Monday, April 30, 2012

May is here...STRAWBERRIES!

It's May, so that means summer is around the corner! 
I love that lots of fresh, juicy strawberries will be in their prime soon!
Blogger of Delicious Shots captures summer strawberries deliciously through her pictures and recipes!

Here is the recipe for her Fruit Tart with Cardamom Cream and...
Here is her recipe for her yummy Strawberry~Orange Sorbet.

I will be making both very soon!
And there is nothing like Strawberry Jello in the summer! My favorite of them all!
Oh, did I ever tell you that my nickname since I was 5 years old is Strawberry? 
My Uncle named me that because I blushed all the time! 
I have family & friends that still call me STRAWBERRY! 
This little picture reminds me of my Mother and I in her PINK kitchen
Yes, my mother had a pink kitchen in the 1950's~60's! I am sure that is why pink is my favorite color.
My first kitchen guessed it, Strawberries! 
Strawberries will always be close to my heart!
Now wishing you all a wonderful day and a "sweet" month of May! xox

Thursday, April 26, 2012

My iPad Carrying Case!

I love Etsy! 
I recently bought this iPad carrying case from Sandrastju. She is located in Europe and I got it quite fast. I love it because it looks like a fancy purse with a long shoulder strap. It has extra pockets for pen, notepad and anything else. 
So girly, so cute!
Not sure why my lighting changed but the color of it is in the first picture and below. I love the linen & pretty doily!
Tucked one of my yoyo pads in it!
I just love it to pieces and had to share it with you!
Wishing you a wonderful day!

Wednesday, April 25, 2012


Don't you love it when you go to the mailbox and something special awaits you, especially if it's a surprise?
As always, my little heart does a pitter~patter! Sweet Darla J. sent me another darling gift, just because. xo
Why is it that a thoughtful gesture comes at the right time in ones life? A sweet something to brighten your day, especially if you are not having a great day? There are sweet angel friends around us here on earth and how grateful I am that one was thinking of me!
I have been a little saddened lately. In 2 1/2 months I have lost 2 brother~in~laws on my husbands side. Both sweethearts and favorites to us and our children. Both to young and suffered from cancer, different types. One was my husbands littlest brother and the other was his sisters husband. We will miss them awful but know they are now watching over us! Life here on earth goes so quickly. Thanking Heavenly Father and looking forward to the eternities and reunited with loved ones!
Darla knits beautifully and made me this sweet rose...I could even tie it in my hair! She also made 2 dish cloths. To pretty to ever use! Her packaging is soooo pretty!
Thank you so much Darla! I love them.
Now I must "pay it forward" and do a act of kindness too!
Hope you all have a wonderful day. Each day is precious! 

Saturday, April 21, 2012

Everything is Coming Up Roses!

We are having summer~like weather here in California!
All my roses are blooming throughout the gardens and it's so pretty to be outside.
I hand-washed some dresser doilies today and put them out to dry on the drying rack.
Closeup of tiny roses growing on my climbing rose bush.
I hung some little candle chandeliers  throughout the backyard. They give a sweet glow during the evening.
I bought them at a Flower Mart in San Diego.
This is a wonderful shade tree I love to sit under in my white wicker chair, watching my hens Gracie & Flossie!
Below is a sneak~peek of my "soon to be" summer berries!
Yes, I just had to cool my feet in the pool! Almost time for a family swim!
Since I have a garden/rose theme going on here, I thought I would share some more darling handmade pillowcases I just bought from Rosehip on Etsy! I am her #1 customer!!!!
This set is in one of the guest rooms.
Love her handiwork and these sweet prints.
Wishing you a wonderful day! xox

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Tabletop Ironing Board!

Do you ever use a tabletop ironing board?
It is a must for most of my sewing projects!
I have had the ironing board for years and it needed a new cover.
I bought this one on Etsy from Paula at Compelled Craft
It is beautifully made and well padded. Look at this darling fabric! I love it! 
The fabric is Lori Holt's from Bee in My Bonnet!
A sweet addition to the craft room!
Enjoy your day and thanks~bunches for coming by!

Friday, April 6, 2012

Happy Easter!

I love making these sweet little bird nests for Easter! 
To make the nest, I mold the Rice Krispie treat mixture in a cupcake pan. Add little candy eggs. A cute Peep would be darling too.
Here is just a few things around our home ...
Easter breakfast before church.
I am so grateful for the Atonement of our Savior and for His Resurrection.
Wishing you all a very Happy Easter!

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Making Clipboards & Journals!

As always, I am having fun making goodies for my Etsy shops!
 I have been busy adding sewing & recipe/journals and a new item, clipboards
They are cute!
They sold well at Market, so I thought I would add them to my Etsy shops.
Here are a few new items!
I made lots more but need to keep busy listing them!
You can find these and other goodies at 
my Sassy Sadie Lee shop here.
Have a wonderful day and getting ready for Easter!

Monday, April 2, 2012

Lilacs & Lavender!

I love Spring! 
This afternoon my dear neighbor Jackie left these beautiful lilacs & lavender at my door! She has a green thumb that I admire so. Thank you Jackie! I quickly went to work setting up a special place for them.
She bunched the lavender up ready for drying.
These are California Lilacs. They smell heavenly!
This is my old farm bin table that sits at the end of my long kitchen island. I have had this bin table for many years now. I have used it in 3 of my homes as a entry table, a kitchen island, outside to serve during the summer and now where it stays, well for the time being!
I didn't notice this until editing this last picture ... my little white dog Samantha is in this picture! Can you find her? Hint: pink bow! 
Have a wonderful day & Happy Easter!