Daisy Garden

Daisy

Happiness is a Daisy Garden! When there are shadows in your life plant a daisy for instant sunshine! What would you do?

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African Daisy

African Daisy

I enjoyed this view today of my African Daisy. Someone once said that if we could see the miracle of a single flower clearly, our whole life would change.  That is how I felt today, as I played in the dirt, and planted this beautiful African Daisy in my garden.  I was amazed at the intricate details of this particular flower. The buds of Spring flowers like this African Daisy are quite miraculous.  So much beautiful goodness just ready to {Read More}

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Valentines Day Wreath

Valentines Day Wreath

Sharing my easiest Valentines Day Wreath ever. Why?  Because I upcycled it from Christmas.  If you haven’t made one of these fun and easy wreaths you really need to check it out.  It was one of my favorite projects and was so simple to make.  After Christmas was over, the red just screamed out “Valentines Day” to me.  All I had to do was take off the Christmas bow and ornament and add this Valentines Day Heart ornament, that I {Read More}

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Flowering Pear Tree Blossoms

Flowering Pear Tree Blossoms

Every year I am delighted to wake up and find my Flowering Pear Tree Blossoms taking over the garden. That is exactly what happened to me this morning.  While much of the country is snowed in, I enjoyed a sunny day in my garden today.  It’s been so warm that my Flowering Pear Tree Blossoms started blooming in January and now that February is here it’s in full bloom.  This tree is always the first tree to bloom in my {Read More}

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Winter White

Winter White

Once Christmas is over I like to decorate with Winter White. Yes I love Winter White.  So when it comes to decorating my favorite spot in the family room, that’s my inspiration.  Winter White, it’s my little bit of snow that I rarely ever get to see here in the desert.  I love a clean but warm look after everything from Christmas is put away.  I kept up my wreath,  garland and golden twigs from Christmas and just took away {Read More}

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New Years Eve 2014

New Years Eve 2014

Getting ready for New Years Eve 2014! Sharing a peek of what’s been going on at my house since Christmas.  Once the Christmas decor is put away it’s always fun to put up a little bit of dazzle for the few days before New Years Eve.  This doesn’t need to cost you any extra money, just a little creativity and an open mind.  I left up my neutral colored wreath and garland from my Christmas decor.  This year instead of {Read More}

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Merry Christmas 2013

Merry Christmas 2013

My Merry Christmas 2013 message. It’s early Christmas morning and everyone at my house is fast asleep.  I look at the gifts under my tree and think of each of you.  Each of my friends is a priceless gift to me and I treasure that.  Well it looks like everything is wrapped up and I’m ready to enjoy a quiet Christmas at home.  There’s no better place to be than at home for the holidays.  So from my home to {Read More}

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Christmas Cookies

Christmas Cookies

A favorite thing at my house is to bake special Christmas Cookies every year. Many years we bake Gingerbread Cookies but this year we decided to make my famous SUGAR COOKIES.  Be sure to check out the recipe that I shared in the past because they truly are the best sugar cookies that you will ever eat!  So soft and moist with just enough special spice to add another dimension to a plain sugar cookie.  You will love them!  I {Read More}

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Santa Hat Topiaries

Santa Hat topiaries

I was asked to decorate for the annual Christmas breakfast at church and created these Santa Hat Topiaries for the table centerpieces. They turned out really cute and were simple to make and I will tell you how I did them, but first let me tell you about how I decorated for the breakfast.  I decided that red and white candy stripe would be my theme.  Even if you stray a little and add other elements it’s still a good {Read More}

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Simple Gingerbread Houses

Simple Gingerbread Houses

Christmas is a busy time so I’m going to share my top tips on how to make Simple Gingerbread Houses with children. TOP TEN TIPS: 1.   If you’re making Gingerbread Houses with a crowd of children keep things simple by using graham crackers. 2.   Aprons can be your friend! 3.   Give each child their own plastic bowl of white frosting so there is no fighting. 4.   Use those little tubes of colored frosting for extra decorating, instead of making {Read More}

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