Tuesday, May 2, 2017

~Roses, Roses, Roses~

I wanted to share with you a birthday cake,
 I made for our daughter, Carly.
I made a naked cake using roses from our garden.
 A simple vanilla cake with frosting.
The recipe is Martha Stewart's:
Here are some recent photos of our roses in the garden.

The roses are so pretty this year.
I wanted to let you know,
 I've been planning for awhile now to have knee replacement 
surgery. Today is the day. I'm listening now to my body and this is what I need. Better quality of life! I'm so happy Stan is retired and will be home. I'm still going to blog and instagram, it's what I love to do. Gardening is our passion and will definitely be my inspiration to get back into shape. I'll keep you updated on my progress. I've done some posts to share in the weeks ahead. 
Thank you for always being there for me.
Have fun in your gardens today, I'll be thinking of you  


  1. Now you will feel great, no knee pain. just do what the doctors say and you will be out in your garden doing what you love. I can certainly tell that you love your roses and garden. Your roses are stunning - love them all. If your roses are like mine they are bigger, more blooms and such vibrant colors. Stop by and see my post on my garden.

    I have arthritis in my one knee and I cannot kneel down so I bend and look crazy doing yard work LOL.

    Wishing you a speedy recovery and you will be in my prayers for a speedy recovery.


  2. Jody, best of luck for your surgery. I hope it's uneventful and goes just as planned. Your cake and rose garden is stunning. I hope you'll have a chance to add it to my party. I'd love to feature it.
    Prayers for your quick recovery,
    Theresa @ Shoestring Elegance ❤️

  3. I'm so charmed by your roses, your garden is so sumptuous in this time of the year, enjoy it as much as you can dear friend !

    Wishing you the best of weeks,
    I'm sending my dearest love to you

    XOXO Dany at ~ My little old world ~

  4. I am imagining the fragrance in your garden today.
    Must be awesome !!!

  5. Gorgeous Roses!Just stunning !I wish you have a sucessful surgery!Blessings!

  6. I love that cake! Great idea! xo

  7. Love your rosas and your lovely garden the cake look stunning
    I with you good look in your surgery you be in my prying

  8. The cake is gorgeous, Jody. I love the decoration! And I love all your roses -- it won't be until June that we see roses here unless it warms up a lot! So I'm in heaven!

  9. Jody,
    Your roses are beautiful, both in the garden, and on the naked cake. Best wishes for a speedy recovery.


  10. Jody, I will be thinking of you and hoping for a quick recovery. I was thinking that this was an awful time to have surgery because of the gardens. But you can garden almost year round in San Diego, so I guess now is not so bad, right?
    Those roses are all so beautiful! I just put in an order for 3 David Austin roses and can't wait to get them. Take care, Cindy

  11. Best of luck to you...wishing you a speedy recovery! Your roses are beautiful, I have to take my pleasure in other gardeners roses...the dear eat mine!!!

  12. Thiking of you!

    Take care..you will be so happy you have crafty hobbies,while you recuperate.
    The cake is gorgeous..oh to have so many roses..and your gardnes? Well..sigh:)

  13. Roses-roses-roses----Beautiful-beautiful-beautiful! Everything is just gorgeous! I love it. Good luck to you with your surgery. They really do work miracles today compared to years past. Will pray for an easy surgery and a fast recovery. xo Diana

  14. Your cake turned out so pretty!

    The people we've known who've had knee replacement had almost instant relief. Wishing the same for you. :)

  15. I hope you are doing well after your surgery! You will be up and around and in your lovely garden in no time. I have had both hips replaced and so glad I did. Your cake is beautiful!

  16. The roses in your garden are fabulous. Love love them and the arch is incredible. I am in the process of starting a pear tree arch. It will take a few years but I am hoping it will look as good as your rose one. Good luck with recovery. I have had a year of major surgery including open heart, but am now managing to get back into the garden and be inspired. Cheers Karen

  17. I just love the cake! So elegant. Good luck with your surgery, I hope you heal fast so that you can walk amongst your roses. :) Kit

  18. Oh, you know how much I loved this post, Jody. Roses are my favorite in every color. The picture with the pink roses and white pitcher is just lovely. And the climbing red roses are delightful. I hope you heal quickly from your knee surgery. Thinking of you today and sending thoughts of comfort and love.



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