Sunday, November 22, 2009

Beautiful Sunday

It is such a beautiful day. I can not believe Thanksgiving is this week. The weather here has been much warmer than it should be. I am getting ready to go to a tea party this afternoon for a friend of mine. Will post pictures later.

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Lynn is celebrating her blog anniversary

Lynn at Trash To Treasure Art is celebrating her one year blog anniversary. Please visit her blog and congratulate her.

Christmas Wish Tag

Louise at Kard Krazy is the host of Tag Tuesday. This week's theme is Christmas with brown, pink and burgundy. The picture I used is A Christmas Wish. I used a burgundy ribbon and pink ric rack. Also used a flower brad with a pink pearl.

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Elysha and Evan

This is a picture of my daughter Elysha and her husband Evan. They got married last month.

Thursday, November 5, 2009

Fall Tea Party

Shari from Plays With Paper and I hosted a tea party a couple weeks ago. Visit her blog

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Louise's Tag

This is the tag Louise created on her blog Kard Krazy.

No Paper

This week Louise at Kard Krazy challenged us to make a tag without paper. I created mine with a weave fabric,some tulle and packaging material. I stamped friend on a piece of plastic.


Here is a link to an article written about my daughter, Akami @ Hanover college. She created a bakery project and it turned into an internship. We are very proud of her.
She raised the money and went to Peru and started a bakery.

Hanover College

Thursday, October 29, 2009


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become actions
become habits
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Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Discover Fun

Louise at Kard Krazy hosts Tag Tuesday. Her theme this week is paper piercing which is torn paper. Here is what I created.

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Shoe Tag

Kris Dickenson of nostalgichalloween hosted this week's Tag Tuesday for Louise at Kard Krazy.

The theme was shoes. I enjoyed doing this one. I wish I had these shoes.

Sunday, October 11, 2009

Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Blogger will not let me post any pictures, not sure what is going on. I will post my tag as soon as I can.

Missing you

Fall is my favorite time of year. I love baking and making jam. It is the perfect weather. Louise at Kard Krazy is hosting a tag challenge. This is my entry for it.

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Tag Tuesday

I have been gone on vacation. We went to Maine and actually left our youngest there.
She will attending University of Presque Isle for a semester. It is part of a program at University of Louisville, where she usually attends. Will be posting pictures of that trip soon.
I created this tag for Tag Tuesday over at Kard Krazy. The theme was trio, so I used buttons. Hope everyone has a wonderful week. I have a lot of catching up to do.

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Tag Tuesday #9

Hope everyone is having a great! Louise at Kard Krazy hosts Tag Tuesday. This is the one I created for this week. The theme was magazine inspiration. Mine was taken from a 1907 magazine.

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Tag Tuesday Teapot

The weeks have been flying by. This summer has been much busier than planned. Sorry that I have not kept up with Tag Tuesday. Hopefully I will be better in the next few weeks. The tag this week was just stamping with no embellishments. Louise from Kard Krazy started this a few weeks back.

Thursday, June 25, 2009

Christmas In July

It is only June and Hobby Lobby has Christmas stuff out.
I have decided to join a Christmas in July swap. This will be my first swap. I am excited and can't wait to see what everyone creates.

I can not believe I have not posted since the 4th. Time has flown by. We got our daughter off to Peru. She has a big challenge ahead of her with helping to start a bakery. Keep her in your prayers. Also been helping my friend Rose with wedding and events. We have been creating centerpieces and other floral arrangements.

Thursday, June 4, 2009

Theme Thursday

Thursday Challenge is hats with people. I love hats, so I had a lot of fun doing this one.

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Sunday Travel

Hope everyone is having a good day. This picture seems like they are so relaxed. Oh to have many days like this. Been busy this week helping my daughter finalize her trip.
She leaves for Peru on Sunday and will be gone all summer. I will miss her dearly.

Friday, May 29, 2009

Gate to Tranquility

It just looks so peaceful beyond the gate. Wish this was my yard.

Thursday, May 28, 2009

Here is the link for Theme Thursday.

