Thursday, December 31, 2009

~ Happy New Year ~ Bring On 2010!!!

Happy New Year to all of my friends and family! Wow....2009 has been a very special year for me. Not sure where to begin!

Well, in 2008...I spent almost 6 months in the hospital and was out on Medical Leave for 7 months...I vowed that 2009 would be better!

Well...I am happy to report...I have NOT been in the hospital since December 2008. Sure...I had a couple one-night stays and 3 outpatient surgeries this year but for me...that is a blessing as compared to what I went through in 2008.

Then...Back in May 2009, our only child (our 24 yr old daughter J) gave birth to our very first grandchild...a baby girl who we refer to online as Baby G. It was soooo amazing and I am very blessed that our daughter left me in the delivery room with her during the birthing process. It was the HAPPIEST day of my life to see our precious grand daughter being born and a special bond that I have with both my daughter and grand daughter.

Over all....this year has been good to me and my family and I pray that 2010 is even better.

Happy New Year!

~ Shelly ~

Sunday, December 27, 2009

Christmas At Our Home...

This year...Christmas 2009 was a very special one here at the Hill Home because it was Baby G's very first Christmas. Our beautiful little grand daughter was born in May 2009 and is now 7 months old.

Last year, I spent almost 5 miserable months in the hospital and had major surgery 3 days before Christmas so last year was not a pleasant holiday time. However...this year it was wonderful!

Baby G looked so beautiful wearing her Christmas dress and tights. I just 'melted' when I saw her! I am enjoying spending time with her a few days every week as children grow up way too quickly.

I spent all day baking and cooking and for Christmas dinner we had my mother, my daughter along with her boyfriend and baby brother, his wife and my 2 nephews and of course...hubby and myself. My cherry glazed ham was delicious as I knew it would be!

Baby G loved ripping off the paper from her holiday packages but we had to watch her like a hawk as she is at the stage that 'everything' goes into the mouth! LOL I am looking forward to next year when she will be another year older and Christmas will be even more special.

The picture below is of 4 mother, my daughter and I am holding my grand G.

I hope everyone had a fantastic Christmas holiday with their family and friends.

~ Shelly ~

Saturday, December 26, 2009

Mint Green With Envy's Grand Prize Giveaway!

The Mint Green With Envy's Blog is holding their Grand Prize Holiday Giveaway...going on right now! The entire prize package is valued at $281.00 and there are some terrific prizes in the package!

You will want to hurry on over to the Mint Green With Envy Blog and enter today. You can earn numerous giveaway entries by blogging, tweeting, following her blog and facebook page along with visiting the sponsors of the giveaways web sites and answering a few questions.

I am so excited about this giveaway...just last week I won 3 roll-on perfumes from her perhaps I can win the grand prize next! (yeah I know...wishful thinking but its fun!)

~ Shelly ~

Monday, December 21, 2009

Crafting - Quick and Easy Glittered Pinecones

I went for a nature walk last week before the big snow hit us here on the East Coast. I collected some moss, acorns, a variety of pinecones and some pine sprigs to put in my basket as a holiday decoration.

I had some left-over items that I didn't use so when the kids stopped in for a brief visit this past weekend...they all wanted to do some crafting with their auntie Shelly. Actually, they look forward to it every time they come!

So...we decided to glitter up some pine cones and make them into ornaments.

If you want to rid your pinecones of 'critters' you can bake them in the oven set at 200 degrees F (or less) for a few minutes. However, your oven must be set very low and you need to stand there so that they don't catch on fire.

We used the JoAnn's (JoAnns Fabrics) Brand of clear glitter glue because the little bottles have a fine tip nozzle on them. We just squirted it onto the pinecones and left them dry for 30 minutes (it dries pretty quickly and dries clear).

It is hard to see by our pics the pretty gorgeous irredescent glitter on the cones. When the tree lights hit them, they really sparkle. I took them off the tree as they blended in with the pine too much and I wanted you all to see them.

You can buy the glitter glue for around $1.50 and the pine cones are free. We used scraps of fabric and ribbon for our hanging loops and just used all-purpose craft glue to adhere them to the top of our pinecones. If your pinecone has a nice sturdy stem, you can just tie them on.

A great fast and easy (and inexpensive) little project to do with the little kids in your family.

