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Teddy Bear's Picnic. by Rosa V. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Gardening I love parties with a theme, and my sister-in-law Andrea can implement a theme with the best of them. When her son Jonathan's birthday rolled around, she was prepared . . ... Read on »
Cool Things Happen When your Sister comes to Visit. by Rosa V. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Gardening My sister Lisa was up visiting with her husband Rick and some of her kids and grand kids recently. Rick's mom and dad were celebrating their 60th anniversary and she aske ... Read on »
Super Jada! by Rosa V. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Gardening I can't believe how long it's been since I've blogged! That low iron thing has really thrown me for a loop! This last month has been quite the struggle in that regard. Ch ... Read on »
What I do when I'm having a Blue Day . . . by Rosa V. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Gardening I'm having a bit of a blue day today. Not too surprising all things considered. Last week was filled with this, that and the next thing and I was anticipating the Welling ... Read on »
Why I'm Weird and You should be Too. (The making and Inspiration of a Spring Nest) by Rosa V. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Gardening I was chatting with one of the younger girls on my bus the other day, about being weird. She commented that someone she knew was 'weird'. I laughed and said we were all we ... Read on »
Exciting News! by Rosa V. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Gardening It's been nearly a month since I told everyone on Facebook that I had some very exciting news to share. News that had something to do with this guy . . . A few ... Read on »
It's not my Fault . . . and I have the Doctor's Note to Prove it! by Rosa V. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Gardening It's been a month since I've blogged. An entire month! I started driving the bus and somehow, it just knocked me for a loop. I would get home, sit in my chair and hard ... Read on »
Spring Inspiration in the Midst of a Deep Freeze. by Rosa V. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Gardening I was supposed to drive the bus for the first time this afternoon and I have to admit, I've been rather anxious about it. Although I've driven bits and pieces of the rout ... Read on »
Travel Tuesday. Touring my Teeny, Tiny Photogaphy Studio by Rosa V. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Gardening  Our adventure today brings us to a small room in my basement.  I'm pretty excited to show you all how my teeny, tiny studio makeover turned out. Remember what I sta ... Read on »
Happy Valentines Day! by Rosa V. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Gardening I decided I wanted to do something fun for Valentines day and make my own card for all of you. A little digital art if you will. Henry's not huge on the whole Valentin ... Read on »
Change is in the Air by Rosa V. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Gardening It may nearly be Valentine's day, but at our house love is not the only thing in the air. . . Reality. Cold, hard, reality knocked on our door a few weeks ago. My busi ... Read on »
Friday Favorites by Rosa V. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Gardening Here are a few of my favorite posts from around the web this week Vintage Floral Plates from French Country Cottage Texture Tuesday Str ... Read on »
An Amaryllis Blooms by Rosa V. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Gardening My Aunty Nancy had asked me to share the progress of my amaryllis as it bloomed so I thought I'd make a little movie to show you all the process from start to fini ... Read on »
February. Extreme Home Purge Month by Rosa V. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Gardening It looks like February is going to be  Extreme Home Purge month at the Veldkmp home this year. Henry and I will be celebrating our 30th anniversary this fall and although ... Read on »
Wordless Wednesday. Geranium Seedlings by Rosa V. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Gardening  As always, click on photos to get the best view. . . Read on »
Travel Tuesdays. Wintermission by Rosa V. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Gardening Someone Twittered the phrase Wintermission and it describes what we've had for the last few weeks perfectly. Today was an amazing day once again and it's the last for a w ... Read on »
A Twist on the Traditional Sunday Soup by Rosa V. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Gardening I grew up having soup for supper on Sundays. I don't know if it's a dutch thing (my parents emigrated from Holland with their parents in the 50's) or a practical thing bu ... Read on »
Photography. Playing with Textures by Rosa V. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Gardening I've been looking at more and more digital art and the first step seems to be adding texture and perhaps some text. I'm quite intrigued by it all and decided to try out s ... Read on »
A Peaceful Winter Afternoon. by Rosa V. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Gardening I had big plans yesterday afternoon. 6 pounds of butter softening on the counter, eggs coming to room temperature and a new 20 kg bag of flour resting on the island. I ... Read on »