Wednesday, April 16, 2014

~Easter Birthday Party!~

My littlest one turned 6 this past weekend and she wanted an Easter Birthday party so I set out to make it fun!  Needless to say after 2 hours of running around chasing 9 little girls, I was exhausted.  But the girls were darling and we had a great time.  Here are a few pictures to capture a few of the details...

I hope you all have a wonderful Easter!

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Thursday, November 14, 2013

Snow Globes

I'm dreaming of Christmas.  I love this time of year.  Forgive me for posting about Christmas before Thanksgiving, but I usually go out of town for Thanksgiving and don't do much decorating for that holiday although, what I don't do in decorating, I am sure to make up for in eating! lol
One of my very favorite Christmas decorations...which make my giddy and revert to 6 years old...are SNOW GLOBES!  I like everything about them.  Not the kind with the off tune music box connected to the bottom, but the old vintage-y kind...
A few years ago we had a Christmas Open House to raise money for a friend who was adopting from Ethiopia and I decorated the kitchen table with snow globe desserts.  My kids got to devour them after everyone went home and I think they were a hit!  I got the idea from a Country Living magazine and I think I will try to do them again this year.

They are a little messy and I did them quickly so they weren't JUST as I wanted them to be, but  I have big plans this year to make a few adjustments and improvments.  Basically, they are cream puffs mounted on a peanut butter cup base.  Very fun and a real hit.  The sky is the limit with ideas!
Another idea that I did last year using a gumball machine was a lot of fun as well...

My little snowman inside is Russian.  Easy to do and brings a smile to many faces!

Yes, maybe a little premature on my Christmas posting...but I am just sure you will forgive me.

XO, Kristine


Tuesday, May 28, 2013

In The Garden at Lakeshore Cottage



Things are really blooming around here...
Along the fence line, the purple catmint is blooming.  It is Nepeta, Walker's Low and there is Salvia mixed in with it (it is a deeper purple).  Soon the daisies will be blooming and will peak through the catmint.  And there are a few white oriental lilies that will be blooming as well.  In addition, the Veronica Speedwell is ready to bloom which will add another shade of purple to the mixture.  On the other side of the fence line is a row of double pink knockout roses.  They mix nicely with the purple flowers.
The peonies are also in favorite are the white...they were a surprise.  They were supposed to be all pink.  I guess sometimes accidents in the garden bring the biggest rewards.
In the pots by the front door, I have a couple of boxwoods planted.  They really do well in pots.  Mixed below the boxwoods are sweet potato vine, lime supertunias (my new favorite) and yellow and white striped minis. 
What is growing in your garden?
I sure hope you enjoyed the tour.

XO, Kristine

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