Category Archives: Simple Pleasures

Berries – The Gems of the NW Summer

Strawberry season is starting to wind down, but I noticed raspberries last time I stopped in the berry farm!  And they said blueberries were just about ready.  As those of us that live in Oregon know, the blackberries are soon … Continue reading

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Portland’s International Rose Test Garden

Today is National Red Rose day, and, although the roses here are of many different colors, it seemed appropriate to tell you about Portland’s beautiful Rose Garden!   June’s birth flower is the Rose and different colored roses mean different … Continue reading

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Portland Rose Festival – 100th Anniversary!

The Portland Rose Festival – A summer event that has been going on for 100 years!  It started as a way for draw attention to the city as the place to go for summer fun – and it continues with … Continue reading

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It’s that Crafty Party!! The DIY Link up #60

Love to makes things?  Decorate inexpensively? This is a  Do it Yourself CRAFT and DECORATING Party (Please do not post recipes,  self help, items for sale or anything else that isn’t a crafty idea with instructions!  Sadly, those posts will be … Continue reading

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The Beautiful Oregon Coast

As those of you who read this blog regularly know, I love the beach.  My fantasy is to have a little cottage sitting right on the shore all decked out in nautical, beachy decor – a place for friends and … Continue reading

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