Words: Kayla Haupt
This article by contributor, Kayla Haupt was originally published in Willow and Sage Spring 2017
Over a month ago, I purchased a bouquet that I was able to arrange myself at the farmers market in Iowa City. I chose some different stems that looked more like wildflowers, along with a giant sunflower, and the bouquet sat in the window for a little over two weeks. Once it began to wilt, I knew it was time for the garbage, which made me sad. I really wanted to preserve those flowers! It seemed like such a waste to set them in a vase and then throw them away. So, I saved the ones that were still decent looking (next time I’ll try to save them all) and pressed them into some heavy books between wax paper. At first I wasn’t sure what to do with them, but then I thought that making a natural air freshener might be my best bet.
Words: Danielle Williams
Photo Credit: Parker Coffman
As we relish the last month of summer, I wanted to take a moment to pause and reflect on this glorious season. We might not be traveling this year or partaking in favorite traditions, but that doesn’t mean we can’t celebrate summertime and the joy it brings. I am a book-lover and often become inspired by literary quotes. To share my interest and joy, here are a few sunshine-filled excerpts from beloved stories.
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