Sunday is Mother’s Day. As a floral designer, I know it is a big, busy day for that industry and reason for card companies to celebrate! As a Mother and Grandmother, I love the anticipated arrival of either cards, flowers, or better yet both! What fun.
A card is always appreciated, but is even more special with a personal touch. I enjoy making and sending hand-crafted greeting cards, and am sharing these latest projects with you. This is a Make-Do project for me; no need for outside shopping or spending because over time, I’ve amassed an abundant supply of papers, scrap, notions and envelopes.
Cards can be as basic as paper and envelope, with simple decoration and a hand-written message (and a little help from parents for pre-schoolers!). A standard size and weight piece of paper folded in half then in half again, gives you the typical card form and…
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Some pretties to see and easy projects to do. Find the links to help you through!
Has the Holiday Mood struck you yet?
Around here, that spirit isn’t appearing as early as usual.
And NOW, it’s barely two weeks until Christmas.
Hubs is officially retired now … this is his first full week of “no work”.
He immediately began taking retirement very literally.
He’s spending lots of time on …
morning coffee, afternoon naps, evening news – with wine …
and hours in his workshop (sitting) in his comfy chair out there …
watching old movies … over and over and … well, you get the idea.
Anyhoo. We’ve just about decided (mainly Ihave) that …
the big ol’ fake tree is staying out in the garage rafters this year.
Not a great tree booster any year, Hubs much prefers
a few nice Pointsettia plants.
For 2014, I’m also…
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Beautiful floral shots from a beautiful (and hard working) gal over in Scotland. Even on break, she’s diligent about her musical career BUT glad to see she takes a little time off too 😀
Ahead of some exciting projects that I have coming up over the next couple of months I took the opportunity this week to visit my teacher, Judith Howarth, for an energising lesson to help me in my preparations.
Me With Judith Howarth
We worked on a variety of music, which I will be excited to tell you all about very soon. Whilst I was there we chatted about different operatic roles and it was lovely of her to show me some of the pictures that she has in her home from her fabulous career; so many different roles that she has performed from all around the World. Her mum created photo albums with pictures and newspaper clippings displaying her musical journey, It was so inspiring, so I thought I would take a picture of the two of us and start creating a post degree scrapbook for myself with my Mum…
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For a host of reasons, I’m always glad to see
the third month of the year disappear.
Though someone in my life seems to be
on a mission to start a new tradition
to brighten my March with cheer.
It began last year with this little lovely.
And late afternoon today … another knock at my door … brought this beauty.
Though March will be my least favorite month … forever,
my daughter Bri is determined to make it better.
Thanks, Breezer. Luv Ya lots! … Love, Ma
It’s Super Bowl Sunday … end of 2nd half … my team’s leading (Go BRONCOS) … and we’re in the midst of a nasty snow storm.
Hey, I think it’s the perfect time to be thinking about gardens. Don’t you?
Hubs is way ahead of us, having already built seven above-ground planters for our backyard. Four are designed to work together, and three will be positioned individually. Sorry, no pictures of these tonight, though. It’s cold and too dark in the garage.
Instead, I’m sharing some gardening pretties … in particular SMALL SPACE gardens. Tonight, my muse is Benjamin Vogt, a favorite HOUZZ contributor that I follow; owner of a prairie garden design firm a.k.a. Monarch Glen.
So much to see, savor and learn here.
COMING SOON . . . pictures of the Hubs Projects. Meantime . . .
It’s.Back.To.The.SUPER BOWL !!
YES . . . I know it’s only WEDNESDAY, but found this fun site today. You’ll enjoy Kim over at Living Vintage Co. She’s sharing a variety of visions here 🙂
How ’bout a Christmas-themed Friday Favorites for the month of December?
Source: Friday Favorites #80
Wonderful memories arise from this story. Short, sweet and very touching. My thanks to Stuart over at Storyshucker, for allowing me to share this with you!
Friends and I enjoyed brunch the other day. Afterwards, I suggested we stop by the local antique store to see what was new…
No one got the joke.
Still laughing at myself, because it never takes much, I held the door for the others as we entered and went our separate ways down cluttered and dusty aisles.
We hadn’t been there long when I saw, tucked between Mason jars and wicker baskets, an old Thanksgiving decoration like one Mama used when I was a kid. It was a turkey with a cardboard head but the rest of it was the honeycomb style that opened and latched onto itself, giving the turkey a big round body. Its cardboard head was bent and its big round body didn’t latch anymore, but I held it up to look at it and wondered whose it used to be, where they might have placed it…
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