Thursday, June 28, 2012

Summer Time Flip Flops

Here's a little trip down Memory Lane from the good ol' days of Aleene's Craft Club.  Enjoy!

Thursday, June 21, 2012

Butterfly Sandollar

Check it out - just when I said I was going to 'cut back' on butterfly things, look what I found on the beach!!!  Is it a sign????  Wonder what I can creative with it...

Thursday, June 14, 2012

Kalanchoe 'Pink Butterflies' Succulent

A friend and I recently attended a succulent show in San Luis Obispo, CA and I fell in love with this amazing plant.  I loved the look, decided to purchase it and then looked at the name.  What are the chances???  It's called Kalanchoe 'Pink Butterflies'. The Butterfly Girl has struck again!  I swear I'm cutting back on butterfly things...

Great thing about this plant is, I can make more plants just by placing one of the leaves in some soil.  Can't wait to share with friends!

Thursday, June 07, 2012

Creating a Monarch Waystation

In case you hadn't noticed, I LOVE butterflies.  I can trace my fascination back as far as a drawing assignment in college. The assignment was to draw a self portrait and add something to it that represented me.  I remember kind of fighting the assignment because I didn't want to 'foul-up' my self portrait by adding something. I don't remember consciously picking a butterfly but none-the-less there it was. Well, these many, many years later, beautiful butterflies are very much present in my life.  So, when I recently saw an article about creating a Monarch waystation, I immediately ordered the kit filled with seeds to grow different milkweeds, sages, Mexican Sunflower, etc., etc.  The website where I purchased the kit has so much information about Monarchs.  I can even certify my Monarch waystation but until then, pardon me while I go find the perfect place to plant my seeds.