Saturday, April 19, 2014

Easter, Chicks and Grandpa

I have a wonderful childhood memory of a Easter at my grandparents house. We had a big family dinner and a egg hunt with my cousins.

  The big excitement was Grandpa brought home chicks and bunnies from the Feed Store.
All of us grand kids held, cuddled and loved on those cute little babies.
The world was different back then...simpler, or maybe that's the way I remember it. Now a days you just don't bring home chicks and bunnies to entertain the grand kids.'s a nice memory, of Easter, Family and Grandpa.
Happy Easter

Sunday, April 13, 2014

Pinterest, Instagram and Easter

I missed the entire month of March...I blinked and it was gone. It must have been the insanity of January and February that did me in. Here we are heading into Easter.

We can break out all the spring decorations and add a few more to our collection...
Pinterest is full of creative ways to celebrate Easter...even if you never make any of the projects  you can still feel fulfilled having a board full of new Easter ideas.
While you are on the go check out know it will satisfy you craving for what's new and wonderful in DIY Easter/Spring decor.
As an added bonus, when the holiday is over you get to figure out where you are going to store your new decorations until next year...

Friday, February 14, 2014

Sunday, February 9, 2014

Full Moon, Flowers and Love Potion 31...

From the first day of January 2014 to the last, was one long "full moon" crazy mini drama after another. Throw in a extra mega drama and that's how the New Year started. I don't know if that is the way the next eleven months are going to go, or if  things can only get better.

All of a sudden it's time for Valentines Day. I had great plans for Valentines cards and tags...I managed to get two tags done...
I get to spend next week in the flower shop designing flowers for the big day. The week will be one big blur by the time we get to Friday. A florist job it to make other peoples holiday special. This is where I remind you all to CALL YOU LOCAL FLORIST for your floral needs.
My sweetheart has already giving me my Valentines gift...a large container of Baskin Robbins "Love Potion 31" ice's mental health survival food for the holiday.
The man knows the way to my heart!

Wednesday, December 25, 2013

Christmas Traditions

Earlier in the month I taught My Heritage Scrapbooking Workshop...The topic of discussion was the importance of Family Traditions. We all have traditions that have been passed down from generation to generation and these traditions do evolve and change.
This year I had to change a family tradition...I figure about the middle of March I might be over the trauma I have been going through with this change of tradition.
 I grew up with a live Christmas tree and when I got married we continued the tradition...only my darling husband and I went out in the woods (with permit in hand) and cut down our Christmas Tree.
It became our tradition. 
 This year the tradition changed...we purchased an artificial Christmas Tree. I was about in tears over the whole ordeal. An artificial tree does not have the same look, feel or fragrance as a real tree. It doesn't even decorate the same! I reminded myself that I'm a floral designer and It's my job to make botanical look good. We did get the tree up (2 days before Christmas) and it looks...Okay. But I don't think I will ever it comfortable with the idea of an artificial tree. Hopeful I won't break into tears next year when we pull it out of the box. Oh I need to find a place to store the darn thing!

Friday, November 29, 2013

Thanksgiving Leftovers

We had Thanksgiving Dinner at my darling daughters house yesterday...there was enough food there to feed an Army. Needless to say we are eating leftovers for the rest of the weekend.
While we were enjoying all our festive meal, we had a visitor at the window. I have posted before about the chickens my DDs raises. Lately some of the "girls" have started peeping through the window to see what is going on inside the house...I guess turnabout is fair play, we watch them too. This hen decided she wanted to inspect the workings of  our Thanksgiving.
In honor of DD chickens, I create  "chicken" cards for her birthday.
DD is also raising a BIG black pig, name Lola. I understand raising the chickens...I have benefited from the "girls" by enjoying their eggs, when they are happy enough  to produce.
But the pig...there is no way the grandkids will let us have Lola for Easter dinner!

Sunday, November 10, 2013

Chocolate Birthday Cake

The focus of this "Fall" Birthday Card is CAKE...not just any cake, a chocolate birthday cake. Decorated with creamy frosting and loaded with candles...
Seriously how can you celebrate a Birthday with out a cake? Cupcakes would work...they're small so you can get a way with eating a couple...after all its a Birthday, go for it!
And if it's your Birthday you are celebrating with a cake is even better...
you get to have any of the cake that's leftover for a late night snack...maybe with a big glass of milk!