Welcome to Show and Tell Friday!
First and most importantly I need to wish my dad a VERY HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!! His birthday is Aug 9th! I owe so much to my dad! Growing up with so much love from both my parents has made me a happy adult! Thank you so much DAD! I LOVE you so much!!!
My poor hydrangeas didn't get watered enough this summer and they are prematurely aging now! We don't get rain here in the summer so I have to water my plants regularly and I didn't do that enough this year!
Rather than let them totally dry out on the bush, I cut them when they start changing color and drying out a bit. Then I cut off all the leaves and put them in a small amount of water. I let them soak up that water and then just let them dry in the dry jar. It may take a few weeks. This has worked really well for me in the past! If you hang them upside down to dry they lose their shape but this way they dry perfectly! I live in Northern California so I'm not sure how well this would work if you live in an area with high humidity though.
I just love how these pink hydrangeas turn green and muted pink when they dry!
I have some exciting news to share! I only have 10 more pounds to lose until I reach my goal! I'm down 70 pounds total! It's taken me a couple years because I lost about 50 lbs and then maintained that for a year before I was ready to continue on to my goal. I've lost 21 lbs since April when I rejoined Weight Watchers again! It sure feels great! I'm hoping to be really close or at my goal by my 52nd birthday on September 24th! Whoohoo!!!
|Me and my girlfriends at Los Gatos Music in the Park - Los Gatos, California 8/5/12|
You may remember this outfit I'm wearing as one I shared on Show and Tell Friday awhile back! I thought I would share a photo of me actually wearing it! (It looks like I cut my hair but I actually have it up in a french twist. I'm thrilled that it's finally long enough to do that)
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