Thursday, July 14



[mis-uh-ley-nee; Brit. mi-sel-uh-nee]
–noun, plural -nies.
1. a collection or group of various or somewhat unrelated items.

So I've been thinking lately that there are things I'd like to say here that are unrelated to DIYing and crafting. Personal things. Opinions, thoughts, and other assorted crap. But I don't want to overrun the blog proper with my blah blah blahing.
To this end, I've decided to take one day a week, Thursdays to be specific, and post whatever is on my mind. I apologize in advance, because this is probably going to end up being mostly lame. Fortunately it'll only happen once a week, or until I get distracted and forget about it.
Lately I've been thinking about gardens. It's the predominant focus of my projects lately, and there's more where that came from. My mom and I went to a local nursery recently, called Crickelwood, and it blew my mind. It's the coolest place ever. The weird thing is I had no idea it existed. I think most people in my town are probably unaware it exists. I've driven past it dozens of times on the way to my dentist's office and I never noticed it.
Suddenly I need a blue door.
It's called the Secret Garden by those who work there, and until now, I guess the secret was pretty safe. It's barely noticeable from the street, even when you know where it is. Once you enter through the front gate, all tucked away underneath purple bouganvillea, it's like you're in another world.
Pictured: so many things that I NEED.
Like, I want to live there. Everything is green and cool and beautiful. If I could relocate every part of Crickelwood into my own yard, you best believe I would. As it is, I can only hope that the beauty I found there will somehow, in some tiny, fractional way, transcend my clumsy attempts at recreating it and that I'll be able to reproduce some of the charm of this place.
Odds are slim. But as ever, I won't let that stop me.
Do you see that bench? I need to read a book there.
By the way, that green frame is like, five feet tall.
 I mean, seriously, why can't I have this?? You know, aside from the labor, expense, and time it took to build it from scratch. Is there a Crickelwood in your area? Or rather, is it there, but you've never noticed it?


  1. I like posts like this! a nice way to get to know you better.

  2. lol Thanks! I love when other women write little personal blurbs; it's neat to get a glimpse into people's day-to-day lives. These are definitely fun to write.

  3. My stylist lives and works in a place like Crickelwood. It's called A Chair in the Garden ( I LOVE having my hair done!


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