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Life, miniatures and gardening

Thursday, December 18, 2014

My Blog is open again!

I was having trouble with my blog. I think everything is fine now. Thank you for the comments and suggestions that some of you gave me.
Isn't this beautiful! Another picture from the Green Bay Botanical Garden Festival Of Lights.

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Do not open my blog at this time---Highjacked?

Green Bay Botanical Garden Festival Of Lights

This is the outside of the 70 foot long caterpillar.

Trees, trees everywhere!

The dragon in the gazebo

How would you like to come upon this little spider?

Huge woodpecker!

So very colorful!

It was so nice to be able to stand next to this burn barrel! The heat felt so good after the nice but cold stroll around the gardens.

Many, many kids and adults took advantage of the caterpiller for a photo op.

This was such a nice colorful walkway. I bet you didn't know that a caterpiller glows inside!

One of the many scenes.

Even in winter we have flowers!

Just crawling along!
No matter what season it is, this has to be my favorite building in the gardens.
I hope you enjoyed the little walk around the gardens. There was so much more to see,  but I didn't want to bore you.  Hugs, Teresa

Saturday, December 13, 2014

I really need to use more strawflowers and other natural items in my decorating.

These strawflowers are so bright against the green of the tree at the Green Bay Botanical Gardens.

I love how they used dried flowers to decorate this year.

Interesting! Plants are so fantastic in and out of bloom!

So wispy!

So many different shapes and colors.

                                                            So much to see!

  The tree in all it's glory!
I will have to show you pictures of the light scenes in the gardens. But that will be another post. Hugs, Teresa

Thursday, November 27, 2014

This is what I feel like tonight!

21 people over was tiring for the dogs! Me too. Now Jeff and I can start planning for Christmas. But at least now we know how to fit all these people in the house. Whoops! There may be 3-4 more for Christmas. Get the shoe horn out!
I hope everyone had as good as a day as we had. Hugs, Teresa

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Here is a laugh for you. Stress reliever for you.

Just a fast post before I head off to work. My birthday started off great. Chasing the dog around the yard (in my bathrobe, in the snow) to get a bird out of her mouth. Bird was fine! Dropped a dinner plate on the floor, Correl, so you know how those shatter! Then I dropped a whole cookie sheet of pretzel, toffee covered in chocolate upside down on the floor. Guess I won't be serving those for Thanksgiving! LOL! I hope I gave everyone a laugh for the day. If anyone is stressed over the holiday and getting everything done here is something to take the edge off! Hugs, Teresa
Now off to work I go.

Sunday, November 23, 2014

New valance I am making

This half of the new valance I made. Almost finished. All I need yet are tabs and tying. It really is straighter then it looks in this picture. The flowered panels are there because I had a brain freeze and made it about 3/4 the width it was suppose to be. I like it though as it breaks up the strips. Did I tell you that I don't sew much (unlike my mother and 2 of my sisters). But I am proud of what I can do. As you can probably tell I made it up as I went along. (Don't mind the flowered bedspread underneath it. )

Here is Summer modeling it. She is at the age (16 months) now where I can actually get things done without her "help". Not to say that I don't have to watch if I drop anything. I don't know if it is all English Cocker Spanials, but all the ones we have had have been thieves!

Of course I can't leave out our 8 year old Pembroke Welsh Corgi. I swear if one does something the other one has to do it also. They don't like attention at all!
I can't believe that it is Thanksgiving in a few days! We are having it here as my mom doesn't want to travel far in case she gets tired. Cancer is such a draining disease. We are less then 10 minutes from her house. Usually we rent an out building at a school that my sister works at. But that is about 25 minutes away and usually on the cooler side. The heat doesn't get turned on until a few hours before we get there. So this will work out much better for her. There will be about 20 of us. We all bring part of the meal, so that works out great. No one has to do it all. Which is great for me as I have to work the night before. Luckily I have a husband that is very helpful! We will make the chicken and stuffing. Yes chicken! My family isn't big on turkey. So chicken is a tradition for us. Plus my brother will bring a ham.
In case I don't get back here before Thanksgiving, I hope all of you have a great day. Hugs, Teresa