Archive for July, 2014

Scents of Summer – Rosemary

July 11, 2014 9:01 am
by: The Garden Decor Guru

rosemary_plantsRosemary is for remembrance is the saying. It is a tender perennial that will come back in the spring if the winter isn’t too hard.

I enjoy the piney-woodsy smell of it when I brush by it to get in my hammock chair. It is also nice used in cooking with chicken and steaks.

Early Morning

July 10, 2014 8:54 am
by: LiZa

Byer of MaineI am not  naturally an early riser. Sometimes I have to make myself get up early. However, it is much easier in the summer, when it’s daylight by 5:30 am and the birds are singing.

This summer I’m trying to get up early and go outside to run or walk before it’s too hot! I tell myself, “just get up, then you can have an afternoon nap in your cool Byer of Maine hammock in the shade”. It usually works, and starts my day off “on the right foot”!

Scents of Summer – Lemon Thyme

July 5, 2014 11:47 am
by: The Garden Decor Guru

Pawleys Island  rope hammockLemon thyme is a variety of the thyme family. When its leaves are rubbed, your hands are left with a strong lemon scent, that I find heavenly. It is an herb with many uses, especially cooking.

It really perks up a chicken or tuna salad and is even great in lemonade! I think I will make myself a tall, cold glass of lemonade and take a break in my rope hammock this afternoon!

Independance Day

July 4, 2014 8:52 am
by: LiZa

Bliss Brazilian hammockToday is the day that we celebrate the freedom that we experience in the United States. It is a freedom that has the price tag of many a brave service man and woman! I thank God for the sacrifices they have made in their own lives and the lives of their families so that we are free today.

Please remember them today as we go on about our fun celebrations and picnics or, perhaps, our lazy afternoon in a Brazilian hammock, happy for an extra day off work. Many of them do not have that opportunity to celebrate in a fun way today, with their families, so let us give thanks that we may, and pray for blessings for all of our veterans!

Scents of Summer – Lavendar

July 3, 2014 4:42 pm
by: The Garden Decor Guru

Wooden hammock standToday, as I was working in my herb garden, pulling a few weeds, I brushed against a lavendar plant, and was pleasantly invoked in a wonderful scent! Lavendar, not only smells wonderful, but also  has been known for help with resting and sleep. Rubbing lavendar scent on your pillow is thought to help promote a quiet night’s rest.

It made me ponder on how many wonderful-smelling plants are in my garden. It is also the reason why I place my wooden hammock stand nearby in the yard.

Hot, Hot, Hot

July 2, 2014 12:26 pm
by: MyBackYardGetAway

Wow, it’s a hot day today! I don’t think I am ready for it yet. But, ready or not, here it is.

Today is definitely a day for lounging in a pool or in the shade, in a cool, cotton hammock…and not much else!