Lauren Kyes

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About Lauren Kyes

Lauren Kyes is a reading enthusiast, and writer who is inspired by the imaginative and the whimsical. She grew up on fairy tales, made-up stories and classical literature that she still uses to inspire her writing today. She is a graduate of the University of Minnesota with a Bachelors of Art in English with a minor in Religious Studies. She is currently married to her highschool sweetheart and they live in Medina, MN with their two giant lap dogs, a bossy cat, two silly guinea pigs, an aquarium full of neon fish.

Recent Articles By Lauren Kyes

Where to Find Inspirations for Fairy Gardens
Home And Family: Landscaping Gardening • Published: Dec 07, 2017

My next miniature garden planning starts when the upcoming holidays, real-life scenes, and social media inspire me. In addition, significant life events and family stories contribute ideas. I may pick a theme, such as life at the lake, for decorating my fairy houses.

Paws in the Miniature Fairy Garden
Home And Family: Landscaping Gardening • Published: Apr 07, 2016

If you are a ‘dog person’ you know that dogs are a part of every decision you make and have a huge impact on your life...including in your miniature garden. They are part of your family and you like to add mementos and tributes to them around your home. I personally own two large dogs &n…

Enjoyment of Reading a Good Book with Mikayla the Reading Fairy
Home And Family: Landscaping Gardening • Published: Apr 15, 2016

Have you ever been accused of being a bookworm? I am certain that is a term associated with me more often than not. If you were like me you grew up surrounded by books – many which were illustrated and written by the amazing artist Mary Englebreit, who designed the new Merriment collection of …

A Day in the Life of a Miniature Garden Gnome
Home And Family: Landscaping Gardening • Published: Dec 02, 2017

Some of the best days of my life involved diving into silly and fun projects with my mom. She is a certified craft master who can usually create “one of a kind” masterpieces with whatever material she has available. That is why mom was so excited to start planting miniature gardens with …

Batten down the Hatches in the Fairy Garden
Home And Family: Landscaping Gardening • Published: Dec 02, 2017

I think we all grew up hearing stories of notorious pirates terrorizing the ocean and burying their treasures on islands, which can only be found using a treasure map. Rumors about curses, battles at sea, and fights with merchant ships have been told throughout the years.

Mother and Child Fairy Garden Fun-tivity
Home And Family: Landscaping Gardening • Published: May 05, 2016

How many mothers out there are excited for Mother’s Day? Because the second Sunday in May is a day that is totally dedicated to moms and the fantastic things they do all year, it is a special date for many people. I was thinking about fairy gardening when I went to have a late dinner with a fa…

Creating Family Memories in a Miniature Fairy Gardening
Home And Family: Landscaping Gardening • Published: May 12, 2016

Who doesn’t have a wonderful memory of lying in the sun on a beach or fishing in a boat with your family and enjoying the outdoor experience? It is a memory that would be great to immortalize by recreating the scene in a fairy garden.

Creative Passions in the Miniature Garden with Maisie the Artist Fairy
Home And Family: Landscaping Gardening • Published: May 16, 2016

I grew up surrounded by paintbrushes, easels, yarn, and hot glue guns. I spent days covered in paint, glitter, and chalk dust. I believe that more often than not miniature gardening enthusiasts have several creative passions.

Nighttime Fairy Gardens
Home And Family: Landscaping Gardening • Published: Jun 08, 2016

When you are passionate about gardening, you cannot help but look around the Internet for new and exciting ideas for your garden. I know I have several files full of veggie gardening, miniature gardening, and landscaping ideas for my entire yard saved on my computer. I enjoy the idea of statement co…

Threes a Charm in a Fairy Garden
Home And Family: Landscaping Gardening • Published: Jun 09, 2016

When I contemplate designing miniature gardens, I like to think about how I can fit particular accessories into different themed fairy gardens. I find one specific mini accessory I like, and then it will spark a connection to a story, a memory, or a theme that I want to build around for my next fair…

How Other Crafts Influence Miniature Gardening
Home And Family: Home Improvement • Published: Jun 10, 2016

If you consider yourself, a mini garden enthusiast it is very likely that you have your hands in a few different creative hobbies that could enhance your miniature gardening world. I know that sometimes when I am looking around the Internet for new ideas or plans for my future fairy gardens that I g…

Memories of a Roadside Stand in the Gypsy Fairy Garden
Home And Family: Home Improvement • Published: Jun 13, 2016

We all have those memories of road tripping with our families. It was almost a forgone conclusion that we would run into a roadside stand somewhere and it occurred to me that it would be a fun life story to capture within a miniature garden. I wonder if fairies have the same memories.

Wine Bottles and Miniature Gardening
Home And Family: Home Improvement • Published: Jun 14, 2016

I think we all know that gardening and wine go hand in hand. After a long day spent working in your garden there is nothing more satisfying than a crisp glass of white or a sweet full-bodied glass of red. I have seen plenty of miniature gardening accessories that play with the idea of a table with a…

Hanging Baskets Transformed into a Fairyland
Home And Family: Landscaping Gardening • Published: Jun 14, 2016

One of my favorite lazy weekend activities is wandering around greenhouses, hardware stores, and flea markets. If you are looking for fun containers for your miniature gardening projects these are the first places you want to start exploring. Last Sunday I was moseying throughout our local flea mark…

A Year in the Life of a Miniature Gardening Blogger
Home And Family: Landscaping Gardening • Published: Jul 02, 2016

You would think after almost a year of blogging about miniature gardening that I would run out of material to write about and would also exhaust all of my ideas for my next mini garden. Honestly with all the options for containers, mini plants, fairy cottage, gnome houses, and different fairy tales …

My Moms First Miniature Garden
Home And Family: Landscaping Gardening • Published: Jul 26, 2016

My mom and I have always enjoyed crafting together. We are the type of people who like to dive headfirst into projects and we thought miniature gardening would be a great way to express ourselves. However, it took about a year for mom to jump into planting a fairy garden.

Fairy Garden crafting party
Home And Family: Landscaping Gardening • Published: Jul 26, 2016

Growing up I know I loved having themed birthday parties with my friends. I recall having a Princess Party, A Power Ranger (™) party, and a My Little Pony (™) party. As a child and even today, I have always loved fairies and fairy tales. This love is generational. A good friend of mine t…

Design a miniature fairy garden and create a tiny world with your imagination
Home And Family: Landscaping Gardening • Published: Jul 26, 2016

Many people have the wrong assumption that fairy gardening is strictly a child's play. Well it is true that mostly kids get attracted to it but I could tell that even adults enjoy this fun activity as much as kids do. As small kids, not all, but at least few of us might have gone through this wonder…

Did you know Mermaids are Fairies too?
Home And Family: Landscaping Gardening • Published: Jul 27, 2016

In a previous life, I was a full time Lead Toddler Teacher at a daycare. When you work with small children your love of fairytales amplifies, because of their excitement while they listen to the stories read to them. I know that my class had a soft spot for “Sleeping Beauty”, “Cind…

Getting Back to Nature: A Fairies Guide to Camping
Home And Family: Landscaping Gardening • Published: Jul 29, 2016

The best way to guarantee a fairy sighting for our active fairy enthusiasts is to find yourself someplace where cell phone service doesn't work. You need to be completely disconnected from the Internet and outside forces.

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