I’m not a trendsetter, I just like what I like. Dyan Reaveley’s stamp quotes speak to me, especially this one. I made this card panel for the new Cupcake Inspirations challenge. I used Newton’s Nook Beautiful Bones stamp set and created some masks that I fussy cut from Post it tape. I colored and shaded… Continue reading Be You, the World Will Adjust!
Yesterday was Earth Day and this guy celebrated with a little beekeeping! He picked up a new hive Friday and got TWO calls about swarms over the weekend. The first swarm was already gone when he got there, but he was able to catch the second one. I bet the poor lady who called was… Continue reading Bee Happy!
I was first introduced to Just For Fun Rubber Stamps when I saw some of Roni Johnson’s artwork on her blog a few years ago. I was hooked when I scrolled through the JFF website and saw the stamptangle images! The stamptangle line is inspired by the zentangle technique and the images are so beautiful and intricate. The images are gorgeous in black and white, but… Continue reading “Electric” Garden
We woke up to a winter wonderland Friday morning! This doesn’t happen often in Louisiana! No school for the parish and my Facebook feed was jam packed with pictures and video of “sneaux day”! The sun came out at lunchtime, but there were still a few Frosty the snowmen still standing at the end of the… Continue reading Snowflakes
It took a long time for peppermint to grow on me. My Memaw and Papaw kept a dish of starlight mints on their coffee table during Christmas. My sister and I would see it and think, CANDY! After it melted a few minutes in our mouths, we would spit it out like it was on… Continue reading It’s Candy Cane Season!
I asked Chris for suggestions for my post title. He liked Howl at the Moon, but cats don’t howl. Or do they? We’ve never had a cat, so I don’t know. My neighbor’s cat sounds like it is howling at 3 am…right under my bedroom window. I wonder sometimes if my dog is deaf, but he… Continue reading Meow at the Moon!
The voice of the sea speaks to the soul. The touch of the sea is sensuous, enfolding the body in its soft, close embrace.” ― Kate Chopin, The Awakening. What a beautiful quote from a book that I absolutely could not stand to read! I choose to apply this quote to my own memories of… Continue reading The Voice of the Sea
She answers to many names…Martha, Grandma Judy called her “Mah-tha”, she wanted to be called “Marty” when she was a kid (all of HER kids thought this was hilarious), Marth, Mom, Mama, Granny-mom, Granny, sugar/honey/baby…but the classic nickname, and my all time favorite, was “Maniac Martha”. My brother and his friends coined this phrase when… Continue reading Yo Mama, What’s Up?!
Sometimes it takes a swift kick in the a$$ to get moving. I was a couch potato. I would come home from work, take a bath, put on pajamas and veg out on the couch til bedtime. I was getting the middle aged pudge, my muscles were aching and I was hobbling around like an… Continue reading Yes, I Ride Like a Girl!