Stunning Colors


Large arrangement of roses, orchids, calla lilies, and carnations.

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October 22, 2014 · 2:20 pm

Miso Eggplant


Japanese style eggplant stir fried and then cooked with soy, mirin, and miso. With carrots and scallions.

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October 19, 2014 · 1:35 am

Carnations and Lilies


Altar arrangement of carnations, lilies, and greens. Accented with a dried artichoke and silver and gold wire.

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Any other Hobbits out there?

parm ranch mushrooms

Mushrooms slow-cooked with butter ranch sauce and Parmesan.

Hobbits love mushrooms, and so do we. I found this recipe on pinterest,originally from user Boomette at It’s delicious, and doesn’t taste nearly as heavy as the butter suggests.

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October 12, 2014 · 12:16 am

Follow the Yellow Brick Road


Pave of red carnations and yellow roses.

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October 6, 2014 · 1:37 pm

Floral Competition

This past weekend, September 27 and 28, I participated in my first floral design competition at The Rhoads Garden, which was part of their 75th anniversary celebrations. They had two categories, harvest and romantic, both of which I entered. All the flowers, tools, and containers were provided by Rhoads, and I and many other ladies enjoyed making our arrangements on Friday evening. There were awards handed out by the Rhoads staff, and a people’s choice in each category. My entries are below. Closer views can be seen here.


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Glorius Greens


While I’m usually not a huge fan of having lots of greens in arrangements, this turned out rather nicely. Blush roses, lilies, solidago, green trachelium, and some tropical greens.

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August 21, 2014 · 1:54 pm