When I see the tulip leaves peeking through the ground, I know spring is on its way. With an early Easter Holiday this year, I have begun thinking about a how to jazz up my spring table. With all the essentials for this table (except the floral pottery dishes) from Pier One, and some fun DIY burlap bunny ears napkin rings, I was good to go! Obviously, this napkin rings aren’t sturdy enough to last more than a few times, but they were literally just a few cents as well as quick and easy to make. All you need is a scrap of burlap, which you probably already have laying around, and a low temp glue gun. Continue reading
The New Year is upon us, a great time to reflect on our past accomplishments and time to contemplate goals we may want to improve on. This past week, I had the amazing opportunity of visiting the beautiful Washington coast. As I stood there, watching the sky change every minute into limitless configurations, it made me think how many times I limit my own creativity and expression!
So this year, I want to live without the limits I seem too often to set on myself. This is the year to accomplish my goals with great passion and persistence. To help inspire you to follow your own passion, I’ve created the following memes. Here’s to you and all that you want to accomplish this year! And may this be an amazing year for us all!
A large part of the magic of the Christmas season, I believe, are those holiday traditions we incorporate into our lives during this busy time. Each year, I greatly anticipate the traditions we love so much. Of course, there is always room to add special new traditions. So if you are looking for some holiday ideas…..hopefully you will get an idea here that will “ring your bell!” Pun intended!!!Continue reading
Have you ever passed a field filled with endless stalks of golden wheat swaying in the breeze, and been inspired by it? The wheat seems to spring up so carefree and easy, yet we know how much endless toil is really behind such a beautiful field of grain.
How does the farmer, day in and day out, rain or shine, tend to his acres of crops without vacations or taking a break? I have always admired the farmer’s work ethics and tenacity. And today is the day in America when we actually pause to celebrate the achievements of the American worker, whatever each’s specific vocation may be.Continue reading
Don’t we all have a place where our heart longs to be? Even if just once a year, one of my favorite places to visit in this big, wide, beautiful world is Suttle Lake in Central Oregon. Kayaking along its grass- and driftwood-lined shore is a peaceful and tranquil experience as you glide along enjoying the quiet beauty of nature. This past week I decided to risk it and bring my non-waterproof Canon Rebel T5i along with me so I could capture its charm.Continue reading
There really is no one perfect bench. I have never met a bench I didn’t like. Isn’t it a matter of the right bench for the right spot? This summer I have been looking for a bench to put in one of my flower beds and so far have come up empty. Last year, I came across an amazing bench in an antique store; except I didn’t buy it. Does that ever happen to you? You find the perfect item, don’t buy it, and then spend copious amounts of time looking for that “ideal item” that has now disappeared? When will I ever learn? The search continues….
At any rate, I was looking through my sabbatical photos of last fall’s trip to Europe and was inspired once again by the charming array of benches we found there. Of course, I just couldn’t pass up on the opportunity to share them with you just in case you are looking for some bench inspiration too!Continue reading