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Spring Sheep

Good Morning!

Just wanted to share a sweet little sheep spindle bobbin I’ve recently finished. Like a lot of my creations, it is very sweet and simple. He is about 14″ tall and would be a wonderful piece to display all year round.

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Still waiting for it to warm up here in Michigan…it seems like spring has forgotten us this year! My little nephew and I are going to do Easter eggs today so it will be a lot of fun. Hope everyone has a blessed Easter as we celebrate the resurrection of our Lord!

 
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Posted by on March 28, 2013 in Uncategorized

 

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Easter Treats

It’s hard to believe, but Easter is just around the corner already…Along with anxiously waiting to work in the yard, I am really looking forward to trying out some new Easter and Spring recipes. I found this cookie recipe today that I wanted to share. They are simple really but their spring colors are soooo pretty!

 

One great idea that one of my many wonderful sisters-in-laws came up with was an Easter cookie decorating party. We got all of the nieces and nephews together the day before Easter and she hosted an Easter Egg and Cookie Decorating party. We did this for several years and it was so much fun. We also all had lunch together and we all had Easter eggs and cookies to take home. And it was a wonderful way to spend time with our growing family as well!

And of course I want to share with you some calorie-free Easter treats as well…if you click on the photos you can view them in my Etsy shop:

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Until next time, hope everyone has a wonderful, blessed day!

 
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Posted by on March 13, 2013 in Uncategorized

 

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Waiting For Spring…

As the days grow longer and the sun shines just a bit stronger, gardeners everywhere anticipate spring and being able to work in their gardens yet again. And I’m no exception. The daffodils’ first leaves are beginning to peek at me from amidst the lingering patches of snow, telling me spring is on its way. As a lifelong Michigander, I know that I still have to wait patiently. April ice storms and blizzards are not uncommon around here. But my thoughts are still turning to the garden…

 

One thing I like to think about is what type of annuals I’m going to plant in my containers…I always say I’m going to shake it up a bit and try something different, but it seems I always go back to my favorite purple and lavender color schemes. There is something about those colors that are just so soothing to me.

And I have also found some really awesome solar lights for my garden this year too…What I love about them is that they repurpose old mason jars, which I have dozens of, and that they also have a quaint and rustic charm. I liked them so much that I even got extra to offer on my website. I got solar lids that screw onto any quart size Mason jar. And then I also got wire Mason jar hangers. You can use them to hang the Mason jars from shepherd’s hooks throughout the garden. And with these caddies, you can put votives in the Mason jars as another option instead of the solar lids…

solar lidjar hanger

You can find them here:  http://www.mondayschildprimitives.com/store/WsDefault.asp?Cat=Garden

What are your plans for your garden this year? Hope everyone has a beautiful almost-spring day!

 

 

 
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Posted by on March 5, 2013 in Uncategorized

 
 
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