Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow… again?

So, for the past few weeks, my posts have been about springtime and good weather πŸ™‚ And now, we’re having a snowstorm….. sigh. So, since we’re back at what feels like square one, I’ve decided to share a photo taken during a recent sugar shack outing πŸ™‚ Here’s hoping it’s my last post for the…

The chicken or the egg?

Regardless of which came first, springtime and Easter are a time of rebirth, where nature comes alive again after laying dormant. Eggs, whether real, imitation or chocolate (yum), are symbols of birth or rebirth and are present in decos, activities and gifts. For decos and tablescapes, a bowl of simple eggs is always a good…

Variations on a theme

If you don’t have many flowers, if you want to spend less on plants (even if they are inexpensive, they do add up), a smaller arrangement in a simple basket (second hand wicker basket here) looks just as pretty. Used as a centre piece on a table or as shown in my last post on…

Has spring really sprung?

So we’ve had a nice day or two….. and the days are getting longer. Everyone I know is feeling the excitement and wanting more light and good weather πŸ™‚ Since I love spring, and Easter (a nice time to mark the end of winter), I decided to make an arrangement for the entrance table. I…

Comme sur des roulettes :)

“Just like on rollers” is the expression πŸ™‚ which is the equivalent of saying that something “goes swimmingly” or “without a hitch”… Kinda like I’d like my tidying and house cleaning to go πŸ™‚ always. Like many I think, I’ve been “Konmari” ing my house lately. I’d heard about Mari Kondo from various friends a…

Crisp cold air

It seems to me that the crispness of cold air translates visually, if that makes any sense. It’s like things, especially on a cold sunny winter day, looks sharp, super clear, so much more vibrant. It’s just not all that comfortable to hang out in…..

Puppy love

Whether it’s puppy love, or a long lasting mature love…. On this Valentine’s Day, I hope you’re feeling it! Happy Valentine’s Day πŸ™‚

Just when you don’t expect it…

Sometimes on the greyest winter day… when the snow has become slushy and brown, as you travel along the highway, you catch a glimpse of something beautiful. I love it when that happens πŸ™‚

Calling out into the night….

Yes, this old chest was calling out into the night, begging to be rescued, as we passed it by some time ago. It was sitting at the side of the road, in the dark, rather lonely I am sure. Of course I had to stop… but not wanting to use solvants (and this old guy…

Lapsing time

I’ve been wanting to try a time lapse video of myself drawing, for some time. So, here’s my first attempt. Actually, below is a link to the time lapse on Instagram (as the upload wasn’t working here) and below that is the finished drawing. If the like isn’t working, look for valneufeld on Instagram and…