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A fantastic concept! The idea behind the 3/50 project is to promote local retail buying.  Just by spending up to $50 a month, you can help out your community buy keeping your money local. Check out the 3/50 project for more details!

Jackson being the small town that it is, we are all guilty of internet shopping.  We should all shop as locally as possible though so we don’t see our favorite shops disappear! Just something to think about.


window boxYou can build your own window box over the weekend. It just requires a few tools, some patience, and some beginner woodworking skills.  It’s a great way to add color and detail to your home’s exterior! 

Tools and Materials needed:

  • measuring rule
  • carpenters’ square
  • handsaw or power saw
  • power drill with 11/64-inch, 1/2-inch, and carbide-tipped bits
  • screwdriver
  • hammer
  • 1 × 2 and 1 × 8, 1 × 10, or 1 × 12 redwood or cedar stock(recommend lumber due to its rot-resistantance.)
  • resorcinol glue
  • #8 × 1 1/4-inch brass or stainless steel flathead wood screws
  • 6-penny brass or stainless steel finishing nails
  • heavy-duty shelf brackets
  • #8 × 2-inch brass or stainless steel flathead screws, or 2-inch lag screws with lead masonry anchors 


    Visit here for complete instructions. Have fun!

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    i LOVE the vintage, feminine feel of this entire setup.  the color choice  and style for the blooms along with varying container elements is delightful!

    instructions available in the alabama stitch book.  the book contains the materials needed to sew the project.   containers not included with kit.




    protect the planet with earth friendly wood toys from one of my fave websites



    Photography by Carrie Patterson

    Chapel of Transfiguration and Couloir


    Clip branches when the flower buds grow fat or when the first bud opens.  Make a slit in each side of the stem.
    Fill your container with lukewarm water and add floral preservative.
    Keep out of direct sunlight and change water as necessary.
    (picture courtesy of Sunset Magazine)


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