Venice Canals Photo Gallery – Historic District in Los Angeles

Rock wall Venice Beach California

This Venice Canals Photo Gallery page gives many photos of the historic canal district of Venice Beach in California.  We spent a day there, exploring the Venice Beach Canals and thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. I took so many photos and not all of them made it to the main post on the attraction. These photos will…

Clay Pot Pumpkin – Terracotta Pumpkin Candy Dish

Finished clay pot pumpkin

Don’t you just love fast and easy home decor ideas that add seasonal flair to your home at very little cost? Me, too!  This clay pot pumpkin looks great as a decor item and also does double duty as a candy dish.  Win – win in my book! Thanksgiving tablescapes often make use of a…

Pumpkin Carving Tips and Tricks – Carve a Pumpkin Easily

Pumpkin carving tips and tricks for your Halloween project

These pumpkin carving tips will bring out the artist in any budding Halloween decorator and give you a fun decor item to share in your home. If you have tried your hand at pumpkin carving, you will know that an easy Jack o Lantern design is not too difficult. But attempting more elaborate designs may…

Creative Gardening Ideas – 20+ Recycled Garden Decor Ideas

I love to recycle existing items from around the house for my garden decor ideas. Creative gardening ideas really appeal to the whimsical side of me. I must admit that I am not a normal gardener.  I don’t enjoy conventional landscape plans. I don’t invest in fancy garden structures or planters.   To me, garden…

Food Art – Fruit and Vegetable Carving – Food Sculpting and More

Yellow watermelon carving

Food art is the act of preparing, cooking and presenting food in creative ways.  It incorporates everything from elaborate plating that we see in fine dining establishments to both simple and intricate fruit and vegetable carvings that are meant to be decorative in nature. It is hard to say exactly when food art, vegetable carving,…

Watermelon Varieties – Understanding Different Types of Watermelons

Types of Watermelons

I love watermelons.  They are sweet, juicy, messy to eat, and remind me of summer like nothing else does.   But did you know that there are many watermelon varieties which you probably haven’t even heard of? Types of Watermelons There are more than 50 watermelon varieties grown around the world. Because of the number of…

Hosta Wheee! – Variegated Slug Resistant Hosta Plant

Hosta wheee! in a garden bed

This slug resistant hosta is called hosta wheee! As the name suggests, the look of this fun plant is whimsical with an extremely ruffled foliage habit. A recent trip around the JR Raulston Arboretum provided me with a magnificent look at their collection of hostas. I have a large varieties of hostas in my shade…