It’s Still Not Spring

So, I’m still waiting for spring to arrive so I can go out and take pictures and work in my garden.  Winter does not want to leave this year.  March of last year was so warm and green.  Take a look.


March 25, 2012. My lovely husband was mowing.  And look at the green grass!

March 25, 2012. My lovely husband was mowing. And look at the green grass!

March 25, 2013.  Snow.  Enough said.

March 25, 2013. Snow. Enough said.

Where is spring?!  You’re probably wondering “Why do you take pictures of your yard on random days?” I have my reasons.

Anyway, I want my flower garden to be lush and full this year.  Buying full-grown flowers can be expensive, so I decided to grow my own!


Here’s what I planted:

Left to right: Bachelor’s Buttons, Lupine, and Sweet Pea.  I bought seeds and bulbs for other flowers too, but I’ll plant those directly in the ground in another month or so.

I hope spring has begun wherever you are!

Decorating a Large Wall

The wall in our dining room has been 100% empty since the day we moved in.  It is screaming for some wall art and I am listening.  The problem is, I’m not sure exactly what I want to do with it.  Here are some of the ideas I have.  Please please please tell me what you think!  And if you have any suggestions for something else, feel free to share those.

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Thanks for your opinion and I hope you had a great weekend!

Peanut Butter Oatmeal Cookies

I came across a recipe for peanut butter oatmeal cookies and I had to try them!
IMG_2073 Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 1/2 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup smooth peanut butter
  • 1 cup all purpose flour
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 1 cup old fashioned oats (I used closer to 1.5 cups)


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper and set aside.
  2. Mix together the butter and sugar.
  3. Add in the egg and vanilla and mix until well combined.
  4. Add the peanut butter and mix.
  5. Add the flour, baking soda and salt and mix until the flour is just combined.
  6. Fold in the oats.
  7. Bake for 12 minutes or until golden


This recipe came from and it’s delicious!