Monday, October 13, 2014

The Secret to Dried Hydrangeas…


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Yes, I know the secret…and I am going to share it with you! Here it is…
 
 
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Put your beautiful bunch of hydrangeas into a vase with just enough water to cover the stems.
Then...let the water evaporate!


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That’s it!
 
 
By allowing the water to slowly evaporate on its own, the cut hydrangeas dry perfectly. Every time!
 
 
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I am giving my friend Lynelle the credit for this clever tip…and the credit for these beautiful blooms from her yard.


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Thanks Lynelle!
 
 
 
 

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

October Chalk Art…

 
 
 
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Yesterday I finally changed my chalk board canvas to something a little more festive…


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Witches, broomsticks and a little Hocus Pocus seemed fitting for the season!
 
 
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As always, I just freehand my drawings and doodles. Sometimes I will browse my Pinterest board titled Chalk Art…see it here…for inspiration and ideas. My Halloween chalk art from a couple of years ago is one of my most popular pins!
 
 
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See how I made my chalk board in this post. It is the perfect place to add a festive touch to my family room.
 
 
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Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Life is a beautiful ride…


And so is my new Electra Cruiser!


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I have been wanting a new bike, and specifically a cruiser, for a long time now…so what better time than your birthday?! I spent a few minutes browsing thru Pinterest and fell in love with some of the beautiful photos of bicycles…
 
 
 
#bicycle
 
 
I want to ride down the french countryside  on one of these and flowers included!
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I want a bike like this :) #love
 
 
I visited our local bike shop and picked out an Electra Cruiser 7D. This classic beach cruiser style comes with 7 gears and hand brakes. Perfect for cruising around town and to the market.
 
 
 
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I love the vintage styling and quality of the Electra brand bicycles. I was able to select a favorite color…Seafoam Green..and a few custom pieces like the  brown seat, grips, basket, and  white fenders…
 
 
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I stopped by Trader Joe’s on the ride home and picked up some pretty fall Sunflowers…and just could not resist taking a few stylish photos of her…
 
 
 
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I named her Genevieve. She is classic with just a touch of pizzazz on her handlebar bell…
 
 
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Riding to the Farmer’s Market will be extra fun on Saturday mornings! Life is a beautiful ride…especially on a classic cruiser named Genevieve!
 
 

 
Happy Fall!
 
 
 

 

 
 
 
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