Tag: Spring

What Are You Doing This Weekend?

What Are You Doing This Weekend?

Have any plans for some fun in the sun? Source: Etsy – Banjo MDF Shop Looking for some ideas? Source: Picnics in the Park Blog . Source: Raggy Girl Vintage Blog . Source: Home Spy Shopping Blog . Source: Jackie Fogurtie Events Blog . Source:…

A Mom & Daughter Day at Teafarm

A Mom & Daughter Day at Teafarm

Yesterday was a beautiful day, a perfect Mom-Daughter day to spend at Teafarm. Have you been? If not, it’s definitely an outing to make. Here’s a little of what we got to enjoy… Blue skies and bright sunshine. Beautiful views. Colourful gardens. Shade from the…

How Was Your Earth Day?

How Was Your Earth Day?

Yesterday was Earth day… how did you spend your day?

We went to the beach, soaked in the scenery and savored the fresh ocean smell.

Whiffen Spit - Sooke BC

Enjoyed watching a dad teaching his son to fly a kite.

Whiffen Spit - Sooke BC

Stumbled upon a very cool fort made of driftwood.

Driftwood Fort

And took a little peek inside.

Driftwood

Then had fun taking photos, and dodging my shadow!

Driftwood Log

Loved the way these old groynes line the shore…

Groynes

And since I love anything that’s rusty and worn…

Had to get up close and personal.

Rusty Spike

And couldn’t resist a shot of this rusty old cable, too!

Rusty Cable

I think it looks pretty cool.

Got captivated by the colours in bloom…

Pink Wild Flowers

 

Wild Yellow Broom

 

White Flowers

Which included grasses, too.

Wild Beach Grass

And loved how the water just sparkled.

Whiffen Spit - Sooke BC

Like diamonds in the sunshine.

Just like this guy 😉

Clemens Rettich

We had such an awesome day.

The ocean is my favorite place to be.

Whiffen Spit - Sooke BC

Can you tell?

Sheila Zeller

So glad the sun was shining today. What a great way to celebrate Earth Day!

I hope you had a great day, too.

The gorgeous weather added to the breathtaking beauty that surrounds us, and also served as a reminder to all of us to take nothing for granted. It is up to each of us to do our part to care for the world that we live in. For what we enjoy today is not a guarantee for tomorrow… but it is our responsibility to try to preserve.

THANK YOU FOR STOPPING BY. I’M SO GLAD THAT YOU DID!

xo

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Easter Round-up. Rested and Recharged!

Easter Round-up. Rested and Recharged!

Easter weekend is over, but what a great recharge it was! How about you? Did you  have a good break? Here’s a little recap of our last four days… Friday was my hot cross bun baking day… Whew. They turned out better than last year’s!…

Have You Ever Seen an MCM Bunny?

Have You Ever Seen an MCM Bunny?

Today is Good Friday, a day for reflection… And for many of you, I’m guessing hot cross buns are part of your day, too. They always have been for me. Last year my buns weren’t exactly a fail, but let’s just say, they weren’t as…

Tulips for Easter: DIY Ideas

Tulips for Easter: DIY Ideas

When the tulips are out, I know Easter is right around the corner.

And since this weekend is Easter, I thought a few quick decor ideas might be fun…

With tulips, of course!

When I saw this…

Source: Lux Interior Design

I was instantly sold. Relaxed, a little different, and easy to do!

You just need to make sure the stem ends are fully submerged in the water, and enough leaves are left to keep the tulip heads out of the water!

If you haven’t got a container to do this… stop, don’t panick.

A tin can will do.

Source: Pinterest

The stems will definitely have to be cut shorter, and that’s not a bad thing if you want to have them displayed on your table. Showy, but not too tall to see over. And don’t you think the cans make the tulips pop?

Or how about this rustic berry tray?

Source: Delish

Chances are a berry tray won’t be on hand, but you can improvise this idea with little containers set onto a tray. For full impact the key is the mirror in behind. It doubles the impact of your display, so if you can place your tray in front of a mirror you’ve got a winner!

Have you heard of a brown bag lunch? Yah, me too.

