My father-in-law Tony is a craftsman. He can do anything, fix anything, wire anything or build anything. There isn’t a room in our home that he hasn’t had a hand in and he lives in Arkansas. Years ago, for Christmas, he made bird ranches for the families. I’m an avid gardener so it was an… Continue reading Grandpa’s Birdhouses
From Two Peas in a Pod, Trish shows how to make Rolled Rosettes for anything and everything. I know there’s a lot of moms out there looking for things for their daughters to do over the summer. Here’s one they’ll enjoy. ::rolled rosette tutorial::.
I was a teenager the first time I saw a Fuschia. That plant has hypnotic powers.as it draws you into its beauty. You can’t wait to see another one. The abundance of like type flowers on one habitat just is stunning as it makes a lovely gardening focus in a shady part of your garden.… Continue reading F is for Fuschia
It’s been a really busy day. When I was working outside the house I had a cleaning service every other week. It saved my sanity. Now, I’m the cleaning service. Hubby headed off to play golf this morning at 5 am and I had been up since 3 am. While he was away I cleaned… Continue reading Brunch, Pump and Tote
Gardening is a passion. You either love it or it’s a chore. My love of gardening started when I was really young. In each of our homes my husband and I have built perennial gardens and vegetable gardens. Twice we’ve been showcased on the McHenry County Garden Walk. As a teenager we lived on a rented farm. My… Continue reading A view from the patio
I had a few things I needed to complete so my day’s been busy. It’s been raining here in Algonquin giving me ample time to do more. The clutch pattern I purchased and used was from Noodlehead. I was able to download the pdf which I find fascinating that the pattern is really at my finger… Continue reading Handcrafted Gifts
UPDATE: A fellow blogger from Bleeding Expresso, Michelle Fabio, offered this suggestion – Saltimbocca di maiale con rosmarino – Pork Saltimbocca with Rosemary. I think that works. **** William Sonoma sends out the best seasonal catalogs because they have recipes in them using their products. One of those recipes was for Pork Saltimbocca. We tried… Continue reading What’s for Dinner- Pork Saltimbocca with Rosemary