DIY Recycled Gold Vases

 …to spruce up any space

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If you’re new to DIY projects or just don’t have hours on end to spend crafting during the holidays, this project is for you. I almost don’t want to call these bottles a do-it-yourself project, because you really won’t be doing much at all. But don’t worry, with just a little effort you can make these fabulous gold vases that are sure to spruce up your space this holiday season.

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September Sunshine and Secret Gardens

DSC_0431 The first cool days in September are always some of my favorite days of the year. The sun is still bright with evidence of summer in the blooming flowers and green trees, but the air has that autumn chill that makes me giddy. It’s the perfect time of year to get outside and enjoy the last bits of the summer season. On a particularly lovely September day, I hit the road to check out a little-known public garden near my home in northern New Jersey. Continue reading