Showing posts from April, 2016

Wandering Wednesday~Daily Joys

Daily joys I find at home.  Which is my sanctuary, where I find simple pleasures. No matter where or how I far I roam, I always long to return home. Storm clouds rumble, grumble in a gruff and hurried sort of way. Rain drops permeate every molecule of air and pungent earthy fragrances linger on rosy red petals. I want to go home. My memories; they shape many of my days, they are the way I saw my life, through those rose colored glasses. That I will never ever give up. Home, there is no place like it. Where do you find your daily joys? XO

Ten Tips On Organizing A Craft Retreat

We are just about 6 weeks out from our first annual Texas Bloggers Art/Craft Retreat. My goal is to share with you all the journey of organizing and implementing a retreat such  as  this one.   We are truly blessed to have an active group of Texas bloggers, all over this big state. Many of them live in North Texas, which is where I call home sweet home.                    We are blessed in many other ways too.                    We have this lovely sister like  blogger with a heart of gold.                      You might just know this fine gal~   Stacey, and  she  blogs at Poofing The Pillows .                Stacey is graciously assisting me in  coordinating this craft retreat. A good bit of this tale began when Stacey sort of scooped up us Texas gals like we were  melting  dollops of neapolitan ice cream on a  hot August afternoon. Oh she didn't stop there, she gently corralled us all in as if we were wild long horns on the  wide  open prairie, thats just her natural way, and wh

Spring Garden Party

Good Morning! Today is Monday April 25th and we are  honoring life, friendships, Spring,  and gardening!  The ladies from Share Your Cup and Thoughts of Home on Thursday welcome you to a Spring Garden Party. Today we welcome you to link up what grows on your patio, in your flowerbeds, veggies in the garden or herbs in terracotta pots. What ever sort of plantings inspire you. Today I am sharing my Texas gardening spots (except for the veggies.)  Oh, and my youngest daughter's new puppy Captain... smile...I could not resist! Since our home is new our flowerbeds are working hard to grow strong and full. So, while they fill in and grow full and abundant I have focused on adding pops of color in  all  sorts of pots and containers. You will find herbs, petunias, ferns, impatiens, geraniums, succulents and such. Later on this week I will be sharing my favorite plants for Summer time, and a peek at my hydrangeas...squeal! Some information on growing  hydrangeas. My Garden... is my... Happy

Earth Day 2016

Forty six years ago today began the modern environmental movement, which we  now refer to as Earth Day. I have curated a few little projects with links included that you can easily make today or this  weekend along with a little history too.                                                                    Source "The height of counterculture in the United States, 1970 brought the death of Jimi Hendrix, the last Beatles album, and Simon & Garfunkel’s “Bridge Over Troubled Water.” War raged in Vietnam and students nationwide overwhelmingly opposed it. At the time, Americans were slurping leaded gas through massive V8 sedans. Industry belched out smoke and sludge with little fear of legal consequences or bad press. Air pollution was commonly accepted as the smell of prosperity. “Environment” was a word that appeared more often in spelling bees than on the evening news." ~ Earth Day.Org A tutorial on how to make a fashionable hat, from one of my favori

DIY Spring Lemon Wreath

When I woke up Saturday morning, a "ting," when off in my head and I realized that I  had  forgotten to take down  my  Easter  Wreath  and replace it with a Spring Wreath. Wreaths are sort of my "thing," so how could I forget? I know now what it was. I didn't really want to take the time away from my garden  to be inside. Can you blame me... So I have a 20 minute wreath makeover that streamlined the entire process. It involves using those wonderful floral garlands that you can find at any craft store, or discount store too. Then wrapping and swirling and whirling them all about  until well you have an amazingly  easy wreath to add Spring zing to your front door. It really is a no-fail project and aren't those just so fun! You know by now that I am just a little bit obsessed with Lemons this year, I recently made  a  Lemon Icebox Pie . I have added lemons to my  Real working kitchen-vignette. I am still eyeing those Lemon Trees at the garden center too. That&