Things have been getting a bit busy lately...and in all good ways. My book release is in 12 days!!!!!! and there are a bunch of moving gears to align before the Big Day. (I am so sorry for all the book posts -- you have to forgive me!!  I will be quiet in a week or so -- promise!) First off, thanks to Terry's Fabrics for an interview they published last month -- here is a peek!

Amy Renea of "A Nest for All Seasons" author of "Crafting With Nature"
Courtesy of: Terrys Fabrics

See those plants on the left?  They are my TOP 5 for beginners:

1) Rugosa Roses – super easy to grow with none of the fussiness of hybrid teas! Bees love them and the hips are huge for teas!

2) A fun type of mint, like pineapple mint or apple mint, grown only in pots (not in the ground) so it doesn't spread! These make great teas as well!

3) Chard! The healthy, easy-to-grow, less crunchy version of kale for green smoothies and to substitute for spinach in cooked dishes.

4) Tree Peony – a relative of the classic garden peony, these tree-like plants produce giant, fragrant peonies.

5) Mums – the classic kind. Small, round and colorful, mums are a favorite of mine from summer all the way through fall. 

The next Big Thing going on this week is the approach of the THUNDERCLAP and I NEED your help!  A thunderclap basically takes one tweet or message (in this case about my book's release) and sends it out on multiple accounts.  Would YOU consider linking up to the thunderclap to help spread the word?  (It is ONE tweet and/or facebook message - you can choose - and nothing further!)



Last, but SO not least is a fun book signing and crafting event coming up on May 21st.  

MARK YOUR CALENDARS if you are in the DC/Baltimore/Pennsylvania region, 
because I want to meet YOU at the Sweet Clover Antiques Barn.

First of all, you want to come to Sweet Clover because you WANT TO COME TO SWEET CLOVER.  It is fantastic and full of beautiful treasures.  It is also only open certain days, so make sure to mark MAY 21st on your calendar!!

I will be there selling and signing books, but that sounded a little boring, so I thought we should do MUCH much more! If you stop by, bring your crafting hands because you can grab a few wood coins and make some natural buttons, carved wood trinkets or even Christmas ornaments! 
(Totally FREE -- just bring your creative ideas!)

There will also be demos throughout the day -- Soap Making, Lotions and More!  I am going to make a few of the trickier coconut oil concoctions to help answer questions about room temp, stabilization, etc....and of course WIN STUFF!  I will have craft bundles that you can WIN periodically throughout the day!  Enter just by showing up and get more entries if you buy the book!

More to come...and until then Happy Crafting!

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we are so excited to have you and i am anxious to get my craft on!
Amy Renea said…
ME TOO!!! Super excited!
Laura Kuhlmann said…
I just got my advanced copy of your book in the mail this morning. Oh. My. Goodness. LOVE LOVE LOVE this book! xoxoxo
Amy Renea said…
LOVE LOVE LOVE YOU for the sweet words Laura :) :)