You can find additional FREE crafting projects for both adults and kids on my official crafting blog --- > HERE


Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Recent Giveaway Contest Wins! Yeah Me!

I am an avid blog reader and blog poster...heck, I have 6 blogs (2 are joint blogs with my friend Sophia), so I absolutely love reading and posting on blogs. Blogs are a great way to meet new people and more importantly...educate yourself on whatever topic you happen to be reading about. I just wish more people would get into the habit of leaving comments on bloggers blogs!

With all of that being said, the past 8 weeks or so, several of the blogs I read on a regular basis were holding various giveaways (contests) and I was more than happy to leave my comments which earns me entries into their giveaways. I am happy to report that I won several of them!

1. From the Suzie Homemaker Blog, I won a great package of Mineral Makeup (2 eye shadows, a blusher, a powder and brush) all pkg. in a cute little drawstring bag. (forgot to get a picture of my prizes).

2. From Mary over on the My New 30 Blog, I won a case of POM Pomegranate juice! We have been loving this juice...see my recipe blog for a photo and recipe for POM Roasted Chicken that I made last was delish!

3. From Felissa's Blog....I won a gorgeous Stella and Dot Pearl Bracelet! I absolutely love it!

4. I won a gorgeous set of handcrafted primitive holiday items. They are stunning! I won them from The Rusty Thimble Blog and love both pieces! They are absolutely stunning and nice additions to my primitive and country holiday collection. LOVE THEM!!!!

I won a few other things...and will update my post as I get pictures and find the host site. From now on, I am going to document my fabulous wins here on my blog.


Sunday, December 13, 2009

Been busy again doing some quilting...

I just love to craft and sew and the past month I have been super busy doing rag throw quilts and table runners for a few local customers.

I recently completed 2 throw quilts in a purple and greens theme for a customer, I think this color scheme turned out beautiful if I must say so myself!

Then I made about 15 or so various sized quilted table runners and dresser scarves. Here is a pic of one I completed last week for my neighbor. My camera didn't photograph the colors correctly...its actually a dark raspberry color.

And finally...I this beautiful dark green and dark red table runner for the holidays.

Today I will be busy sewing and quilting 2 more table runners in a blue and cream color for another customer.

If you are interested in learning how to rag quilt, you can visit my other craft blog called Passionate About Crafting where you will find instructions and photos for various types of crafts and quilting projects.


Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Giveaway - Enter To Win A Spa Gift Basket By BellaBoogie!

During the winter season I always suffer with dry and sensitive skin. If you are like me, you should check out the Handmade in MN blog as they are holding a giveaway!

You can earn multiple entries by following the directions on their blog.

Good Luck my friends...although I hope I am the winner! LOL


Tuesday, December 1, 2009

My Award Package From Ezine Articles!

I recently participated in a 100 articles in 100 days challenage sponsored by Ezine Articles and I am happy to report...that I completed the challenage! Not only that, I was able to submit over 130+ articles during the challenge period.

Ezine articles was gracious enough to send me a prize package for my accomplishment and here is what I received:

A Ezine Articles Fleece Throw Blanket
A Ezine Articles Red Ball Cap
Ezine Articles Coffee Mug with bag of coffee
Ezine Articles Mouse Pad
A FREE Webinar & Teleseminar with the owner of Ezine Articles (looking forward to it)
Printable Award Certificate

I am so very proud of myself. This is the second Ezine Articles challenage that I participated in and I completed both challenages in record time. I am looking forward to participating in the next EA Challenage beginning on Jan. 1, 2010


Sunday, November 29, 2009

Remodeling The Master Bathroom

I have been on a mission the past few months to remodel and redecorate our Master Bathroom into a seaside santuary for myself and my hubby. We both enjoy the beach along with bubble baths. It's our unwind together time after a long and busy day.

(above) Photo 1: I finally found the perfect shower curtain a few months ago up at Kmart. I had to search for weeks for just the perfect one and finally found it there. Along with the shower curtain, I purchased matching seashell shower curtain hooks/rings. We also purchased the matching seashell themed wall boarder and put that up around the bathroom walls. We also decided to go with one of those brushed nickel bowed out shower bars...its not a straight across shower bar (curtain hanger thingy) LOL it hows out into an arc shape so that we have more room in the shower ;-)

The next photo shows my new wall peg shelf. I wanted a heavy duty wooden peg shelf that we could use to hang our towels and robes on in the bathroom. I finally found one down at the Jersey Shore back in September and purchased it. It fits perfectly with my neutral themed beach and seashell themed bathroom.

