Thursday, May 28, 2015

June Paper Ladies, with blooms of INSPIRATION....


May is preparing to say goodbye till next year...
and that saddens me as I have enjoyed this month
so much HOWEVER with every passing there is more JOY just around the corner...

Of course there is.....it is all planned that way..
Take this JUNE Paper Lady .....what I had planned for her, took
a spin when I came across a hankie that belonged to my beloved GrandMere...
with all the inspiration from our garden, I knew I just had to incorporate her
into this pattern..


Monday, May 25, 2015

Take a bottle of GATORADE and feed your PLANTS.... read more





Want a Tour of our Fairies in the Tea Garden?

We have always had a white garden, and with a white garden
we seem to attract quite a few fireflies... 
So hence the name, Fairies in the Tea Garden...
It is a magical place of activity from the burst of sunlight in the am
till dusk in the evening. Although  it is still cool for our FAIRIES
to join us, I assure you they will be around very soon...
They always make an appearance once all the gardens are in bloom. 

The past 3 weekends, we have been very busy with
our crew, building pergola ( still have another to build next weekend)
The gardening really took precedence as many of the seedlings
that I planted in March in our kitchen were bursting out of their pots...

So join me on a tour, if you like...

Saturday, May 23, 2015

HOW to cut a watermelon so you don't MESS YOUR MAKEUP..


WElllllll today it finally feels like summer and that can only mean
WATERMELON season is upon us...

Postcrossing...LOVE postcards, check this out...

A very dear friend of mine in Europe, Russia to be exact.... Claudette was one of my boarding sisters-- well we  connected as we do several times a year.. and  she shared with me this Postcrossing site. I was certainly intrigued...


I designed my own postcard, they are just getting printed now...So I registered and was
given 5 names and profiles of amazing people whom I will send this postcard ,with a code on the back of the card, so they can enter it and I in turn will get 5 postcards from different people around the world...What a lovely gesture, what a lovely way to meet new people around the world and spread some EXCITEMENT....

You get 5 random names and addresses , so far I have two young ones, who sound so spirited and 3 very sweet ladies .....I am excited to get this going...



Here are some stats today ....

Thursday, May 21, 2015

Popsicle maker in 7-9 minutes...we have a RED one for YOU! ( the MAKER) Congrats to....


Thanks for all the emails, and to the many of you who already purchased your Zoku POP maker....
They will be thrilled of course....
I received many many emails...so to Kate Evans....hope you did not get one already and if you did..WELLLLLLL a RED one is on its way directly from the company....



POPSICLE season is upon us. Around here, we have never been one to purchase popsicles as the sugar content  is just way to high for us. In fact I don't like them all. I really prefer to make my own. For years, we have enjoyed chocolate ones made from Harmony Organic milk, I love pineapple ones, David prefers his in gatorade style. and I even puree fruit and yogurt....

WEllllllll, our popsicle maker the OLD plastic VARIETY one-I  had for years  finally cracked. I had errands to run yesterday so on my way home, I stopped at BATH AND BEYOND...
and yes they had the old fashioned plastic POPSICLE makers...but they also had this??????


Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Garden ruffles- BLACK Pansies.- Paper Ladies Update for JUNE


If you have been following me for any time, you will know I have an affinity
for RUFFLES ...  A week ago these amazing ruffled GARDEN GLOVES
came with a matching sun hat...NECESSARY TOOLS for any gardener..
WElllll they got plenty of use this weekend...
I am so grateful for the stitching hands of these gems...