Sunday, February 4, 2018
It's always fun to make something pretty that doesn't take too much time or cost a lot of money. I enjoyed making this Wreath using things that I have at home. Simple, uncontrived flower arrangements are my favorites... often Roses and Eucalyptus. And when they are past their prime, I hang them to dry, so I almost always have some pretty dried flowers around for using in a Craft. This is one of those times. I love how this Wreath turned out, and since I didn't spend anything to make it, I don't worry that it won't last forever, and it isn't something that I need to store ... which is in keeping with my wanting to stay uncluttered...
Thursday, February 1, 2018
Longing for winter weather which will never happen... but, it's not nice to complain. Our weather is amazing, many people can only dream of it, but... I guess we can't always have what we want... I try to create a winter theme, but, it's not easy,,, In the meantime, I enjoy spending time in my Potted English Garden, and of course, my kitchen.
Saturday, January 13, 2018
Tuesday, December 26, 2017
Another year as past... wonder where it went. Time does seem to fly. Traditions come to mind this time of year. It can be a bit melancholy. Memories of past Christmases, and new ones in the making Keeping traditions alive for future generations... some will be kept, others may evolve into new ones. Health and family are the hope for the future. Making Merry for sharing and spending time with loved ones... That's what it's all about...Buon Natale a tutti... Merry Christmas to all...
Thursday, December 7, 2017
I always feel like we are supposed to be getting ready for a Holiday before the previous Holiday is here. I don't like that. I take them one at a time.... that said... Bring on Christmas!
Thursday, November 23, 2017
Following our yearly traditions, Anna will make a lovely Turkey Dinner, and I will make Pies and the cranberry sauce, and decorate the tables. The meal is pretty much the same... the pies too. If we haven't yet celebrated Edy's Birthday together, I make a cake for her.... And of course, there will be a special cocktail... inspired by the season. The tables are a bit different every year, but similar in that I always use Pumpkins and Natural decor, using Fall colors along with whatever might inspire me that particular year... and always a bit of sparkle. This year we will be a large group of family and a few friends. It will be a special day spent together , thankful for all that we have, and thankful for another year with Mom... the matriarch of the family...