside of your home are gorgeous alone.  But look at these french doors with a set of wreaths on them.  The wreaths on this door are on a 14" base, but they could have been smaller or even larger.  It really depends on your preference.  But it just adds a personal touch and still leaves a large enough space to see the beauty of french doors. The way I hung this was by using a command post hook.  Command strips have never ruined my glass and the bow covers them so you will not see them at all.  Super easy and super cheap. Backs of Dining Chairs, Island Chairs, or Bar Chairs: I have always loved seeing wreaths on the back of chairs during t

Starting a Cut Flower Garden

  I am finally going to do a….     I have begun planning (and purchasing) flowers to create a cut flower garden for 2022.  Yes, I said 2022, I am a big planner.  As you all know, I create and sell wreaths and have found so many inspirational accounts on instragram from my hobby turned business account.  I follow many different individuals, all bringing knowledge and inspiration on a variety of topics that interest me, one of them especially being gardens.  One account that I love post a picture of her cut flower garden and asked in the caption, "What are you waiting for?"  And that was all I needed to be asked.  What was I waiting for?  I am not really sure honestly.  I have  always had a garden and my landscape beds, but all for ornamental purposes, not for cutting flowers.     If you read some of my previous blogs, you know I have a 50 ft by 7ft veggie garden.  In addition, I also just did a pie shape cut out that has some peonies, dahlias, lilac, and pampas grass in it.  I

Summer Italian Pasta Salad

One of my favorite dishes for summer is pasta salad.  It is something that everyone always loves and a great dish to bring to barbeques and parties.  It is super simple and quick to make.  Everyone has always loved my pasta salad and now it is just something that is expected when I arrive at a summer party.   What You Need: 1 box Barilla Farfalle Pasta 1 1/2 pint fresh pesto 1 bottle Ken's House Italian Dressing Marinade 2 containers of pearl sized fresh mozzarella 1 small red onion chopped (optional) 1-2 small cans of sliced black olives (your preference) 1 pack of cherry tomatoes cut in half grated parmesan cheese fresh black pepper 1 jar Bella Sun Luci julienne cut sun dried tomatoes with italian herbs Start by boiling a pot of water and add some salt to it.  As the water is boiling, take out a large bowl and add the fresh mozzarella, chopped red onion, olives,s un dried tomatoes, cherry tomatoes, pesto, and a small amount of the italian dressing and mix it all together. Once th

My Must Have Wreath Making Tools: Tools Every Wreath Maker Needs

  Clauss 7" Wire Cutter My wire cutter is probably my most used tool.  Within the stems of artificial flowers, there is a wire, and it is pretty hard to cut with a scissor.  Not only is it hard to cut, but it can actually ruin your scissors (trust me, I learned that first hand). Sure Bonder Glue Pot My second most favorite item I used while making wreaths is my glue pot.  I like this brand, but you can really use anything you like.  Some people even use electric skillets.  What I like about the glue pot is you do not have to worry about inserting new glue sticks and waiting for them to heat and you do not have to continuously hit a button like a traditional glue gun.  The only downfall of a glue pot is the amount of time it takes to heat up.  Usually when I know I will be making a wreath, I run upstairs, turn it on, and then finishing whatever it is I am doing so that by the time I am done, the glue is ready. Sure Bonder High Temp Glue Gun I do not use my glue gun a lot because of

How to Plan Your First Vegetable Garden

  I grew up in a family that loved to garden.  This picture was taken in the 80's and behind me is a picture of my grandparents' garden.  It was huge, in perfect rows (thanks to my grandma and her meticulous nature), and consisted of so many great veggies.  Starting a garden is so much fun, but can be sooooo overwhelming.  So I am going to share with you how I started mine and what I do to maintain it. Sun: The first, most important part of planning a garden is location.  You need to find a spot in your yard that will give you full sun for at least 6 hours a day, since most veggies require this.  My best advice is on a day you are home, go outside a few times, starting in the morning until late afternoon/early evening to see how much sun each spot of your yard gets to determine where the best place to start a garden is. You will also want to choose a spot that drains well.   Plants: Next, think about what you want to grow.  The size of your garden depends on what you are growi

Starting Seeds Inside: Grow Lights

I live in New Jersey and am not a fan of the winter.  It is sooooooooooo cold and that make me stay inside, the plants and trees are no longer green, and that the days are dark by 4:30pm.  To help break up the winter months a bit, I began starting my plants that I use in my garden from seed inside my home.  I have started many different plants from seed including: basil, rosemary, dill, oregano, cilantro, bell peppers, varieties of hot peppers, varieties of tomatoes, cucumbers pickles, zucchini, pumpkins, watermelon, eggplant, johnny jump ups, pansies, petunias, calibrachoa, vinca, and marigolds. There are so many different options for grow lights.  When I first bought a grow light, I bought a miniature one, forgetting how excessive I become when I really love something.  Fortunately I was able to exchange it for a bigger one and boy was I impressed.  I buy a lot of my gardening equipment and accessories from   They have very high quality products, are so ni