Thursday, November 28, 2013

Happy Thanksgiving!

I'm having a very nice Thanksgiving holiday and hope you are too! I've had all week to cook so today all I have to do is bake one last pie, bake bread, and make the gravy. Last year I got distracted in the final gravy-making hour and it boiled over and was ruined. I spent hours yesterday on this wreath and just had the most wonderful time. It might be my favorite floral work I have ever done. 
The pumpkin pies are always the last thing I cook Wednesday night before I go to bed. Usually they go in at 3 or even 4 am. Last night then went in at 12am on the dot. 
Very different florals for me. As you've probably noticed I often stick with a monochromatic color scheme. But I was feeling the red and yellow vibe and went with it. These arrangements remind me of my Aunt Patti. She loved these colors together. Miss you Patti.
I'll update again soon. Hope you all have a lovely holiday! And wish me luck with the gravy! 

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Birthday Barbie

It was over a year I toiled with getting another dog. I had my heart set on so many different dogs in that year-Samoyeds, Huskies, Malamutes, Afghan Hounds, Chows-but it was Barbie I couldn't live without. The stars aligned and the time was right.
It was a Saturday morning I found her on Petfinder and Sunday afternoon she was home with me. Living a very different life from what would have been Amish country! 
No pedigree, no AKC. Rescuing a dog has been such an incredibly fulfilling experience for me and I just wish I could do it over and over again. 
Her birthday cookie is the treat recipe formed into a disc with blueberries for the 1. She shares her (Scorpio) birthday with Whoopi Goldberg. 
Day 1! 
(Have you ever seen The Birdcage? If so, I'm reminding myself of Albert right now looking through the baby book! If not, watch it ASAP it might be the funniest movie ever made).