my favorite place...on the farm...honeysuckle in the air...the summer sun starting to set...serenity

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Thursday, June 25, 2009

swedish house love


This is my favorite style...rustic country look with lots of white. And look at the wonderful field of Queen Anne's lace.



I adore this bedroom.


Dining al fresco...


Images from Skona Hem, a lovely decor magazine.

Svenska hjärtan(swedish hearts)

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Edible flowers

A few edible flowers you can use to decorate your culinary creations:
queen anne's lace

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Monday, June 22, 2009

cherry blossoms

I changed my blog header to a picture I took this year when the cherry blossoms were in full bloom. It has some of my favorite colors in it...purple, pink and green.

Now I'm off to look for a rose petal lemonade recipe. I've also been thinking about baking one of the umpteenth cake mixes I have in the pantry to try out my decorating skills with real roses. (I have several white and magenta/red rose bushes). When I was a kid I wanted to be a cake decorator when I grew up.

I just checked my sister's blog where she wrote that she will be baking her own wedding cake. Sometimes my sisters and I are on the same wavelength and we don't even know it.

Thursday, June 18, 2009

italian country house

Visit a design & lifestyle blog. These pictures are from that blog and are of Katrin Arens' (a designer) house in Italy. Aren't they lovely?

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

this year's garden

So far I have planted, peppers, heirloom tomatoes and yellow squash. I realize I should have just planted everything a month ago instead of worrying about a frost during May. Even though we had one, the flowers still survived. I still have lots of tomato plants, melons, more squash, and more hot peppers to get in the ground.

One thing I wasn't expecting was to be digging around so many roots. Seriously they are all over the place. Last year's garden was in the middle of an open field so I didn't have any roots in the way.

I'll post a picture once I get most of the stuff planted. I really wanted to have raised beds but looks like that will have to wait until next time.

Thursday, June 4, 2009

care packages

If you go to you can get an APO addresses where US soldiers that are happy to distribute your care packages to other soldiers. Whether or not you agree with the war, it is a great way to support the troops that are over there. There is also and and I'm sure many others.

My grandparents are the only ones on both sides of our immediate family that have served in the military. My hawaiian grandma was in the W.A.C or the Women's Army Corps. I think she started out doing administrative stuff but we also have a newspaper article about the WAC that showed her hula dancing. She was also I better ask my mom and dad so I can get my story straight. It is also how she met my hawaiian-chinese grandpa who was in the Merchant Marines. Now my other grandpa was a medic/nurse in the Army. One of the places I remember he was stationed was in New Guinea.

Anyhow, the Anysoldier website gives you requested items from the deployed soldiers.

Here are some other links for care pacakge ideas:

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

it's hot

Well the heat/cooling system at work shut down last night so right now as I type this it is 98 degrees. I feel like we are in the south, all I need to cool off is some sweet tea.


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