Where Hope Grows Movie: An Inspiring Story That Treats People with Special Needs in a New Way

Watching Where Hope Grows Movie

This post is part of a social shopper marketing insight campaign with Pollinate Media Group® and Godspeed Pictures, but all my opinions are my own. #pmedia #wherehopegrowsmovie​ h​ttp://my­disclosur.es/OBsstV So, just from the title you may be thinking, “What? She’s talking about a movie? What’s that got to do with recipes, DIY or gardening?” And you’d […]

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Tuesday Garden Party 5.12.15


Happy Tuesday! Isn’t May just a crazy month for gardening? It’s like, everything needs to be done at once – where do you start? I do have my list, which helps, but I’m always thinking “if I can just get the beds papered and mulched before the weeds get bad it’ll be so much easier.” […]

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May Garden Chores

Garden Chores by Month: May - An Oregon Cottage

Note: For 2015 I’m republishing our lists of monthly chores, ’cause you can never have too many reminders, right? May is probably the busiest month in the garden, both for vegetable and flower beds and May garden chores consist of lots of planting, some weeding, and the start of the need for watering. In the […]

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Blooming Spring Mantel

Blooming Spring Mantel with planted mason jars, garden art, and flowering branches.

So, I hadn’t really been inspired to change up my mantel for spring other than the flowering branches I added to my winter mercury glass. After the quince bloomed out, I exchanged them for Bridal Wreath spirea and then plum and pear branches after we pruned them. The blooms actually dried on the branches nicely, which […]

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May Dinner Menu Ideas

May Dinner Menu Ideas - An Oregon Cottage

Note: For 2015 I am republishing our monthly menus from 2014, adding in new published recipes when appropriate. I hope you are able to use these seasonal menus as a starting point for your own family menus. Not sure why to menu plan? Check out all the great reasons here, plus get a free seasonal menu […]

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Three Things 5.02.15: New Trees, Source for Pillows, Best Dishwasher Detergent

Yellow Finches at Bird Feeder

Happy Saturday! It’s our weekly ‘Three Things” post is where you’ll find a peek into my week and some things that are making me happy. And yep, that’s more than 3 things- I’m simply using 3 as a way to organize these weekly updates. Let’s get started! (Note: the links I provide are often affiliate links, though not always.) […]

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