Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Here comes Peter Cottontail...

...hoppin' down the bunny trail ♪♫♪

Hippity , hoppin'...♫♪♫

Easter's on its way! ♪♫♪...

{from composers Steve Nelson and Jack Rollins in 1949}

I remember this song from when I was little and it always comes to mind this time of year.

I chose to be lazy this year and opt for a purchased kit to make a cute bunny banner.

Actually, I was going to get one for each of my kids families for my grands and I only found this one.
I went to a couple different stores and never saw another one and that was way back when
they first started putting out Easter goodies. They must have been either really popular
or each store got in ONE kit. 

This bunny definitely looks like he has been hopping down the bunny trail!

This was my purchase at the store called
Fabulous Finds in Adrian, Michigan
that I told you about a few posts ago. Isn't he sweet??

Please disregard the fall leaves {ahem} from last year. I did get them cleaned up
AFTER I took this photo. 

I am so far behind, but I wanted to show you what my hubby Mr. Wayside brought me.

I woke up the day after St. Patrick's Day to these beautiful cookies
sitting on my kitchen table. I told hubby that he staged them perfectly!
They were DELICIOUS and I loved that he thought of me.

Are you busy with Easter preparations?

 I have some of my kids coming in this weekend and we will have the traditional Easter Egg hunt
 after lunch Sunday, but first we will go to church to celebrate our risen Savior!!



Wednesday, March 25, 2015


It has been a long time since I have been able to "tinker" {as Elyse calls it}

I like that word.

I had some extra time on my hands today so I hauled out my supplies and got started.
Easter is coming up pretty fast and I wanted to make some white crosses.

 I have always been enamored with pretty papers, and all the little tid bits that most people
just throw away. Not me.  I keep them ALL to make

...and once in awhile inspiration actually hits. ha!

{a little hoarding tendencies maybe? No, not me??}

This craft is so easy that even the kiddos can do it so get your little ones
at the table , gather up your supplies and let's begin!

I used some almost transparent white paper from my stash along with cheesecloth,
rubber stamps and flowers.

{I won these pretty flowers in a giveaway from Elyse several months ago}

I had several stamps to choose from and the one I chose says:

 "he has risen"

I started folding the paper at one end and folded it over several times.

Then I cut off the excess and glued it down.

I also tore off the ends instead of cutting them off to make it more rustic looking.

Next , pick your rubber stamp of choice and stamp it right onto the cross.

I adore cheesecloth and use it for so many things. I took a piece of it and wound it
around the cross. You can wind it any way you choose. No right or wrong ways here.

I glued the cheesecloth down in a few places and then added some flowers.

{Now that I look at the three I finished, I should have used assorted stamps, but oh well}

Wouldn't these be cute to lay on each plate for Easter dinner?

As I said...SIMPLE and EASY PEASY...anyone can make these.

I am almost embarrassed to even put the instructions on here.

You could even add some thin silver string at the top to hang them up if you so desired.

Do you think you will make some? Please let me know if you do!

Are you ready for Easter?? 

Monday, March 23, 2015

Awesome Finds

I have found a few new to me stores lately and I wanted to share them with you.

Do any of you bloggers live near Adrian, Michigan?
You will wish you did after you see these pics. lol.

The pic above and the the first two below are from a store called


and believe me it is awesome! They have a few rooms full and also a basement and
their finds are fabulous.

As usual someone (ahem..we won't say her name)
her camera so you have to make due with phone pics and a lot of them are blurry,
but I still wanted to share them.

This store is located at:
123 West Maumee St.
Adrian, Michigan

Be sure and check it out if you are in the area.
You will love it!

They also have a facebook page here.

They have amazing signs and one of a kind gorgeous pieces along with
many gorgeous architectural pieces!



The rest of these pictures are from

Collette's Vintage and Antique Mall

in Burton, Michigan.

Most of them are horrible pictures , but I hope you can glean the good from them.
Hopefully next time I go I will remember to take my real camera.

I thought they had some very neat booths and ideas, but as I said

horrible pictures that I am so sorry about.

I also went to two AMAZING stores in Holly, Michigan this past weekend but...

 yep...once again...you guessed it

My camera was left in the car and even my phone so I didn't get any pictures of those
places at all. SO bummed.
 Next time I am up that way I hope to have my
head screwed on right and have some gorgeous photos for you.

Do you ever forget your camera?
I have been so good at doing that lately...ugh.

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

In search of green

Happy St. Patrick's Day!!

I don't really do decor for this holiday so I searched around my home for some


and I found a little.

I have had three of these pretty green moss eggs for several years.

Not really a fan of purple , but I do like these eggs.

This cute little chick is standing in some greenish grass.

I added a few eggs to a greenish nest.

This arrangement shows my greenish WILD side. lol

The green hydrangeas are dried from my bushes last year.

You can send a pretty St. Patrick's Day card including the one above by visiting

Crosscards website. You can click here.

Last but not least I found some green on a card that one of my grands made for me.

Do you have green in your home?

I would love to see it!


I wish each and every one of you many blessings today and every day.

Monday, March 9, 2015

Songbird Cafe and a birthday!

Someone around here is having a birthday.


If we all would admit it, we really don't mind birthdays


we get spoiled!

And my daughter is very good at spoiling.

She had me meet her in Ann Arbor, Michigan today

and we drove to the

Songbird Cafe

for lunch.

{bday isn't until tomorrow, but we don't care}

Please excuse the pics as most were taken with my phone
and it is not a smart phone, but you get the idea.

LOVE this place!! First time and hopefully not the last.

We also went to Trader Joes and she bought me two bouquets of these
beautiful pink stock flowers. They smell amazing!

Here is yours truly with my lunch! It was soooooooo yummy!!

I brought half the sandwich home along with half the piece of cake, but I already
ate it for my evening meal so every single bite is


A beautiful day of celebration with my darling daughter!!


The weather is finally warming up here in Michigan and I can't stand the thought
of it getting colder again so I HOPE it just keeps getting warmer.

What are the odds of that happening??...shush! I don't want to hear it. lol