But I bet a bagged bunch of tulips is something new?

Source: Gather and Nest

If you’re giving the tulips as a hostess gift, just make sure you place them in a plastic bag inside the brown bag. But if you want to do this for your own home, place the tulips in a container of water inside the brown bag so they’ll last longer. They’ll have to stand upright, but will be a nice, casual touch in the room.

For a more involved DIY… and you still have time… why not build this wooden tool box and fill it with tulips in a jar?

Source: Crafty Sisters Blog 

The great thing is you can adjust the size to suit your needs. Click here for the tutorial. I’ve been wanting to plant up a wooden tool box, so this is one I’m tempted to try!

And for those of you who aren’t as keen on tulips as me, here are a few ideas just for you!

Try filling hurricane vases (or any clear vessel) with coloured candy eggs…

Source: Holidaysville – Williams Sonoma

That’s not really new. But to really set your hurricane displays apart, set the eggs on a nest of greenery, too. Do you think the ferns set these apart?

And last…

Source: Delish

Try this quick and easy DIY (tutorial here) for an Easter table of candlelit cheer!

Do you decorate for Easter?

We haven’t done any ‘decorating’ yet, but we do have tulips in a vase, and I’ll be putting a few more things together. On Friday we’re going to paint our Easter eggs. I know it’s a day early, but they’ll keep until Sunday… Did I mention Kaleigh (she’s 17) and her boyfriend (he’s 19) are game? That’s what makes this so much fun! I’m pretty sure they won’t be keen on hunting for eggs, but maybe I bribe them with a chocolate bunny 😉

Source: Pinterest

You’re only as old as you feel, right?

THANKS FOR HOPPING BY 🙂

xo

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Lighting the Way

Lighting the Way

I was feeling a bit at loose ends looking for a mini project, but not sure which one to tackle. And then I found my inspiration over at Decor Adventures. As soon as I saw Jessica’s photo of the garden orb lights, I knew what…

Our DIY BBQ Pad – Reveal Day!

Our DIY BBQ Pad – Reveal Day!

So here’s where we left off yesterday with the DIY BBQ pad project. Day 2 started with a quick trip for a few bins of gravel, while Dad handled the sand and the last block to put into place. You see, the block needed to…

Our DIY BBQ Pad – Day 1

Our DIY BBQ Pad – Day 1

At last, a stretch of sunny weather that allowed us to get back outside and work on the BBQ pad I wrote about here. But ‘we’ actually turned out to be my Dad! Dad loves a project and this one was right up his alley, so he took it over for us… I was his ‘helper’, and hubby made sure we were fed!

Here’s a long ago ‘before’ shot when we first moved in…

The area has definitely been cleaned up since this early photo, but I thought you should have a true ‘before’ perspective.

After checking out our local choices, and then some back and forth discussion we opted to go with textured 20″x20″ concrete slabs.

For the small area we have to work with, these slabs create a nice, even surface, and blend well with the rock that’s already in the driveway.

The first step was to level the area out.

There’s just a shallow topping of soil over solid rock, so the levelling was pretty straight forward.

Then we did a test run with the slabs, laying each one in and tweaking the level.

Normally you would spread a layer of sand first, but we bypassed this step as the slabs went in without a lot of hassel.

After fitting and levelling all the slabs, they got pulled back out so we could line the area with landscape fabric!

But first a little break… and a photo op, meaning my only chance to coerce Dad to look at the camera!

He wouldn’t smile… hates posing for the camera, even though I warned him he was headed for the blog!

And then back to work laying the landscape fabric, and installing the slabs.

Notice how we left extra fabric?

That’s because we wanted it to come up the sides of the slabs.

And this is where we left off on Day one.

If you pop by tomorrow I’ll show you the reveal!

And how about you? Did you get to play in the sun this weekend… maybe tackle a project or two?

THANKS FOR READING!

xo

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Photos by Sheila Zeller

When Life Was Simple

When Life Was Simple

Do you remember when life was simple? The weather was seasonally predictable? And the sun would shine so your clothes could dry on the line? I wish I could say this was our first day of Spring… But instead, ours was wet, windy, a little…