This picture shows the beautiful wall mural we put up on the biggest bare wall of the bathroom. It starts at the bottom (near floor) and goes up about 1 1/2 feet tall. It was really easy to just rub it on and it looks handpainted! It is not a sticker type of thing...a high quality wall mural that we purchased from Tatouge (spelling) and we just love it! It took us about an hour to apply.

As we work on the finishing touches of the bathroom, I will get more photos. I am really happy at how well this bathroom is coming together.


Crafting up some faux food and other goodies...

I am really excited for the holidays this year...this will be the first Christmas for Baby G (our grand daughter) so the excitement is getting the best of me. So much to do and so little time to get it done!

Anyway...several weeks ago a friend of mine asked me if I could create some faux food for her. Why you might ask? Because she purchased a kitchen playset for her little girls for Christmas this year and didn't want plastic or wooden junk faux foods to give with it.

She knows that I am a big time crafter and asked me to create some items for her. Well, for the past few weeks, I have been busy doing just that! Besides, now that people are seeing the items, they are also ordering them from me :)

If this is something you are interested in, I will be posting the instructions and patterns over on my official crafting blog at Passionate About Crafting. You will be able to find the patterns under the Labels Faux Food or Toys For Kids. It will take me a few weeks to get the patterns on the blog, but I will be starting that process on December 2, 2009. So bookmark my other blog and keep checking back every couple of days for new patterns.

Here are a few photo's of some of the items I have created for her so far.

Doughnuts, Dessert Tart, Sugar Cookies and Tea Bags (all made from felt). There is machine and hand stitching involved and I hand sew on all of the beads.

These are some cupcakes I crocheted for her. One is a red velvet cupcake with vanilla frosting and sprinkles and the other one is a chocolate cupcake with strawberry frosting and sprinkles.

Here are some chocolate sandwich cookies that I crocheted for her. The pattern for these will be uploaded to my other blog on December 2nd, 2009.

Here is a picture of a felt lollipop. This one has a string on it as I made a few into tree ornaments...but the ones I am making for the faux food playsets are minus a hanging string :)

Here is a photo of the fried breakfast eggs I made out of felt. These are completely hand stitched.


Monday, November 9, 2009

Online Holiday Shopping Vendor Fair Nov. 12th, 2009

The holiday season is swiftly approaching and there is no better time to get busy with your holiday shopping! The Classy Chics Networking Group is hosting a pre-holiday vendor fair and you are invited!

Door Prize Drawing - You will earn an entry into our door prize drawing with every purchase you make from one of our vendors at our online holiday vendor fair. At the end of our fair, we will be awarding one lucky holiday shopper with a $20 Tupperware E-Gift Certificate.

Date: November 12th, 2009

Time: 5 PM to 11 PM EST

You will find everything from kitchen items, bath and body products, crafts, jewelry, candles, skin care, cosmetics and so much more!

We ask that you help support your fellow work at home moms by attending our Holiday Vendor Fair which is open to the public.

We hope that you can spend an evening with the Vendors at our Holiday Vendor Fair.

Happy Holiday Shopping!


Country Snowman Handstitched Holiday Pillow

I can't remember where I purchased this pattern...but I just think its too cute since I enjoy decorating my home during the holidays in a snowman theme.

I traced the pattern onto tea-dyed muslin and then handstitched the design using DMC embroidery floss. I used waxed crayons to add accent colors to the design (to make it more colorful) and then heat set it using my iron.

I framed the front of the pillow with 2" wide navy blue plaid homespun fabric and the backing is a solid piece of navy blue plaid homespun fabric. Inside the pillow is polyfill which makes it machine washable. The pillow is a nice size, approximately 14" and looks adoreable.

I will be giving this pillow as a holiday gift this year to a family member.


Sunday, November 8, 2009

Primitive Raggedy Anne Pillows, Way Too Cute!

I just love making homemade primitive home decor items for myself, family and friends. Recently, I purchase a few primitive patterns from Primitive Stitches and made both of them into pillows.

The first one called "Ole Raggedies" measures approximately 14 x 14" square and is backed with homespun fabric.

