Sunday, April 24, 2011


We had our one, very first, Easter Egg hunt this morning.

First, I must apologize for the length. It is almost 5 minutes long.

I really tried to edit it down.

Second, I apologize for the very high voice.

I got very excited during our Easter egg hunt.

Hope you have a great Easter.

Sunday, April 10, 2011


It's time to do a refurbish of our deck.

Our potted trees have died over time. Our patio table broke 2 winters ago, along with the umbrella. Our outdoor fountain stopped working......

John decided instead of buying new patio furniture we would keep what we have and he would make a new table out of wood. It's been a really long time since I've seen him work with wood. This should be interesting.

So he prodeeded to make the table...We choose a nice emerald green:

...and he surprised me with some benches to go around the A/C unit that sits outside.

John bought a cute flag

Now this is how to relax:

Table is finished and we bought a beige umbrella that has solar lights inside.

There was a huge sale on trees

We start some of the planting. John asked if he could do some of the flowers, and even though I love planting, I let him do 2 pots. He asked me what colors I wanted to do this year and I said purples and yellow.

A little while later I asked where he was going and he said "The flowers are ready". ??

He had the garden guy pot the flowers for him. LOL

Here is what "they" came up with - a whole bunch of the same flower - the flower has both yellow and purple. LOL They are really pretty pansies though, and I do love the colors.

OK, now it is my turn...

How's that?

John wanted the big tree that he bought (for a whopping $24) to go smack in the middle of the deck.

Here is the fountain we bought, discontinued, last one, and on sale.

John will buid a wooden box for under it to raise it up.

I get to paint it to make it look like grey stone.

Well, this is one of the reasons I love it here.

And a short movie...

Monday, April 4, 2011


I am so excited!

I got a card from Athena and Sasha, and then I saw that it was much more than a card. It was an ACEO from Athena.

An ACEO stands for Art, Cards, Editions and Originals. They are 3 1/2" by 2 1/2" art in miniature. Athena has started making these recently and sells them in her shop -

But back to my prezzie - It is not just an ACEO made by her, but it is of my 2 precious doggies - Giupetto and Gianna.

They just look adorable. Look at the detail in the fur. Even my husband was very impressed, and he is very hard to impress, and I actually saw a smile - Hey Mikey, he likes it!

Then I had to laugh because not only do the dogs look great,

but Athena is known for her detail.
She has them sitting on my red couch (where I take so many of my pictures of them) and she even included the pillows that I have on my couch and the little designs in the pillows are there. I don't know how she knows this, but she even got the gold color in the back of the pillow.
I already started framing it, and stopped to take some pictures. I think the pink matt with the orange and white striped border looks great.

And here it is already on the wall in sewing room.

Thank you so much Athena and Sasha.

We love it.