Jan 27, 2017

A Shabby Frame...

An empty frame
hangs in my foyer...
 
I keep it decorated
to my season or mood...
 
I like the blank canvas feel,
a place to think in /or out of the box...

 
although this vignette 
feels a bit like Valentines Day
I built it much sooner...
 

Love was in the air early...
 
and I was inspired by the want to preserve
 these perfectly pink roses....

 
The fragrance always remains
on the hand
 that gives the rose
 -Gandhi.
 

 
tattered ribbons
and
a perfect pink rose...



 
tiny glittered clothes pins...
 

 
 
 
I will be linking up to...
 
 
Happy Weekend!

Jan 26, 2017

Throw Back Thursday - The Girls

I am just popping in with a quick hello today...

lately when I have been going through old photo files 
I just feel like making mosaics...

after almost seven years of blogging
the amount of photos
I have is ridiculous!

I wish I had known to organize them better!

I never would have guessed blogging would be so fun 
and I would still be here snapping and typing away!



My Girls..
Daisy and Iris
have grown up on my blog!

I love how they make perfect little bookends in the top shots,

and
how much they loved a piece of twine they found 
in the veggie garden below..

they do make my life so sweet <3


Thank for stopping by...

Jan 24, 2017

Pop Hearts...

Making homemade Pop Tarts
was one of those those recipes I always wanted to try...

I don't know why I waited so long
they were super easy....



and I cant help but call them 
Pop Hearts
since its almost Valentines Day...



 first you just roll out your favorite pie crust recipe
or store bought pie crust...



and cut them 
into your shape of choice...


a dollop of jam goes into the center of each one,
be careful to keep the edges clean
so they seal well...


place a second heart over the jelly...
crimp the edges with a fork...






I poked steam vent holes
with a toothpick...



I baked these on parchment paper 
not this cooling rack...
but that photo got lost...

I baked mine at 375 degrees
until lightly brown 
on the edges...



then come the fun part,
dressing them up...

I used a light glaze and sprinkles...

my glaze was just powdered sugar
almond milk, cherry flavoring and a little red food coloring...




I hope you give them a try...
they are so delicious...
 
I am linking up to...
 
 
 
 
 
 

Happy Baking...

Jan 23, 2017

Tea and Pop Hearts...

Here in the Pacific Northwest
Winter Days can be pretty gloomy...

so a sun splashed afternoon 
in the sitting is a treat....


only made better 
by hot tea
and something sweet...


more Dusty Miller,
its become a winter staple...

and these sweet roses 
are paper...


a sentiment mug...


this homemade pop tarts...

which I am calling Pop Hearts...
<3



Iris moved in
on my sunny spot
and kept a close eye on the sweets...

I have never met a dog
with a bigger sweet tooth!









the Pop Hearts
were easy to make and super delicious...

I will be back tomorrow 
to share my recipe...
 
I am joining...
 


Happy Sipping...

Jan 21, 2017

Dusty Miller Wreath...

Happy Weekend Everyone...
 
I think most of us are craving a taste of Spring about now...



I know I am,
anything live and green...
 
so I made this Dusty Miller Wreath
last week...
 


it all started
when I added some Dusty Miller
 to a bouquet awhile ago,
it was wilted in the garden
but popped right up fresh as new when it came inside...
 
 
so right there I decided to make a wreath...
 
I cut big bundles
and let them sit in water for a day
to perk up...
 




who would have ever guessed
 it was below freezing and snow was on the ground
when I cut these wisps...
 

 
I love making simple wreaths
this one took maybe 15 minutes...
 
I would love to do a tutorial if anyone is interested?

 
I actually made this wreath four days ago,
and it looks just as fresh
as it did when I made it...
 
I had no idea
 just how hardly Dusty Miller is
but I will be planting a lot more next year!

I am going to be linking up to...
 
Amaze Me Monday @ Dwellings

Metamorphosis Monday @ Between Naps on the Porch
 
Happy Weekend!


Jan 19, 2017

A Walk in the Garden Past...

It all started yesterday...
 
with this photo,
which Google sent me
for rediscover the day...
 

that series of photos was just two years ago...
 
this year is entirely different,
since our snow just melted....
 
but it lit a Spring Fever in my soul...
 
so I decided to make a Throwback Thursday Post
garden style...
 
I think I would like to do this
regularly for awhile!
 
It was so much fun and inspiration
digging through old photos!
 



lazy Summer bouquet in a bucket...
 
Feverfew
&
Toadflax
 




this photo has always been one of my favorites..
washed out and out of focus..
 
it feels impressionistic..
 


a Basket of Roses...
I think I can smell them!
 


Fresh Fruit and Tea
in a shady nook...
 


Climbing Eden Roses...
 


this sweet pickers basket
on a cane,
just delights me...
it seriously does!
 

 

 
Porch Life...
 

 
A Throwback Thursday wouldn't be complete
without a puppy photo...
 
I remember how hard it was to keep a bowl of water
that first Summer,
both girls did this...
 
and sometimes inside...
ugh!
 
 
I am going to be linking up to
and
 
 
Thank you for joining me...