Hey, everybody! Years ago I LOVED to cook and I have the tools and cookbooks to prove it! I also LOVED to bake and spent hours baking for dinners, friends’ birthdays, cake-walks, etc. These days, not so much…I don’t mind admitting that my style of cooking has settled in nicely to Sandra Lee style, with a few “oldies but goldie” mainstays. I am pretty sure that my weekly journey group gets a little nervous when it is my turn to bring a side dish or dessert. Yes, I am all about the easy to prepare meal-in-a-box most of the time. The easier-the-better for me!
Wow! It is amazing how time seems to be flying — here we are into Spring with Mother’s Day only a few weeks away. I thought I would put together a few sweet Mother’s Day ideas that are easy on the budget. A few of these you could put together as a bundle for the perfect thought.
I have to say, the longer I live in Columbus the sweeter this town becomes! One of my favorite things to do on nice Saturday mornings is to hit Market Days on Broadway, (the main street of Uptown Columbus). This is a time that Columbus celebrates and supports the local artists, farmers, and small businesses.
You guys may not know this about me, but I love, love, love anything French! For years (let’s say about 20), I was always looking for interesting, worn out vintage French dough bowls and have a few pretty amazing ones that I keep out year round. Just recently, there has been a shift in my search and I am now always in search of amazing vintage French breadboards.
To chop or not to chop, that is the question — first, there is such thing as too many throw pillows. I can attest; my husband has said this for years! If you over accessorize a piece of furniture no matter if the pillows are all chopped or not chopped, it will always appear too chaotic and messy. I suggest using the rule of odds. When there is an odd number of pillows, for example, on a bed, it breaks up the symmetry and creates interest to the eye.
I love fresh, new beginnings. I love surprises. I love hope. Each moment is another day of beginning, another white page, a big blank canvas.
That’s how it is with a new project. In the beginning, there is no color so, add color. In the beginning, there is no texture so, add a little texture. And, in the color and in the texture, add layers upon layers of creating until you step back to discover, “yes, this is my happy place.”