Make a Garden Journal


I have absolutely LOVED spending time in my garden this summer! I found myself wishing I had taken some notes last year so I would know a wee bit more about the different plants this year. So . . . . I decided to make a garden journal.  A place to store extra seeds and write a {Read More…}

Ombré Petal Cake Tutorial


I am LOVIN’ the ombré look! Ombré means shaded or graduated in tone, and it is beautiful! I’ve also been enjoying the petal technique, which apparently has been around for a long time. So . . . I decided to put them together! Here’s a close up look With the blue tone, I immediately thought of the big {Read More…}

Luscious Lemon Spread


Around 20 years ago I worked for a small town gourmet bakery in my hometown.  I felt like Little Red Riding Hood as I walked from business to business with a basket full of freshly baked muffins and scones.  The scones were fabulous!  Melt in your mouth, to die for yummy . . . but {Read More…}

a “how did you do that” Customizable Gift

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  I saw a really cute idea on pinterest and have wanted to make it for a long time. The end of the school year rolled around and I was looking for something to make for the elementary teachers . . . Ah ha! the perfect opportunity to try making that cute idea I saw! {Read More…}

Ice Cream Cone Cupcakes


My Mom was cool! . . . and way ahead of her time. Before Pinterest was thought of, before there was even internet, my Mom came up with very fun birthday parties. Flutterby the clown came to my 7th birthday and she arrived in style!  Being fashionably late, a handful of my school friends and {Read More…}

Roasted Potatoes & Brussel Sprouts

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A few of the girls liked the idea of mini cabbages . . . My husband thought he didn’t like them . . . One of the girls said, “If you would have told me there was brussel sprouts in this I wouldn’t have eaten it”. Every single person in the house LOVED this recipe {Read More…}

German Sausage & Fried Potatoes

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I had one of those hang on the door and stare into the fridge moments the other night! I had some all natural Bratwurst in the freezer and a jar of apple sauerkraut that really sounded yummy. My Grandmother used to always fry potatoes for me when I would come to visit and I was hungry for that . {Read More…}

April Showers

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How does it go? April showers bring May flowers. . .   Oh! Yes.  That’s right. Then bring on the rain, because I love flowers. The past few days have been kinda cloudy. Kinda Gloomy. I’m lookn’ ahead! I love flowers! I love to  hear from you . . . leave me a note in {Read More…}

Free Spring Printable

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In the spring I have counted one hundred and thirty-six different kinds of weather inside of four and twenty hours. ~Mark Twain The past few warm and sunny days I have enjoyed working on my flower garden, and listening to the birds sing.  Ahhh . . . spring. As Mark Twain mentioned in the above {Read More…}

My Life Shattered Into a Million Pieces

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A few years ago, our oldest daughter decided to play an April fools joke on our friends and family.  Writing the following letter she had people stirred up all the way in Russia!  I only fear what she’ll do this year. . .  This was a april fools joke I played on my friends…I emailed {Read More…}