Sunday, May 14, 2017

~Our Wisteria and New Romantic Dining Area~

I wanted to share photos of our Wisteria in bloom this year.
We have several of them.
This one is on our hill.
This Wisteria is next to the house.

We love how it shades our dining area!
Same photo, but at night!
I shared with you photos of some wreaths,
 I added to our potting shed.
I just finished a new sitting area next to the shed.
I added topiaries and small pots with pansies.
A table and chairs add the romantic mood I wanted to create!
I love how it turned out!

Tuesday, May 2, 2017

~Roses, Roses, Roses~

I wanted to share with you a birthday cake,
 I made for our daughter, Carly.
I made a naked cake using roses from our garden.
 A simple vanilla cake with frosting.
The recipe is Martha Stewart's:
Here are some recent photos of our roses in the garden.

The roses are so pretty this year.
I wanted to let you know,
 I've been planning for awhile now to have knee replacement 
surgery. Today is the day. I'm listening now to my body and this is what I need. Better quality of life! I'm so happy Stan is retired and will be home. I'm still going to blog and instagram, it's what I love to do. Gardening is our passion and will definitely be my inspiration to get back into shape. I'll keep you updated on my progress. I've done some posts to share in the weeks ahead. 
Thank you for always being there for me.
Have fun in your gardens today, I'll be thinking of you  

Sunday, April 16, 2017

Happy Easter!

Wishing you all a Happy Easter from Squaw Valley! 
Enjoy time with your family and friends!

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

~ Creative Ways to Decorate Easter Eggs~

I love decorating eggs for Easter.
There are so many different ways you can decorate them.
I found some material that matched my Calico china from Staffordshire, England.
I cut the roses out and used Mod Podge to glue the pieces on
the wooden eggs.
I also found some pretty floral material.
I added some embellishments.

I love my French eggs!
I also decoupaged sheet music!
I bought the prettiest teacups and baking casserole dish at
 Home Goods.
The pattern reminded me of Cath Kidston.
Last April, I was inspired from her to make cookies.
You can view it here:
I decided to draw her design on Easter eggs. 
I used markers to draw the roses on the wooden eggs.

Of course, you can always display your eggs on different materials.
A wall display with speckled eggs in vintage teacups.
It's always fun every year to try different techniques.
There's always treats to eat while you're creating!
Hope you have a fun week getting ready for Easter!

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

~Peter Rabbit's Garden~

I wanted to share with you photos of our Peter Rabbit's Garden.
I decided to use our raised beds to display the garden in.
I used a chalkboard from Michael's craft store and
 I sewed the jacket.
I cut out a coat template out of blue felt and 
stitched it by hand. There are plenty of ideas on the internet.
I found the felt and buttons at Jo-Ann Fabric & Craft Store.
A galvanized watering can.
I found these wooden shoes at a thrift store.
Peter Rabbit playing in the garden.

In the next raised bed is another bunny scene.
Three bunnies jumping in a row.
I planted carrots and marked them with jute and some corks.

A beautiful day in the Garden.
~Easter Goodies~
Hope you have a wonderful week!

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