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Minimalist at Heart

Hi. I'm Barb, and I am a minimalist at heart. This is an image inspired by a succulent, a few pebbles, and a polka-dot coffee cup I found in a cute kitchen shop in Quebec. When I saw it I knew I had to have it. I didn't know exactly what I was going to do with it, but I had to have it. I … [Read More...]

Spa Day

Spa Day!

I’ve been dreaming about a spa day … ever since my oldest daughter and her family gave me a gift certificate for my birthday … I can hardly wait to use it, but until then, I can pretend … I started by mixing up a batch of my own body scrub. There are so many variations […]

march blues

March Blues

Hello, and welcome to “app” happy wednesday #35 and the March blues … If you’re new to the party, this is a weekly link-up to share your photos edited with “apps” of any kind! Let me stress there are no rules!! Just join the fun and share any kind of artsy creation. Oh. Hello March. […]

Tulips Last Hurrah, Keeping With the Times, Texture Tuesday, Dark and Moody

Tulips for Texture Tuesday

Tulips in their last moments are absolutely stunning. Delicate, transparent petals curl this way and that, clinging to pale twisted stems that can no longer hold them upright. As I was making dinner on Sunday, I looked up at the bouquet I’d had for over a week. A few petals were dropping silently onto the counter in […]

Sunday Sundries

Sunday Sundries

Welcome to Sunday Sundries! If you have something to share, please feel free to add it to the link-up at the end of this post. I’ve been watching one of my succulents since early February as it began to send out a flower stalk. This week it started blooming, and surely that is something to celebrate wouldn’t you say? […]

Friday Finds, Gift From a Friend, Keeping With the Times

Gift From a Friend

When I went to the mailbox last week, I was delighted to find a gift from a friend! This treasure came out of the blue and into my hands on a cold, dreary, uninspiring winter day. Although I didn’t photograph it right away, it inspired me for the whole week and I went about my […]

Jade Plant Propagation

Jade Plant Propagation

Jade plant propagation is a great thing to do when it’s still February and warm weather is at least two months away. Anyway, what’s a girl to do when she thought spring was in the air and then reality hit? Well, she goes inside to play with her plants and to continue dreaming … because you […]