Holiday Conversation, organize and decorate:


unearthing your garden's inner beauty

The End of 2014

joyful greetings
Bright holiday cheer is whisked via good wishes to you! You can use that picture of the holly and joyful greeting if you want. I took the photo at Costco when buying my greenery and doctored it with Skitch (an app I mentioned in an earlier newsletter).

The second part of the year found my gardening slowing to a crawl and the decluttering process rev up to warp speed.  I managed to do yard cleanup and decorate a bit for Christmas. 

I was thrilled to find great deals on my door wreaths. Both Whole Foods Market and Costco had beautiful wreaths within a dollar of each other, in the 14.99 to 15.99 range. I bought two at Costco because they were larger. 

We snagged a warm day to put up some lights, and will go to the local nursery to buy the tree at the end of this week.

How are your celebrations coming along? 

Oh yes, I also began the Advent blog devotions, here.

Yes, I Have New Pages

New writings?  On the Journal: Web and Blog Help:

Remember This?

In a past newsletter I recommended the use of Evernote, and I've been using it more as I learn how it works. Well, I recently came upon an organizing tip that uses Evernote for recipes. Check it out.

I learned to embed video into the newsletter:)

Planned: Big Newsy Letter for January with a bunch of garden enthusiasm and photos. January is always a great time for me to write. The hectic Christmas season is over, the weather keeps me cooped up. and garden catalogs abound.

Perfect recipe for garden writing! See you soon, friends :)

I'm having lots of family coming in for Christmas, and I'm so excited to see them all. It will keep me super busy.

I hope you keep cozy, befriend the birds, and dream sugar plum dreams. Merry Christmas and Happy Hanukkah... may your winter sparkle with light!


Updated Gardening Hubs

Where did the recipes go?
I put recipe capability into my pages, and am again updating and trying to get the Gazebo section of my site to cooperate.

I will probably put recipes back in the newsletter in the new year.
My favorites are on HUBPAGES at the moment:


I hope you don't mind that I am not selling you anything this holiday season. I get tired of the hype and hustle. Not very business-like of me, and I'm the first to love a great gift idea or tips and reviews, but this season I simply longed for quiet and simplicity.

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On social media, but also give me your opinions. I would love to hear from you on the FB pages or twitter. Post your pics, and your gardening topics ... upload them on the Facebook page!

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