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Busy as a Bee!

That is in understatement.  I have so many irons in the fire but I am feeling good and good about all the projects.  Many of you have seen some of my cake/cookie creations over the years.  I had to stop when my hands got really bad before my diagnosis of Rheumatoid Arthritis.  BUT, my sweet niece, Whitney is getting married this coming Saturday and I am honored she asked me to do her wedding cake.  I will certainly post pictures.  She and her fiance are adorable!


Her wedding is going to be beautiful and I hope she won’t mind me sharing photos afterwards.

Now what else I have been doing isn’t worth telling except for working on some old family pictures with my daughter, Hannah.

I will be starting fall garden next week and will post about that of course PLUS – first in a long time – a Gooseberry Patch book review and giveaway!!! WOOT WOOT!  You are going to love this one – very timely 🙂

Hopefully Autumn here in the Deep South is just around the corner – but I am going to meet it in Vermont the first of October.  Can’t wait to tell you all about it!!

Love and Peace to you all!



Good Morning!

I just realized I stopped posting when our Hannah went to Canada.  Do you think it affected me more than I was aware?  Outwardly I handled it very well I think.  There was very few public displays of hysterical crying.  Maybe she was my muse.  She was my taste tester for all things delicious.  She was home almost every day of her life give or take a week of vacation every now and then, for 24 years.  How was I supposed to feel?


Then happy news is she is moving back home for the Summer the end of this month.  Two of my sons (oldest and youngest) are going with me to help move her back home.  What a trip is will be be! We are even taking in an NHL game – WOOT!

I am not making any promises I can’t keep about blogging and sharing here, where I have made my cyber home for SIX years.  I can’t believe I have been babbling on for that long!  But you know it seems a shame just to stop.  I know I have almost no traffic here anymore.  Whose fault is that?  I went from half a million hits a year to zilch.  Seems sad and like I sabotaged my own blog.  Not too bright but there is not much in life that can’t be repaired with some work and determination.

Thought I might share some photos of our Spring.  It feels good to log back in and at least start a conversation.

Blessings & Bliss! And Happy April!









Tree Huggin’ Revisited

This is a post I wrote 3 years ago…just revisiting

I am all about the tree huggin.  I know that might be hard to tell from my blog…but I am a tree hugger from way back.  A little more diligent at times but my heart has always been huggy.  This morning I got a very interesting email about Victory Gardens.  I really love the whole concept.  Victorious of what?  Who cares.  It brings up thoughts of community and playing in the dirt and growing your own.  Michelle Obama has planted one, or had one planted might be a better way of putting it.  I doubt a busy woman such as herself was out in the 100 degree weather like I was yesterday, tying up tomatoes! Frankly I think she looks a bit overdressed for gardening.

0320_michellegardens_460x276Photograph: Jason Reed/Reuters

But likely having not done much gardening previously, she might not have realized the VERY expensive black leather boots might be overdressed.  Or this might have been a photo-op.  Nawwww.  Look, before you think I am ragging on Mrs. Obama.  I love the couple.  And the children.  LOVE them.  Voted for them.  Support them.  And think her promoting gardening and growing your own is FANTASTIC.  I was just having a little fun.  If my calves were than skinny, I’d have a pair of those boots too.  But anyway, the gardening seems to be going well at the White House and the First Lady seems to be getting the hang of “gardening attire”:

MichelleObama_WhiteHouseKitchenGarden_April9You go girl!  Get those knees muddy!

But back to my email.  The Queen now has an allotment at Buckingham Palace.  GET OUT! Copy cat. Kidding again. I LOVE THE QUEEN. Love her.  Love her country.  Love her palace…I have been there you know.  I have pictures to prove it.  The movie The Queen made me cry like a baby.  I won’t get into all the reasons why but, I was touched.  But I do believe Mrs. Obama might have had a bit of influence.  You can read all about it here: The White House Organic Farm Project ~very interesting website.

PD*29463063Image from the Telegraph

The email linked to an article here that went so far as to call The Queen frugal. I am happy to hear that but wonder exactly what that means in royal circles. Anywho, back to the gardening.  In the UK allotments are evidently growing in popularity by leaps and bounds.  Considering they have a very limited amount of free space for gardening, I am impressed.  Husband works with several Brits and they talk gardening.  He told me a bit about the allotment thing.  VERY foreign to me, since we have 3.5 acres to mow every other week!  Our garden is as big as we would like it.  And quite enough for me to tend to while Husband is away at work.

I am curious as to how many of you plant and tend a little spot?  A big spot?  I have left you with some VERY interesting links this morning.  Happy Reading and Go Hug a Tree!


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