Saturday, June 29, 2013
Then we went to Menards and bought a new lawn mower (our old/used mower bit the dust), bought some bricks for landscaping, buy one brick, the second one is free....deal!! 6 bricks for $5.28 and 6 bricks for FREE!!! We also found a new plant........forgetting the name, it is going to bloom pretty blue flowers, probably will plant it in the front yard. I will be looking for a red rose also........I still have time yet, don't I??
Well, time to close this blog for the night and for the month of June. So, see you in July with new cards, recipes and gardening ideas. Take care and keep looking up for your redemption draws nigh.
Cheers ~ Louise
Monday, June 24, 2013
Don't you wonder about the history of this old wagon wheel? Like, why was it painted red, who made it, where has it been? Where are the other 3 wheels? Are they still in circulation? Questions, questions, questions.
Well, time to close here, hope you enjoy some of the things I am working on....haven't worked on any cards lately......maybe tonight after the Chicago Black Hawk WIN over Boston.......Go Hawks!!!
Take care and have a good evening and keep looking up for your redemption draws nigh. Cheers ~ Louise
Thursday, June 20, 2013
Hi everyone, how did your day go today?? I have been taking these beautiful days to work on my gardens while the sun shines.
Thought today I would show you how my fountain is progressing. In the above picture you will see from where....my fountain came from. Doug and Sandi gave me the pond and flag stones in the spring. We transported them via Doug's truck with the help Tyler and his friends.
In the picture above.....you see the pile of flagstone, piled in clusters with no special rhyme or reason. I read someplace that putting a fountain together was like a big puzzle, fitting this stone, with that stone. Yep, I can agree with that.
In the above picture is from another angle, you can see the liner laying on top of the flagstone.
So in this picture, things are starting to come together....but I have so much more to go...at least I could hear the sound of my fountain trickeling....it is so soothing to the soul.
In this above picture, I have been bringing out my ceramic animals. See that goose? Bought him for 50 cents at a rummage sale. Still much more rock moving to go and, I want to make two entrence ways, in the front and on the side, mainly so I don't trip over the big rocks. The slab that the turtle is sitting on, we bought at Menards for $8...it's going to be a little bench to sit on........wonder if I will ever take the time to do that. Lol!!
In these last three pictures you see the (almost) finished product. I am very happy with the outcome. We bought 2 yards of red mulch. I probably have used 1 yard so far doing a little bit each day while the sun shines.
As you can see, I widened the area and planted a hosta. Added to the garden today, is my water can hanging from a shepherd's hook, for now.......I may move it some place else, depends.
In this picture is another view of my "Fountain Garden." I thought I might redo the fountain and dig a deeper hole for the liner....but there is electric running to the garage, think I would need to know where that is before I dig deeper, don't want to get electricuted, need to call 811. So, I think maybe at the end of the summer I will do that.......maybe. I would like to add a wagon wheel to this garden behind the hostas, if I can find one....cheap.....at times I am cheap, and at times I am extravagant, guess it depends on my mood!!!
Well it is time to close this blog for a couple of days. Need to get dinner ready for JP. Left over lasagna soup......boy was that ever a good recipe, if you are intrested in the recipe, let me know and I will direct you to the blog I got it from.
You all have a great evening and may the Son shine brightly on whatever creative thing you are do tomorrow and keep looking up, for your redemption draws nigh!!!
Cheers ~ Louise
Wednesday, June 19, 2013
Monday, June 17, 2013
House #1 ~ In the above picture we are at a garden in Appleton that had 703 different types of hostas. My goodness it was a gorgeous back yard. Oh and with different backyard decks, which I did not take pictures of, but I could see one being the morning deck for coffee and the second deck being the dinner deck. (sigh-dream, dream, dream)
Thursday, June 13, 2013
In the picture below, I made this cute little "angel garden" tonight, adding the brick, mulch, and snow on the mountain.
Now this picture below is my "patio garden." Layed the mulch down around the bricks and side garden tonight. Sometime this summer we are going to get a picnic table, Sam's Club seems to have the best price.
In the picture below is my "Tomato Garden." In the forefront, is an old wheel barrel with burpless cucumber plants.......hopefully I will get some cucumbers this year. I will also have some onions planted in that little box. Also planted in the garden is a perennial daisy plant.
In the picture below is the "fire pit garden" as you can see there is a lot to do and lots of weeds to pull. See that ugly shed to the right of the garden??? I want to paint the shed white and make some painted flowers on it, spruce it up a bit, but that may not be till July or so, after I get all my gardens done and all the mulch spread.
I still have a few other gardens going, but those are still needing some TLC. Eventually it will all come together.
Well, I think I will close for now, have to get dinner going for JP's dinner tonight. Making a few cards also, seems my cards get put on the back burner when there is garden work to do. So much to do and so little time....my plate is full. Have a great day and keep looking up for your redemption draws nigh.
Cheers ~ Louise
Sunday, June 9, 2013
Wednesday, June 5, 2013
Well I guess I better think about closing in a bit, as it will be time to get JP ready for work. Looks like it is getting ready to clear up outside. So I can get a few hours of work done and then walk Kylie around the block, her favorite thing to do. Tomorrow Kylie gets her hair done, a shower and a shave and she will look like a new puppy. I also change her pillow cases on the bed, so they are all new and fresh..........no, she is not spoiled, is she?!?!
I also have to get some cards together for my Hospice group I am involved with....the cards are made, I just have to add the Hospice inserts and that won't take too long to do. We have usually met at the Atlanta Bread Store. This meeting will be at a lady's house. She has a hard time getting out of her house, so we are going to meet at her house this time around.
So you all have a great day and keep looking up for your redemption draws nigh. Cheers ~ Louise
PS. Just as I thought, my "spell check" is in Google.....guess this is where I have to come to make sure I have spelt my words right!!!