Roses are Red…

In In the Garden on February 14, 2019 at 3:37 pm

IMG_1469Happy Valentine’s Day!


After 20 plus years of marriage, my husband still manages to surprise me.

I certainly was not expecting to see this beautiful arrangement – so artistic, so modern and different.

The flowers are skillfully displayed in a clear acrylic keepsake box complete with lid! The practical me appreciates the fact that I can re-use this “vase” and the fool-proof second layer has pre-drilled holes so you know exactly where to place your flowers! I can’t wait to try and create new floral arrangements with this look.

Love the “diamond” centres in each rose. IMG_1467

Kudos to Gatto Flowers for the creative inspiration and gorgeous presentation.

It’s 2019!

In Food, Glorious Food on January 1, 2019 at 2:36 pm

Akemashite Omedetou – Happy New Year! Wishing everyone health, wealth and happiness in the new year ahead.


Love these mikoshi-themed (portable shrine) napkins!


For our traditional new year’s day festivities, we’ve made (clockwise from top): matcha mochi, red rice, vegan Peking duck wraps and fried daikon.


Bunny Art

In Animal Kingdom on November 28, 2018 at 11:11 am
Close-up detail of Heart

Do you see what I see?

Our bunnies love to chew cardboard. Not only do we usually have a couple of boxes stacked for them to play and hide in but we also use sheets of cardboard to line their cages with in an effort to keep them clean.

Tenten loves to rip up cardboard and is often heard “renovating” her house.

You can imagine how thrilled I was last night when I looked down and noticed the heart cutout in her cage.

Tenten, the artist

Even the original piece seems to have a heart shape!

Heart by Tenten

Whether it’s art or an accident, it’s undeniably adorable – just like our bunnies!