Monthly Archives: February 2012

tutorial for making putz house bases

I have had a few questions about making bases for the little glitter houses, so I decided to post a tutorial explaining how I do it. Here is an example of a house I made on a base. This is actually a model of the house my son and DDIL lived in before they moved. […]

menu plan monday ~ february 27, 2012

On a daily basis, time is passing slowly. But the weeks seem to fly by quickly. How does that work?? Spring will be here soon, and, for that, I am grateful. The first daffodil opened on Sunday. It’s a wonderful promise of what’s to come. I’ve been working on Putz houses. They are still under […]

first daffodil of the spring

Makes me happy. ~~Rhonda

a little bit of garden work

This afternoon, DH and I got out into the yard a bit. The crocus are blooming in the back yard. So pretty! Each spring, DH burns the tall grasses in the yard. Get rid of the old growth…make way for the new growth. DH planted a little lettuce, too. Can’t wait until it starts to […]

menu plan monday ~ february 20, 2012

I’m getting a late start to posting the menu this week. We’re sharing a cold around here. DH had it, the girls had it, now I have it. Things are slow all the way around. We had some fun last week, though. My friend Jane and her husband came over for the day. Jane and […]

menu plan monday ~ february 13, 2012

Here’s a pretty plant that my mother passed on to me last year. She got her start of it from her uncle’s home. It’s an orange amaryllis, Hippeastrum striatum, I believe. Correction is appreciated, if anyone knows it is something else. It blooms in January/February, each year. Down to business…here’s our menu for the week. […]

making putz houses

There is a lot of interest currently in Putz houses, or little glitter houses, that were once used to make village scenes under Christmas trees and on mantles. You can read more about them at Little Glitter Houses and Papa Ted’s Place, just to mention two sites. My Pinterest Putz House Tutorial board has more […]

menu plan monday ~ february 6, 2012

DD has a birthday today. Over the weekend, we took her and a friend out to dinner. She loves sushi, so we enjoyed that. Delicious! A busy week ahead. We’re still taking down Christmas. It doesn’t take as long to take down as it does to put up, but I haven’t been in the mood […]

7 days of shooting

Over the holiday season, I neglected the two flickr groups I enjoy the most. One is Macro Monday, to which one or two macro photos are submitted each Monday according to the week’s theme. The other group is 7 Days of Shooting. There is an overarching weekly theme and, also, daily themes that have to […]