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)


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...

Sunday, May 17, 2015

Paper Ladies for JUNE....Mother Nature INSPIRED.


Summer is peaking it's pretty head in our garden...
Each day the fresh scent of WHITE Lilacs permeates every cell in my body...
I am so inspired by the hues of greens and the whites...hard not to be in love
with the innocence and beauty that Mother Natures blesses us with...

So my  JUNE PAPER Ladies  is inspired by what is in my view these days...
I am doing something totally different with her. I had some pretty hankies
from my Nanny and this one I believe could be over 90 years old and still
today has a freshness and style of grace....
I have starched her a bit so that is why the clips are on her hem...

Friday, May 15, 2015

Squirrel! RED, BLACK and WHITE Ahead.....


Have you ever seen UP, that wonderful animation about...

  1. Carl Fredricksen (Ed Asner), a 78-year-old balloon salesman, is about to fulfill a lifelong dream. Tying thousands of balloons to his house, he flies away to the South American wilderness. But curmudgeonly Carl's worst nightmare comes true when he discovers a little boy named Russell is a stowaway aboard the balloon-powered house.  Wellll there is this DOG, they call him DUG, he is full of energy and talks ( like a human) ... he gets a bit sidetracked when he sees an IMAGINATIVE Squirrel ....WELLLLLLL that is me when I see something IN RED, BLACK and WHITE......