The second one is of Raggedy Ann and Andy and is smaller and is in a rectangular shape and is backed with homespun fabric. With this one, I put on a 2" navy blue plaid homespun border to add some color to it. Both of them are machine washable.

I think they are totally adoreable!


Monday, November 2, 2009

Kids Craft - Snowman Stick Ornaments

Craft Project - How To Make A Homemade Snowman Ornament

Many years ago when our daughter was a little girl, every holiday season we looked forward to making homemade ornaments for our holiday packages. Over the years, our gift recipients looked forward to seeing what we would come up with for their package embellishment.

This snowman ornament is easy to do and only takes a few basic crafting supplies. I believe that its suited for children age 5 years and up, with adult supervision.

Supplies Needed:

tongue depressor sticks or popsicle sticks
basic white all-purpose craft glue (the kind that dries clear)
piece of string or yarn measuring 4" long
piece of cotton fabric measuring 1/4" by 4 1/2" long (scarf)
acrylic paints: white, orange and black
paint brush
scrap piece of black craft foam or felt
newspaper (used to cover your work surface)

Step 1: Lay tongue depressor sticks on the newspaper and have your child paint them white, letting each side dry for 15 minutes before flipping it over to paint the reverse side.

Step 2: Paint 1/4 of the top of the stick black with acrylic paint and let dry. This black area will become the top hat.

Step 3. Using a piece of black felt or black craft foam, cut out a piece that measures 1/8" of an inch by 1 1/2" in length. Glue this piece to the stick to form the brim of the top hat. Let dry.

Note: If you are using a popsicle stick, you will need a smaller piece of black foam that measures 1/8" by 1" in length.

Step 4. Dip the end of the paint brush into black paint and use it to dot on 2 snowman eyes and then 3 round dots further down on your stick to represent 3 coal buttons.

Step 5. Using orange paint, have your child paint on a triangular shaped nose (under the 2 eyes).

Step 6. Dip one end of a toothpick into black paint. Dab on 5 little dots under the orange carrot nose to represent a mouth. Let your snowman completely dry.

Step 7. Once project is dry, flip it over and glue a string or a piece of yarn near the top backside to be used to hang the ornament onto your package or holiday tree.
Tie your piece of fabric around the neck area to give him a scarf.

You can find FREE Crafting Patterns and Projects over on my official crafting blog at Passionate About Crafting ---> HERE

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Blog Contest! Enter For A Chance To Win A $50 Gift Certificate!

If you have children or grandchildren, I think you will appreciate this blog and the products and articles/posts that they make. I have been reading the Precious Kids blog for several weeks now and I always learn something new.

It has been a long time since I had little ones around...but now that I am a grandmother to a precious 5 month old baby girl...I am refreshing and learning about all of the new products and stuff.

We all need to protect our children and grandchildren and My Precious Kid has some great products for that. They also have baby sign language items which is something I am interested in.

While you are there entering the contest, I encourage you to browse around the entire site.


Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Amish Style Apple Pancakes Recipe

Living here in Pennsylvania, we often come in contact with local Amish or Pennsylvania Dutch people. About 25 years ago, this recipe was given to me by a local woman. To this day, this is one of our favorite pancake recipes, especially during the fall cooler months of the year.

Amish Apple Pancakes Recipe

2 apples, peeled, cored, and sliced
1 cups all-purpose flour
1 cup milk
6 eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/4 teaspoon table salt
1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
2 tablespoons butter or margarine (we use butter)

In mixer or blender, beat flour, milk, eggs, vanilla, salt, and nutmeg; set aside. Heat oven to 475 degrees. In cast iron skillet for 5 minutes, add 2 tablespoons butter; melt. Add sliced apples and fry 2 to 3 minutes. Pour mixture over apples. Bake at 475 degrees for 15 minutes. Reduce heat to 425 degrees for 8 to 10 minutes. Sprinkle with powdered sugar. Cut in wedges.

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Boo! Happy Halloween Primitive Pillow

Halloween is fast approaching and I decided to stitch up a primitive Halloween theme'd pillow. I can't remember where I got this pattern at but I stitched it up on tea-dyed muslin and then framed it with hunter green homespun fabric and a hunter green homespun backing. I filled it a hypo-allergenic pillow to make it allergen free. It only took me 2 days to make (one day to do the handstitching and the second day for the machine sewing).

