Monthly Archives: May 2013

Wanted: Blue Hydrangeas

We spent the early afternoon walking through the lovely Denver Botanic Gardens. I snapped a few photos of pansies that have the most extraordinary color. I especially love anything with even a hint of blue.



I was so inspired, that I spent several hours looking for blue potted hydrangeas at various stores. To no avail, I purchased these pink ones.


They’re pretty, but I really want blue. So…I’ll use my grandmothers’ technique of putting coffee grounds in the soil and see if I can change them over.



Easy fix for a gaping waistband

I purchased a pair of cute little capris from JCPenney not long ago, but I didn’t like how the waistband gaped in the back. One option was to take them to my tailor to have them taken in, but I thought I’d experiment first.

I unstitched small sections of the waistband to allow for a ribbon to slide through. Then, attaching the end of the ribbon to a large safety pin, I threaded it through the waistband.


The result: pants that fit throughout and don’t gape at the waist. (At no extra cost – yay!)



Spring has finally sprung in Denver! We took a morning walk along Cherry Creek…gorgeous cobalt blue skies and just a thin filigree of spring green leaves on the trees.


Here’s to long Saturday afternoons of sitting on the balcony, reading, sipping iced tea, and enjoying our low humidity!

Mod Podge & Posters

When we visited the Pompeii exhibit at the Denver Museum of Nature & Science last fall, we purchased a poster that replicated one of the many gorgeous frescoes found among Pompeii’s ruins. I thought for months about how to go about framing it, wanting something that honored the fact that the original had been excavated and wasn’t in perfect form.

Yesterday, inspiration struck. We carefully tore the edges of the poster and divided it into six squares. We then Mod Podged it onto inexpensive canvases from Michael’s. I just love the result!