How to Wear Fall Fashion Trends on a Budget

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I know the first day of autumn is still a month away, but back-to-school promotions seem to trigger an unyielding desire for boot-and-sweater season. This is problematic since it’s still a constant 90 degrees where I live, but my office thermostat is helpfully turned to the “arctic” setting, allowing me to get away with fall […]

More Ideas from the Garden for the Perfect Thanksgiving Celebration!

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Do you want to save money and go a little “greener?” If so, why not decorate your home and Thanksgiving table with items foraged from the garden or picked up at a local farmers market? Right now you’ll find a bounty of beautiful natural elements just waiting to be creatively re-purposed into holiday displays. Last […]

A Trip to the North Georgia Mountains

Some of our group of friends who enjoyed a box lunch from Mercier's Orchard during our weekend in the mountains.

You can’t go wrong taking a trip right now to our North Georgia mountains to enjoy the fall color and the apple harvest. Dan and I joined several friends for an entertaining weekend in Blue Ridge.  Our first stop was Mercier Orchards outside Blue Ridge. We arrived around 11:30 a.m. and the place was MOBBED!! […]

Create Fabulous Fall Arrangements from the Garden

Easy autumn arrangement using natural elements from the garden.

Now is the perfect time to create colorful fall arrangements to take you from Halloween through Thanksgiving. And the best part…you can get a great look while spending little or no money if you scavenge in your garden for natural elements that emphasize shape, color, texture and a bit of whimsy. Use your imagination and […]

Enjoy Scarecrows in the Garden at ATL Botanical Garden and Griffin Research Garden!

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I visited the Atlanta Botanical Garden to see what is blooming in autumn and to enjoy the annual Scarecrows in the Garden exhibit. This year over 100 scarecrows are scattered throughout the grounds. Local civic groups, businesses, individuals and schools have created and donated scarecrows to the exhibit. Dozens of children were running around, captivated […]

Leaf Peeper Alert – Fall Color Sightings


Fall has finally arrived after three months of temperatures in the 90s!  The long hot spell and the lack of summer rain have caused autumn’s annual color show to be postponed. The foliage on many oak trees has bypassed color altogether, gone straight to brown and started to fall. Take heart!  Some trees are now […]