Spring Ideas – Growing Wheatgrass with NO SOIL!

This little bit of green on my counter keeps me cheery for a good couple of weeks each spring. Isn’t he cute??? Easy to grow and the kids love to cut his hair. It’s almost as good as your own Chia Pet…remember those? We grow it by crumpling up wet paper towels and sprinkling a thick layer of wheat berries on top. Cover and place in the dark (I was too lazy even for this – just put it on my counter!) and about 5 days later, sprouts had begun. No soil. No mess. Easy!

Fun Easter Holiday Ideas

Shhhh! I’m supposed to be working. It’s taken me all day to clean off my desk and, in order to clean off my computer screens as well, I’m gonna need to document these adorable Easter ideas that I came across a couple of days ago. First, the Peeps Bunting by Dana of Made on V and Co website is ADORABLE – I can’t decide which I like better, yellow or pink! Second, I love the twine she recommends in spring green over at Divine Twine. Happy Easter sewing. Wish I could make some peeps this year but maybe next now that it’s “in the files”.

Easter Egg Hunt in Gretna

So, when was anybody going to tell me I was behind on my monthly banner? I guess I liked March so much that I’m two weeks into April and haven’t realized it. It has been a crazy couple of weeks which is why the posts have been few and far between.

Friday night we went to a friend’s home for an Easter egg hunt. It was very fun and the weather cooperated. We enjoyed getting to know the Darby family better and seeing many friends. Great food, good company. You know what I liked best about the night? Everything was casual and perfect. If Stephanie was stressed at all about putting a big party together, you couldn’t tell by me. She was cool as a cucumber and everyone had a good time. Am I the only one who stresses and freaks out about everything being perfect before I can have people over? You’d think I’d enjoy having my home sparkling clean every week just in case of a showing but I need to learn how to relax and live with a little dirt. We had so much fun letting the kids hunt for eggs on their acreage – and I think Ben was worn out for 2 solid days afterward.

Click here to view all of the pics from the party.

Betz White’s Cashmere Bunnies

Betz White wrote Warm Fuzzies, the book that I created my first felted wool project from (the felted puppets). I love the book! I looked up her blog online here and found a great tutorial for cashmere bunnies. My first bunny was small because I didn’t stuff her very much and for the second try, I didn’t have smooth stitching but once she was really stuffed, you couldn’t tell at all – note to self: lots of stuffing for these babies. My boys have loved them and Gabe has taken the baby over and named her Rachel. You can even see her hiding in some of our branch Christmas party photos as a tag along. So far she has hit both the gym AND the Christmas party – a pretty well traveled bunny for two days old. After I finished making them, I asked Ben what a bunny says and he replied, “Boing! Boing!” Not too shabby!