DIY Edible Flower Basket from Southern Living

Hey, Guys! I made a DIY Flower Edible Basket from Southern Living magazine. (Ok, so the basket isn’t edible–the plant’s are.) Wink, wink!

First I gathered all my materials:

– Basket from Lowes
– Peat moss
– Slow-release fertilizer from the Enchanted Forest
– Plants from Enchanted Forest


supplies for hanging basket

I filled my basket with the peat moss up to a couple of inches from the basket’s rim.

I sprinkled in the slow-release fertilizer.

And mixed it in.

Using a slow-release fertilizer in basket.

Sprinkling on Osmocote, the slow-release fertilizer that the Enchanted Forest cashier recommended.

I put in the purple cabbage first.

Then the pansies.

And added the cilantro.

Top view of planting process.

Photo credit: Princess Buttercup

I watered it really well…

And there you go! An edible fall Basket!

What do you think? (Comments welcome!)

Note: I did not receive anything free from posting the vendors or brands.
Source: Southern Living Magazine, p. 18, “The Fragrant Flower Basket.” October 2017.


Bible Verses about God to take you through the Week

pastoral scene

I’m listing some of my favorite Bible verses to take you through the week of October 8 – 14. Because I’m still trying to figure out copyright laws, I’ll be using the King James Version that I found here. Sometimes I change a word to reflect modern English language. (I.e., I changed “sheweth” to “shows.”)

“The heavens declare the glory of God; and the firmament shows His handy work (Psalm 19:1).”

“The mercy of the Lord is from everlasting to everlasting upon them that fear Him, and His righteousness unto children’s children (Psalm 103:17).”

“Hear, O Israel: The Lord our God is one Lord: And you shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your might (Deuteronomy 6:5).”

“For the Lord is good; His mercy is everlasting; and His truth endures to all generations (Psalm 100:5).”

“For the invisible things of Him from the creation of the world are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even His eternal power and Godhead; so that they are without excuse…(Romans 1:20; Read Romans 1:18-32.)”

“For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life (John 3:16).”

“In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth. And the earth was without form, and void; and darkness was upon the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God moved upon the face of the waters. And God said, Let there be light: and there was light (Genesis 1:1-3).”

“And I heard a great voice out of Heaven saying, Behold, the tabernacle of God is with men, and He will dwell with them, and they shall be His people, and God himself shall be with them, and be their God.

“And God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes; and there shall be no more death, neither sorrow, nor crying, neither shall there be any more pain: for the former things are passed away…(Revelation 21:3-4; Read Revelation 21:3-8)”

There is so much more. I really love the Bible, the inspired Word of God (II Timothy 3:16-17), and hope you do, too.

What are some of your favorites?

DIY Fall Wreath — Pin it or Pitch it?

Check out my DIY Fall Wreath, Everyone…Should I Pin it, or Pitch it?

photo of pine cone wreath

It seems like every door should have that little pop of seasonal or holiday cheer that comes from a DIY wreath.

Why go to the store and buy one, when DIY is so much more fun!

I got the idea from garden designer and blogger, Ananda, here.

I think Ananda’s wreath looks a lot fuller because she used smaller pine cones, which may work better.

fall foliage


Fall foliage or decor.

Wreath Holder Giant Suction Cup or other holder to hang wreath upon.

20″ Box Style Wreath Frame, grape vine wreath or florist foam wreath.

Hot Glue Gun.

Several Glue Sticks. (I used about 4-5.)

diy materials

I bought the wreath and suction hanger at Hobby Lobby.

fall foliage diy

Fall Foliage


  1. Arrange pine cones on wreath ring to decide on wreath design and prop the wreath up to allow for hot glue drippings.
  2. Glue individual pine cones to wreath. Hint: I put a lot of glue in the pine cone scales.
  3. Fill in spaces by using a variety of foliage. Hint: The wreath seemed fuller when I alternated pine cones back and front of wreath. I used some silk leaves that I had on hand, and what would the Sweetgum House be without a few sweet gum balls in the decor?!!



hotglue gun on pine cones

Step 2: Glue that pine cone for all that it’s worth!!!

hotglue gun on pine cones

Step 3: Prop that puppy up so it won’t glue the wreath to your table.

The wreath is a little thinner than I had hoped for.  I may glue some extra pine cones to make the wreath fuller.

final product, fall wreath

So what do you think? Should I Pin it, or pitch it?

Hey, Guys…Bloggers just love comments, and I sure would like to hear from you! 😉

Tomorrow, I Write!

sometimes being a blogger is really hard work

They tell me to stick to one topic–Noooooooooo!!!

Tomorrow, I write.

Today, I went to the dentist, grocery shopped, visited my parents, took care of my kid, cooked for us all, and will go to Bible class tonight.

Sometimes being a blogger is really hard work.

I get discouraged when my numbers are down and wonder if I should give up. And then I see that I have readers in places like Ann Arbor, Michigan and Ireland…places I’ve never been.  And I think, “How cool is that?”

I’ve got a question for you guys: What do you like about my blog, and what would you like to see more of?

I’m supposed to have a target audience and stick to a single area of interest, but I find that virtually impossible.  I like to write about so many different things!

Anyway, if you all could be so kind as to provide some feedback, I’d really appreciate it.

And tomorrow, I’ll write.