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A Living Herb Wreath Project

This wreath is so easy to make! It is a fun do it yourself project that would make a great gift also. They are lovely hanging on a patio door, or anywhere you can easily snip what you are needing for the kitchen.
Starting with your form, you need to fill with a potting soil.
For herbs I picked low growing ones so it will be easy to maintain the wreath shape:
I purchased 2 of each in a carpet or crawling variety! 
Golden, Variegated Sage
English Thyme
Rosemary (the crawling type)
Chocolate Chip Ajuga- (not really an herb, but it is edible. Added for color)
Step 1:
Fill the form with potting soil, and pack it down slightly.
Step 2:
Put backing on and latch- the form I used and suggested came with the liner, and precut holes.

Step 3:
Flip the wreath form over.
Step 4:
Remove the herbs, one by one, from their pots, and slightly trim their roots.
 Step 5:
Push fingers into the pre-cut holes and move dirt around to dig a hole for the herb.
Step 6: 
Gently place herbs into this hole, and carefully arrange.
Step 7:
Continue to repeat these steps, arranging the herbs around the form. I tried to place herbs that matched across from each other. Then I placed the rosemary in the center hole at the bottom.
Step 8:
These forms will dry out daily, so place your wreath in a location that will be easy to water!
This form has a hook made onto the backing to help hang it, but I prefer using a nice piece of rope. It adds a rustic look, and makes it easier to move for watering!
Don't worry if it looks a little sparse to begin with, in a couple of weeks it will fill in nicely.

Update- Herbal Wreath, 1 month later




Stacy Lyn Harris Harvest

Stacy Lyn Harris Harvest Cookbook
We are so excited to be celebrating the release of Stacy Lyn Harris's newest cookbook, Harvest! It is hitting the shelves today, March 21, 2017! From the cover photo to the final sentence, you can tell that she has poured her heart and soul into the development of this one-of-a-kind coffee-table style cookbook. Her passion for fresh foods, gardening, cooking, decorating, design, and southern style can be seen on each page. The book is stunning, and you quickly realize she has, not only a talent for cooking, but also a well-honed gift for photography. We are sure you will love this book just as much as we do! Here is a small taste of one of the recipes you can find in Harvest. 
(Click on the recipe card image to enlarge)
Recipe Card for Herb Frittata Stacy Lyn Harris



Herb Frittata
This recipe reminds me of spring mornings and is one of the first recipes that I make when my herb garden begins to bloom.  I would grow herbs just for this frittata!!

Ingredients

8 large eggs
2 teaspoons Kosher salt
1/2 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
2 Tablespoons fresh thyme, chopped
2 Tablespoon sage leaves, chopped
1/2 cup Italian parsley leaves, chopped
1/2 cup fresh basil leaves, chopped 
1 shallot, diced
1 cup mozzarella cheese, shredded
4 Tablespoons butter

1.  Place rack in oven close to the broiler and set broiler on high.

2.  In a large bowl, blend eggs with salt and pepper until frothy. 

3.  Add thyme, sage, parsley, basil, shallots, and cheese to egg mixture and blend.

4.  In an 8 to 10-inch sauté pan, heat butter until it begins to bubble.  Add the egg mixture and cook over medium-heat for 5 minutes or until it is set on the bottom and sides of pan.  Transfer pan to the oven and broil for about 3 minutes or until the eggs are puffed and lightly browned.  Sprinkle with parsley and serve.

Decorating with Slip Covers

Using different slip covers for decorating
Same Couch - 3 Styles
We love slipcovers. They are so simple, and knowing you can remove them and wash anytime, takes so much frustration away. Also, we have several sets of custom slipcovers, and we can switch them out anytime they need to be cleaned, or we want to seasonally change them. We can change the entire feel of the room by switching out these covers in about 20 minutes.

You can actually pick up very basic slipcovers at most home stores, but we wanted a slightly different look, so we found a lady locally who actually made the covers for us, using fabric that we chose. Not only does the couch itself have a cover, so does each individual pillow and cushion. This gives a nice finished look, and most people don't actually believe the couch is slip covered.

Here is just one example of a practical reason to love slip covers. Last Christmas, 'Casper' managed to spill something all over one of the cushions. Luckily, I was able to remove just the one cover, and immediately stain treat it and put it in the washing machine! 

Here is a quick video showing just how simple it is to swap out your slip covers. 
(This is, of course, on a speed setting. The entire process took approximately 20 minutes-the video is just 3 minutes.)

Tractor Supply Company and Nashville

Tractor Supply Headquarters in Brentwood Tennessee
Last weekend we had the opportunity to visit the Tractor Supply Company headquarters in Brentwood, Tennessee. (Right outside of Nashville) On Friday, we were given a tour of their beautiful facility, and met some of their incredibly hospitable employees. Everyone was so friendly, and we learned a lot about this top notch company, and we are excited to be brand ambassadors!

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