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"I love the "Summer in Tuscany" wreath...it is soo beautiful and appreciated by all of

my family and friends who stop to "take a second look."  I also appreciate the



   wonderful scent of the "Raspberry Lemonade" Sachet.  May I purchase more of

these from you?  Thank you so much for the personal touches, the note, calendar



   card and the welcome discount of my membership.  I am sure that I shall be a

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What is Silkmama Doing Now?

Posted by SILK MAMA on February 9, 2014 at 6:32pm 0 Comments

Making Jewelry!  As if I didn't have enough to do.  I've always seen the strands of beads at the craft stores but just kept walking by.  One day, I just thought, how hard can it be.  So, I bought one of their "Class in a Box".  I did all of the projects and got an idea on how to do it and some basic techniques.  I was just wanting to make my own jewelry.  So, I bought another book, some supplies and made myself a couple of necklaces.  The red bead necklace is one I made for myself.  A…

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DIY Sisal Rope Table Project

Posted by SILK MAMA on August 18, 2013 at 12:47pm 0 Comments

I had a Mosaic tile bistro table where the tiles around the edges were constantly falling off.  I was going to just throw it away when I was thinking how I could save it and either restore it or transform it.  I don't remember now how I came up with the idea of a rope table.  Maybe I saw one in magazine or one of the many emails I get.  At any rate, I searched the internet to find out how to make one.  I used the instructions from this site: …

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DIY Project using old scented Sachets

Posted by SILK MAMA on June 16, 2013 at 1:30pm 0 Comments

Recycle those old scented sachets once they lose their scent.   I use them in picture frames to create a beautiful room wall accent.  Greeting cards work well too, I've done this with Christmas cards that I just hate to throw away.  They look great on the wall at Christmas time or on an accent table.

It can be done relatively inexpensively too.  In this example, I purchased a double 5x7 frame with the Mat from Walmart for about $10.  Then I emptied the stale sachets (or you can empty…

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Bi-Annual Hair Donation

Posted by SILK MAMA on December 29, 2011 at 11:03am 1 Comment

About every 2 years I donate my hair to Wigs for Kids.  An organization that makes wigs for kids who have lost their hair to Cancer treatments, burn victim or disease.  An organization I support.  It's an Ohio based organization very similar to Locks of Love out of Florida.  Both very worthy organizations.

This is around my 5th donation now and it takes me about 2 years to grow it to a length I can give them the 12 inches they require and still have shoulder length hair after…

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BETTER HOMES AND GARDEN

Color for Winter


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If you live in a cold, snowy climate like I do and long for a splash of color in your landscape, try interesting conifers.Most gardeners are familiar with blue spruce, which shows off lovely silvery-blue needles all year long. Its cool hue is a wonderful subtle accent to the landscape.

Look around and you can find varieties that show off other shades, as well. For example, the golden mugo pine shown here offers rich green needles in spring, summer, and fall; in winter they turn a bright shade of gold. There’s another full-size pine, ‘Taylor’s Gold’, that does the same thing. You can find gold versions of many others, as well — from junipers to false cedars.

It’s easy to add an evergreen or two to your yard for year round beauty.

Pet-Friendly Presents

OK, I'll admit it. Howie, my Golden Retriever, is spoiled. Still, I'm always on the lookout for cool products to make his life even sweeter. Kakadu Pets helped me out by letting me (him, really) try out one of their dog beds and leashes. If you like what you see on their site, visit petshed.com to order, or check out the nearest boutique pet store. After all, Christmas is only 8 days away!

blog post photo Howie uses the Urban Pillow Bed for eating his night-night treats. He likes the bed because it's firmly stuffed. He can drape his front legs over the edge and use his big paws to hold the treat in place while he eats. I like it because it's easy to clean. The bed comes in multiple colors; prices range from about $27 to $65 based on size (S, M, L, XL). 

The Galaxy Plain Padded Lead  makes it easier to take my 95-pound spoiled-rotten dog on a walk. Unfortunately, Howie likes to pull -- especially when he sees squirrels, rabbits, and half-eaten hamburgers on the sidewalk. So I appreciate padding that keeps his nylon leash from rubbing my hand raw. And that means he gets longer walks. Prices range from $6.95 to $10.95.

You might also want to get your favorite dog a toy for Christmas.Check out these tips from the Humane Society on buying toys for dogs. And don't forget ... the best gift you can gift your dog is your time and attention.

Garden Inspiration


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As a garden editor, I get to see pictures of amazing gardens every day at work. Interestingly, one of my favorites has never been published in one of our magazines. Instead, it comes from reader Sue Sikorski in Thunder Bay, Canada.


What’s especially impressive about it is that Sue has a real-world garden… She  designed it herself, and did most of the heavy lifting — from tearing down a dilapidated garage where her future outdoor fireplace would go to planting a wonderfully diverse selection of annuals and perennials in her Zone 3 country-style garden.


Sue has also shared some great lessons about how she’s saved money while creating her garden. For example, a variety of salvaged objects, which she procured from garage sales and even her city’s landfill, act as garden ornaments.



