Saturday, April 28, 2007

Farewell Mike

Today, is the last day at The Bayard House for my friend and co-worker, Mike. He is moving on to pursue other endeavors and I wish him the best. Mike is one of those all around "good guys" that would do anything for you. Mike, I wish the best of luck and I know we will see you often...and perhaps persuade you to come work a few of the party's this summer.

P.S. Sorry the photo isn't that great...but it was taken with the camera phone.

Friday, April 27, 2007

We're not Wisteria Lane...

On Sunday, when we were working in the yard, I was admiring the wisteria we have growing up the side of the porch. It is especially pretty this time of year when it is blooming. During the summer its vines get a little out of control, so we have to keep trimming them. Jeffrey has a great shot on his blog of Maybelline sitting in the window of our bedroom with the wisteria getting ready to come out. Yesterday, I took a few photos of the wisteria...check out the changes.
Sunday, April 22, 2007

Thursday, April 26, 2007

Upclose and personal with the wisteria

Thursday, April 26, 2007


Just a song that I like...that I was thinking about today. Enjoy.

Wednesday, April 25, 2007

Flirty Skirt

Today, I wore my new flirty skirt, courtesy of a gift card that my wonderful mother-in-law and father-in-law gave me for my birthday. I just love it and I wanted to share it with them. I had it on and I lifted it up on our is a little hard to picture, but you get the idea, it is scalloped around the bottom with little ruffles. The quilt under the skirt was made my Jeffrey's Mammy. The quilt is beautiful and Jeffrey loves to cuddle up with it at night.

Tuesday, April 24, 2007

Pretty Flowers

Today I went to my childhood home, which my mom still owns...and picked all my favorite daffodils and tulips. When I came home, I arranged them and put them on the mantle...they were too pretty not to take a photo.

Monday, April 23, 2007

Finally, Spring is Here

Jeffrey and I worked in the yard on Sunday. He mowed our yard, edged and weed-eated. It was the nicest day we have had all year. I pulled weeds and worked up some of the ground in the front flower bed. Before I know it, I will be planting a few perennials and annuals around the yard and in containers. Enjoy the photos of the yard...and check back soon to see how our garden grows each week. I hope to take photos every Sunday so you can see all of the changes.
This is my favorite view of our side garden.

Here is a fern coming out of the ground. It they are so funny when they are in this stage of developing. They work out well in this bed and in the front of the house, because of the shade from the trees.

Below are some photos in the front yard and closeups of the tulips and daffodils in the yard. I think they are so beautiful.

Saturday, April 21, 2007

Jeffrey, you are my Shining Star

Tonight, I heard our wedding song on the brought back many happy memories... that will last a lifetime.
Jeffrey, I love you.

Here's an interesting video that someone made using scenes from "The Notebook"
I hope you enjoy it.

Friday, April 20, 2007


Two nights ago I watched the movie, Marie Antoinette. It was okay...I liked the scenes of Versailles and all of the extravagent clothing and food. Today at work, I saw this petite chocolate mousse and I thought of a scene in the movie where Marie Antoinette and her friends were picking out fabrics, shoes, accessories and eating bon bons, creme puffs and candy...a girl's dream.

Wednesday, April 18, 2007

Good Dog

Toby being very lazy and quiet...which makes us happy.


After the tragedy at Virginia Tech, I ask myself..why? Why about a lot of things that face this world, this nation, this town I live in, my family and myself? Why???
I found this photo yesterday while cleaning out the home where I grew up. It really made me smile. Why can't life be as simple as this photo? This photo was taken when I was in nursery school at Mt. Aviat. I am the second one from the left in the bottom row. It was the graduation day for the kindergarten class in 1977.
My thoughts and prayers go out to everyone at the Virginia Tech Campus.

Monday, April 16, 2007

Ice Cream?

Sometimes on ugly days like today...I have to treat myself to ice cream. However, for the past month I have been weighing in on Monday's with my husband for his "Melt Down Monday." Jeffrey has been doing a fantastic job since January 1st. I don't know if I will have good results tomorrow...I'll just keep my fingers crossed.

Sunday, April 15, 2007

April Showers Bring May Flowers

I agree that we need rain, especially to help along all of the beautiful tulips, irises and allium that are about to bloom in our garden...but this Nor'easter has brought too much rain to our area. Many roads are flooded and the rain keeps on coming. Hopefully this will give way to some wonderful spring days ahead to enjoy. I am ready for SPRING.

Here are some photos from our gardens today

That's the bed on the side yard against the hedge. You can see the little antique mold of the stone turtle to the right and the hostas that are peeking out to the left.

This is a shot from the front yard by the porch. There are many hyacinths, tulips and daffodils blooming in there now.

I planted these beautiful purple pansies in the antique urn on our front porch. There are also some daffodil bulbs...but they aren't doing too well.

This is the back yard next to the house. Jeffrey and I put in this flower bed two summers ago. It has many tulips in it and in the summer, I plant mostly annuals. Standing proud in the center is a mercury glass caterpillar that Jeffrey gave me as a present. I think he is one of the more unusual pieces we have in our yard.

Some of my favorite spring things are:
* capris
* flip flops (my favorite: Eliza B)
* tulips
* the opening of the local "ice cream" shop, The Dairy Cream
* working in the garden
* riding my bike
* pedicures
* spring colors...especially pink, green, and robin's egg blue

Saturday, April 14, 2007


HI! I guess I need to introduce myself to the BLOG community. I am 35 year old restaurant manager, wife, daughter, sister, friend and all around fun girl. I enjoy gardening, cooking, riding my Schwinn Bike, reading and crafts. I have started this blog for just add little entries when I feel like it...or when something might be of interest to someone out there. I have been inspired by my husband, Jeffrey. He is one of the most creative men I know. Jeffrey is very diligent with his check it out. I hope to post about my family, our pets, our historic home, our garden and all of the characters that are a part of my life. Stay tuned...and check back often.

A Visit to Woodside Farm

Yesterday, I stopped by Woodside Farm in Hockessin, DE to pick up some ice cream for the restaurant where I work. They make our signature flavor, Canal Digger Crunch, which is vanilla ice cream with swirls of caramel and pieces of chocolate covered toffee. When I arrived the gates to the farm were closed, because the sheep were roaming the yard...actually "mowing" the yard. I had to let myself in through the gate to make it back to the freezer. When I was leaving the sheep were close to my car and full of wooly-wool. They were very cute.

If you are ever in the Hockessin area, I suggest stopping by Woodside Farm to sample one of their many unique flavors.