Chocolate cake & the garden

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  I've come to the conclusion that few things bring the kind of joy that chocolate cake and a full garden can. My brother is growing all sorts of veggies from seed this summer -...

Spring Came Like Sunday Morning

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Spring Came Like Sunday Morning A freshness, a peace, a quiet. There was the light, the birds, the end of the frost. There were the people, the person, the faces, the stories. Spring announced itself with a joyous...

People over Profiles

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  J U L Y 2nd  I'm blogging everyday for the month of July, sharing what I learn about what it means to be a steward of time. Time is so precious. This series is a...

Friendship & Flowers

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    Two of the most wonderful things in this world. Much love, Vivi  
Ranuncula Flower

Ranuncula, ranuncula & some other news

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Against all odds, my ranuncula bulbs have bloomed wildly. Spindly, skinny stems hold brightly hued groups of petals and I feel as though my very pale thumb just turned four shades greener. Amen, gardening...

T O D A Y

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  carnations for mother's day little blue flowers found outside iced peach tea whilst reading a new novel mom potting plants in hanging baskets water colours (my most favourite hobby) wes copying me drinking out of a mason...

You’ve done it again, Spring

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 I thought that Autumn was my favourite season once. But Spring blossoms and herbs and sunshine and a break from clouds and rain? Mmm. Yes.   Much love, Vivi

Maxi

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This dress is the result of a birthday shopping trip with my brother. After trying on ten different dresses, the very last one was the perfect fit. Isn't it always the case that the...

DIY card making

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I'm a believer in a simple, thoughtful gift, and a handmade greeting card is a creative way to let someone know you appreciate them. I love to give these cards to friends for birthdays,...

the bird diaires

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  There he was. Twitching his little head back and forth while perched politely right on a branch outside the living room window. Me, doing homework at the computer, and my camera, right beside me....