Bringing That Spring Feeling Inside

In my neck of the woods, spring blossoms are beginning to burst forth from their sleepy winter buds.  The sight of these hopeful, sweet flowers on my morning walk, lift my spirits from their winter doldrums.  They make me feel happy to be alive, and grateful to be given the blessing of yet another spring.  I wanted to … Read more…

Vegetable Garden Spring Clean Up

Walking out into the backyard and seeing this mess, is enough to make me turn around and run back inside the house. There is so much to do!  It’s overwhelming and difficult to even know where to begin.  Especially when I take into consideration it’s not just the veggie garden that looks this way, but the whole yard.   It’s … Read more…

Bird Feeder Spring Cleaning

The weather has been sunny and gorgeous here in Seattle the past couple days, and I have noticed the birds are beginning to return.  A little Rufus hummingbird even performed a flyby for me as I was weeding around the fruit trees yesterday.  I love the life and sweet sounds the birds bring to my garden, as well … Read more…

Valentine’s Day Wreath & Mantel

Happy Valentine’s Day, Kids!  I have been madly rushing around today trying to finish up my mantel for tonight’s Valentine’s Day extravaganza.  By extravaganza, I mean we are plopping the kids down with a movie and pizza, while we attempt a quiet take-out dinner from our favorite Mediterranean restaurant in another room.  Wish us luck! All I had left … Read more…

Valentine’s Day Hearts Of Love Tree

The kids are beginning mid-winter break today, which is a crock of crap if you ask me.  Weren’t they just home for winter break?  Anyways, this means I have bored children to entertain and it’s time to get my craft on.   This is an easy, quick project that only killed about 15 minutes of our morning.  All you … Read more…