• You are looking at a box card I made called, "It's Tea Time". It's made with pink and cream card stock and rose designer papers. There is a 3D tea pot along with three tea cups. In baby blue and cream paper. As well as a pink vase filled with flowers and pearl centers. Also a tray with treats on it. I've embellished this card with white pearls.
    DIY

    It’s Tea Time: a sweet Box Card

    This “It’s Tea Time” Box Card is a sweet DiY card design from Svgcuts.com. If you have a tea or coffee lover in your life, then this oh so cute Tea Time themed card is the one to make. I love everything about this design, it’s just so adorable! It would work pretty much with any color scheme or pattern. Personally, I think it calls for that lacey antique look, so that’s what I went for. This tea time box card came from the SVG Box Card Kit at SvgCuts.com. The set comes with four additional cards. Mary creates amazing box cards. She’s very talented and offers wonderfully helpful tutorial…

  • You are looking a toasted pecans with real maple syrup. Made with my hand made syrup with cinnamon and a bit of sea salt.
    Food

    Toasted Pecans With Real Maple Syrup

    When maple sugaring season begins at my home, I love to start it off with toasted pecans using our own real maple syrup from the first batch of the year. If you love pecans and natural maple syrup, then you’re really going to love this recipe. It’s a combination of sweet and salty goodness with a little cinnamon added in. This recipe is so quick and easy, it will become a family favorite! These treats are very versatile and can be made anytime of the year for any occasion. You could even make up a batch or two and give it out for gifts. Who wouldn’t want to receive a…

  • You are looking at a single five gallon test bucket. With a hose attached to the maple tree from a spill. That goes down into the bucket. I'm testing to see if the maple sap is running yet. If it is, I'll tap my other trees for maple syrup season.
    Self-reliance

    Maple Tapping Time In Central Wisconsin

    It’s that wonderful time of the year again: maple tapping season in Wisconsin! The temps have begun to warm up above freezing during the day time, while dropping below freezing at night time. This is the time I keep a very close eye on the weather. When we have at least a week straight of the right temperatures, I drill a test tap to see if any of that sweet delicious maple water is running. I’d say most folks don’t do a test tap, they just go for it all right away. For me I like to test one tree to see if it’s flowing before tapping them all. I…

  • You are looking at the comet NEOWISE taken with a Nikon D7000 and a Tamron 150-600mm lens. I took it with a long exposure. The comet looks golden with a very long tail of ice and rock.
    Photography

    Comet NEOWISE in the night sky

    Comet NEOWISE was an amazing sight to see in the night sky through July. I hope you were able to view it in your area. We had several clear nights with a little haze in the sky, but I was able to get a few photos of this historic event. The comet was first discovered on March 27th by the NEOWISE Space Telescope. It is considered a once in a decade comet and is as large as Mount Everest. NEOWISE, with is long icy tail, was a beautiful sight to behold in the night sky. I took the above photos using my 50mm lens around midnight. My comet chaser and…

  • You are looking at a large group of fireworks in the colors of red, green, orange and yellow. This is to celebrate our fourth of July in the U.S.A.
    Photography

    Happy 4th of July Under The Full Moon

    Happy 4th of July to the U.S.A! This is your two hundredth and forty fourth birthday! We the people sure have come a long way since the beginning of it all. While there have been many cancellations with celebrating our traditional 4th of July holiday, many private businesses and citizens have been making their own fireworks shows for the rest of us to see. I think they were even better than what our own city puts on! Since this was a three day weekend, we’ve been lucky enough to see fireworks all the way through the weekend. I’d like to give a big thank you to those who shared their…