A Frosty Sunrise

A Frosty Sunrise

My how time goes by!  It’s already past the middle of January of a new year!  I just took the picture in my header this morning.  The orange was so intense when I first spotted it, but just the few minutes it took me, to first check for new e-mail, and answer questions regarding shop listings, etc, it changed completely.  But I thought it was still worth taking.  Only 27 degrees, a hard frost, and the sun rising.  It’s going to be a good day!

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Crafty Ideas: Fall Crafts and Decorating

With fall fast approaching, I decided that I would scour the internet and some of my favorite blogs and websites looking for some great ideas for Halloween and fall decorating.  Here are a few that I found that I am thinking about doing myself:

 Love this sign!  Jump over to lil blue boo and view Ashley’s tutorial on how to make it.

How about this Jute Monogram Wreath over at the HGTV website?

Look at these cute little soft squash!  Great craft to do with the kids!

Look at this great fall wreath!  How-to’s over at MarthaStewart.com

Love this door arrangement, again over at MarthaStewart.com

Over at A Little Tipsy, Michelle has the cutest Halloween projects! Here are a couple of them, but stop by and check out the rest!

OK, I thought that I would look for some recipes to add.  I love fall baking!

The Bakery Spot has a list of 35 of yummy recipes, as you can see from the pictures above, for goodies to make using pumpkin, apples, and cinnamon.  All my favorites!

I think these crafting and baking ideas will get me started.  If you do any of these crafts, or bake any of these goodies, let me know and share pictures!  I’d love to hear from you!

Happy Fall!!

Signs of Spring

I am having a slowwww adjustment period, moving from Arizona to Washington.  There have been very few days without rain, and I am use to the blue skies of Arizona, and this time of year, the warmth.  This isn’t a complaint, I am just admitting that it is taking a little more time than I thought it would.  Today, since the rain seems to have taken a break,  I took a few moments to get out and investigate a little closer, the things that I have been looking at through the windows, some signs of spring.

There are several gardens on our property, all of them needing my attention.  I am so thankful that the previous owner enjoyed seeing spring flowers.  She planted several sets of bulbs all around the property, including the wooded area behind the house.

There are several bushes showing signs of life, new leaves appearing and buds bringing the promise of future flowers….

This plant (yes, I need to research and find out the names of all of these plants.  I only know a few of them) has beautiful blossoms, and now new growth, where the red appears at the end of the branches.

I find this bush very striking!  The coral looking leaves have been changing, as the weather changes.  I think it’s hard to see, but at the ends of the branches it looks like there is a very small blossom.

As I wandered around, I found many more plants blooming than I realized there were from inside.  What a wonderful way to get some inspiration for spring projects!

Thanks for stopping by!


Coming Up This Week…….

The owls came back and had their babies in the same saguaro cactus this spring…..


Baby Owls 2010
Baby Owls 2

They are so adorable!

Cactus Blooms

And the cactus have all been blooming. Here are a few blooms from the walkway up to my house……


Spring has come and gone…..


Now it is getting hot!!!!

This week I will be posting up a book review, peeks of my revamp of my sewing area, and a new Etsy shop review.  I hope that you come back by and visit.  Let me know what you have been up to?




Take care, and enjoy your Monday!