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A French-Inspired Garden and Home by Judith Stringham

Winter Porch Plants

Tuesday, January 9, 2018


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the low on the porch this winter ...  so far 

Even in winter, there are several plants to enjoy on a porch.  


winter-porch-plants
In north central Texas, winter weather is usually mild enough to enjoy porch living for many of the days during winter. Part of enjoying the porch is having evergreen plants, and an added bonus is having blooming flowers. 

Christmas Kitchen Every Day Holiday Cheer

Saturday, January 6, 2018


Here it is January 5, almost midnight, and I am just now sharing photos taken in my French-country-inspired kitchen this Christmas. Why so late? 




christmas kitchen holiday cheer

C H R I S T M A S   K I T C H E N 

simple day-to-day touches of holiday cheer 

Everyone's life is filled with highs, lows, and mostly in-betweens. The rhythms of our days most often flow, but sometimes the rhythms of our days are jagged with sharp edges as we lurch from one day to the next, keeping our heads above water, but just barely. Carefully laid plans fall aside as more pressing issues crowd around us, pushing us into another direction.