Monday Musings, March 15

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Mar 15, 2021

Hello Beauties!

How’s it shaking?

We just came off of a great weekend of yard work and Covid shots! The analogy of working in my yard and seeing the new growth with getting my first Covid shot seems apropos! Not only is my yard getting ready to burst forth, but so am I!

FWIW...I called around to Walgreens around me and was very truthful that, as of right now, I am not in any of the ‘groups’ eligible to be vaccinated in my state. I found a Walgreens 45 minutes from my home that had vaccines that they needed to use this weekend. If you are looking for a vaccine, call around!

And while we are talking about new beginnings, the first day of Spring is next Saturday, March 20. What a great time to reflect upon all that we’ve been through this past year. Granted, it has been a difficult year for all of us. I lost my dad and wasn’t able to hug my mom as much as we needed. But, my family is almost all vaccinated now and none of us got sick this past year. My daughter got into Medical School and my son is thriving despite having all his classes virtually. The ‘at home’ time gave me the opportunity to get a few projects off of my to-do list. And…I can now hug my mom!

I am chomping at the bit to be able to travel freely, hang with my friends and go to restaurants again, and feel that the light is at the end of the tunnel!

If you too are feeling ‘all things Spring’, these Lemon Icebox Cookies (complete with Pansy adornment) and these Vanilla Tea Cakes with Lavender Drizzle, will help fill your Spring need.

lemon icebox cookies with pansies

One of my favorite things to do this time of the year is to figure out my Container Gardens. If you need inspiration, check out Container Gardening Basics, Container Garden Ideas and Recipes #1, Container Garden Ideas and Recipes #2, and Container Garden Ideas and Recipes #3.

If it will still be a few months until you can get outside and plant your garden, consider a Tabletop Garden! (Heck, even if you can get outside, you’ll love this little indoor garden!) I made this Living Centerpiece last year, and it is still thriving! I have changed out the orchid once or twice, but I have been lucky enough to get the ‘spent ones’ to rebloom, making this an economical way to keep flowers on my dining room table.

And I recently noodled these little indoor planter/pot feet to keep my pots off of my good furniture, thereby reducing the risk of water damage. I’m pretty tickled with these pretty feet!

Luckily, National Craft Month coincides with the beginning of Spring as they are both in March. An easy, Spring-y craft are these moss balls! And while they are perfect for Spring, I keep them out 10 months of the year! (shhh, don’t tell anyone!)

This Faux Marble Console Table! I pinch myself every time I walk by it…my arm is pretty bruised! 🤣 But in all seriousness, this was one of my quarantine projects that turned out better than I hoped. Check out the post and the how-tos…it is completely do-able, even for novice ‘builders’.

Well, beauties.

I am off to walk with my mom. I hope you have a great day and are feeling the nudge of Spring and are seeing the light at the end of this very long tunnel we’ve been trudging through.

Many hugs,

Thanks for making my day by SHARING!!



    May 29, 2021 at 8:52 am

    My friend sent me your news letter as she knew I would love the Lemon Icebox cookies as we are mad about lemons anything in the family & then I saw the dog biscuits and your golden retriever – I have 2 – one is a pup and a darling!

    • lynn

      June 8, 2021 at 9:48 am

      Good Morning Athene! Sure does sound like we are kindred spirits! Like you I love all lemon desserts and am ga-ga over Goldens! We have 2 now, well…my daughter has 1 which we co-parent. She is 7 months old and a Hot Mess! 🤣

      I am so glad you enjoy the site and tickled to have you join us for our musings, recipes and crafts.

      Have a fantastic day!




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