Today is Friday ! Some of my Mom favorite things begin with the letter F-
Family – Yesterday our family had a special day. My Mom great grandson came to visit. It was nice to Welcome the next generation to the family home. It;s been a long time since we had a new baby -my son was the last grandchild born 16 years ago. We had lots of food ,fun and Celebrated an Early Mother’s Day !..
Friends – My Mom leaves in the same house that she grew up in. She is a small town girl at heart . She still has some of the same close friends she had since she graduated from high school.
Flowers – My Mom & Grandmother was big flower garden lovers. My Mom still raises wonderful flowers and a beautiful yard. I try but I dont have the green thumb these lady have.
Food – If you have been reading along you know my Mom taught me to cook and she a wonderful home cook. She also enjoys finding new restaurants and exploring there culture thru food. Road trip anyone ? Lisa
Hello ! May
The fifth month of the year – May is named after the Greek goddess Maia / and the Roman goddess Bona Dea goddess of fertility and Spring.
Pеорlе whо аrе bоrn in May are more lіkеlу tо асhіеvе hіghеr success and mоrе lоvе in their lіfе. Evеn though іt’ѕ mostly a relative fасt, Mау people hаvе a better grasp on these elements of life thаn people bоrn in оthеr months.The bіrthѕtоnе for May is Emerald.
Empire State building opened on May 1st –
More info about May – May calendar facts
National Wildflower Week For More information
May 1 – 7, 2017
Lady Bird Johnson said wildflowers “give us a sense of where we are in this great land of
NATIONAL BIKE MONTH
May is National Bike Month, sponsored by the League of American Bicyclists and celebrated in communities from coast to coast. Established in 1956, National Bike Month is a chance to showcase the many benefits of bicycling — and encourage more folks to giving biking a try.
Happy Friday -Crafters!
Today on my Craft Table
Using my Unity Stamp Co. -stamp ,flowers and paper from Graphic 45 paper set.
What are you working on today?
Do you make Candles? I bought a kit a little while ago and enjoyed it.
When I found these cute little metal watering cans I was set to go –
A wick and some melted wax in the microwave and you have a fun easy gift.
For Mothers Day
I used roses I dried in hydrehator, rose essence, soy wax and wicks for this gift.
The tea cups are from garage sales . But you might have some hiding in the cabniate.
My herb garden I grow in an old container I found. It was perfect for this use since it was already damaged. Filled with soil and plants and let grow. It’s placed at my front door so I can go out and pinch what I need. Lisa
What do you do with the over abunce of herbs. We bring out the dehydrator. A great way to preserve for future use.
I also dry fruit,vegetables, meat and flowers from the garden to use in food and crafts.
My Mom s Camilla tree that my grandmother planted years ago. Mom is wanting it removed. I took graphs and trying to regrow the pant so I can grow it in my yard. We tried to dig it up the tree but it was in bad shape and couldn’t be moved.
Wish me luck that my graph takes root and I have a new tree. Lisa
Do you Color ? Adult Color books is a 12 million dollar industry – Everyone has a diffrent reason why – But I do it t Relax – Here are some great color books to try – Some of my favorite images to color is floral . Lisa
Kristy’s Spring Cutting Garden: A Watercoloring Book (Kristy’s Cutting Garden) Paperback
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The first in a series of seasonal watercoloring books based on artist Kristy’s Rice’s cutting gardens, this book celebrates spring’s profuse blossoms such as peonies, magnolias, pansies, and Eastern bluestar. Her easy-to-learn, joy-driven approach includes simple tutorials on how touse watercolor and where to find affordable materials. A stationery-industry tastemaker, Kristy believes that making art, regardless of skill level, has thepower to reconnect us to each other and ourselves. Touching brush topaper with water and color releases an inexplicable calm that so many ofus long for, and making art, even in short bursts, brings us back toourselves by slowing time.With 25 detailed, yet whimsical illustrations, artists are invited to continue the journey begun in her first watercoloring book series, Painterly Days.
The Summer Edition is now on Pre-Order
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Perfect for Book Club Tuesday ! Since we are talking this week about the great outdoors-
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Against the backdrop of a house steeped in history and a thriving new gardening business, three women unearth the memories of the past in the first novel in #1 New York Times bestselling author Nora Roberts’ In the Garden Trilogy.
A Harper has always lived at Harper House, the centuries-old mansion just outside of Memphis. And for as long as anyone alive remembers, the ghostly Harper Bride has walked the halls, singing lullabies at night…
Trying to escape the ghosts of the past, young widow Stella Rothchild, along with her two energetic little boys, has moved back to her roots in southern Tennessee. She isn’t intimidated by Harper House—nor by its mistress. Despite a reputation for being difficult, Roz Harper has been nothing but kind to Stella, offering her a comfortable place to live and a challenging new job as manager of the flourishing In the Garden nursery.
As Stella settles comfortably into her new life, she finds a nurturing friendship with Roz and expectant mother Hayley and a fierce attraction to ruggedly handsome landscaper Logan Kitridge. He’s difficult but honest, brash but considerate—and undeniably sexy. And for a sensible woman like Stella, he may be just what she needs…
Don’t miss the other books in the In the Garden Trilogy
From the Amazing Nora Roberts – Book 1 in her Garden Trilogy . A great read . Enjoy Lisa
Flowers from my Mom yard!
My Mom and Dad are the true farmers in our family. There yard is prize winning and a joy to look at. Iam trying this year with some flower seeds planted in my planters. Keeping my fingers crossed they come up – l enjoy having flowers in the house. Lisa
Spring in My Yard ! And My Knock out roses are in bloom – Easiest roses I have ever grown Lisa
Introduced in 2000, ‘Knockout‘ rose quickly became the best-selling landscape plant in the country. It had everything — showy, continuous blooms; compact growth habit; tough-as-nails constitution; and, best of all, no need to spray for black spot disease.
Some ”Knockout” roses feature blooms that are hot pink (almost red), while others are a true pink. The “Blushing Knockout” rose (Rosa x “Radyod”), which grows in USDA zones 5 through 9, features a teacup-shaped bloom that is bright pink set against dark green leaves.
Feeding. Knock Out roses are heavy feeders, just like other roses. Apply a balanced fertilizer at a rate of 2 to 3 pounds per 100 square feet between two feedings in early spring. Apply an additional 1 to 2 pounds of balanced fertilizer per 100 square feet once buds form and continue every four weeks until mid-August.