Thursday, July 27, 2017

Book Review: Fifty Bags that Changed the World

from the Design Museum


A partial synopsis from Bas Bleu:  Fashion may not literally change the world, but these beautifully produced books from London's Design Museum make a strong case for the significance of fashion as a reflection of - and sometimes as an agent for - social and cultural changes.  IBags you'll find photos of a carpetbag, Army haversack, satchel, and clutch, as well as Queen Elizabeth's "royal but so ordinary" purse and the coveted Birkin. 

My Thoughts:  I purchased this book for a very fabulous family member, but could not resist peeking inside!  ;-)  What a wonderful little book!  I learned all kinds of things about Gladstone's Budget Bag and as well as Vivienne Westwood's bum bag.

What have you been reading?

;-)  -Marci

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Tuesdays with a Twist

Our News This Week...  My little laptop is back from the doctors office.  Poor thing!  She had not one, but two, viruses.  Blech!  Hopefully, the party goes off without a hitch this week.  Please accept my apology for any inconvenience my struggles may have caused last week!  While I love the creative side of blogging, the techie side is still quite a mystery for me!


These pretties are near my front door.


Here is a lily in early morning sunshine.  Can you see the tiny shimmering spider web?  Isn't summer a beautiful time of year?

Monday, July 24, 2017

You're the Star {July} Week 3

WELCOME to the July "You're the Star" Blog Hop!  Thank you for joining us!

by Angie Ouellette-Tower for http://www.godsgrowinggarden.com/ photo YoureTheStarHopLarge_zpsncuylahd.jpg

Before we continue onto the Linky party I want you to see these


Saturday, July 22, 2017

Black Bean Soup

This is a wonderful hearty soup, the perfect evening meal after a long day of mowing and working in the garden.






Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Tuesdays with a Twist PARTY TIME


Our News This Week...  I am having some technical difficulties this morning, maybe a virus.  GAH!  I really struggle with the techy side of blogging!



Monday, July 17, 2017

Monthly Crafty De Stash Challenge - Pretty Lil Pocket Packs



Every month, a group of bloggers challenge each other to create a new craft or project from their own stash of goodies! Check out some awesome creations you might be able to make from your own stash!

You're the Star Blog Hop {July} Week 3

Welcome to week#3 of July "You're the Star" Blog Hop!

by Angie Ouellette-Tower for http://www.godsgrowinggarden.com/ photo YoureTheStarHopLarge_zpsncuylahd.jpg

Before we continue onto the Linky party I wanted to share this:


Thursday, July 13, 2017

Book Review: Fifty Hats that Changed the World

from Design Museum




A partial synopsis from Bas Bleu:  Fashion may not literally change the world, but these beautifully produced books from London's Design Museum make a strong case for the significance of fashion as a reflection of - and sometimes as an agent for - social and cultural changes.  From a status-proclaiming fourteenth-century Russian gold-and-fur crown to an architectural topper resembling skyscrapers, Hats features colorful photographs of fifty iconic chapeaux - both general styles, such as the Stetson and the cloche, and iconic hats, such as Jackie Kennedy's pink pillbox.

My thoughts:  This little charmer was purchased for a family member who is very fabulous.  No way could I resist reading it before wrapping it!  ;-)  She is going to love this!  It will probably be on the coffee table to share with all her visitors! 

What have you been reading?

;-)  -Marci

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Linky Party Feature

Exciting news!  My little 



is being featured today at 

Wednesday AIM Link Party

hosted by Grammy's Grid!

THANK YOU!! 

;-)  -Marci

Link Party Feature

Exciting news!!  My little 



is being featured today at 

Brag About It Link Party #28-17

What an honor!  'Sending a big THANK YOU to all the co-hosts!

;-)  -Marci

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

LINKY PARTY!! Tuesdays with a Twist

Our News This Week...  Work has settled down quite a bit so there has been time for photographs and crafting.  We continue to get lots of rain, so the garden is still water logged.  The only thing being harvested right now is squash and a few tomatoes.


Garden Phlox

Monday, July 10, 2017

July Blog Hop - Thrift Store Upcycle Craft Challenge


Find a thrift store item $20 or less for a makeover to share.


You're the Star {July} Week 2

Welcome to the July blog hop called "You're the Star"!  It's so nice of you to visit!

by Angie Ouellette-Tower for http://www.godsgrowinggarden.com/ photo YoureTheStarHopLarge_zpsncuylahd.jpg

Before we continue onto the Linky party I wanted to remind everyone I co-host another party on Tuesdays!  Please join if you have time!  ;-)  



Friday, July 7, 2017

Link Party Feature

Exciting news!  My little 



is being featured today at 

Holidays Celebration Link Party

hosted by 


Thank you!!  

;-)  -Marci

Herbal Butter Recipe


This is a pretty simple recipe with only three ingredients.  You are going to love it!




I'm using fresh oregano that is growing like CRAZY in our greenhouse, but most grocery stores have fresh herbs in their produce department.


Monday, July 3, 2017

You're the Star {July} Week 1 Garden Features

WELCOME to the July "You're the Star" Blog Hop!  I love party days on my blog and hope you can return tomorrow for Tuesdays with a Twist.  The Christmas in July party just began Saturday.
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by Angie Ouellette-Tower for http://www.godsgrowinggarden.com/ photo YoureTheStarHopLarge_zpsncuylahd.jpg


Before we continue onto the Garden Features I wanted to share my review of a Raised Bed from Greenland Gardener:




We're pretending what was planted is already big and full!  ;-)

Saturday, July 1, 2017

Christmas in July Linky Party





It's Christmas in July! We're excited to join with a group of our blogging friends to co-host this month long party! It's never too early to begin thinking about Christmas and planning ahead for decor ideas, activities, recipes, gift ideas, and more. It’s one way to beat the holiday rush. We'd love to have you add your ideas to our Christmas in July Link Party!