bunny on a stick

There's a bunny on a stick party going on!
Check out Barb's blog for more bunny on a stick decor.

Here are my bunnies. I wanted to soften the bright green, so I wrapped them in strips of burlap.
I haven't decided if it's cute or if it looks like the bunnies just got home from the hospital!

This bunny is ready for his close up.

Below is a close up of the toile bunny fabric I used for the background of these photos.

sharp dressed man

Grant has picture day at school today.
I thought he looked so handsome this morning.

the cross

Let us fix our eyes on Jesus,
the author and perfecter of our faith,
who for the joy set before him endured the cross,
scorning it's shame,
and sat down at the right hand of the throne of God.
Hebrews 12:2

I found this cross at Walmart.

Grant colored it with his markers.

He did a great job.

It's wonderful to have a daily reminder of how important the cross is to my life.

pink saturday

This is my first time participating in Pink Saturday.
Thanks to Beverly for hosting. To check out more pink...

Pink eggs, just in time for Easter.

When I saw these egg cups at JoAnne Fabric I fell in love!!!
Soooo cute!!!

You can't go wrong with pink and white.

The April cover of Country Home magazine has the prettiest pink cover.
I can't wait to read it this week-end.
Thanks for stopping by. ;)

wine rack towel rack

I'm linked up to Transformation Thursday!

I had to show you this clever idea. My friend Babette has this pretty metal wine rack in her bathroom, but she uses it for her towels. I think it is just the cutest thing. Very elegant.

Here's the beautiful little vignette on the side of her bathtub.

Her bathroom is magnificent!
Thanks for sharing Babette!!

outdoor wednesday

Sweet Susan hosts Outdoor Wednesday.
To see other photos of the great outdoors go to:

This sweet bunny is wishing you an early Happy Easter.
He sits next to our rosemary plant.

Berries on our umbrella tree.

My husband took these pictures of what
I think is a hummingbird moth.
He liked our lantana.

When my husband showed me the photos
he said "maybe it will make the blog"
Yes honey, they made it on the blog. Great job!

A pot of succulents that sits on our patio.

Our flowering plum tree.

These flowers are growing in the Home Depot parking lot.
They are so pretty I just had to show you.

yellow trains & things

Southern Nevada Railroad Museum

train ride

Grant and I went on a train ride at the Southern Nevada Railroad Museum. Come along for the ride. All Aboard....

Isn't she a beauty!

It's a 45 minutes train ride. You have the choice of riding in an enclosed car or an open air car.

We chose open air. You end up with crazy wind swept hair afterwards, but it's totally worth it.
It was a lovely sunny day and we wanted to experience it.
There were wildflowers everywhere. Lots and lots of yellow ones as you can see in this picture, but also some purple, white and orange. I wish I could have taken some close up pictures, but it's difficult to do on a moving train.

Grant took this photo of a golf course that we passed.
That white line on the mountain is a huge man made waterfall.

The wheels are almost as tall as Grant!

A breezy day, but a really fun day.

Grant, next to an old, wooden, red caboose.
I thought the caboose would be an appropriate end to the post.
Tomorrow, I'll show a few more trains.

when it rains it pours....knights?

(could my smile be any more forced?!)

Grants bedroom has a medieval knights theme. So, when we saw this suit of armour at an antique shop last week-end, we had to stop and take a picture with it. Imagine our surprise when we went to Home Goods later that day and saw three more knights.

Good knight!

recipe time

Roasted Asparagus

I love it when spring is on it's way and the grocery stores start selling asparagus for a reasonable price. Asparagus is my all time favorite vegetable and this is my favorite way to cook it.

Snap off the hard ends.

If you have really thick asparagus you can peel it.
But, it is a lot of work and isn't something you have to do.

Place the asparagus on a parchment paper lined baking sheet.
Drizzle with extra virgin olive oil.
Extra Virgin, can people be extra virgin?
Just wondering!

Anyhoo, place in a preheated, 400 degree oven for about 10 minutes.
Halfway through give the pan a shimmee shake
to make sure the whole thing is coated with the oil.
After it's done roasting sprinkle with kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper.
Here are some other variations.....

Dice the asparagus, add diced tomatoes
and grated Parmesan cheese.
I love tomatoes, so very much. mmmmm

Sprinkle with citrus zest and toasted, slivered almonds.
This says SPRING!

Drizzle with sesame oil and sprinkle on toasted sesame seeds.

My favorite is plain, roasted, with s&p.
A drizzle of butter is good too 'cuz...
everything's better with butter!