Save spring prunings for edging and fairy house construction material

Willow edging

It’s sunny in Portland today, and I was out in the garden in earnest for the first time in months. I pruned a neglected hydrangea, and while standing back to admire my handiwork, I naturally started brainstorming about what I could do with the clippings. I’m a cheap gardener which feeds my inclination toward DIY. […]

During visits, stash outerwear in a bag so you won’t lose bits of it when it’s time to leave


Such a simple, smart way to deal with the on-again-off-again winter paraphernalia. From Sara: Just another reusable shopping bag trick. I’ve been bringing an empty bag into places like the library or a friend’s house. When I unwrap us from all our outerwear gear, I shove it in the bag. No more lost mittens, hats, […]