New Series: A Few of My Favorite Things -Fairy Gardens

Can’t help but share….SO CO CUUUUTEEE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! =>

Stepheny Forgue Houghtlin

IMG_0802My daughter bought this fabulous gazebo-looking lantern and asked if I would make a fairy garden for her. Ah, one of my favorite things. (See my Pinterest Boards-Fairy Gardens & More)    I hope this one makes you smile.

IMG_0804A tip in case you use a screen as I did. It had straight spikes to anchor into the ‘ground.’ The round tile I used on the floor would not allow for that. With a pair of pliers you can bend the spikes like feet and hide them under the tile and it will hold.


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Contest, Contest, Contest!!!

Thought I’d share Ms. Deborah Owen’s recent post:

Creative Writing Institute Announces Annual Short Story Contest

* 1st prize – $200 USD or a FREE Writing Course Valued at $260
* 2nd prize – $100 USD or a Credit of $150 toward a Writing Course
*3rd prize – $50 USD or a Credit of $100 toward a Writing Course
* Plus 7 honorable mentions!

* When does it start? NOW!
* When does it end? Aug. 9, 2014 Midnight, EST
Creative Writing Institute’s Annual Short Story Contest

No Entry Fee

This is a themed contest. Word limit: between 1,000 and 2,000 words. Your story may be any genre, but this exact sentence must appear in the story:

I have a list and a map. What could possibly go wrong?

Read ALL the guidelines at