Sunday, May 5, 2013

Hello everybody! Spring is back already. I know everyone has had a busy year. I  am so lucky to have aquired this beautiful painting by the very talented Lauren Startzman. I think the colors are amazing. It was fun to try some arrangements in the same color tones with things from around the house. 
I know Mothers Day is Just around the corner. Hope you all enjoy the day. See you soon!

Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Stars for the Fourth of July

Look at what we found at the thrift store the other day! This beautifully hand stitched piece was already partially cut up, so I didn't feel any guilt what so ever when I separated the rest of the blocks from the (pretty shredded and stained) background. 

I guess I had July 4th in mind when I saw the blue stars. I think they would make adorable pillows, or a fun book bag.  Maybe place mats for a fun occasion. They are available in my shop here.

I hope everyone has a fun, safe and cool holiday.

Saturday, May 12, 2012

I am looking forward to spending a wonderful mothers day with my mother and my two lovely daughters. I wish all of you mothers a happy mothers day! 

Sunday, April 1, 2012


These are some wild flowers that are in the yard. We love the colors of purple and yellow together. What  a wonderful spring welcome.

Spring has sprung, bunnies have come to frolic and play and spend the day. Oh, how they love the desert wild flowers too.                                  

Oh look................. the bunny has found some eggs. Perhaps we can paint them later. What colors shall we use?
After a busy day, a nice rest on a shady bench, some iced tea for me and some carrot juice for you. Here's to new beginnings for all.  



Sunday, November 13, 2011

Our new addition to the family

Hello to all. My name is Sasparilla. I came to live at Tonya's house three weeks ago. I came from Casa de los gatos cat shelter where I have been living for the past three years. I had been patiently wishing for my forever home and it finally came true. 
 Enjoying my new home and playing with toys makes me purr a lot. I have a sister named Isabelle. She is kinda shy but she likes to play with me.
I like reading and tea time with my mom the best. Today was a rainy day, so it was extra cozy.  I wish you cozy days too.                                              Happily ever after, Sasparilla              


Monday, July 25, 2011

Our drive to Patagonia

Hello to our blog friends, Last weekend we took a drive to beautiful Patagonia.
We went to a magical place, where we saw so many beautiful hummingbirds. Some were golden brown, some had brilliant turquoise chests,and some with violet crowns.
Some very generous people open their yard so that people from around the world can enjoy this wonderous specticle.

Down the road a bit we spotted some tissue paper flowers.
One last view as our day comes to an end.

We will see you soon!

Monday, July 11, 2011

A busy summer

Hello to all of our blog friends. Sorry about our absence but summer calls and we have been a bit distracted with outdoor activities lately. Herbs are so wonderfully refreshing on HOT summer days.
   The sunflowers have finally peaked and we have been gifting them to special friends. Here is one for you.
The wonderfully talented Lauren from Fair Rosamund made this cake from scratch and it tasted even better than it looks.
This homemade chocolate frosting was to die for, not too sweet, just right. And the fresh strawberries! Oh my!
Summer monsoons are on the way. Hip hip hooray! Less watering, more blogging. As for daisy, she 's feeling lazy. Who doesent, when it gets this hot.(110 in the shade). We hope your summer is fun and relaxing. You deserve it!