Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Working in the garden, my favorite thing to do.

So far so good, I've been right on schedule with my garden work. I had a wonderful day today, all I did was played with dirty, lol. This is my beautiful Castor Bean plant. She only blooms once a year, and so worth the wait. Will have pictures soon of our vegetable garden. I don't have a lot of space for it, but I did the best I could. 

Friday, January 16, 2015

More shabby flowers.

Had totally forgot to post these sweet shabby flowers. I want to make some in red for Valentines day. I can't believe that I have Valentine on my mind. It seams like time just flies by for me latently. Well I'm not going to question it, just going with the flow.
I'm challenging my self to work and use what I already have. I always start the year that way and by March I'm buying new supplies. These I created with scarp pieces of laces, trims and fabrics and some how it all seams to blend and work. I think they will make great little gifts or maybe to embellish a package , or even on a card.  

Monday, January 5, 2015

Prime gardening weather in South Florida.

Now that the Christmas holidays are all behind and everything is put away, yay for me. I want to concentrate on our garden, I so enjoy garden work. Just me, my plants and my thoughts.  This is the best time of year to be in Miami. Our weather is a blessing, cool days and cooler nights. Today I spend the entire day working on  our back yard. Cleaning things up a bit and trying to cut back some of our huge Areca palms. I actually got a lot accomplished and I'll share it latter. But now for some pretty pictures. 
I heard my neighbor working on her back yard so I went for a visit, camera in hand of course. Her teenage son is going all organic and has started an organic garden area with recyclable containers and materials. He's picking up some horse manure and is letting me have some, best fertilizer ever, can't wait. He also let me have 2 containers of lettuces, that I'm so looking forward to planting tomorrow. They're doing an amazing job, it's going to look great.

These are her Orchids,  full bloomed in January, amazing.   

Friday, December 26, 2014

Noche Buena at my sister Alina.

Noche Buena is Christmas eve and it's our traditional Cuban feast. Ever since I can remember we  have celebrated Noche Buena. Before our dad went to be with the Lord, he would roast an entire whole pig in a pit that he would dig  in the back yard. It was like an entire event in it self. I remembered it all started the night before by marinating it. He would make a traditional Cuban Mojo with sour oranges, garlic, salt and pepper. He would make a brush out of corn husk and then brush that Mojo all over and it would sit over night. In the morning the house would smell like it was time to eat already. But the fun would just begin .
The pig would be taken to the pit and covered in bananas and guava leaves. It was suppose to make it taste better, it would slow cook for  like 8 hours and OMG so delicious   .
I think of my dad almost every day but, on Noche Buena I always feel a peaceful,  calm void.  
This year Noche Buena was at my sister's and we had a beautiful evening with family and friends. It's always such a treat spending time with these kids and on Christmas eve you can feel their excitement.   

Sunday, December 21, 2014

12 days of Christmas pink and white advent.

I had so much fun creating this project, it was kinda like a last minute things. I still had some Christmas left in me, lol. The rusty old rake was given to me by my sisters. I did give it a little white wash and then started. I did a tutorial showing you how I created every little item on it, 

Saturday, December 13, 2014

Some Christmas decorations.

I always love to decorate for Christmas, it's really my favorite time of the year.  

My Charlie Brown Earring Tree.

Found this little tree on sale at HL,  after I had put all my Christmas boxes away. I really wanted to put it up but I did not want to dig through those boxes again looking for ornaments. So I put my thinking cap on and decided to decorate it with my vintage custom earring and jewelry bit and pieces. I think his so cute now and I'm glad I got to put him out and enjoy.