LITTLE BIRDIE

As I mentioned in my previous post, I’m currently visiting my daughter’s family in Japan. But, I realized there were a few projects I’d made from my most recent EBE Release that I hadn’t shared here, so I’ll try to pop in, when time allows, with a quick share here and there.

This little birdie is just so sweet and love how the solid/filler allows you to highlight his li’l cheek and wing! I have a thing for birds . . . Not sure why . . . I think it’s just that they seem so graceful and free. Unless they’re crows, buzzards or vultures, of course. LOL!

After assembly, the balloon was treated to a nice coating of Glossy Accents and allowed to dry—for some reason, lately, I want to Glossy Accents all the things.

And, I’m a sucker for those teeny tiny star sequins . . . Such an adorable accent! •heart eyes•

Hope you’re having a lovely day and thanks for stopping by!


GO, SEE, DO!

KINTAI BRIDGE, IWAKUNI, JAPAN  There’s a Samurai Castle up high on the hill above the bridge; requires a hike or taking a gondola… We plan to come another day and do that—this first visit to Kintai Bridge we roamed the beautiful gardens, enjoyed matcha ice cream and grilled squid on a stick!

KINTAI BRIDGE, IWAKUNI, JAPAN

There’s a Samurai Castle up high on the hill above the bridge; requires a hike or taking a gondola… We plan to come another day and do that—this first visit to Kintai Bridge we roamed the beautiful gardens, enjoyed matcha ice cream and grilled squid on a stick!

STATUS: CURRENTLY OUT OF THE COUNTRY


A year and a half ago, I went to Japan to visit my daughter and grand daughter while my son-in-law was on deployment. I brought my mama with me and we had a blast—it was the chance of a lifetime.

Fast forward to last fall, when my daughter announced that grand baby #2 was on the way and asked if I would come. Second chance of a lifetime???

How does a Nana refuse such a request?

She cannot. Well, this Nana cannot. (chinkle) I brought my mama with again, so we can help out, enjoy snuggling TWO precious grandweebles, AND see more of a different area of Japan than our last visit! EEP!!!

I’m sharing photos on my Instagram of different places we’ll get to see… if you’re interested you can follow me there and see what I see!

ENTERING THE GARDENS AT KINTAI BRIDGE

ENTERING THE GARDENS AT KINTAI BRIDGE

WHITE IRIS, GARDENS AT KINTAI BRIDGE

WHITE IRIS, GARDENS AT KINTAI BRIDGE

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OUR FIRST MEAL IN JAPAN THIS TRIP? SUSHI GO-ROUND

OUR FIRST MEAL IN JAPAN THIS TRIP? SUSHI GO-ROUND

MATCHA ICE CREAM - OH, HOW I’VE MISSED YOU . . . !!!

MATCHA ICE CREAM - OH, HOW I’VE MISSED YOU . . . !!!

By the way… Japan is like food heaven for me, and I can’t help but take photos of food—especially when it’s presented so prettily… you’ll more than likely see lots of food photos, too in my Instagram stories/highlights… Just sayin’…

HOPPY EASTER

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Bear is poppin’ in quick like to say, “Hoppy Easter!” Those ears totally crack me!!!

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Now that my kids are all growed up (with one living overseas with the grandweeble), rather than dying eggs for Easter hunts and baskets, I make a platter full of deviled eggs—YUM!!! (lotsa lip-smackin’ goin’ on here!)

Hope you’re enjoying a lovely holiday, wherever you are!