Monday, April 30, 2012

Bette Bette quite pretty how does your garden grow?

There's no better feeling than getting your hands in the Earth or at least I think so. I look forward to planting and gardening, it takes me away. I have not a care in the world. It's a time I can throw on my big floppy sun hat and gardening boots and use my shiny new tools. It's my out of body experience for sure.

Monday, April 23, 2012

The Wonders of Liquid Extracts

Last week I treated my co-workers to a little taste of what I do on a daily basis at home. I made several different flavored ice teas and bottled them up. They were intrigued by the beautiful glass bottles I used and the unique flavors. The teas were a huge hit. They are actually quite simple to make. I just used Lipton ice tea bags in fresh water then placed it in the sun for about an hour. I added simple sugar to the mix. Before pouring the tea in the bottles I used Nature's Wonderland Liquid Extract from a local business called Penn Herb Company in Northeast Philly. The flavors I used were Lavender, Green Tea, Lemon Balm, Vanilla, and Sweet Tea. Cheers, here's to summertime!

Sunday, April 8, 2012

Blue Hue & The Tattoos

Kool-aid clearly does wonders for eggs. The hues here are bright, unique and textural. I added temporary tattoos to my eggs and I'm really happy with how they turned out. My eggs are far from perfect but I like their flaws and faults. To me it adds character and interest. Enhancing your eggs beauty by adding coordinating color bowls, dishes and flowers like the anemones I did here.

Nature Comes Alive...

I've always enjoyed Easter. The candy for one but mostly dying and decorating the eggs. It's always been another creative outlet. This year I thought I'd try something different. My daughters and I used kool-aid. The color was instant and bright. When they dried I used three dimensional botanical stickers. I think the results are really pretty, what do you think?