Wednesday, February 3, 2016

~Chocolate Dipped Strawberries and Goodies for Valentine's Day and Simple & Sweet Fridays #205~

Our family loves strawberries, 
especially around Valentine's Day.
I decided to chocolate dip some strawberries
 with sprinkles for an added treat!
All you need is one,
 but of course
 the whole family likes to eat more than one!!
A special treat for Valentine's!
I always love making a fresh heart wreath for Valentine's Day.
I used a wreath I already had and 
added some Rosemary from the garden.
Then, I added some roses 
that I had bought from Trader Joe's.
I love to dry flowers especially roses from Valentine's Day.
I found so many cute cupcake decorations,
I wanted to share them with you.
I could have bought more,
But there's always next year!
I made some paper decorations for the house.
An antique heart muffin tin with roses in it.
I think Valentine's is one of my favorite holidays!

~Now I can't wait to see
 what you've been working on~


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Monday, February 1, 2016

~Rainy Weekend in San Diego and a Surprise Hummingbird~



We got a rain storm on Saturday and Sunday in San Diego.
The winds were 50 to 60 mph.
Needless to say, we didn't drive anywhere.
 It was a weekend to stay home and cook!
Stan made us a Frittata for Sunday brunch,
It was made with asparagus, feta, bacon and tomatoes.
I haven't had one in so long,
I definitely will be making more.
The family loved it!!
Scott and his girlfriend, Kaylee made fresh cinnamon buns.
The house was smelling like a bakery!




I made some fresh Acorn Squash Bisque Soup for dinner. 
It was a Martha Stewart recipe. 
And I also made some Rosemary Focaccia.
Perfect for a rainy day!
I started stamping some Valentine goodies for gifts.








I love crafting on a rainy day!
It seemed like it rained non-stop for 12 hours.
In the background,
 you can see I planted lots of new seedlings.
They love the rain!!
A break in between the storm,
 was a rainbow...
A surprise in our garden.
A hummingbird!
She made her nest in a tree rose and survived the rain storm.
We have a new member to our family!!
Lucky us...

Thursday, January 28, 2016

~A Winter Terrarium Project and Simple & Sweet Fridays #204~


I wanted to share with you a terrarium project,
 I made with some girlfriends.
I had to come up with a craft for a birthday party for my friend, Yuri.
I love gardening as you all know, so I thought why not a terrarium.
Its a very easy craft! 
I found the globes at a Floral Supply Store.
We used 2 different kinds of moss.
I collected lots of succulents from our garden.
For the project you can use paint brushes, tweezers, old silverware and chopsticks
to place your plants with.
I found the little mushrooms at a craft store.
But,
 you can make your own with fimo clay.
We used paper plates to work on.
 I placed the terrariums on a mason jar lid to be easier to work with. 
They loved the project!

The birthday girl, Yuri,
was the first to finish!
I gave the birthday girl a Godiva treat!
Every girl loves chocolate!
Tami hosted the birthday party at her beautiful home.
Linda made the drinks, Virginia made a delicious mac and cheese.
Tami made appetizers and lunch. Mary made the birthday cake.
It was a wonderful party.
We always have fun celebrating birthdays in our group!

I found the perfect place to hang the terrarium.

 Sunday was our son, Scott's birthday.
I can't believe he turned 31 years old, 
where did the time go?
I made a German Chocolate cake.
Happy Birthday Scott!


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