Hello there and welcome to Lemons and Larkspur!


Welcome to Lemons and Larkspur. There is no denying that the world we live in is unpredictable and sometimes down right scary. Things are certainly different from when I was growing up. Although it can be hard and challenging, change in and of itself is not necessarily a bad thing.

In that vein we have decided as empty nesters to move from our sweet cottage into a new community nearer to family in hopes of establishing new friendships all the while building a home with heart. This new chapter will be recorded here on the blog, through instagram and on YouTube all under the new name of Lemons and Larkspur!

While there are some things I am holding onto firmly such as my core beliefs, my faith and caring for my home and family, I am learning to embrace, question, challenge and find common ground whenever possible, with the world we live in. The Word tells us to permeate and show the love of Christ to all we encounter. Now is not the time to retreat into a bubble (a holy huddle) nor to assimilate (surrender our core beliefs to fit in) to those things that go against the Word of God, but to be salt and light. People are in desperate need of gentleness, kindness and compassion no matter what their ideologies are. I know that I am, too.

What does that look like for me?

It means returning to a simple life by learning old skills like baking bread, growing food, caring for our small menagerie of animals and establishing our cottage potager garden and sharing our abundance anyway we can.

All the while reflecting with gratitude on the beauty and blessings all around us and encouraging you to do the same.

Bottom line, after living most of my life trying to keep up with everything and everyone it seems I am finally at a place where I am ready to slow down and live a more purposeful life. 

Being content, set apart, learning old fashioned skills, creating beauty in my home and garden, discovering natural wellness and caring for animals are all a part of it. But so is remembering old fashioned neighborly habits of kindness and sharing.  And who is our neighbor?  These days not only is it our physical neighbors but those we meet in our towns, grocery store, airport and on our daily journey plus all we encounter online as well.

Thanks for joining me as I cultivate a simpler life in my home and garden that truly has
heart at it's core.

xo, Patty

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