Wednesday, April 16, 2014
I've been planning our Easter Dinner, deciding on a menu and the decor… somehow though , this year, i'm torn, and can't seem to decide between pastels, which I love for Easter… or, a more rustic, muted garden theme…. We'll likely be dining outside, so, we'll see. I started the "season" making delicate , pastel , Velvet Easter Eggs, and now it's dark , muted garden colored Eggs with Pressed Flowers. I guess i'm sort of Garden Obsessed right now…
Thursday, April 10, 2014
The garden is full and green, the roses are blooming, and Jim just finished building the raised garden beds… they just need to be lined, and the soil delivered, then I can start planting… So excited for that!
Monday, April 7, 2014
Sunday, March 30, 2014
Once again, I find myself with lots of leftover wax from all of my favorite scented candles. Using pretty little blossoms picked from the garden , some Fragrant Juniper, Nutmeg Scented Geranium, and Fragrant Essential Oils… came these little wax Sachets to hang in a closet.
Thursday, March 27, 2014
When Yuri asked me to make the Birthday Cake for Linda's Safari Themed Birthday Party, I wasn't inspired, and had no idea what I wanted to do. I decided to keep it simple and elegant. I made a Chocolate Cake which I filled with an Orange Chocolate Ganache , then topped it with the Ganache and covered it with Fondant. I painted the Fondant with Gold Luster Dust, then painted it in a Cheetah pattern. I created a stylized poppy with Gum Paste, painted it with Gold Luster Dust, and added a jewel to the center. I was happy with the cake , and the party was lots of fun…as usual… Next up, Tami's Birthday, hosted by me…
Tuesday, March 25, 2014
Enjoying the longer days, and the garden getting fuller and greener. Roses are beginning to bloom , and there are birds everywhere, helping to keep garden pests away. A new/old birdbath, a Springtime Pot Pie with Slow Roasted Pork and Vegetables , topped with Thyme and Sage, and some more Velvet Easter Eggs…