Showing posts from July, 2018

Blooming Beauties In The Rocky Mountains Of Colorado

Gardening Tales | July 27, 2018
Greetings one and all and welcome to my little blog where I share the joy of life. Life really is what you make it and attitude can change everything! It just so happens that flowers can change mine. So, today I am happily sharing the fabulous flowers of the Rocky Mountains in Colorado. Our family recently returned from a glorious 2 weeks in the Denver and Breckenridge area. It is in this mountainous state that cool star filled nights ease gently into soft sunrises and sun drenched days and where flowers of all shapes, colors and sizes thrive. Streets filled with baskets of Petunias tumble out of their baskets. Petunias just love these cool nights and lots of water too. I was in awe of their magnificent and rich hued blooms. Well preserved Historical buildings line the downtown streets of Breckinridge and were gloriously framed by towering majestic mountains. We spent one day in the town of Breckenridge and the rest of the time we hiked the various peaks an

Balloons and Pompoms Al Fresco Tablescape

decor | July 24, 2018
I love Al Fresco dining do you? Dining outdoors feels like party time. But when a sundrenched Texas Summer decides to roll in, dining outdoors becomes challenging. However where there is a good challenge, there is also creativity, so come on in and let me share with you how I decided to beat the Summer heat with fun colors, handmade flowers, pompoms and balloons. Thank you for joining me today and 19 other creators as they share their imaginations, d├ęcor and creativity with you too. You will find all of their links to their Alfresco Tablescapes at the end of my post. Please come on in! Let's leave the French Doors open this morning as their is just a slight breeze and I hear the birds chirping, do you? Truthfully my flowers are wilted, the blooms are faded and the water bill is rising, so the homegrown floral centerpiece is no more. So let's party with some economical handmade table accessories and centerpieces! Today I am using my turquoise three

America's Crafting Grandma On Making It

Crafts | July 23, 2018
Well, it has been awhile since we have chatted hasn't it?? I miss hearing from you and I hope you have missed hearing from me... Did you know that Making It with Amy Poehler and Nick Offerman along with this fun loving cast is just about to premiere in just about a week! I am so excited for you all to meet the real live creative cast, judges and shop master too. There were so many things about this process that were life changing for me. Truthfully, I will never look at glue gun the same way! Today I am sharing with you all the day us Makers got a manicure. So, in hindsight I think all of our nails must have looked pretty ragged. If you are a gardener, baker ,scrubber or maker you know what happens to hands that get overworked and overtired. UGLY! I know that I had no earthly idea that cameras would take such close-ups of our hands. Those camera folks get angles of your body, face and hands that seem impossible to get, and they sort of sneak up on you while you are in

Happy Fourth Of July

Homemaking | July 04, 2018
I really love the 4th of July. Today we celebrate the signing of the Declaration of Independence with heartfelt Patriotism, food, and fireworks. As Americans we are all bonded together in a unique way and today we celebrate that bond to America and with one another. I love the way our flag billows in the Summer breeze. I love the way family and friends decorate their front porches for this special time of the year and... I love to decorate mine. I love the traditional red, white and blue and all that it means to America. "While an official definition of the colors of the flag weren’t given in 1777 when the Old Glory was adopted as our nations flag, there are very specific reasons for each of the colors chosen: “White signifies purity and innocence, Red, hardiness & valor, and Blue, […] signifies vigilance, perseverance & justice.3” Those three colors signify all that made our nation great. The purity and innocence of a new nation with all the