Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Snow Day

 It's snowing out - big fluffy flakes slowly drifting...I've finished decorating for Family Holiday (later this year because of a big wedding on the last weekend of January)...the twinkle lights are up and snowflakes are hanging everywhere: chandelier, windows, etc..
We're gearing up for family and friends to come this weekend.  Gift shopping is done, wrapping begun, foods bought, soon to be prepared, and I've go my wintery/holiday music playing!  My Mom found this snowflake lamp shade and gave it to me a few weeks ago - how great is that!

Sunday, January 31, 2016

Wedding Flowers

A friend's wedding this weekend and I got to do the flowers - I love doing wedding flowers!  Her colors were purple, white, and silver.
Calla lillies, alstromeria, roses, and dusty miller.  The reception coordinator spray painted the white twigs for me to tie in with the other bunches of white branches she was doing.  And she helped me spatter and spray paint all the vases silver.

This is the flower girl and she's holding the bride's bouquet while they do some pictures after the wedding.  Lots of work and lots of fun! 

Tuesday, January 19, 2016

New Friend for Skyler

This is Sunny.  Skyler's new friend!  Skyler was getting lonely - he had started squawking like an alarm clock whenever he wanted attention (5:00 in the morning - nonstop - until I would finally come down to talk to him!) so I decided he needed more then just me for company!
Sunny is the bossy one (female?) and Skyler sings to her like she's the best thing to ever happen!  She's watching my interactions with Skyler and accepted me as part of the arrangement, but she hasn't come to my finger yet - just give it more time.

Schoolroom - necessities!

My Ikea SKURAR Pots are perfect for all the schooling tools: erasers, pencils, pens, stickers, bookmarks, scissors, glue, etc.  All easy to reach on the desk and organized - makes me happy!

Monday, January 18, 2016

Paper Snowflakes

Time to put up the paper snowflakes - a ritual I started 4 years ago to remind myself of the beauty in Winter!

Saturday, January 9, 2016

Saturday Morning Breakfast

I was inspired to make a real breakfast this morning: eggs, bacon, and hash browns - these last from Trader Joe's for $2.  The family was impressed (I rarely make them breakfast!) and it was yummy!  Yay me ; )

Tuesday, January 5, 2016

Seed Storage

My friend found me a pill organizer after I told her I needed an easier way to keep all the flower seeds I harvest each year : morning glory, marigold, nasturtiums, calendula, poppies. foxglove, hollyhock, zinnia, etc.  This works great!


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