I think it turned out boo-tiful :)


Monday, October 19, 2009

Primitive Snowman and Holiday Throw Pillows

I love to spend time stitching up primitive home decor items, especially when they are of a holiday theme. I recently found a website called Primitive Stitches and you can visit the site ----> HERE

I decided to get back into doing craft shows and craft making again as I really miss it. Anyway, I recently purchased about a dozen patterns from Primitive Stitches and love them! They are easy and they quickly arrived in my email.

The picture above shows the adoreable Stanley Snowman pattern which I turned into a primitive throw pillow.

The above picture shows the primitive holiday tree pattern that I also stitched up and turned into a throw pillow. I was fortunate enough to raid my great aunties sewing box and found some vintage 1970's buttons to use for it.

I stitched both of them on tea-stained muslin that I personally stained and then the back cover is done in a check pattern homespun. Both are filled with a 14" square poly-fill pillow that is allergen free. I used only DMC floss for the stitching.

I think they turned out fabulous and I can't wait to show them at my craft shows.


Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Trick or Treat? Give Me Baby Food Please!

This past weekend, my hubby took our daughter J and Baby G out shopping. While out, he decided to purchase a cute Halloween Costume for Baby G...its way too cute! She modeled her new costume for us a few days ago and didn't mind wearing it.

She will be a cute little turtle this year for her first Halloween! We are hoping she collects some baby food as she is now enjoying the vegetables, especially sweet potatoes!

Time sure does fly, she is now 4 1/2 months old and we just adore our first little grand child.


Monday, October 12, 2009

Little Girls Aprons

I have been busy again making items for my craft customers...I always get busy during the holiday shopping season.

In the above photo is a cute cherry print childs apron in a girls size 4/6. It is done with a cherry print cotton fabric which is accented in solid green for the apron ties and pockets.

The above apron is also a girls size 4/6 apron but done in a little heavier duty cotton fabric with an all-over brightly colored handprint design. I wish I could get more of that fabric because it makes great craft & art class aprons for children. This apron also has 2 front pockets.

I can make these aprons in a size 3/4 or a size 5/6 and they are machine wash & dry.

Papa John's Pass The Pie Contest!

I love a good Pizza and you will not find a better pizza than one from Papa John's! So I am encouraging all of my Central Pennsylvania blog readers to head on over to the Pass The Pie website and enter today for your chance to win Pizza for a year!

Here are some details about the Pass the Pie Central PA program:

This sweepstakes is open exclusively to Pennsylvania residents of the following counties: Adams, Cumberland, Dauphin, Franklin, Lancaster, Lebanon and York.

The winner will receive a year’s worth of free pizza from Papa John’s.

To enter: fill out the form at and share contest details with friends through Twitter or Facebook.

Everyone who enters will receive a special discount to Central Pennsylvania Papa John’s locations for their time.

Friday, September 18, 2009

Nautical Lighthouse Cross Stitch Picture

This is a piece I did last month for a customer. It is done in counted cross stitch and features a lighthouse, sail boat, coastline and water. I was very pleased at how this one turned out. I used DMC floss for all cross stitching.

It is framed and matted in a 8x10" wooden frame and signed and dated by me. I have to make 2 more of them within the next few weeks as everyone loves this design.


Primitive Crafts

I have been busy crafting again for some of my local customers. The holiday season is approaching so requests are rolling in.

The following picture is of a primitive snowman that I stitched on tea-stained muslin (to give it an aged look) using DMC floss. I then matted and framed in in a barn red frame under glass. The piece measures 5x7" not including the frame so its a little larger than that.

The next item is a primitive pillow. It is of some primitive raggedy friends and says BEST FRIENDS and was stitched on tea dyed muslin using DMC floss. I framed the stitchery with 2" wide hunter green check pattern homespun fabric and the backside of the pillow is a solid piece of hunter green homespun fabric. I will finish the pillow later today with some cotton stuffing. The pillow is your classic standard throw pillow or accent pillow size. I think it came out beautiful.

I will be a busy crafter from now and up until Christmas doing orders so I will share some pictures and craft projects every week with all of my blog readers.

You can find FREE Crafting Patterns and Projects over on my official crafting blog at Passionate About Crafting ---> HERE


Monday, September 14, 2009

Just got back from vacation...

