Sunday, April 16, 2017

Happy Easter!

Wishing you all a Happy Easter from Squaw Valley! 
Enjoy time with your family and friends!

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

~ Creative Ways to Decorate Easter Eggs~

I love decorating eggs for Easter.
There are so many different ways you can decorate them.
I found some material that matched my Calico china from Staffordshire, England.
I cut the roses out and used Mod Podge to glue the pieces on
the wooden eggs.
I also found some pretty floral material.
I added some embellishments.

I love my French eggs!
I also decoupaged sheet music!
I bought the prettiest teacups and baking casserole dish at
 Home Goods.
The pattern reminded me of Cath Kidston.
Last April, I was inspired from her to make cookies.
You can view it here:
I decided to draw her design on Easter eggs. 
I used markers to draw the roses on the wooden eggs.

Of course, you can always display your eggs on different materials.
A wall display with speckled eggs in vintage teacups.
It's always fun every year to try different techniques.
There's always treats to eat while you're creating!
Hope you have a fun week getting ready for Easter!

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

~Peter Rabbit's Garden~

I wanted to share with you photos of our Peter Rabbit's Garden.
I decided to use our raised beds to display the garden in.
I used a chalkboard from Michael's craft store and
 I sewed the jacket.
I cut out a coat template out of blue felt and 
stitched it by hand. There are plenty of ideas on the internet.
I found the felt and buttons at Jo-Ann Fabric & Craft Store.
A galvanized watering can.
I found these wooden shoes at a thrift store.
Peter Rabbit playing in the garden.

In the next raised bed is another bunny scene.
Three bunnies jumping in a row.
I planted carrots and marked them with jute and some corks.

A beautiful day in the Garden.
~Easter Goodies~
Hope you have a wonderful week!

Saturday, March 18, 2017

~Cooking with Girlfriends~

I love cooking,
 especially with girlfriends.
My girlfriends, 
Kim and Denise came over and we made homemade pasta.
I have the attachment for our Kitchenaid
 to make fettuccine, lasagna and spaghetti.
We made fettuccine. 
Denise brought her Nona's tablecloth that she gave to her. 
It was so special making pasta on her grandmother's tablecloth.
Stan made some butternut squash with dill earlier which we used to make butternut squash ravioli.
We made lasagna with the attachment then cut out ravioli.

They were so beautiful laid out on the tablecloth!

We also made ricotta cheese. 
It was so good and easy to make!!
Denise made the marinara sauce.
It was delicious!!
I also made a sage butter sauce.
The ravioli were so good that night!!
I also wanted to share with you a cooking class I went to
with the girls in February.
Sur La Table 
near us had a
 Girls Night Out Cooking Class!
Denise, Kim and Me
They grow their own fresh herbs with grow lights.
~Roasted Grape and Brie Crostini~
~Watercress Salad with Champagne Vinaigrette, Toasted Hazelnuts and Goat Cheese~
Chef Yapo taught us lots of cooking techniques in the kitchen.
~White Wine Poached Salmon with Tarragon Beurre Blanc~
~Mimosa Sorbet~
It was lots of fun learning new recipes!

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