Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Letter Holder Succulent Planter

Isn't this about the cutest thing ever..
I just love it..
Now where can I buy this letter holder ?


Friday, June 2, 2017

Calling all Fairies and Gnomes

Calling all FAIRY and GNOMES
Secret Succulent Fairy and Gnome Sign Up
How it works:
All participants must have a U.S. Mailing address
Send me a private message include your name and mailing address
Sign up starts today and ends June 5th..On June 6th I will be sending each of you a name and address...You will be this persons Fairy/Gnome. If you sign up you are committed to sending a package to the person that you are given...Everyone is a Fairy/Gnome to someone, and everyone has a Fairy?Gnome.
Package will contain No less than 5 items.. the items can be leaves, babies, cuttings a beheaded flower or a rooted plant...
If you are feeling generous you may send more than 5 ..But you are required to send 5 different items..
Do not send 5 of the same items..you can send all leaves if you wish, but they must be 5 different leaves. Or you can mix with a combination of 5 different things..Examples shown in picture below.
REMEMBER: a lot of Fairies?Gnomes are succulent newbies, that being said, do not expect to receive some rare and exotic succulent. This is just about having fun and the anticipation of waiting on a surprise to arrive in the mail. Please be happy with what you get..
Your Fairy's/Gnomes name will be drawn from a hat ...You may keep it a secret or you may share..I will also be playing, that being the case..I will obviously know who my Fairy or Gnome is. The very last name left in the hat will be the person I will send to.. If you prefer to keep it very secret than I can opt out.
Each Fairy/Gnome is responsible to pay for the postage of the package they send..I will be sending mine out by first class mail.. It is recommended that you send your package in a small box to avoid the plants/leaves from being crushed.
Please send your package out by June 25th...If every thing works out well we will play again in July.
Please send me a private message when your package has arrived..It will also be helpful if you send me the tracking number of your package, by doing so I can pass the information on to the recipient . This is especially helpful to those who have a P.O. Box.
Examples....these are only examples ..make up your own and have FUN!
Ready ...Set...GO!







Friday, May 12, 2017

For The Love Of Succulents

I have found a new love !

I am working on a new project, this time using succulents.

This is an old water fountain that my Aunt gave me. It has been sitting in my back yard for years. The pump went out ages ago and I never got around to getting a new one.
That being said, I decided to give it a new purpose.


Can't wait for it to fill in!

I am now on the look out for rare or hard to fin varieties..

I may try seeds,,,

Have you tried growing succulents with seeds or with cuttings ?


Thursday, April 27, 2017

Friday, April 14, 2017

DIY WEED-KILLER

I am going to try this,,,

Hope it works!

http://www.howtoinstructions.org/how-to-make-diy-weed-killer/

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Sunday, September 25, 2016

Sweet Peas

One of my favorite flowers is sweet peas..Not only are they beautiful, but they smell wonderful.

Sweet Peas are so pretty growing up a trellis in the garden but they also are great for cutting to bring indoors.

It has been years since I planted them...

WHY???

Because the seeds need to be planted in my area in October. and every year I forget..It is well into spring when the garden bug hits me and by then it is too late.

But this year, Lo and behold  I REMEMBER.

I just ordered my seeds from Amazon and can't wait for them to be delivered...


Friday, September 9, 2016

Free Water color print

Seriously..Can Shabby Chic get any cuter than this free water color print out.


Just in time for fall.. I spent lots of time checking out this site...

Stop by and check it out..You will be glad you did..I know I am !

It is a Shabby Art Boutique....Shabby Art Boutique


Sunday, August 28, 2016

Free Printable

I love this free printable

Thought you might too !

It is a Farmhouse Mason Jar Note Pad

Now what should I do with it...LOL


http://creativecaincabin.com/2016/08/farmhouse-mason-jar-notepad-printable/

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Wild Things

I stepped out on the patio this morning as I do every morning , to see the beauty in the garden.

So many flowers blooming today.

So many wild things have come to see as well.

I see a squirrel scampering across the top of the block wall.
A humming bird partaking of the lavender.
A beautiful butterfly sitting on a pink rose.
Honey bees taking pollen from the white roses.

And then there is me screaming like some kind of idiot as a Japanese beetle buzzes over my head..Lord have mercy!




Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Three Tier Basket Planter

I have been working on this planter, so far I like how it looks.
I can't wait for it to fill in .
 As I was watering it this morning a tiny little frog hopped out..Wonder if it will come back and make this planter a froggy home.

This basket has served me well in the kitchen holding utensils and such, now it will serve me well adding color to the patio.



This pretty little angel sits on top

Friday, August 12, 2016

Busy In The Garden

I have been spending a bit more time in the garden, planting, dead-heading and creating fun to me planters.

Trying to get this creeping Jenny to grow up and around the heart shaped wire that I covered with moss..So far it is doing really well..I am pleased as punch. Hanging from the top center of the heart is a crystal from an old chandelier. The plant in front is a pretty leafy plant. I love the colors of the green and pink leaves with a spattering of dots. The name of this plant is..well, it is actually called polka dot plant. I also added a couple of Marjolin Bastines bird planter picks to the mix. The heart shape wreath really isn't as crocked as it appears...The truth of the matter is I need a lot more practice taking pictures



Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Sock Knitting

I can honestly say I am now addicted to knitting sock. There are so many awesome sock yarns available which contributes to my new addiction.

I love this new to me Facebook page where I can see what other sock addicts are up to.

https://www.facebook.com/groups/642084589269882/



http://hubpages.com/art/Knitting-Socks-and-Free-Patterns




Saturday, June 11, 2016

Crazy Socks

Finished knitting this  pair of crazy socks using Mind The Gap self striping sock yarn.
They look huge in this photo, but I promise they fit and my feet really aren't that big.