Significance of the Name

My Blog’s name is a tribute to my Dad & my Husband. My Dad because he used to sing the song to me, "How 'd You Like to Swing on a Star?" It's about reaching for your dreams, you can stay where you are & be safe OR YOU CAN SWING ON STAR. Stars also refer to a difficult night just after my husband died. I was talking to him (I often do.) & said how I missed his "I Love You's". That night he gave me a dream... a gorgeous, bright blue night sky filled with thousands of stars, in the middle the stars formed an "I LOVE YOU"....such a gift on so many levels.

So "follow your own path, & don't worry about the darkness, for that is when the stars shine brightest”

Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Odds 'n Ends: Bunny Gift Card 'n Figs?

I thought I'd experiment with making a gift card.  
I ended up with this little guy and his Morning Glory necklace in Watercolor and a bit of glitter.
How do you like him?
(Glitter never shows up well in my photos.)

These are my 2 favorite subjects, bunnies and flowers.
Adding a bit of glitter is always fun too!

I added the polka dot scrapbook paper to the inside of the envelope.

I may have to put him on my Etsy

Little Things to be Grateful for:

What a great day today.....
I was reminding myself that there are lots of little things that happen throughout our day that we can be grateful for...

a man gave me an umbrella to use at the grocery store,
the couple at the entrance smiled and said hello to me.....
a woman helped me rescue a birthday card I almost lost....
 and the man at our wonderful cheese counter is always interesting to talk to. He let me taste the Manchego cheese he was cutting, some Parma Prosciutto (for my figs) and we traded appetizer recipes for the figs (he saw them in my basket) I was serving on the 4th.  

I love figs...they are so beautiful too......

Mine:  Cut in 1/4's, but not all the way, stuff with blue cheese, wrap in a good Prosciutto (like Parma) and grill......
ohhhh so decadently delicious! 
Add a nice red and ALL is good with the world!

His: Cut in 1/2, drizzle with Olive Oil, serve with Parmigiano Reggiano and a drizzle of great balsamic. I'm going to try his too only with a glaze or reduction of the balsamic.
I'll let you know how they turned out.

Hope you all have a wonderful and safe Fourth of July!

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