Friday, July 16, 2021

A Happy Anniversary and More

It has been too long since I have written. I have been busy enjoying the summer gardens, playing with grandchildren, and making videos for my YouTube channel.

My husband and I recently celebrated our 42nd wedding anniversary.  It seems like just yesterday that we were enjoying our engagement and wedding day.

The gardens are doing nicely.  Some little animal takes occasional nibbles of a tomato or, surprisingly, a jalapeƱo pepper. Lilah Rose has been chasing chipmunks and even caught one.

Baseball season is over and now it is time for roasting marshmallows over the fire pit, playing board games, and taking walks when the evening is cool.  I love spending time with my grandchildren.

My YouTube channel, Where the Wild Bee Wings, is keeping me very busy. Filming isn't the most time consuming part; editing is.  Even though the video may be under ten minutes, it can take almost two hours to edit it until I am pleased with the final product.

I have been trying to put out a video every day. Yes, that is a lot but some days I can film more than one and then edit them over a few days and schedule the videos.  I am thrilled to share with you that I have 89 subscribers.  Sadly, it isn't enough to monetize my channel yet.  I would need a total of 1000 subscribers for that but little by little, I am getting there.

If you would like to take a peek at my wedding dress, my wedding, and a tour of the garden, please do visit my channel.  I will end with my trailer. Blessings!


Tuesday, July 6, 2021

My Sunflower Dream

My sunflower dream has come true!

I have always loved sunflowers. I have tried countless times to grow them in my garden.  There have been a few scrawny seedlings that grew a little bit and then were, sadly, eaten by woodland creatures.  I thought my sunflower dream would never come true.

This year, to my amazement, a sunflower is growing in my zucchini patch!  We have never planted any sunflower seeds here at this house.  Last year, we did buy a few small sunflowers that were in little pots that we placed in our courtyard area but not near where the zucchinis now grow.  My guess is that either a seed from those potted sunflowers floated on a breeze to the zucchini patch or perhaps a bird dropped it there.

Regardless, I am thrilled that this sunflower is growing!  Do you have any sunflowers in your garden?

Saturday, June 19, 2021

A Cottage Tour

 Happy Saturday everyone!  It's a busy day but before I begin my adventures, I thought I would share this little tour of my cottage with you.  Enjoy!

Friday, June 18, 2021

To-May-To or To-Mah-To?

You say to-may-to. I say to-mah-to.  Let's figure out what we should do with the abundance of tomatoes that will be coming my way very soon.

We have had a few nice days ~ cool days in the low 80's. That will end tomorrow and summer will arrive earlier than scheduled.

Below is a video tour and update of the garden.  Enjoy!

Thursday, June 17, 2021

Sweet Simpler Times Card

I am enjoying making sweet Simpler Times cards. That is what I am calling them.

The cardstock base is DCWV paper.  The morning glory postage stamp and children/poem are both from the Graphic 45 the Children's Hour scrapbook paper pack.

Below is the YouTube video that I made on making this card.  Enjoy!

Tuesday, June 15, 2021

A Walk in the Garden

Everything that slows us down and forces patience, everything that sets us back into the slow circles of nature, is a help. Gardening is an instrument of grace. ~May Sarton

Good afternoon, gentle readers.  How is your garden growing?

I'm very happy with how our vegetables are doing.  My husband started almost all our plants by seed.  He planted them and waters them faithfully.

The tomatoes will be ready to pick once they ripen.  No shades of yellow, orange, or red yet.

The green beans are ready and I hope to pick them and cook them up for dinner one night this week.

If you would like to join me for a walk in the garden, you can watch my video HERE.

Thursday, June 10, 2021

Sweet Friendships

Today's post and YouTube video Hello Morning with Gina  ~ Sweet Friendships is about the sweet friendships I have made throughout my life in person and via snail mail.  I am so blessed by your friendships and treasure the cards and letters that I have received.  This is how I display them.


The first wrought iron "gate" is about 18" tall.  The second one is about 12" tall.  When I run out of room on them, I add cards to my kitchen mantel then my fireplace mantel.  I so enjoy receiving these sweet notes and cards from my friends.  I love sending them too! ♥

Wednesday, June 9, 2021

The Beauty of Creating

Oh the beauty of creating ~ whether it be delicious food, precious handiwork, or sweet memories!   Rather than always planning what or how to create, I am going to try to just simply do it.  I have become a free spirit in my golden years.

I have been creating cards.  I mailed them on Monday and I hope you dear friends have received them.  Here is a sneak peak of the cards I made last week.

It is a pocket card!  It was my first time making this style of card and I had so much fun.  Lots of measuring, cutting, and adhering involved and I am very pleased with how they turned out!

In the hopes of nurturing creativeness, I decided to revive my YouTube channel "Where the Wild Bee Wings".  I hope to post a few times a week ~ chats over coffee, walks in the garden, cooking, and more.  I'd love to have you join me.  You can find my channel  HERE.

Today's video is a Hello Morning with Gina chat over coffee. Sadly, no little something sweet to eat with my coffee but a lovely time regardless.