If I had time for shopping this week, I’d stop by every store in the the Crafty Supermarket’s last-minute Christmas shopping guide. What a great resource for shopping local!
And, if you’ve never been to the Crafty Supermarket be sure to check it out in April. Always a great time and you never know what you’ll find.
Christmas and Hanukkah are both just over a week away. I finished buying presents for everyone a few days ago, so I’m turning my attention to local gifts I might like.
First up, is Shop in the Garden. This time of year, I don’t always like to shop in person so this is a great way to support the Civic Garden Center while shopping online. Win! If you’re local and haven’t checked out the Civic Garden Center, you need to. It’s a gem in the middle of the city “whose mission is building community through gardening, education and environmental stewardship.”
Back to the shopping. If you need any tools, they have a nice selection of Felco tools available online. There’s not much I actually need, but I love (LOVE!) this “Mod Tomatoes” tea towel from local, Cincinnati artist Elizabeth Ross. She also has an Etsy shop, which is full of even more cute prints and items like produce bags, aprons, and napkins.
Let’s take a journey back to April 1, 2012. My husband (then boyfriend) and I had been growing vegetables in containers for the past couple of summers. However, my green thumb was itching for more. He decided to build up the area behind the koi pond, and I convinced him to build three raised beds for me. The only caveat? Planning, planting, and harvesting—and everything in between—would be up to me.