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Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Crazy Weather

Can you believe it rained?

So unusual for it to rain in these parts

At the end of June!!!

It feels like spring weather...not summer

In spite of all that

My garden has been soaking in the moisture

And the sweet aroma is D-VINE.

Monday, June 27, 2011

A Recycled Potting Bench

It isn't done yet

But I just could not wait to show you...

Ta da...

Look at what DZ and I built this weekend

Well, really DZ did the building

The sawing, measuring, hammering and screwing

I just sat there telling him what I wanted

The cool thing about it..

We reused/reclaimed everything to make it

Did not have to make one trip to the store

How cool is that?

I now have a designated place to pot up my seeds and plants

(I promise to post a pic once it is totally finished)

Sunday, June 26, 2011

Decompression Week

Finally delivered the last items I borrowed for the wedding

All except for the grill and a couple of mirrors

Cleaned up the garden and rearranged furniture

Working on finding a spot for the stuff piled on my kitchen table

Have been plucking the faded wedding blooms

And consolidating arrangements

In an attempt to hang onto their beauty

So sad to see them wilt away

Trying to get used to the bigger echo

As I shuffle through this big old house of mine.

Monday, June 20, 2011

The Wedding

It happened

It was lovely

And it was perfect

Love my family

And the many, many people who helped in preparations


My dear friend

and her daughter who created a.m.a.z.i.n.g. floral arrangements

The chef and bartender

My sister who brought down freshly harvested manzanita branches
from her property in the Sierras

The incredible group who prepared and served the food
Katie who worked her magic on Adeline's hair and makeup

My brother who provided the gorgeous bouquet for Adeline

And stunning floral arrangements in the living room

But a gigantic thanks goes to my sister, Martha....

Who really made this happen!

Check out more pics here

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Crunch Time

It is crunch time around the Z house these days

I finally completed the wedding dress...phew

(it was hard)

And the maid of honor dress for Sophie...except for the hem..here's a peek:Have I told you how much I love sewing with silk?

Finishing my dress today...hope it fits or I'll be heading to the mall

I am such a happy camper after having someone come clean my house

My house has been baptized..

Everything shines and sparkles

L.O.V.E. I.T.

Want my house to look this way always

Got pampered at LaBelle with the bride to be (Adeline)

The maid of honor (Sophie)

And my sister Martha (she is a.m.a.z.i.n.g)

Claps and thanks to my littlest sister Gwen for sponsoring the event

Will come back to regular postings....

After the wedding.