21 July 2010


I know I have had a long absence from my blog....I have experienced some health issues and my attention has been devoted to getting well and focusing on the most important thing in my life which is my family.
Please forgive my little sabbatical...I'm not sure when I will be back on a regular basis. But I will continue to look in on all of my blog friends.
May God bless you with his gracious love....


01 June 2010

Sorry it has been so long since I've been here....
I've been a busy busy bee.

My mom has been busy with her garden
the strawberries are ripening as fast
as she can pick them. She has already
sold about 50 quarts and we haven't
even done our first market yet.
I've been busy trying to make a few things,
go through my antiques that have been
in storage and get all of our props
together for our booth.
I'm truly looking forward
to doing this market with
my mom....we are going to
have such a great time.
Have a wonderful week and please
forgive my possible absence this week...
but  I promise pictures after the market!

19 May 2010

Family Market

A friend of mine suggested that I try
presenting some "stuff" at our local
farmer's market which also features
artist and creative wares.

After some consideration...
I thought what have I got to lose.
So I am putting myself out there...
I haven't done any kind of market or show
since I closed my shop 4 years ago.

I've been busy collecting and planting garden goodies
in the unexpected....like hen & chicks in these
sweet vintage baby shoes.

I will also have various other items
like altered planting pots, mini terrariums,
pillows and so much more.

Not only am I going to feature some of my "stuff"
but my parents are going to sell
produce from their huge...I mean HUGE
organic garden....so it's become a
family affair!

It's going to be a FABULOUS summer
and I can hardly wait!

16 May 2010

Sweet Treat

Strawberry season is approaching...
and I decided to kick it off by
making one of my husband's favorite
strawberry desserts. 

Strawberry-Kiwi Tarts 

This recipe is directed for making a 9" tart, however, I make small individual tarts for my family. They all want to have their own.

1-15oz Box of Refrigerated Pie Crust. soften as directed on box

1-1/2 Cups Vanilla Low-Fat Yogurt
1 Container (8oz) Reduced-Fat Sour Cream
1 Box (4oz Serving Size) Vanilla Instant Pudding
2 Tablespoons Orange Marmalade

1 Cup Halved Fresh Strawberries
2 Kiwi, Peeled, thinly sliced
2 Tablespoons Orange Marmalade

Heat Oven to 450 degrees. Make pie crust as directed on box for one-crust baked shell using 9-inch tart pan with removable bottom or 9-inch glass pie plate. Bake 9 to 11 minutes or until light golden brown. Cool completely, about 30 minutes.

In medium bowl, mix all filling ingredients with wire whisk until well blended. Pour into cooled baking shell. Arrange strawberries and kiwifruit on filling.

In small microwaveable bowl, microwave marmalade on high 5 - 10 seconds or until melted. Brush over fruit. Refrigerate 1 hour or until set before serving. Store in refrigerator.


12 May 2010

I am usually not a person who is envious...
that is until now....

My husband and I watched the movie "It's Complicated"
over the weekend...and well the
envy began when I saw Meryl Streep's
character in her cook's garden.
At the time I was truly mesmerized
by it's awe inspiring layout...
it's contents and well it was
unbelievably gorgeous.

Evidently my infatuation was quite
noticeable because my husband and I
visited some greenhouses this week
and he sweetly asked me if I
would like to have a garden...

I asked him whatever made you
think of that...he said..'You should
have seen the look on your face
when you saw the garden in "It's Complicated"...

He already had given thought to
where it could go and how
we could make it work...
sigh...he is wonderful.

Needless to say I will
settle for an extensive herb garden...
but next year who knows.

09 May 2010


May your day be filled
with joy and your heart
filled with love.

01 May 2010

Happy May Day!

I had such fun yesterday!
After I put my son on the bus for
school I decided to go visit
the coffee chicks (my friends).
Standing in my kitchen I was admiring all  
of the lovely flowers in my yard.
As the day's agenda rolled around in my head
I realized that it was going to be May Day.
So I decided to make some small
May Day gifts for my friends
using things that I had...
paper, stickers, flowers from my garden.
I always have a great time with
my friends but it was heartwarming
to see the joy on their faces
with such a small token of friendship.

Happy May Day to all of you
and have a wonderful weekend!