Monday M word :

Monday M word :

This Monday it's Marigold Marigolds are incredibly easy-going and reliable under a wide range of growing conditions. Once planted, marigolds grow rapidly with no fuss. Most thrive in full sun, taking hot, sunny exposures in stride. Marigolds can even handle the reflected heat and light of paved surfaces as long as they get regular moisture. However, marigolds will [...]

“Flower of the Day Challenge

“Flower of the Day Challenge

I am starting this Monday off with one of my favorite flowers. So glad it survived the storm we had this weekend..... Lisa This bush is right outside the front window at home. Hydrangea is a genus of 70–75 species of flowering plants native to Asia and the Americas. By far the greatest species diversity [...]

Color my World

Color my World

Why color as an adult ? These are great sound reason but mainly it's just fun: Attention flows away from ourselves. A simple act, such as coloring, takes your attention away from yourself (and those things that are stressing you out!) and onto the present-moment eventIt relaxes the brain. When thoughts are focused on this simple activity, [...]

Learning about Flowers

Learning about Flowers

Welcome to my Thursday virtual classroom ! Today we are exploring flowers ! As we continue our exploration of outdoors as we are stay close to home: Lesson 2 begins Now : We use flowers to mark all kinds of moments – celebration, remembrance, romance (or, for the more suspicious among us, a hint that [...]

Spring Azalea

Spring  Azalea

Everything in Louisiana is waking up as Spring is here. And the Azaleas are starting to bloom. Enjoy the flowers with me - Lisa Official Bloom Season February 23rd thru March. Family photo/garden Azalea Trail of Lafayette : A springtime attraction since the 1930's, the Lafayette Historic Azalea Trail is a winding drive through historic [...]

Wacky Wednesday !

Wacky Wednesday !

Happy Wacky Wednesday ! Today it's all about the unusual holidays of the day : Common Sense Day ! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mcStHPI22Jc Carnation Day : Dianthus caryophyllus, commonly known as the carnation or clove pink, is a species of Dianthus. It is probably native to the Mediterranean region but its exact range is unknown due to extensive cultivation for the last 2,000 year [...]

Book Review : Botanical Baking

Book Review : Botanical Baking

Contemporary Baking and Cake Decorating with Edible Flowers and Herbs by Juliet Sear F+W Media Learn how to perfect the prettiest trend in cake decorating – using edible flowers and herbs to decorate your cakes and bakes – with this impossibly beautiful guide from celebrity baker Juliet Sear. Learn what flowers are edible and great for [...]

March * Scrapbook Layout

March * Scrapbook Layout

Welcome to Saturday's Scrapbook time: March is about over and I thought I would share these two layouts using March sketch . I love doing cards and sketch book layouts using sketches. So here's my take : Layout # 1 : Is in honor of my Dad birthday in March. The colors are taken from [...]