Wednesday, June 5, 2013


I love the month of June... have I mentioned that already? Oh but I do I do!

Petals on the floor
Petals up in the air 
Petals on my hair...
Petals everywhere.

Petals on cupcakes...


And pansies too...

Directions:  Make cupcakes as usual.
Gently, place some pansies from your garden on top of each cupcake. 
Share with a friend

Lupines and Viburnum flowers


Vintage ball perfect Mason blue glass jars... love them! Package of 6 - only $8.99 at Target.

Nothing goes to waste...

It's strawberry season around here.... I've been growing them in pots this year because strawberries are kind of invasive and if you let them be, they'd take all other your garden in a zilch. So the other day, I made a cream cheese strawberry crostata.

Super yummy, and pretty too!

Super easy to make: Ingredients
• 1 or 2 cups strawberries
• 2 tablespoons sugar, for sprinkling (or more, to taste)
• 8 ounces cream cheese, softened
• 2 tablespoons flour
• 2 tablespoons sugar
• 1 tablespoon vanilla
• 1 pie crust, store bough or homemade (best part)

1. Pre-heat oven to 400 degrees.
Hull and slice strawberries.
Sprinkle with sugar and set aside.
2. Mix together cream cheese, flour, sugar and vanilla.
3. Line large baking sheet with parchment paper and place the pie crust on the parchment paper. Using an off-set spatula, spread the cream cheese mixture on the pie crust leaving a one inch border around the edge. Pile the strawberries on top of the cream cheese mixture.
Work your way around the pie crust folding the edges up every one inch or so.
4. Bake for 20-25 minutes.
Allow to cool and serve at room temperature or slightly warm.

Love this baby pink tablecloth.... old, crumply, wrong size... love it!

I wonder what you all have been doing, or how are you spending these lovely late spring days? As for me, I cannot be more happier; days cannot be more perfect. I wish for you days filled with moments of light, peace, love, and even a bit of magic... wherever you may wander - may these blessings find you and may you find them.


  1. Delicious post! And not just the crostata... Love the flowers... Summer, sunshine, projects... Flowers... You were so right. I am getting h.a.p.p.y! It's a quiet little tentative feeling... But it is filling my <3..... Hugs!

  2. I can't stand it. :D this post is sooo very beautiful! I'm lovin (finally!) those blue mason jars and I saw these pics and said 'that's it, I need some now'...and searched online only to find them hard to find in quantity, then I came back and you said they're at Target. :D I looked at Target online and didn't find them listed at all, nothing came up for 'blue mason jars' on Target's website, wonder if they're at the stores? But this post is beautiful, thank you for posting! love that you are lovin everything too! such magical times. Off to find blue jars :D hugs, lady

  3. still lovin your pictures here, because I have a major headache right now so all this beauty is helping me LOL....why couldn't i have neighbors like you around! how cool it would be to have a Gypsy Boho Beauty for neighbor!

  4. ok, last note LOL...I found a Target that said it had the blue jars and I drove there headache and all :D only to find they did not and knew nothing about them! I bought some sleep pants and came home. Found the jars in a KMart, called them first! and they had plenty. Housemate went out that way and picked them up for me! yeaH! Thank you! I have my blue jars and can't wait to fill them with beauties from my own Garden! I have a new project to make an outdoor foot wash out of wood boards made into a box and filled with river stones, a thing of beauty even when not being used! today thank you blogland!!check it out you may love it too. hugs to you magical lady!

  5. what a lovely photos of youre flowers roses very pretty and sweet cupcakes with violets on them so cute love youre straberry cake thank you for sharering it greeting leon10

  6. Little Gypsy Chef...
    Always working on your next bit of fantasy that is a feast for the eyes, food for the soul and a tease for the sweet tooth in all of us. You take us with you on all your journeys from your lovely garden to unknown destinations in the mysterious gypsy wagon of dreams.


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