We just spent a week down at the Jersey Shore....half of our vacation was just me (Shelly) with my hubby (The Bee) and my mum....the other half of our vacation our daughter J and Baby G joined it was a nice family vacation in North Wildwood NJ.

The weather was terrible for most of our vacation as a lower pressure system storm came up the coast and then parked itself right on top of us for 4.5 days. We suffered with 5" of rain and winds of 40+ mph for 3 days. Talk about bad hair days! I ventured out one evening to just go sit on the beach and look at the angry ocean. Trust was pretty upset and the waves were crashing to the shore.

We always stay at our favorite hotel...its beachfront in North Wildwood NJ. We have been going to the same place for 10 years and stay in the same room. Our room is like a, dining room, living room, large bedroom and a bathroom. It comfortably sleeps 6 adults. Our dining room wall is all tinted glass and faces the ocean. The hotel has a large heated pool, sundeck that faces south, a game room and a coffee shop.

On our second day at the beach, I got up early (6am) just so I could enjoy this beautiful sunrise, I love watching the sun come up over the Atlantic Ocean.

Can ya believe we are at the beach and all dressed in heavy fall clothing? Oh my, the wind was strong, you definately had a bad hair day and the sand pellets stung your face. I was not too impressed with having to wash my hair 3 times a day to get the sand out as every time I went outside, I got blasted by blowing sand. We decided to hop onto the sea wall and grab a quick family pic in the high winds!

Another day, my mom and I ventured out into the light rain and took a walk down the beach. We decided to be silly and try out the lifeguard's chair :) Okay...where is the hunky lifeguard you might ask? LOL We don't know!

In a few days I will post some more pictures of our vacation. Even though the weather was terrible, we did have a great time.


Sunday, August 9, 2009

Taking Time To Sew....

With the arrival of our precious grand-daughter 10 weeks ago, I decided to make some pretty bibs for far I have made about 10 of them to match various outfits that she has and they are turning out wonderfully.

Several of my daughters friends have seen the custom-made bibs and now want them for their I made her one friends little son a baseball themed bib since his daddy is a total baseball nut.

I have been enjoying sitting down and sewing again and finished a Noah's Ark Themed Crib Quilt a few days ago. (I will get pics of that this week).

I am hoping to get busy sewing and embroidering some burp pads and baby wash cloths in a few days.


Monday, August 3, 2009

Ezine Articles Award!

I recently participated in the Ezine Articles 100 articles in 100 days challenage and was pleasantly surprised to find out that I completed the challenage. I was awarded with some fabulous prizes.

Ezine Articles Mousepad
Ezine Articles Coffee Mug
Bag of flavored coffee
Ezine Writing Pen with pouch
2 Ezine Articles Author Writing Tablets
Ezine Articles Stickers

The new challenage started on August 1, 2009 and I might just give that one a try too!


Sunday, August 2, 2009

Mommy's Girl...And Nanny's Too!

Oh I just so love it when J puts those little cutesy headbands on baby G...they are just too cute! On the way home from the doctors the other day, I got pappy to stop into a local children's store and made him buy Baby G a new pink bow headband LOL yup, pappy forked out $15 for a headband...just for baby G.

Not only is Baby G a mommy's girl...but she is also a nanny and pappy's girl :)

All Dolled Up....For A Baby Shower!

I am enjoying my time as a new grandmother! We took baby G with us to a baby shower 2 weeks ago along with her mother J. It is hard to believe that Baby G is already 9 weeks old and is growing like a weed!

We love spending time with her as she is really alert and is starting her baby talk and cooing. I love to listen to my hubby do his "baby talking" back to Baby G, its hysterical. He is such a great grandfather and was an awesome father to Baby G's mother J. I love watching him talk to her, hold her and yes...even sing to her.

Baby G is the apple of our eyes and we never thought we could love someone as much as we love our daughter J...Baby G is doing well and at 9 weeks of age she weighs in at 11 lbs and 2 ounces and she is developing those cute little baby fat rolls on her body LOL She is definately filling out and getting baby pudgy.


Monday, July 13, 2009

Love those Hydrangeas!

We have a gorgeous hydrangea bush growing right beside our patio so today I went out and cut me some fresh flowers and placed them in my favorite purple vase. After I did that, my hubby came outside to sit on the swing with me and then we went and picked some raspberries from our bushes and we made 13 things of jam!


We had a great Monday since my honey bee is still on vacation!