Saturday, March 14, 2015

Valentine's Day 2015

This Valentine's Day I made heart shaped everything...just about. Embrace the Holiday I say!
Heart shaped vanilla French toast with heart shaped cherry butter and a dollop of almond whipped cream. yummy.
I made chocolate cupcakes filled with a cherry cream cheese filling and topped with buttercream hearts and served them to family and friends with mason jars of strawberry milk. So much fun.

We spent our lunch picnicking in the sage with heart shaped grilled cheese sandwiches and roasted red pepper tomato soup. A Perfect Day. We did have a fabulous dinner with hearts and X's and O's but I didn't take any photos. Too busy cooking, my favorite way to spend a holiday.  
                                                   Our 20th Valentine's Day together.

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Frosty Woodsy Room Stage 1

The guest room is getting a frosty woodsy makeover for the holidays
I started by covering the wall above the bookshelf with a deep blue fabric which was recently given to me. I have a couple fabric angels.
Next I added a suspension rod and hung a pretty lace curtain that was also just given to me... for free

The ribbon holding the curtain back was also a freebie and then a few big books to add some height.

                      Oh... just realized the books were either free or purchased from the thrift store.
I will need to change the bulbs in the lamp. I am not pleased with the yellow glow.

The centerpiece is a Manzanita branch spray painted white set into some spray foam insulation inside a cobalt ceramic pot. I sprayed glue on the foam and covered it with dry moss. I also covered the branch with spray glue and sprinkled glitter all over until it glistened.

A sparkly ribbon on the pot and a bit of fluff.

A few silver icicles which I did spend a few dollars on.

Some white lights.

More fluff and a few sparkly snowmen.

I added a Santa and some glittery blue snowflakes.

These two little snowmen are sitting in the centerpiece.
A snowball fight broke out!
I adore this Santa Claus... he has a metal vest and a bucket full of blueberries.

I think I am done
Yep...I love it.

                                                                 Now onto stage two...

Wednesday, December 25, 2013

Lily House #13

Merry Christmas Blogland! 
                                                     I hope you all had a wonderful morning
                                      and are getting ready to chow down with friends and family.

                                      Willow, Will, and Beth are currently sitting down for dinner.
                                                        Super cute don't you think? :0)

                                  Bethany can't wait to dive in. She can't move until I leave though.

I think William's mind is on the dessert table behind him.
Oh and look who's under the table. Willow's new cat!
Merry Christmas!

Tuesday, December 24, 2013

It's a Plaid Christmas

I decided this Christmas would be a warm cozy tartan Christmas and I think I pulled it off. I did pull it off. 
I started with our wonky green tree and whipped up a huge plaid bow for the topper. I added a few tendrils of wide ribbon to cascade down the tree.
I made a few homemade ornaments myself such as this local pine cone with a bit of plaid ribbon and burlap ribbon.
These ornaments are oldies but goodies except the little shoe on the left just became an ornament this year. It is my son's baby shoe and it happens to have plaid trim. ;0)
                                     These fabulous fuzzy plaid skates are new and so awesome.

The plaid quilt square ornament is new and handmade (not by me). 
This sweet birdie in a wreath fits right into the natural feel of the tree. 
Jessica Rabbit has been with us for eight years now but this cute little plaid tree was handmade by an ETSY artisan and is new to us. It is made with yo-yo circles. I love it. 
To top off the whole Cozy plaid Christmas I bought a new slip cover for the sofa and made new pillow covers. Rugby approves of the Tartan theme and I am so pleased with the results.
 Have a Happy Christmas Eve. 

Saturday, December 21, 2013

Lily House #12

                     Willow's friend Bethany came over for a little Christmas Tree trimming party.

The new Gramophone pumped out the Christmas carols.
We really need to do something about that entry.
Ugh! maybe that will be the next room to get a makeover.
The tree was trimmed and cheer was shared.
                                                   Now Lily House is ready for Christmas.

Friday, December 20, 2013

Lily House #11

Lily House has come a very long way.
This shot above was taken last Christmas.
The one below was taken last night.
Amazing what every little addition does
 to the overall feel of the room.
I am having so much fun with it.

Willow's friend William came over to see her new place
and enjoy some thumbprint cookies and cocoa. 

Happy Holidays

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

A Little Chef

A little Chef comes to visit sometimes. She can be a great help in the inside kitchen,

                                       but it is in the outside kitchen where her talents really shine.
                                 Soup and Salad. Yum. Hubby actually tasted the soup and liked it.

                                                   This is an herbal bath for Tinkerbell. Love it.

                                                   Braving the cold but still lost in her work.
Cup o' Tea?

 Petal Salad with Hollyhock seeds and mint. 

Her favorite apron.

Eventually it is too cold even for her so we all come in and cook some more.

This time it is Pizza!
                  We learned long ago that the best pizza in town is found right in our very own house.

Yep! This is the little Chef's sausage and cheese deep dish Masterpiece.

I wonder what we will create next time?