Saturday, April 11, 2015

Cards, Crocuses and Kylie

Hi there everyone......Beautiful Spring Day here in Appleton, WI!!! Oh yesssss, weather is in the 50's and it's even suppose to be in the 60's tomorrow. Hope this is not one of those teasers.....where it really warms up then BOOM it gets cold again. It would be nice to be able to turn off the furnace for a while.

So today I shall share one of my cards I made for Mother's Day.....made 6 of these...and gave them to Hospice. I think I shall make some more.....I love the effect of the Butterfly. The background is a Darcie embossing folder and I chalked in the flowers then sprayed some pearl mist over them, you can see the shimmer.....cute card...wish I had a mother to give this too. 
In these next two pictures are my little crocuses that were blooming this morning....aren't they sweet. I am not exactly sure how these crocuses got here to this spot....cause I don't remember planting them here. Must be the squirrels do the planting, or the chipmunks and mice.....because Louise didn't do it.
Here is a close up of these crocuses. So pretty in the 10:00am morning sunshine and the Robins tweeting in the background. Made me want to go grab a coffee and enjoy the morning.
And here is Miss Kylie greeting me at the back door after taking a few pictures of the crocuses. She is always so happy to see, was I gone that long....was only a few minutes Kylie.
Well, after the "meet and greet patrol" met me at the door. I got ready to go to the store.

Went to Festival Food for a few things, dinner for tonight will be a little beef roast salted with some pink Himalayan salt, (ohoh...just read the directions, NO SALT because it will dry the roast out, well, I am hoping because it is Himalayan salt.....that won't happen) and onions, cooked in a 500 degree oven for 10 minutes, then the oven shut off and kept in the oven for 40-60 minutes. It should be still pink in the inside. Yum...can hardly wait for some roast beef sandwiches and fresh green beans.

Then I went over to WG&R Furniture store. Picked up my FREE.....(and I love anything FREE) potholder mitt and a FREE Continental Breakfast.....fruit, sweet rolls, cheese cake, cookies, orange juice and coffee. Oh some fruit, sweet roll and an apple for JP.........good wife!! I did look at some furniture and did "Dream" about a new couch!!

JP wants some Hyssop tea. I do have a hyssop bush in the back yard....last fall I dried some leaves and flowers for him to make tea. It should have lasted the winter.....but not the way HE makes tea. Honestly....I have to do everything for him. He threw the leaves and flowers in COLD water thinking that would work....and actually went through the whole container of Hyssop. Honestly, I could really get mad at him. So now I have to get some more Hyssop.

Next stop after WG&R was The Appleton Nutrition Store....I will have to order the Hyssop by the case, which will contain 6 boxes of 24 tea bags or 144 bags at $34.00. This, I will have to think about.

My second stop was the Free Market....there I found the tea comes in bulk. 1 pound of Hyssop for $8.00. I shall have to put the tea in little tea bags and I already told him he has to HEAT the water so the tea can seep in order to get the full benefits of the tea!!!!! A sigh of I have to do everything for you?????? I do think I will order the case of Hyssop for him at the Nutrition Store, that will be the Hyssop already bagged....but I have to buy it by the case....well, it is suppose to be maybe this will be good for me too.

So now I am home alone......YAY!!! JP went to the church to play his accordion and vacuum the floors and dust the pews and clean the bathroom. Maybe he and the pastor will have a bible study and order some lunch.....this is JP's favorite day....mine too, cause I am home alone and can listen to Rush Limbaugh or turn on the TV!!! So I turned on the TV.....Heaven is for Real was playing....I have seen that a couple of times......better then some of the movies that are playing right now.

Oh well....must finish this post and go walk's still a nice day outside. I can smell the roast in the oven.....yum...can hardly wait for a beef sandwich. Have a great day and keep looking up!!
Cheers ~ Louise


Susie said...

Louise, Such a beautiful card. you are very talented at making cards. I love your flowers. Oh I laughed out loud about the dog thinking you were gone so long.:) Hope you are getting real spring and as you said , "let's turn those furnaces off. " Blessings, xoxo,Susie

cards4ubylouise and other treasures said...

Hi Susie. Thanks on the card and flowers. Yes...looking forward to turning the furnace off soon. Sorry I can't comment on your blog. It's a real bummer. I can only comment anonymous or by email. Hope all is well by you.

Biz said...

The flowers are gorgeous Louise! Hope you have a wonderful Sunday!

NanaDiana said...

I swear they are all alike, Louise. The tea for you and My Hero can't find ANYTHING that isn't attached to him...and sometimes can't even find that.

Your card is so pretty- you do such a good job of card making. Glad to see a bit of spring there for you. xo Diana

Attic Clutter said...

HI Louise..
haha..greet patrol
so cute..
those crocus are so pretty and your Mother's Day card (:)
have a good one..

Patricia said...

Those crocus are such a pretty color. Glad that you're enjoying some spring weather. We hit 90 degrees today. I'm not looking forward to Summer.

Patricia said...

Those crocus are such a pretty color. Glad that you're enjoying some spring weather. We hit 90 degrees today. I'm not looking forward to Summer.

Brenda in IN said...

Gorgeous card today. I love that butterfly too. Your flowers are so pretty.


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