Wednesday, March 05, 2008


"Princess Sienna" is the daughter of my close friend and business consultant, Sabrina Velandry. Last weekend our "Little Princess" turned two. For her birthday, "Auntie Cathy" made her a very pink and very magical "Tiara and Fairy Wand". Pink and sparkly as always, the Princess looked divine in her birthday finery.

Her adorable tiara graced her head long enough for her to blow out the candles on her lovingly, home-made birthday cake. Daddy wasn't quite the expert at putting on frosting, thus Sienna had what is now known as the "Cookies and Creme" cake. Lots of bits and pieces of chocolate cake mixed in with white frosting gave this One-of-A-Kind cake it's name and will be known forever as such. Princess Sienna didn't mind one bit because at the ripe old age of "2" ANYTHING SWEET is GOOD!

Tuesday, March 04, 2008

You Make My Day Award!

I would like to thank Michelle of Rose Petals and Blooms, for this wonderful "You Make My Day" award, I am so honored to be included on her list. Please stop by her blog and gorgeous website, she is one of the sweetest ladies I know.

"The rules for the “You Make My Day” award are to re-present it to 10 people whose blogs bring you happiness and inspiration and make you feel happy about blog land. Let them know through email or by posting a comment on their blog so they can pass it on. Beware you may get the award several times, and if you do, consider yourself really, really loved. So to pass it on and keep the love going.

Here are my "Special Ten" that I want to pass along the award to....
~Click onto the name of their blog to visit, I think you'll be as inspired as I am~

Christine - Extra Sprinkles
Janet - Janets Creative Pillows
Karen - Sweet Necessi-teas
Sharon - C'est Chouette
Amy - Bunny Rose Cottage
Cerri - Little Pink Studio
Cindy - My Romantic Home
Jennifer - Sweet Eye Candy Creations
Gail McCormack - Originals by Gail
Natasha Burns - Art By Natasha Burns

Monday, March 03, 2008


These last eight weeks of winter have been extremely cold, snowy and blustery. It has made it almost impossible to think. I told my husband right after the holidays that to be prepared for the hum drum feeling that comes on around March and April when we want so much to go outside and begin our planting, but the ground is still frozen solid and temps are still frigid.

Our warm vacation has to be canceled since one third of the employees of my husband's office was layed off last week and luckily for us he wasn't one of them. However, that means he HAS to be around and ready for anything for the next 6-8 months so his own job stays secure. A small price to pay in order to be safe in knowing he has a job and we have health coverage.

The hardest part for me has been trying to think clearly. I so desperately want to sit and create all the new ideas that I have written on notepads all around the house, lists I've saved on the computer, and magazines which I have torn pages from so I "don't forget" a wonderful idea. But the cold and winter really takes a toll on my body and my brain. Who knew getting older would be so challenging! lol

I moved my Glitz and Glam station to my basement which is still a bit cold and damp even with a warm space heater on which leaves my desire to go down there to a bare minimum. I want to paint so very much, but base coating must be done outside and the paint freezes before it hits the object. The weatherman did say temps are on the rise and we should expect warmer temperatures this week, somewhere in the 40s. Wohooo!

Yesterday I was flipping through my garden photos and decided this would be a perfect time to put together an uplifting slide show of what is yet to come for myself and everyone who enjoys my blog.

The mere thought of knowing spring and summer are right around the corner and our next two seasons makes me giddy. Digging in the dirt and throwing seeds, planting pumpkins and filling hundreds of pots with annuals will bring back all the wonders of a new gardening year. Hundreds of pictures will be taken as "treasured heirlooms" of my time spent enjoying the fruits of my labor and beauty which comes from a new years planting. I look forward to sowing the seeds sent to me from my close friends, cutting back overgrown beauties and sharing all these delights with my gardening neighbors.

Plans for a Garden Tea Party are in the works too. I will be posting more on "Planning a Garden Tea" over the next several months. Once I wrap my brain around the event. In the meantime, enjoy my Spring Slide show and think warm and happy thoughts for all of us located in the colder climes.