We’ve all seen her on Instagram or secretly envied her at dinner parties; the elusive Impossibly Perfect Plant Lady. She’s the one whose home feels like a portal into the Secret Garden. Meanwhile, your plants look like you picked them up from a shelter for neglected plants. If you’re feeling personally attacked, let’s clear the air—we’ve been there. We know the struggle. However, we also know it’s possible to become the Impossibly Perfect Plant Lady in the new year. Her secret is that she keeps a plant journal—and it’s yours to steal.
Ahh, the holidays; the most relaxing season of all. PSYCH! ‘Tis the season of losing our minds in the mall parking lot and the cruel temptations of open-bar office parties. However, for some, the most stressful part of the holidays is hardly the shopping or the work politics—it’s the gift wrapping. However, you can mask even the shoddiest paper jobs with a gorgeous holiday bow. (Trust us—it’s actually very endearing.) Here are two ways to craft a holiday bow worthy of your ‘nice’ list VIPs.
We’re blessed to live near a seemingly endless list of local wineries in Cayuga County. With the holidays coming up, now is the perfect time to fill your cart with the (literal) fruits of their labor! With so many choices nearby, there’s a local wine for all the festive events on your calendar. Here’s a shortlist of the finest bottles from the best local wineries in the region.
If you’re anything like us, you’re ready to deck the halls at midnight on Thanksgiving—and maybe a little before then! Today, we’ve got eleven holiday crafts for you that look so good, you’d never guess they were so easy to make. We’ve even got a few Hanukkah-themed crafts in the mix! Keep reading, because this is going to be fun, festive, and fabulous.
This has been the year of the “Paint Night”, and for good reason—painting is relaxing, super fun, and a great creative outlet that anyone can try. You don’t have to consider yourself an artist to enjoy painting, but even beginners can step up their game with a few professional painting tips and tricks. These painting tips can elevate your artwork and give your decor projects a little extra polish!
Now that it’s October, it’s the perfect time to schedule THE quintessential fall date: a trip to the pumpkin patch. Who doesn’t want to galavant around in their coziest flannel, sipping hot chocolate and picking out the perfect pumpkins to bring home? Of course, it’s easy to get carried away and suddenly find yourself with a miniature pumpkin patch of your own. So, what can you do with all those pumpkins?
Let’s get real—who really has time to carve more than one pumpkin, other than that one neighbor who started decorating for Halloween on September 1st? Lucky for you, we put together this fun collection of ultra-creative, super-easy, and absolutely gorgeous pumpkin crafts to try this year.
Now that fall is in full swing in the Finger Lakes, pastel-hued flowers are officially out of season as jewel-tones and harvest themes take over. However, that doesn’t mean you can’t re-purpose blooms from your treasured bouquets or garden beds! Dried flowers make stunning home decor with a little craftiness and a bit of time. If you missed out on our sold-out Dried Flower Wreath event, you can still make some fabulous dried flower crafts at home! Here are some of our favorite creative ideas for dried flowers.
Succulents. It’s hard not to know what they are in this day and age. Everywhere you look, they seem to be there—from Instagram to cookie decorations to Bobby Berk’s latest Queer Eye home makeover. And it’s easy to see why these little succas have stolen our hearts, especially coming in so many unique and interesting shapes, sizes, styles, and colors. PLUS, they’re pretty hard to kill, making them a #1 choice for arrangements and plant crafting for both green and black thumbs alike. But, even the hardest to kill need some TLC to stay alive!