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Holiday Giveaway: P. Allen Smith Colonial Wreath

November 16, 2012 | | 99 Comments

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You won the wreath. Check your email for a message from me and reply within the next 24 hours.

Y’all know I just adore my friend P. Allen Smith for being a gracious host. The way he treats every visitor as if they were the most important person to ever step across his threshold is inspiring to someone like me, who tends to forget to offer company so much as a glass of water. Read More

Holiday Gift Guide: For the Home

November 15, 2012 |

Nobody wants a vacuum cleaner for Christmas. (Or their birthday, anniversary, Mother’s day or any other gift receiving occasion.)  This little axiom  has been around as long as vacuum cleaners themselves, but it doesn’t always stand true.  For instance, my brother and I were thrilled to receive Shop-Vacs for Christmas one year.  Here are a few other items that might not seem like an ideal gift at first, but should certainly have a place under the tree. Read More

That’s Soy Controversial!

May 28, 2012 | | 10 Comments

When I did my post about the P. Allen Smith Bean2Blog event I kept it pretty mild because I tend to go to the crazy place with food, especially soy. It’s that crazy little piece of food that seems to … Read More

P. Allen Smith | Video garden tips

May 25, 2012 | | 2 Comments

Yesterday I posted about the Bean2Blog event I attended at P. Allen Smith’s Moss Mountain Farm.

Since then I’ve had several people ask me who P. Allen Smith is. He’s a garden lifestyle expert I suppose. The man has several … Read More

Tech Mamas on a Farm

May 24, 2012 | | 9 Comments

Earlier this week I spent the day at P. Allen Smith’s Moss Mountain Farm in Roland, Arkansas, which sits on the banks of the Arkansas river and is absolutely stunning.

I was there along with 19 other bloggers as a … Read More

Fall Garden Tips for a Worry-Free Winter

August 28, 2011 |
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Photo courtesy of Flickr contributor “InAweofGod’sCreation” (c)

My friends at STIHL and Outdoor Living Expert P. Allen Smith offer advice for fall gardening.

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. – For a continuously healthy garden, it’s best to stay one season ahead. Throughout the autumn months, prepare for winter, and spare your plants from the oncoming cold by following these tips from STIHL and outdoor living expert P. Allen Smith.


·       If you live in a region where Read More

Genius Summer Lawn & Garden Tips by the Month (Guest Post by P. Allen Smith & Stihl)

June 24, 2011 | | 8 Comments

Summer is a great time to enjoy your garden but brings its own challenges. When the heat arrives follow these tips from STIHL and outdoor living expert P. Allen Smith to keep your lawn and garden looking perfect all season long. Read More

Does This Mean I’m Famous?

June 17, 2011 |

My good friend Lela is kind of a big deal and writes for some pretty fancy websites. She also has a supposedly hilarious book coming out this month called “Blacklisted from the PTA.”

Anyway, I did a skype interview with her for a post on More

On Growing Strawbabies

June 10, 2011 | | 2 Comments

I googled “planting strawberries” and “growing strawberries” so as not to look like a fool. Honestly, I would’ve planted them upside down.Read More

Best Use of Children’s Art & How To Recreate the Look

May 3, 2011 | | 3 Comments

Art Created by Local Elementary School Children Hangs in the Children's Area of P. Allen Smith's Home at Moss Mountain.

One of my favorite features of P. Allen Smith’s Moss Mountain retreat is the Children’s room. It’s a third-floor hideaway for nieces and nephews and it is full of imagination with gable windows that look out over the river and the gardens. Can you imagine being one of his nieces or nephews? What a wonder-filled place to visit.

Best of all, the art work hanging in this area of the house is all done by local children from a school that Allen partners with. What a beautiful idea! The school has Read More