Sunday, March 31, 2013

Happy Easter

Easter services were lovely (late ones, I don't think I've ever managed the sunrise service), always so moved by the Easter story, especially Mary being the first to see him.

I had to reprint this photo from Pinterest, iris always remind me of my mother, she and grandma grew the most beautiful iris--every Memorial Day, we would go out in the garden and cut iris and put them in old Mason Jars and take them to all the family cemeteries, it really was a wonderful time of remembrance.

Saturday, March 30, 2013

Very Pinteresting

I've wasted no end of time on Pinterest this week. I still don't know how anyone ever sees anything I post, but I just started adding photos and clicking on bunches of prim photos to put in my "like" file. I think my favorite post I found was of a handsome young man with the caption "Hey, girl, let me rub your shoulders while you pin." Too funny.

In the meantime, I am still retaking the winter ebay photos, trying to find interesting backdrops to get things sold, I think the pictures are turning out pretty good.

In other news, this time last year, my daffodils were nearly done blooming, the lilac bush was leafed out and starting to bloom, grass was green, life was good. This year, still cold, brown grass, barely a bud on the lilac, daffs just starting to pop up. Still, we just visited a wonderful little bakery on Summit St. this morning--lemon tarts covered in fresh fruit, charlotte pastries wrapped up in ribbon, and the most yummy petit fours ever--life is still good!

Monday, March 25, 2013

Broke Again

The antique show in Cedar Falls this weekend was just TOO good. I bought a lot of high end antiques--this is the first scouring box I've seen in person, only magazines before. I had to get the pantry jars, couldn't believe my luck in finding them, and the herb chopping board is just patina perfect. I got lots more of things that need some repurposing, hoping for some sales now!

Friday, March 22, 2013


The blue calico is getting a workout around here, and oh, do I love this little laundry group! The blue box is one I got from Simply Iowa and just now getting a good photo of it, isn't it pretty? (and I didn't even do the paint--it's old!)

Thursday, March 21, 2013

Have I Mentioned How Much I Love the Color Blue?

As you can see, I am in my blue heaven, wrapping things in homespun and indigo blue calicos and putting as much blue and white paint on everything that I can! I really do have some other colors on the way (breaking out the butter yellow milk paint this afternoon, and hopefully doing some reds this week). In the meantime, my blues make me happy!

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Wind Chills

I just got back from Starbucks with my grande one pump mocha, it is so cold out there! I think they say the wind chill is 4 below zero and I believe it.
This is my tiny egg colletion, I love it!

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Grab a Cup of Snow Coffee and Have a Laugh

I just saw a youtube video that may or may not be a North Korean propaganda video about life in modern America--whether it is real or a spoof doesn't matter, it is just darned funny. They expose the terrible secret of we Americans who have homes that routinely collapse and we have to live in tents and drink coffee made of snow, given to us one cup a day by our government. Luckily, North Korea is sending us cakes to make our lives bearable. The girls are thoroughly tired of me offering them cups of snow and telling them we'll have a bird to eat on Tuesday. If you enjoy a bit of dark humor, go to youtube and look up North Korean Propaganda 2013 and scroll til you find the one about the snow coffee.

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

A Freezing March Day

Oh, it is coooooolllllddd out there! I braved the elements to take pictures out on the deck, I think I've lost feeling in my camera fingers... Despite the snow flurries and wind, I've done a bit more springtime fare.

Friday, March 8, 2013

Back to Robins Eggs

I've been painting all week, this is the robins egg blue bunch, with a few more springy colors thrown in. It is a beautiful day here in Iowa, snow is melting, nice enough for a walk in the sunshine, although it does seem crazy that we think 40 degrees is a veritable heat wave! My girls have caught the blogging bug, and I need advice, how can I set up new blogs for them here on blogspot that won't connect with mine--when I tried to add them as another of my blogs, all my info comes up and Anna does not want to be a 50 something mother of 2 yet! They are practicing on simplesite, but I think they are going to start charging us and we want to keep it free....

Friday, March 1, 2013

Red and White and a Little Blue

I spent yesterday in red white and blue land, here are the results~