Because our home isn't done in light colors, it's challenging to lighten
the rooms up without things turning jarring. One easy solution.. add a
lighter pillow! The chevron pillow is made with yards of French silk
ribbon! By me.
The pansies are on their last legs. I'm reluctant to pull them out though.
They were perfect smiling faces all winter cheering us upon our arrival
home each day. Even the creeping jenny came back this year. Guess
it's true that we had a mild winter.
My green thumb is brown. Bluntly, it sucks. So we will see how
long this combination planter lasts. The mother-in-law's tongue is
about 11 years old. I had to separate these tongues out of the
huge mother plant. Paired it with a succulent, which I cannot grow,
but keep trying. It's already trying to become a tree! Why can't
mine stay short? I don't think the ivy will stay. It needs too much
water, and I hadn't found a string of pearls plant yet. But, I'm
loving the look.
Found this teapot at an auction. I purchased it to be a planter or
something, anything.. I love copper. Sweet violets stuffed inside
- we will see how long these last.
Now these, I can grow. No sun, water, but not on the leaves.
Yep, if you are green and aren't too picky, you will thrive here!
And wow, my herbs. I only had to replant rosemary and basil. the rest
have all survived the winter. I really thought the chives were goners.
But they sprouted back this spring. I thought the sage was gone too,
the third or fourth freeze we had, it turned black. Can you believe
it came back? Masochistic plant if you ask me.
My father-in-law told me once that these are hard to kill. Well, they
do really well if you water them in the winter. I keep forgetting that
part, so each spring, I have to visit the nursery and get replacements.
In red. Bright, deep red at that. Love the pop of color!
And to stuffing ourselves.. wow this is a good appetizer. A friend shared
these at a get together recently. She got them from Southern Living.
Strawberry Crostini. You MUST try them. Seriously. They rock.
- 2 cups finely chopped strawberries $
- 1/4 cup chopped fresh basil
- 2 tablespoons dark brown sugar
- 4 teaspoons minced shallot
- Pinch of pepper
- 1 (3-oz.) package cream cheese, softened $
- 36 pretzel crackers
- Stir together strawberries, basil, brown sugar, shallot, and pepper. Spread softened cream cheese onto pretzel crackers. Top with strawberry mixture.
Note: We tested with Keebler Town House Flipsides Original Pretzel Crackers.