Theme Thursday

Hello Everyone,
All my girls are home from college. It is a joy to have them. Been busy helping my daughter get ready for Peru. She will be there all summer helping a small town start a bakery. We had a fundraiser tea party this week for her. Created these tags for our guests. There is a thank you note on the back of them.

Hope everyone has a great weekend.

Saturday, May 23, 2009

Monday, May 18, 2009

Florida Sunshine

I am getting ready to go on a cruise with by daughter. Her gift to me for my birthday. I am so blessed by my children. Will try to post pictures later. I am at a hotel getting ready to check out. Hope everyone has a wonderful day.

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Vogue Tag

Vogue Tag

Hope everyone had a wonderful Mother's Day. I relaxed and enjoyed having my girls home.
My husband ordered Adobe Photoshop extended version for me. I can't wait to play with the program.
I am excited, I won a bid on ebay for 800 vintage white buttons. I am anxious to create something with these.
I created a tag for Tag Tuesday. I think I will give this one to my daughter. She loves to sew.

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

52 Flea Giveaway

52 Flea Giveaway is celebrating her 100th blog post.

Collage tag

I created this tag for my daughter as Thank you memento for all those who attended her tea party. Made 90 of them.

Monday, May 4, 2009

Derby Weekend

Chelsey and I went to help out at The Dinsmore Homestead with there Derby party fundraiser. It was a lot of fun and many beautiful hats. Also helped my friend Rose with some bridal bouquets.

Saturday, May 2, 2009

Tea at Yesterday's Tearoom and Cafe

My girlfriend, Debi just sent me this picture. We went to a wonderful tearoom in Florence called Yesterday's Tearoom and Cafe. It was her first time to tea. It was a wonderful afternoon.

Today I am going to help another friend, Rose with a wedding. She is teaching me how to do floral bouquets for the wedding party. This has been fun and I can't wait to teach my girls. Later today my daughter, Chelsey and I will be helping at the Dinsmore Homestead. They are having a Derby party. Will post pictures later.

Thursday, April 30, 2009

Why I Love Blogging

I love blogging because it is a new way to create. It is also a wonderful way to meet so many inspiring people. The creative variation from blog to blog is intriguing and keeps me encouraged and amazed.

Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Here is the link for Dawn, she has helped so many.

The Feathered Nest
I want to thank Dawn at The Feathered Nest. She has been an inspiration to me and many others.

Good morning,
It is a lot cooler here this morning than it has been the last few days. We have morning doves that have been hanging out the front porch. Also while my daughter was doing her homework on the front porch, she watched a bird lay an egg. She was quite fascinated.

Our plants and flowers are coming in nicely. We just planted several flowers and some herbs. Also planted a rhubarb plant for the first time. Anxious to see how that turns out. My family loves strawberry rhubarb pie. Here is a recipe that I love to use. You can make your own crust or purchase one ready made.

Strawberry Rhubarb Pie
1/4 c. brown sugar
1 c. white sugar
1 tbsp. cornstarch
2 tbsp. tapioca
1/4 tsp. salt
1/4 tsp. ground nutmeg
3 c. rhubarb, cut into 1/2" pieces ( I put my rhubarb in the food processor)
2 c. sliced fresh strawberries
1 tbsp. butter
Pastry for double crust pie

In large mixing bowl stir together sugar, cornstarch, tapioca, salt and ground nutmeg. Add rhubarb pieces and sliced strawberries, toss gently to coat fruit. Let stand for 15 minutes.

Meanwhile, prepare and roll out pastry. Line a 9 inch pie plate with half of the pastry. Trim pastry to edge of pie plate. Pour fruit mixture into pie plate. Dot with butter, place pastry on top of filling. Cut slits in top to allow steam to escape seal and flute edge. Rub a little butter on crust or use a spray butter. Sprinkle 1 tbsp. brown sugar on crust. Bake at 350 degrees for 1 hour.

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Hanover Tea party

I gave my daughter a tea party a few weeks ago at her college campus . It was a fundraiser for her trip to Peru this summer. She is going there for the summer to start a bakery and work with the locals to incorporate their family recipes. The proceeds from the bakery will benefit their soup kitchen. I am working on another tea party here at home for our neighbors and friends to support her trip.