Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Lemon Curd & Tarts

BYOC challenge @ The Lilypad
wink bow, papers, by Allison Pennington
for real label, paper, by Krista Sahlin
alive bracket, by Lynne-Marie
lemon, my personal stash
font, dallon

Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Laurel Festival

May Journaling Challenge @ The Lilypad
thrive, by One Little Birds
take shape border & butterfly, by Pink Reptile Designs

Monday, May 29, 2017

Memorial Day

May Inspiration Challenge @ The Lilypad
for real, by Krista Sahlin
wink scatterbits, by Allison Pennington
template5-17, by Amber Labau

Sunday, May 28, 2017


May Random Challenge @ The Lilypad
photocentric & currently tag, by PaisleePress

Saturday, May 27, 2017


May Photography Challenge @ The Lilypad
papers, scraparazzi, by Pink Reptile Designs
grass, whispers nature, by Krista Sahlin

my friend, and 'adopted mother,' Barb,
takes her job very seriously, and she just loves to mow!

Sunday, May 14, 2017

Mother's Day::freebies

a couple of Mother's Day freebies
(images are linked)

enjoy :)
Happy Mother's Day!

Saturday, May 13, 2017


May Style Challenge @ The Lilypad
wreathed in flowers template, by Fiddle Dee Dee
duly noted, by One Little Bird
foil blooms, by Bella Gypsy
ribbon, by Dunia
fonts, Bombshell, The Hedgehog & Century Gothic

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

window view

May Template Challenge @ The Lilypad
may2017 template, by Sarah Gleason
papers & gingham ribbon, by Pink Reptile Designs
bows, by Krista Sahlin
recorded tag, by One Little Bird
feels alpha, by Allison Pennington
clearly stuck tape, by Amanda Taylor
flowers & butterfly, my personal stash
font, century gothic

Monday, May 1, 2017

for today...

outside my window... 71F & raining
i am thinking... Happy May Day!
it's time to put the snow shovel in the barn, finally :)
i am thankful for... freshly mowed grass
i am wearing... jeans, a white button-down shirt & my Crocs
i am going... grocery shopping, Farm & Tractor
i am currently reading... Risotto-Risotti, by Judith Barrett
i am hoping... to make another Philadelphia Butter Cake *yum*
on my mind... gas @ $2.65/gallon in PA, milk @ $2.99/gallon in PA, sugar @ $1.99/4 lb
pondering these words... "A delicate fabric of bird song floats in the air,
the smell of wet wild earth is everywhere; oh I must pass nothing by
without loving it much, the raindrop try with my lips, the grass with my touch;
for how can I be sure I shall see again, the world on the first of May."
~ Sara Teasdale, May Day ~
from the kitchen... pork cutlets with gremolada & risotto with porcini mushrooms
around the house... pansies & lilacs
one of my favorite things...  the return of the swallows,
and the pleasant sound of the peepers
i'm creating... the May challenges @ The Lilypad
a few plans for the week... yardwork

from my lens:
I finally made the Lemon Curd *oh so good & oh so easy*

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