Sunday Sharing from the She-Shed

Good Morning Friends,

I hope you are having a fantastic weekend and enjoying your friends and family.

My two sisters are visiting for the weekend, and we love spending quality time together.

wendy and two sisters

Watching three of our granddaughters dance in their ballet recital was a truly magical experience. Their grace and poise on stage were captivating, and it was heartwarming to see their hard work and dedication come to life in such a beautiful performance. The eldest, who has been dancing for seven years, displayed a level of skill and confidence that was truly impressive. As we sat there, filled with pride and joy, we couldn’t help but marvel at how quickly the years have passed. Each granddaughter brought her unique charm to the stage, making it a memorable and cherished evening.

Madison at Ballet
Monroe at Ballet

We visited my mom’s memorial to mark five years since her passing. It’s hard to believe it’s been that long; it still feels like yesterday. We enjoyed some wonderful food, including one of my favorites, Chicken Marbella. Have you ever tried it? It’s divine. If you would like the recipe, you can email me here [email protected].

What is Happening in the Gardens

The garden looks beautiful. Unfortunately, we have had several cloudy days, so the dahlias are a little slow this year. However, vibrant zinnias, delicate sweet peas, elegant foxgloves, and roses bloom like crazy.


The Latest on the Blog


How to Easily Dye Dried Blue Hydrangeas in 3 Easy Steps

Blue hydrangea flower arrangement sitting on the coffee table.

Other Spring Posts to Enjoy

How to Grow Dinner Plate Dahlias

Let me share all of my secrets to growing dahlias that have blooms as large as 12″ in diameter.

dahlia deadheading - Penhill watermelon- dinner plate dahlia

The perfect Garden Table for Outdoor Dining  

A garden-inspired tablescape with DIY peat pot napkin rings.

What I Found Inspiring This Week

Memorial Day is a week from Monday, so I wanted to share some of my favorite ideas from around the web.

Rachel @thepondsfarmhouse shows us the cutest ways to decorate with vintage buttons.

Red, white and blue buttons

My friend Kim @cottageinthemitten gives us great tips for firing the grill up and celebrating with red, white, and blue.

Red,white and blue table decor

Check out all the fun decor items you can use for Memorial Day! A big thanks to Jen @midwestlifeandstyle for curating this fantastic collection.

red white and blue party supplies

Tammy @whitelilacfarmhouse shares some of the cutest ideas I have seen related to Memorial Day.

Memorial day ideas.

As I wrap up today. I hope you’ve enjoyed the highlights from this past week.

I look forward to sharing more fun ideas with you next week.


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  1. Looks like you had a lovely weekend, your granddaughters resemble you. I remember dance recitals from my own childhood, brought back a few memories for me and how exciting it was to dance once upon a time. It is so nice you were able to get together with your sisters too. Missing family is always so difficult, I do not think the pain ever goes away.

    1. Wendy McMonigal says:

      It’s always brings me so much joy to see her shine on stage. She was born to dance. I hope you enjoyed your Memorial Day weekend!

  2. What a fun family weekend! I love the picture of you and your sisters. You can definitely tell that you’re siblings!

    1. Wendy McMonigal says:

      Thank you! We always have so much fun when we get together. It was a nice weekend visiting.

  3. Wendy, how wonderful to have your sisters with you for the weekend. As for your granddaughters, they are adorable and sound incredibly talented. Hard work and dedication to something they love is always a green thing to see.
    Have a beautiful week!

    1. Wendy McMonigal says:

      Thank you, Elizabeth. It was a lovely weekend!

  4. How wonderful to spend time with your sisters and see the granddaughters’ dance recitals. Your garden looks amazing. Love your Fox Gloves. Thanks for sharing the Patriotic roundup of projects. I appreciate it.

    1. Wendy McMonigal says:

      Thank you, Tammy. It was a busy, but fun weekend filled with wonderful family time. I enjoyed your patriotic projects and happy to share!

  5. Wendy, your grands are beautiful! Looks like you had a fun week with your sisters, too. Your garden looks so amazing! I just planted flowers this weekend so it will be awhile before I see big blooms. Thanks so much for sharing my patriotic post! Have the best week ahead, friend!

    1. Wendy McMonigal says:

      I can’t wait to see what’s blooming in your garden!

  6. It looks like you had a fun week with your sisters visiting and all of the dance recital excitement! Thanks so much for sharing my patriotic party supplies. I appreciate it!

    1. You are so welcome Jen. You always have such great posts to share.

  7. Wendy
    Happy weekend! Oh your granddaughters are just adorable 🥰! You are so blessed. In August it will be 5 years since my mom passed and I have to say the hardest days are Sundays. We always had the best lunch at her house and unfortunately I can’t duplicate those meals. Bless you for sharing my vintage button post this week. You are the best.

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