By Fergie McGuire

by Fergie McGuire - 7 months ago

DIY Spring wreath Easter bunny

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Hobby Lobby. The opinions and text are all mine. I don’t know about you–but I love to have a wreath for every month/holiday. And today I wanted to show you my newest one (that I’m kind of obsessed with!) a DIY spring wreath–Easter bunny s...

by Fergie McGuire - 9 months ago

How to Grow Your Love?

Ahhhhhh…. It’s that time of the year again! You start seeing hearts and roses popping up in store aisles and windows everywhere. February – the official time to celebrate love. Why not skip roses and celebrate it with our Sweetheart Hoya this year?! Meet Hoya kerrii  If you remembered seeing a vi...

by Fergie McGuire - 10 months ago

Lauren Miranda, Studio Manager at Jesse Kamm

We are so happy to introduce you to Lauren Miranda from our tastemaker series. We first stumbled upon Lauren from an apartment tour Youtube video her friend, Christine, shot. We immediately fell in love with her plant collection (not to mention her studio is a dream, too).  Let’s meet Lauren in her...

by Fergie McGuire - 10 months ago

Marimo 101

The name Marimo (毬藻, Aegagropila linnaei) originated from Japanese botanist Tatsuhiko Kawakami: 毬 ‘mari’ = ball and 藻 ‘mo’ = generic term for aquatic plants! The Marimo ‘Moss’ Ball, as it’s commonly called, is not moss at all – but a freshwater, filamentous green algal colony! Native to previou...

by Fergie McGuire - 10 months ago

Our Favorite Air-Purifying Houseplants

Indoor plants don’t just look good, they make us feel good mentally and physically, too. Studies have shown indoor plants: Boost mood, productivity, concentration and creativity Reduce stress, fatigue, sore throats and colds Clean indoor air by absorbing toxins, increasing humidity and producing...

by Fergie McGuire - 10 months ago

Laura Serventi, Painter and illustrator, @art_n_people

For our latest installment of our tastemaker series, we want to introduce you to Laura Serventi. We first encountered Laura’s work on Instagram and we were blown away. Laura’s amazing use of vibrant colors and plant-inspired intricate artwork captured our hearts immediately – and we wanted to know...

by Fergie McGuire - 10 months ago

Meet Poinsettias (and know them once and for all)

You have seen it every year. It represents the happiest and jolliest time of the year. It is particularly well known for its red foliage. It is widely used in Christmas displays (huge giveaway), but no, it is not a flower. Ok..fine, meet Poinsettias. ???? image via here Where did Poinsettias come f...

by Fergie McGuire - 10 months ago

Winter Plant Care

As the seasons change, so too do your plant’s needs. Indoor plants are affected by outdoor changes. In this article, we’re talking about all things winter and how you should care for your plants when the temperature dips below freezing. More Sunlight  If it feels like we rarely see the sun in the...

by Fergie McGuire - 10 months ago

Jesse Goldfarb, Plant Artist, @teenytinyterra

Our newest installment in our Tastemaker series features Canada-based plant artists – Jesse Goldfarb, aka @teenytinyterra! We came across his whimsical terrariums that he builds and wanted to know more about where his inspiration comes from. Check out our Q&A with Jesse below! photo via David P...

by Fergie McGuire - 11 months ago

Holiday Train Show at The New York Botanical Garden

Last Tuesday we had the honor to attend The New York Botanical Garden’s press preview for their annual Holiday Train Show. It was the perfect activity to do when the freezing temperatures are about to set in, and we’re all struggling to accept the long winter ahead of us. The Holiday Train Show is...

Crafts / Reviews - 1 year ago

Coming Soon: Fresh Quilting Series 200

August 2nd, 2017      Pin It 3 users recommend Author and designer Anna Maria Horner shares ideas for combining piecing with appliqué techniques on Fresh Quilting. Courtesy of Fresh Quilting Improv artist Leslie Jenison cuts, pieces, and sews curves without a ruler to create dynamic...

Crafts / Reviews - 1 year ago

Spoonflower's Fill-a-Yard Tool

August 2nd, 2017      Pin It 1 user recommends Spoonflower, an online company founded in 2008, enables its users to create and sell custom-printed fabric, wallpaper, and gift-wrap designs. Customers can also buy designs from Spoonflower that have been created by artists from around the gl...

Crafts / Reviews - 1 year ago

How to Crochet Jam Jar Candleholders with String

May 25th, 2017      Pin It no recommendations Video Length: 14:21Produced by: Evamarie Gomez-Bostic and Carol Fresia; Videographer: Jeff Roos In this tutorial, excerpted from Take a Ball of String, author and craft instructor Jemima Schlee walks you through how to crochet a lovely jam...

Crafts / Reviews - 1 year ago

How to Make Your Own Undies

May 19th, 2017      Pin It 288 users recommend Homemade undies for all! Cal Patch Lay the underwear on top of the shirt to use as a pattern reference. Cal Patch You may have to work in sections if the whole front won't lie flat at once. Cal Patch Homemade undies for all! Pho...