Fresh look with homegrown Flowers

I like having flowers in my house and most of all flowers from my garden. Cut flowers can get expensive, and sometimes don’t last very long, but having a few flowering plants can help you create beautiful arrangements. It makes me happy when I create small vases full of herbs, and blooms for every room in the house. From early spring to early summer. Purple pansies, star jasmine, primrose, daisies, gardenias, dahlia, and mums. I can’t Waite for more blooms popping their heads out this summer season.

Star Jasmine
Mums, & star jasmine
A beautiful bouquet of herbs and early summer blooms
Indoors next to my family photos
Pansies
Gardenias for the bathrooms
Lavender
Dahlia

Please go to our YouTube channel and watch my video on how I put together small flower arrangements, using flowers from the early summer garden. Thank you & please subscribe☺️

https://youtube.com/shorts/kBL-W5jOj0Q?feature=share

Storing sweaters

Storing wool & cashmere sweaters

I am putting away my sweaters, and if we have another cold front coming through I am planning to wrap a dawn comforter around myself. I need the space and sweaters take too much room in my closet.

As you know with natural fibers, cashmere and wool, folding is better than hanging. Sweaters keep their shape better and seams don’t come apart when they are folded. Even more so with hand knit sweaters. To keep sweaters in perfect condition you need a dry space with a good air circulation, that way any bugs interested in spending a nice warm summer in your closet, they won’t think twice about cozying up to your beautiful cashmere and wool sweaters.

I have a system that has worked for me for years, and every fall when I look forward to putting my sweaters back on a shelf in my closet, I am always happy to see find them in a great condition. To store them I use a 100% cotton, queen or king size pillow case, and before storing them I wash my sweaters in cold water, and completely dry them.

Click on the link below to see the step by step process on our YouTube channel, and If you have other ideas for storing winter cloths please don’t forget to share.🙌💕. https://youtu.be/qxQPLibbDT8

A Fabulous House Plant🪴

The dracaena lemon lime lite

Dracaena Lemon Lite plant is beautiful and easy to care for. If you enjoy green plants, like to care for them, and decorate with them, and don’t care for complicated rituals, this is the plant that you will enjoy for a long time. It grows to layers of pale green leaves that are almost translucent. Requires very low light, and just enough water to keep its soil moist. I have just recently noticed that both my plants needed a larger pot, and to keep them healthy I needed to move them to a larger home.

To my surprise I realized they both had grown another new plant, and it was a bit crowded for both of them continue growing & spreading their roots for more nutrients. I was a proud parent of two more plants. Since I like smaller potted plants, just so I can easily move them to different rooms in the house, I decided to give the young plants their own pots.

Separating
Now 4 dracaena lemon lime plants

Looking closely I was sure that they were not attached and had their own root system, and separating them would be easy without any invasive moves against the new plants. After a few minutes I successfully created two more Dracaena lemon lime plants. 👍🥳🥳

I hope you enjoy watching the video on how I started separating, and replanting these beautiful plants. keeping fingers crossed, I hope I see the birth of new plants soon.

https://youtu.be/YTmm41H4-Qw

How to add more flavor 😋😃🙌

Ghirardelli dark & white chocolate

Hot cocoa, also known as hot chocolate is an international drink. It isn’t a beverage for just winter season or cold climates, since this delicious drink made with coco powder, and hot whole milk, and sugar to sweeten it, is very soothing and fun to drink for little ones and grown ups.

I grew up drinking hot coco with my breakfast, and never ever dreamt of adding anything else to my chocolaty milk, till now. More chocolate with added flavors.

Marshmallows, salted caramel, mint chocolate, even for fun jelly beans. It is super easy to make with your entire family, and a step by step video will give you some more ideas on how to make these flavor boosters for hot drinks, and even for dressing up vanilla ice cream for a jaw dropping presentation. I hope you enjoy making them, and if you come up with more ideas please share it with me.👍😋

Thanksgiving Cranberry sauce 😋

Cranberry sauce is delicious, super easy to make, and so good for us. these small red berries loaded with vitamins, add more flavor, and amazing color to our holiday table.

How to cook cranberries👍

Please click on my video link to see step by step directions on how to make a delicious, simple cranberry sauce for your thanksgiving meal.

Give Brussels sprouts a chance this fall!!

Brussels sprouts Packed with nutrients👍

These little guys are so good for us, and with a little help can become everyone’s favorite vegetable. It is not a age thing, it just how you take the smell and the texture of these cute round cabbage looking vegetables.

A fall vegetable, Brussels sprouts are from the cabbage family and packed with nutrients. As I have learned from years of preparing them, I believe fresh ones taste much better than frozen ones. I use salt and cheese to sautéed them and serve them immediately or sautéed them with glazed balsamic vinegar.

Fresh Brussels sprouts

Rich in antioxidants High in fiber Packed with vitamin C & K Reduce inflammation Regulates blood sugar

Please watch my video on how to prepare and cook a delicious side dish with Brussels sprouts 💕

10 Things to check off the list before The Holiday Break

Before school is out, and before you take a break from work, to enjoy the holiday break, follow our list to lessen the stress of the season .

1- To beat the crowd in the next few days, wrap up shopping, and mail all gifts to relatives out of town.

2- If you are traveling, make a list of heavy bulky items that need to be mailed a head of time. Heavy jackets, skis..

3- Arrangements for house sitter, and pet sitter.

4- Leave a few minutes aside to write Christmas Cards, if you prefer hand written ones as we do.
5- Make cookies.

6- Review, and add to the list of gifts to friends that make life easier for us on daily bases. Mail delivery person, Trash collectors…

7- Teachers’ gifts, especially the crossing guards, and school nurses.

8- Hostess gifts

9- Figure out what everyone is wearing to the Holiday parties, and the office parties.

10- Check Santa’s list. Make sure there are no changes.

Count down to holiday break
We wish you a stresss free Holiday Season

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