Happy Summer!!!

It’s been a while since I’ve posted. I’m gathering pics and doing projects but couldn’t miss posting today. I know summer solstice technically arrived yesterday at 10:04 pm but I’m still going to wish you a Happy Summer today! I read somewhere that a good ritual for summer solstice is to consolidate your energy. I like that tip.


Flower fields

It’s officially spring and flowers are blooming like crazy. On one of the blogs I follow called Manger I saw the prettiest image of flowers growing in a vineyard (first image below).

I was inspired to find some other beautiful images of flowers growing in fields.

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Dandelion, you’re a pretty little weed

Dan – de – lion  – french to english translation is teeth of a lion. A notorious weed that is fierce in its ability to survive and pollinate and can withstand tough and harsh conditions. It is a pesky weed but isn’t it a pretty one?

Medicinally it is used to treat infections and cure ailments of the liver. It is also has culinary value and is used in salads, wines and even as a type of coffee.

Folklore says that blowing the seeds off a dandelion carries your thoughts and dreams to your loved one.

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Ranunculus joy

SONY DSCHow do you know when the beautiful Ranunculus flowers are in season? 3 big beautiful bunches for 10 bucks at the farmers market is a good indication. I love these flowers so much and would buy them all the time but most of the year they are very expensive. I was so excited to see big bunches of the beautiful flowers all over the market yesterday. I really like the variegated one at the bottom, sort of reddish-purple. Beautiful!


Spring greens and whites

I have been so bad about posting lately but not because there’s a lack of beautiful flowers out there! I’ve seen so many pretty flowers recently and love the spring greens and whites that are popping up everywhere.

Here are a few inspiration shots I’ve found…2012_28_573$!400x






Recycled shoe

I had fun recycling one of my old TOMS shoes today. My toe nail had worn through the fabric and I was starting to get a leak on the sole. The fabric worked great as fill for these lovely succulents in these seed pods. I also made a few fabric flowers here and there. This was only one shoe! I’m saving the other shoe for another cool project:)