Want to see more? Check out this slideshow – the world premier of her garden and features some “before” photos so you can see what she started with.



You can also chat with Sue on our garden discussion boards (she’s an active member).

Holidays at the Blair House

blog post photo As you’re untangling lights and hanging stockings with care, have you ever wondered how those gorgeous homes on Pennsylvania Avenue get decked out for the Holidays? Well this year, the elves at Better Homes and Gardens traveled to Washington D.C. to help decorate the Blair House (The President’s guesthouse where dignitaries stay when in the city.) as part of the State Department’s Magazine Holiday Design Showcase.Together with interior designer Elaine Griffin and garden designer John Carloftis, we made the Blair House’s two parlors and courtyard holiday-ready.


Whether you’re just starting your holiday decorating or looking for tips to improve your decorating next year, here are a few expert tips taken straight from the Blair House:


1.   No More Red and Green. Instead, let your room inspire your holiday color scheme. We chose a coral, pomegranate, and yellow-green color scheme to compliment the coral-colored upholstery in the front parlor.


2.   Mix and Match. Modern elements really pop in the historic parlors. Interior designer Elaine Griffin recommends using modern elements – such as graphic throw pillows—in classic rooms and classic elements in modern homes for visual interest.


3. Bring the Outdoors In. Mini conifers were sprinkled throughout the back parlor to tie in the lush Christmas tree and elements of the courtyard. Better Homes and Gardens’ interior designer Joe Boehm designed a 3-step mini-conifer centerpiece that will look good in any room.


4.   Don’t Forget the Garden. Connect your indoor holiday decorating to your exteriors by repeating elements. Garden designer John Carloftis used stainless-steel orbs that mimic the mercury glass ball ornaments used inside.

 


Angling for a Cool Gift?

OK, that was a really bad pun about Christmas gifts. But these hand-painted Christmas ornaments shaped like fishing lures make the perfect gift for an angler (like my Dad) or anyone who has to share a house with an angler (like my sister-in-law Christina).

blog post photo How does a non-fisherwoman such as me know about these beauties? The Heddon Company sent me a box of Collectible Punkinseed Decorative Ornaments (only 5,000 sets will be made) so I could see the similarities for myself. The faux lures look especially good when they're dangling from the branches of a Christmas tree. Each holiday package comes with 12 replica lures, model number X9630 ($19.99). And for a limited time, they come with a free Heddon Rattlin' Spook valued at more than $7.
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SOUTHERN LIVING MAGAZINE

A Southern Craftsman Restoration

Montgomery, Alabama-based designer Ashley Gilbreath works through years of neglect to restore her 1910 Craftsman-style home that's just doors down from where Zelda Fitzgerald once lived.

10 Tips for a Beautiful Yard

Need landscape ideas to add variety to your garden or add color year-round? We've got you covered. Try some or all of these landscaping ideas to spruce up your yard.

Cool and Shady Pergola Ideas

Create a charming outdoor space for entertaining or add interest to your garden with these breezy pergola ideas.

Oh Snap! 30 Green Bean Recipes

Looking for new ideas for green beans? Try these easy and creative twists on a first-rate vegetable.

Beer-Inspired St. Patrick's Day Recipes

Beer isn't just for drinking anymore. With St. Patrick's Day right around the corner, learn to embrace the beverage for baking, marinating, frying and more.

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Our Best Spring and Summer Brunch Recipes

Celebrate the bright flavors of the season with our 30 brunch recipes--perfect for holidays, graduations, wedding showers and more.

Healthy Casserole Makeovers

When the winter chill strikes, cozy up with one of these cold-weather classics. Traditional versions of casseroles are loaded with calories, fat, and sodium. We've given these casseroles a nutritional makeover so you can enjoy the ultimate comfort foods on your diabetes meal plan.

Walk It Off: Burn 1,300 Calories Walking

A weeklong walking plan designed to burn 1,300 calories and firm trouble zones that an average walk ignores.

Spring Scrapbook Layout Ideas

From kite-flying to gardening, remember all your favorite spring flings with these refreshing layout ideas.

Bake Your Own!

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EDITORS PICKS: SOUTHERN LIVING

A Southern Craftsman Restoration

Montgomery, Alabama-based designer Ashley Gilbreath works through years of neglect to restore her 1910 Craftsman-style home that's just doors down from where Zelda Fitzgerald once lived.

10 Tips for a Beautiful Yard

Need landscape ideas to add variety to your garden or add color year-round? We've got you covered. Try some or all of these landscaping ideas to spruce up your yard.

Cool and Shady Pergola Ideas

Create a charming outdoor space for entertaining or add interest to your garden with these breezy pergola ideas.

Oh Snap! 30 Green Bean Recipes

Looking for new ideas for green beans? Try these easy and creative twists on a first-rate vegetable.

Beer-Inspired St. Patrick's Day Recipes

Beer isn't just for drinking anymore. With St. Patrick's Day right around the corner, learn to embrace the beverage for baking, marinating, frying and more.
 
 
 

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