The Strawberry Spectactular

This year’s Strawberry Spectacular boasts a vintage inspired theme. Guests are invited to bring old vintage gifts to share and pass down to younger generations. The sweet aroma of fresh picked strawberries fill the air in Hopeberry Hollow as the town prepares for this years special event.


This year, Mrs. Meringue has been asked to make the annual cake display for the Strawberry Parade.

There is just one little problem…

She has run out of her most precious, prized ingredient! Frostberries!

Will the Strawberry Spectacular go on? Will Mrs. Meringue be able to get her frostberries in time?

Stay tuned as we get ready to Journey to Frostberry Woods!

Garden Journal: 22 April 2019

Trying out a gardening journal this year! Maybe I will track my plants a little better this year than last! After admittedly getting a little later start than normal planting my vegetable garden this year. It is going surprisingly well!

Last week I planted my whole annual vegetable garden in a new location. After we had some trees cut this past winter, I found the perfect little spot surrounding a massive pine tree stump. The garden this year circles the decaying stumping and trails off both sides and down the gentle slope stopping just before our patio. I am hoping this will be a fun experiment year with the garden as I am testing my hand at many new things.

Along the backside of the garden I sowed polar bear zinnias from Baker’s Creek Heirloom Seeds. I hope they will make a beautiful backdrop for all my peppers and tomatoes. We went a little crazy with those! At the front I planted rows of marigolds and alternating varieties of watermelon seeds. If the watermelons do half as well as the pumpkins last year we will have a watermelon wonderland!

Already in the last few days we have had some spring showers and everything is already popping up! I am so excited to see how this new area grows. Planting spring gardens each year is something I really look forward to. There is nothing like tending to a garden especially an organic one and watching it grow and turn into food to feed your family. Follow along as we live, learn and grow our little garden this year.

Get your hands dirty and get gardening today!


Where inspiration comes from

My inspiration comes from the beautiful and unusual forms that appear in nature, past and present.

The dramatic yet intricate shapes and lines that ebb and flow in cascading rain, transitions of leaves and new life from winter to spring.

The history present in every living thing, is like a branch of knowledge that shows us and explains the past in the most organic and honest way.

I love the way forms through history and nature resemble each other- from prehistoric bones and ancient civilizations to delicate plant structures and majestic seascapes.

Do what you love and let your inner creative break free, it just might surprise you.