Wednesday, March 31, 2010
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Saturday, March 13, 2010
Tuesday, March 9, 2010
The wind is blowing with an unusual ferocity today. Coupled with the storms we've had in the past week or so, I'd say March is coming in like a lion. I'm hoping that means it will go out like a lamb and things will calm here in the next couple of weeks and spring will begin in earnest. In the meantime, I'm indulging my need for spring color. Hope you enjoy.
Wednesday, March 3, 2010
Few things are more tempting than beautiful little cupcakes. So little, you think, surely one can't hurt. And so pretty - really, how can one be expected to resist such beauty? Cupcakes are so great because they are such an easy way to brighten everyone's day. And it takes very, very little skill or experience to make such pretty little creations. (Click here and here for some decorating ideas and here for a good basic cupcake recipe.) What could be simpler than a little pink icing and a big strawberry on top like the ones above? And they are great seasonal desserts - aren't all these perfect for spring?
Wishing all of you dreamy little cupcakes to accompany your days...
Monday, March 1, 2010
Spring is most definitely in the air where I live. What better way to welcome this beautiful season than with a gorgeous flower arrangement? Pink peonies are perfect in a plain glass vase and would brighten any table. A watering can makes a perfect vase for tulips - not to mention a clever replacement for a front door wreath. What could be more cheerful than a display like that (except perhaps the one below)? I haven't quite figured out how they would use an umbrella in such a way - and keep the flowers watered - but isn't it lovely? It's a perfect illustration of spring.
I have been busy getting my home ready for the change in seasons. You know, out with the winter colors, back with the soft pastels and furniture covers that I adore so much. We have a beautiful basket of tulips that are well on their way to blooming in a few weeks, and various other plants outside have started to reawaken. I realize for some people still inundated with snow, spring seems far in the future, even though it's less than three weeks away. Even if its arrival is belated, I hope you'll remember to take advantage of its special gifts and surround yourself with its beauty.