Easter Tablescapes and Traditions

 

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Kids Easter Projects

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Dye-Free Easter Eggs

Aren’t these pretty?  It is amazing how easy it is to decorate them.  They say for kids, but frankly I would enjoy decorating with them.  To see these and other fun and easy kids crafts ….

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It’s Strawberry Time! Would you Like Strawberry Pizza?

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Cottles’ Strawberry Farm in Columbia, S. C.  Tell Joy Dawn Dolly sent you!

I’m so excited Strawberries are ready here in the south!  It is the best time of the year!  Spring, Flowers, Fresh Vegetables, Easter, oh and STRAWBERRIES!  My very favorite fruit.

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Tomato Tips

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Do you like tomatoes?  I don’t mean the kind you find in your supermarkets.  The kind that if you put a tomato on your window sill to ripen will take forever because they were picked green, gassed and shipped to your area.  Have you noticed they never rot?  They have O flavor.  The awful kind that are GMO and have goodness knows what spliced into it frog or fish genes..Ugh No.  I mean the Non GMO variety grown locally by someone you know.  The tomato you find at your local farmer’s market, or even better the kind you, yourself grow in your own garden. A tomato that has flavor!

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Michelle’s Cinnamon Roll Recipe

michelle's Cinnamon Roll Recipe

I’d like to share with you today a recipe that makes my mouth water.  Can’t you just taste it?  I want to pull on right off the page to eat.

Michelle is a dear friend and blogger who cooks the most marvelous things.

 Cinnamon Roll Recipe :
1  3 oz box Cook and Serve vanilla pudding or instant vanilla pudding
2 cups milk
½ cup butter
2 packages dry yeast (4 ½ t)
2 t sugar
½ cup warm water
2 eggs, beaten
½ t salt
1 T vegetable oil
6 cups bread flour

Instructions

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Spring and David Austin Roses

David Austin Rose Geoff Hamilton from All My Thyme Farm photographed by Georgianna Lane

photo credit:   http://georgiannalane.com/home

Hello!

Don’t you just love Spring?  The weather is warming, the birds are singing and things are beginning to grow.  Green I see green and wildflowers.  Can you tell that Spring is my favorite time of the year?
The front porch is calling me.  I must dust off the rockers and spring clean that area soon.

Today I’ll be sharing some beautiful photographs that were found on Pinterest.  Do you use Pinterest?  I do a little but have a feeling that I’ll be using it more.

Sit back, grab a cool drink and enjoy the beauty of Spring in pictures.

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DIY Valentine’s Day Decor

In my normal, everyday life, I am not a big fan of the color pink. I never was a child, and even though I have my own girl now…I still can’t get into it. The one holiday where I will allow for pink, frilly stuff all over my house is Valentine’s Day. Because you just can’t celebrate Valentine’s day without pink and red being mixed in there somewhere.

Here are some simple DIY decor ideas that will get your house Valentine-ready in no time!

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Photo from Simple as That

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Homemade Valentine’s Day Recipes

What’s a holiday without the food, right? Making treats for your kids to take to school? There’s a recipe for that. Making something delicious to share with your love? There’s a recipe for that? Planning a Valentine’s Day party? We’ve got you covered.

Here are some wonderfully festive and delicious recipes for all of your Valentine’s Day needs.

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Photo from Vanilla Clouds and Lemon Drops

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DIY Valentine Crafts

I still remember how exciting Valentines Day was when I was a kid. We would all sit in our desks and impatiently wait for the teacher to pass out our Valentines. Waiting to see if you got a candy gram. And those who didn’t? Well, the teacher made grams for them, too. My mom would make me cookies to take in and I would pass out Valentines to the class. It’s something I hope to pass down to my daughter. Today, I’m sharing some adorable and fun DIY Valentine crafts that you can do with your kids!

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DIY / Printable Calendars

I love getting a new calendar and/or planner! While I have plenty of devices that are more than capable to track all of my important dates and ideas, I am not yet trained in relying completely on my phone. I just have this crazy concept that I am able to think better when I am writing on something in front of me rather than on my phone. And I like to make little notes and goals…so it just works better that way.

It never really occurred to me that I could create my own calendars until recently, and now I have found plenty of awesome calendars that you can create and personalize yourself! I am most definitely going to work on a calendar and can’t wait to share mine with you! Here are some ideas to get your creative juices going:

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