Happy April!! I'm so happy it's April. It's one of my favorite months of the year. Everything is always such a pretty Spring green.
On the Net
In this month's Veranda, there is an article about German architect Peter Nolden and his beautiful 17th century thatched roof country cottage! The house is located outside of Hamburg in Schleswig-Holstein, just off the North Sea in an area where my Grandmother grew up. The interior design is Scandinavian. The website is in German, but you don't need to read German to click pictures!! Check out the slideshow here!
I was out shopping this weekend and found these cute hexagonal honey soaps! They are made in Switzerland and smell wonderful! I bought one to put in my linen closet. Do you do that? It's a nice way to keep your linen smelling fresh - just place a little hand soap in between the pillow cases and it will keep your linen smelling nice until you're ready to use the sheets. The only place I could find that sells it is here.
My other favorite soap to put in between my linens is Pre de Provence's Verbena soap. I buy these tiny hand soaps and put them in between lots of linens!
The flower I'm loving the most right now are these unique daffodils. I love the double petals ones but even more I love the PINK ones! This coming Fall I'll have to remind myself to order some of the special varieties of bulbs! Anyway, this IGer, FloretFlower has the prettiest IGs of flowers. You all have got to follow her! I feature my favorite IG of the week on my IG as well!! Follow along!
Well, this past Easter weekend we worked on the garden. We planted three different varieties of strawberries, tomatoes, jalapeños, poblano peppers, serrano peppers, zucchini, squash, green beans, corn, spinach, romaine lettuce, mixed greens, basil, cilantro... and a few others I can't remember. Most of them are from seed. I love watching the plants grow! It's amazing they grow so big from one tiny little seed!
From the Blog
I am sharing with you one of my favorite posts... it's about tulipieres! Here is my tulipiere made by Juliska. I just love it!! I love that it makes such a statement with flowers! Read the post here.
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