Aug 29, 2012

Baby Shower Invitations and Cards

(bear in photo not included with invitations)
Baby Bear and the Shower Invitations
with new downloadable insert designs

-downloadable pdf 
- personalize your insert
- print images
-use as an insert for the baby invitation.

Aug 28, 2012

New Baby Card

New~ Baby Cards
give away for August

welcome baby
or announcements

Each comment below
enters you in the
baby card competition for August.
winner announced on Sept 1st!

What are your favorite stuffed animals for baby?

Aug 4, 2012

My Garden is a LadyBug Resort


Photo by Suzanne Downing

We saw the most amazing beetle on a Potato Vine was like finding hidden treasure!
It looked like a bronze or a golden beautiful it did not look real.  It took my breath away.
See Photo of a Milkweed Tortoise Beetle
My husband and I discovered it as we were examining leaves, puzzled as to why there were holes.   Although these tiny bugs are beautiful, they are pests.  The unusual climate had brought many unwanted bugs to my garden this year.

I ordered live Ladybugs to help control the unwanted guests.  ordered over the internet, through Amazon.
Yesterday, they came in the mail, 1500 live Ladybugs!
Tonight, after the sun went down and the day began to cool, we watered the plants.  Then, we let the LadyBugs go.      AMAZING!   I will never tire of Ladybugs.

When I was little, I almost killed a spider.   But, my dad stopped me... saying "these bugs have every right to be here, besides... what would the spider children think when their Papa spider did not come home from work? "  Horrified, I thought of how they would find his little hat and briefcase on the sidewalk...but sadly, he would never return home to them again."   ... to this day, I carefully scoop bugs and take them outside to be set free...guess I was always destined to draw anthropomorphic bugs.

These Ladybugs will awaken tomorrow morning to a new home, a lovely garden with waterdrops on leaves, a leaf shaped pool nearby...and a full buffet of various larva.  These Ladybugs will enjoy their new home.

1500 Ladybugs do go everywhere.  Carefully, we gently brushed the strays off our shirts and into the potted geraniums...Yes, my humble garden would now become a luxury resort and spa for LadyBugs.

Aug 2, 2012

Today It Rained!

It Rained Today!

God is good!

...more rain, please?

~We thank Him for the soft, gentle rain~

....please send rain to those areas in need.