Saturday, March 13, 2010

A Gift of Spring...and My "Office"

Good morning, everyone!

It's Saturday morning...the sun is shining, the rain is past...(for now, anyway!)...my husband is out getting our vegetable garden started...life it good!

I have a few things to share with you today--first, I thought I'd show you a couple of my favorite Spring/Easter decorations...



I love this beautiful hat-shaped nest with sweet bluebirds on top..."a gift of Spring"...

And this--one of my very favorites--I think you'll see why...



Gorgeous rough crystal eggs in my Grandmother's old crystal basket...I love how the light comes through the eggs and makes them glow...absolutely beautiful...

Next up is another fun 3D Shadowbox card--from the creative mind of Vicki Chrisman and Crafty Secrets!


I really love putting these cards together...you never quite  know how they're going to end up when you begin...!


This sweet little chick is from Crafty Secrets' "Easter" Creative Scraps...


...a beautiful Easter angel that Sandy (Crafty Secrets) provided as a free download on her blog last spring...and


...a wonderful vintage bunny I found online...


Lots of glitter and ribbon, lace and crystal rhinestones...fun stuff!

Since I showed you some photos of my daughters from 1997 the other day, I thought I'd indulge myself a bit more by sharing more with you from a similar Easter party in 2000...my babies a little more grown up...





Our aunt and uncle--the hosts of the party--kept chickens, and this particular year, they had a box of new baby chicks in the house for the kids to gently pet and hold...my girls were under their spell...


...totally and completely!  I love these sweet memories--thanks for letting me share!

Lastly, I thought I'd show you my "office":


...what do you think?!  I'm a naturalist (docent) at the county park.  Classes come to us in the spring for fieldtrips, and I'm one of a few naturalists that take them on hikes and teach them about the plants & animals and the Native Americans that lived here...



Here's my first class of the season--an adorable bunch of third graders--excited about everything they see and FULL of questions!



...yep--it's a tough life--lucky me!

Hope you all have a wonderful weekend--see you soon with something new!