Friday, April 23, 2010

Cottage Rose Garden

My gardens are blooming with beautiful roses! Inspiration is where ever I look!
So with that, I made this pretty "Cottage Rose Garden" garland.
(you can find it in my Beehive Cottage Etsy shop)

"If I had a single
flower for every time
I think about you,
I could walk forever in my garden"
~ Claudia Ghandi

Thinking of you!

Friday, April 16, 2010

Clothesline Fresh!

I have been looking for a drying rack to dry my hankies and vintage linens. I wanted a vintage one but they can be quite pricey. When I was recently in Walmart I found this wonderful drying rack for only $19.00! I jumped with joy! Walmart carries a lot of old fashioned items. This drying rack works perfectly and with my use of it, I can make it vintage! We even used it last weekend while camping with our grandchildren!
It looked cute sitting right next to my little vintage trailer.

I hand washed my linens with my homemade laundry soap.
You can find the recipe on my sidebar!
Nothing like the smell of sunshine dried clothes laundered with homemade laundry soap!
It's the little joys in life that can make your day bright!

My new laundry room sign!

I made a laundry journal for fun!

Have a wonderful day sweeties!

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Sweet Spring!

A plateful of sweet SPRING! These cupcakes on in my Sassy Sadie Lee shop! Have a sweet kind of day!

Monday, April 5, 2010

Shake, Rattle & Roll!

A Easter we shall never forget...a 7.2 Earthquake!

The clock stopped at the very moment because the pendulum was going side to side as the earthquake moved back and forth. Amazing!

I was talking to daughter Tiffani on the phone who lives in Oregon, son Nathan and his family were with Grandpa Don in the backyard, while we were waiting for daughters Shelli and Heidi and their families to arrive for our Easter gathering,
when it hit! I had my ear phone on so daughter Tiffani heard the whole thing! I said to her "we are having an earthquake", as I grabbed little Samie dog! I ran to the backyard as we all gathered! It rolled like we were on a boat and it seemed forever! Not fun. The pool water was rocking back and forth while splashing out and I could hear things rattling inside the house. I could hear all the neighborhood voices in their backyards also. Before I got off the phone with Tiffani her hubby had CNN on and was on the computer at the same time. News breaking as it happened!
It was centered in Baja, Mexico, 150 miles from our home.
Our children were driving and wondered why they swayed some on the road. Heidi's family were on an overpass! When they came in the house they could tell we had an earthquake as the chandeliers and 2 kitchen pot racks were swaying away!
We enjoyed our time together as little aftershocks came and went! LOL!
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Yes, a day to remember!

Hope you all had a wonderful Easter!

Friday, April 2, 2010

Happy Easter!

Wishing you and yours a Happy Easter!
Family Room mantel I love doing paper~crafts! Remember the salt dough projects? I made this about 25 years ago! I made these bunnies years ago to and sold them.
Glad I saved one for myself! It's on my front door.
Happy Spring to!