Sunday, March 31, 2013

Happy Easter!!!!

New to us this year in the egg dyeing and decorating department were using a Black sharpie on the eggs before putting in the dye and marbleizing the eggs with shaving creme and dye.  Both were a lot of fun.  Such brilliant colors to behold!  Hoping everyone is enjoying a lovely Easter. It is dark and gray here in the WNY sector.  Raining and gray. Making cookies and Pineapple Upside down cake for Easter desserts for dinner.

Thursday, March 28, 2013

Sand Lake 2013

Blood Orange Margarita

  About 2 weeks ago I snuck away amidst the March Madness that fully engulfs our house- Birthdays, Robotics, scouting, Maple sap to syrup season, March is a crazy month for us.  Another wonderful  weekend away with the Girlfriends, to relax, reflect and restore.  A Weekend to sew, read, be creative in any way one wants, fabulous food and beverages, late nights, movies, laughing, eating way to many goodies, sleeping in , walking in the woods, always leaving at home the one thing that you need. Marvelous views of the still frozen lake. Sunday AM we saw a big bushy Red Tail Fox traveling across the frozen Ice.  Also saw Hooded Mergansers in the open water near the dock.  Lots of dreaming of what it might be like in the summer.  We have always only seen the lake Frozen.
 Time well spent.

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Fun Easter Edible Centerpieces

                          So I have better pictures of the finished product then I thought. Here is briefly what I did,   The clear glass vase, cup or mug is filled with Jelly beans or other edible treat.  I made a St. Patrick's themed one with trail-mix in the vase.  I then used wooden skewers and floral tape on them to give them a green stem. I bought small clear treat bags in the cake area of local big box ( W) store also to be found at any craft store.  Spring themed ribbon for these ones.  Food items included: Various Peeps, Tea Bags taped back to back on the stick.  Small Rice Krispie treats taken out of their package and put into the clear bag, Oreos - Spring are yellow filling- I sandwich the stick between the 2 Oreo's - these tend to break a lot so be careful. Pre-packaged York peppermint patties, Reeses Eggs, also a couple of felted things or eggs that I already found on a stick.  At the base of the item on the stick I tie a ribbon - a knot or a bow is fine.   Anyway these do not take a lot of time are fun and colorful, eat it all and what you cannot eat- throw it away. BTW- vases, skewers, floral tape, ribbon, fillers, and stick items almost all can be found at a Dollar store - not every dollar store- you will know the one that has more craft items. Get Creative and have fun!!!

Sunday, March 10, 2013

Spring Signs

First Pussy Willows

Sunset - how far the sun has moved in 2 months!!!

Cleaning out Bird houses

Full Sap Bucket!!!! Yum Yum!!