A Studio ‘g’ Holiday Shopping List

A Studio ‘g’ Holiday Shopping List

My wife asked me as we drove with our four kids from Maine to North Carolina, what I would like for Christmas. You know the feeling of not really wanting anything other than warmth, good company, good food, and a healthy, happy family. Well, I am having those feelings this holiday season but there are…

IMHO: The Best Raised Garden Beds

IMHO: The Best Raised Garden Beds

I thought I would revisit an old post today.  Originally written back in 2008 when I first started this blog – I had the year before bought and installed raised beds from from The Farmstead.  I was a big fan then and I am still a big fan now.  I am finally able to start to…

Succulent Cushions

Succulent Cushions

The holidays are over and I’m taking down the remaining christmas decorations this weekend.  The house always feels so bare once the tinsel and twinkle are gone.   I’d really like to have a box of things that I can decorate my home with after the holidays that are just as exciting as the christmas…

Mini Halloween Gardens

Mini Halloween Gardens

These planting ideas weren’t expressly presented as halloween ready by their creators…but I think they are perfect for the season don’t you? Why not dismember a dolly and use her appendages for planters?   (or buy these from Peacock Taco on Etsy) Or turn your terrarium into a tiny burial ground ?  (this one is…

Friday 5: Pale Green Garden Things That Caught My Eye

Friday 5: Pale Green Garden Things That Caught My Eye

Its Friday and I am getting an early start as I am headed down to the Newport Folk Festival!  It’s my first time, and its is my little people’s first real concert ever – I’m so excited for them.  I wish the weather were better though — it is rainy and not supposed to get…

Friday 5: Stump Style

Friday 5: Stump Style

      Simple, sturdy, texturally beautiful and nature made, stumps are a great inspiration for a variety of garden ready products.  Stump Pouf  Cottonwood Cast Stone Stump Fire Pit Light n’ Go Cocktail Party Fire log The Stump Cooler   Stump Chunks – Eco Fire starter from aged shredded stumps    

Friday Five: Gorgeous Gnomes

I’m off for the weekend – literally – catching a flight in the morning for Richmond, VA.  I’ll be spending some sweet time with friends as we gather to catch up on our personal celebrations (big birthdays, big moves, big changes, big accomplishments). I can’t wait! But before I go — I’ve got a little…

How To Create Instant Summer Curb Appeal

The heat of July has hit and the garden’s summer doldrums have begin to set in.  With all the exuberance of early bloomers and the anticipation of beautiful late summer displays and fall colors, this time of the year can feel a bit of a let down comparatively. Things are looking a bit unexciting around here, so until…

Friday Five: Black & White Garden Goodies

    In this heat I am feeling anything but crisp and fresh.  Black and white always helps to sharpen things up so I’ve collected 5 black and white ideas for your garden.  Have a great weekend — stay cool. – rochelle 1. Cabana Bean Bag Chair  2. Victorian black and white checkered tile in the garden….

Friday 5: Outdoor Patterns

Oh boy, I used to think I was the kind of person who handled change really well, but this week put my just-go-with-it mentality to the test. It was the first week of school being out and the last week that I am letting my little people go without highly structured levels of ‘something to…