Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Decked Out…

I snapped a few photos of our deck the other day and thought I would share those….What I REALLY want is a screened in porch….but what I thought I would settle for is a covered deck….sooooooo Steve and I went to Lowes and he had measured and drawn off and re-measured and made a list of all the lumber and whatnot he would need in order to cover said deck….as I stood there watching him load the cart at Lowes down with various and sundry building materials I thought….this is going to be a BIG job!  And then I had an epiphany!  I love it when that happens!  I decided we could just get one of those tent thingys and put that on our deck!  So, I told Steve, let’s just put all this stuff back and go to Big Lots.  LOL  He was not so thrilled with me at that point….but it got better and he agreed it was a good idea, WAY cheaper and WAY WAY WAY less work for him!

We got a 10x10 and it fit just perfectly into this area of the deck….got the cushions at Aldi for $12.88 each…


My ferns really LOVE it….they are getting HUGE!



the wagon I found at a yard sale down the street from my office…



the back yard…



don’t you love my hose….(or hose pipe as we call it in the south)


Thank you so much for stopping by!!

Monday, June 18, 2012

Window Box and a Win!

Hello everyone!  I have been MIA for quite some time, but I really have been SO busy!  And we were at the beach for a week which was heavenly….I want to go back!

A while back I entered a give away at Cindy’s Fractured Fairy Tale….if you know her blog at all (and I highly recommend you becoming familiar with it) she is SUCH a talented artist, with a great eye for design as well!  I LOVE her blog….anyhoo….she had a give away for one of her fabulous paintings….an original….it was hydrangeas….my VERY favorite flower….needless to say, I entered!  And guess what????  I WON!!!  I can’t tell you how excited I am to have a piece of Cindy’s art in my home!  I was so picky about the frame I wanted to put it in and changed it TWICE….painted it once….tweaked it countless times!  But alas….here it is…






the touches of pink….love it!


the frame….


in the room……

Thank you Cindy!!  I love it so much and it is PERFECT in my dining room!!!  I knew it would be  Smile

THEN Steve built a window box for the window on the front of our house….it used to look like this…


Now it looks like this…



we yanked out the shrubbery that was here…I don’t miss them…



Cameron got me the mini hydrangeas for Mother’s Day…




sweet potato vine, petunias…



lantana, vinca (periwinkles)




Fred…(my wild cat that I feed twice a day buthewon’tletmetouchhim!

I LOVE it!  You know, I think I could hire Steve out!  We make a great team!  He told me I had bought too many flowers and was not going to be able to fit them all in the window box….I said, “Are you smokin’ crack?” 

Yes, they all “fit”…instant gratification!

Thank you all for stopping by!