February 26, 2024


Hello and Welcome!

I am so excited that you are here!

If you’ve landed here and expected to see The Decorator’s Garden Supply Store, I’m sorry, we’ve moved it but you can find it right here.

The new site design has a lot of old articles and things that I’ll need to update so if you see a link you can’t find an item for, just let me know.  I’ll have everything perfect for you by spring.

If you are new here, welcome!

My name is Leigha Baer and I’m a gardening enthusiast who loves working around my garden, attracting backyard birds, and making a lovely home.  Actually, I have many other interests that I’ll be incorporating into this website that I hope you’ll enjoy reading about.   I just love sharing the things I’ve learned as well as making new friends and leaning from others who enjoy gardening, birds, homemaking, and making pretty things.   For me, there is just so much pleasure in gardening and making my home a beautiful place to be.

I’m not sure what to share here exactly, but I want you to know something about me so you’ll understand my blog.  I want you to understand that I’m a single woman who has reached “a certain age.”  I’m one who realizes what’s really important in this world and I love those things the most in life. I’m a modern woman who still has some old-fashioned ideas like having values, and the importance of family.  I’m an optimist and one of those people who is always happy in the morning.  I’m strong yet I have certain vulnerabilities. I’ve learned that it’s impossible to change anyone other than myself.  Some might say I’m passive but I believe in acceptance and treating everyone with respect.  I’m a woman who almost always says what’s on my mind and I’m a woman who most importantly, believes that one MUST have a sense of humor about all the situations we find ourselves in along this journey we call life.

There are so many blessings in giving and in sharing what I know as well as accepting and learning from other women who likely will relate to what I am saying here and what I post on my blog.  My intent is to run this website with an outpouring of love in what I do and to share with other women who share the kinds of things I like to write about.  I love this site and I’m so glad to be back to it.  Other than that, I guess I’m a pretty regular kind of gal.  I’ve been divorced since 1999 and I have 4 grown children and 7 grandchildren.

Not to worry though, I sure don’t have an empty nest!  In 2011, my dad suffered a stroke and although I’m not happy that he had to experience such a devastating blow to his physical health,  I AM happy to have him, along with his cat Cleo, here with me.

Just in case you don’t think that’s enough company, I’ve got a  big yellow Labrador Retriever named Lucy that I am just crazy about and Sheba, my 13 year old Siamese cat who feels like an old friend and who sadly is not well and probably won’t be with us too much longer.

Needless to say, I’ve got lots of company in my house and in my office.   I am fortunate enough to work from home so my office is right here in my home in Charleston, SC.  More on that later.

I Make My Living Having Fun Online!

I have several successful online businesses.  My parent company is e-Edge Marketing.  There we help local brick and mortar business owners market their businesses to the people in their local  communities using today’s technology.  I help them to acquire new customers and retain the customers they already have using internet and mobile marketing strategies.   I have two websites for this part of my business and if you’re interested, you can find my internet marketing website here and my new mobile marketing website here.

I also own a few “niche” websites.  This site, Garden Decorative Items, is my favorite.  I’ve loved this site since it’s inception in 2008.

I absolutely love my businesses and the flexibility they provide to me!

What You Should Know About My Links

Some of the links I give you on this website or on any of my other websites could be an affiliate links because I am an affiliate marketer.  Just to be clear, even though some of the links are not affiliate links, I want you to assume that they all are.  I want to be totally upfront about that.  I am nothing if I am not transparent and honest about what I do.

If you aren’t familiar with affiliate marketing, the short explanation is that you are  promoting someone else’s products or services (no inventory!) and making a commission when someone you share the link with clicks on the link AND makes a purchase.

I tell you this because I don’t believe there is anything wrong or dishonest about recommending products or services that I would recommend anyway and I promise you that I will not EVER recommend a product or service that I don’t personally believe in and that I wouldn’t recommend to my own family.

My cat Sheba

Now What?

Well, that’s it for now.  I hope you’ve gained some insight into who I am and I sincerely look forward to getting to know you too.  I hope you’ll jump in and comment on my posts and share my posts with your friends and family too.  If there is anything you see that you’d like to have reviewed, I’d love to do that for you too.  Simply drop me a line through the “Contact Me” page and let me know what you’re looking for.

All the best always!

Leigha Baer

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