april's days are merry

Getting ready to put a delicious cherry swirl breakfast cake from this cookbook into the oven.

Watching our cows live out the old saying, "The grass is always greener..."

Making paper doilies out of coffee filters after reading Bread and Jam for Frances; the girls wanted to have their snacks on doilies with little flower bouquets just like Frances.

 Creating Tinkerbell slippers with paper, a green marker and cotton balls.


spring break

My mom, dad and little brother were able to come visit last week for their Spring Break! My dad and little bro worked outside in the yard and trimmed our hedges and roses, and my mom and I stayed busy inside working on several projects, one of which was making mini key lime pie tarts with the Pampered Chef tart pans she brought from home. Seriously, this post should be titled how many pictures of key lime pie can one post? I couldn't help myself. They were just so, so pretty. I jumped up and down squealing after my mom placed a slice of lime on top of the first little tart.

So those are the tarts. :) And they were delicious, by the way! Now for the curtains...

we made these kitchen curtains out of a vintage tablecloth. I love how they turned out! We also made my girls little black ruffled skirts for their school's spring program, because I was so disappointed in the current selection in stores of little girls' skirts.

Then we went paper shopping. We have the best craft store here, Craft Warehouse, and it has the c-u-t-e-s-t paper selection ever. Makes up for the lack of decent little girls' skirts in this town...almost. My mom gave me a few sheets of paper from a pack that she purchased and I was able to make a little banner.