Sunday, April 06, 2008

Welcome Spring!

I noticed two bunnies in our front flower garden on Saturday and immediately summoned the children. They love the bunnies that frequent our yard and have even named some of them. I don't remember any coming this close to the front door before, so it was quite the treat. Kenzie quietly peered out the window, and I took a few photos before they bounded across the lawn. The others watched them disappear out of sight.

I am a *smell* person, so if at home, an oil burner is going! I was able to buy several bottles of the oil at Bath & Body Works last fall on a half price sale, so can change the scent with the season or my mood! I also learned that I can fill the burner with water and add a few drops of the oil for a very long-lasting effect. I do have to be careful though with my choices because not everyone in the house enjoys all the lovely scents as much as I do. I have had my candle snuffed out more than once while upstairs! Kelly will try to be subtle as she shuts the door between our two homes. My choice for spring this weekend was Sparkling Peach and Coconut Lime Verbena. I really wanted to try Japanese Cherry Blossom but it was quite sweet smelling, and I knew it would not be popular. I'll have to burn that one when I'm home alone.

My African violets are in full bloom on my kitchen window sill, and I'll have to be satisfied with them until I can get outside and do my spring planting. We enjoyed spring break this week, but we had several rainy days which did not encourage gardening. I am not complaining, because after last summer's drought, it is so nice to see green grass again. And the lake is rising which is another very good thing!

Love this plate from Southern Living. It is great to write on greetings, menus, inspirational thoughts, etc. with a dry-erase or wet-erase marker. I was able to buy quite a few seasonal and special-occasion ribbons while visiting a ribbon factory in Massachusetts last summer. I have to admit that I am not that good about changing out the message or the ribbon. I have a feeling my Easter one will be up for a while.

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