Monthly Archives: April, 2011

Garden – Spring 2011


This is what the garden looks like today.

I pulled out all the weeds.

Added more dirt.

Tilled it up with my garden weasel.  

I put mulch on that is supposed to control weeds and hold moisture in.

I like the black. 

Put my garden trinkets back in. 


I have three little rows of peas growing. 


Grow!  Grow!!  GROW!!! 


Here are my radishes that I planted 2 and 1/2 weeks ago.  


The strawberries look luscious!!

This is their second year.  


 I just have a few things that I love in my garden.

One of them is Dad’s old boot.

Just so I’m not alone out there alone.


Hopefully, I am going to plant some plants tomorrow. 

 How does your garden look?

I would love to hear from you.


More later……………Sally



Entry Way Love

This entry way is really close to perfect for me.

I like the transom window.

I like the chandelier. 

I like the crisp white walls and woodwork.

I love the play of the old and the new!


There is no Shafer to greet me at the door!!!
Just kidding!
Isn’t it pretty??
More later………………Sally 
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Easter 2011

 Everyone had a great time on Easter at Mom’s this year.

This silverware is a family heirloom.

I will do a whole post on it at a later date. 

Mom made a beautiful table.

The blue and white dishes with the lace tablecloth and the cobalt blue glasses was just perfect. 

Isn’t is gorgeous?!

Dad used to collect the cobalt glass.

He would have really loved this table.

Big Ran and Grandma Stroup enjoying everyone’s company.

I just love this cabbage bowl.

I made the Ramon Noodle salad in it.


Happy 1st Easter to Grammy’s little man!!

Just a little bit of posing for the camera. 

The big hunt!

Then the Easter Baskets came out!

And the grand finale, the bunny cake.  

What a tiring day…………….

Kennedy fell asleep while coloring.

And here is her mom, watching her.

I hope every one had a great Easter celebration.

He is Risen!!!! 



More later…………………Sally 

Easter Tradition


For the past 4 or 5 years I have been making this “Easter Bunny Cake”.

It is never perfect.

It is always different.

But, it is a tradition!!

It is very easy to make.

You can use any cake mix you want.

Or, of course, you can make your favorite from scratch cake.

The ingredients are:

1 pkg cake mix

1 16oz container white frosting

1 8 oz can crushed pineapple (drained)

1 tsp grated lemon zest

1 14oz pkg coconut

For the eyes: brown M&Ms or Hershey’s Kisses

Nose and Teeth: what ever you can come up with.

Make your cake mix according to package directions.  


Pour into 2 8″ round cake pans.

Bake according to package directions.

Let cakes cool.

While they are cooling, make you frosting. 

Put frosting in a bowl, fold in lemon zest and pineapple.

When cakes are cool.  

Cut one of the cakes to look like a basketball.  

The put it together to look like a bunny face with a bow tie.


Then frost……..

You can decorate this bunny any way you want.

Have fun!!

Kennedy, my 3-year-old granddaughter, is going to LOVE this guy!!

Happy Easter!!!! 

Remember the Reason for the Season!!



More later………………Sally


Coloring Easter Eggs

We are all excited about our annual egg dyeing day.

Can you tell??

This is Kennedy.

Baby Michael is pretty excited, too!

This year we are doing the neon colors. 

I thought I would try the gel food coloring.

Kennedy is making a beautiful design  on this egg!

The neon colors don’t take very long and they are very vibrant.

I love the purple ones!

We colored three dozen, we usually do five dozen or more.

We are big egg hunters around here. 

I am pretty sure that we have an egg with everyone’s name on it.

Now back in the fridge until the hunt.


More later………………….Sally

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