Thursday, October 27, 2011

Cute idea, I wish it was mine.

Do you ever see an idea in a magazine and years later do it. This is one of those times.  I saw that someone, somewhere used pumpkins and gourds as pots.  They decorated their table with leaves and pumpkins with real plants. 

The other day I went pumpkin hunting. The problem was that I needed a really tall thin one to go with my perfect pumpkins I had already bought.  After having no luck this idea popped into my head.  More could be added but for a plant sitting outside with other pumpkins it looks great.

Easy to do and wonderful to the eye whether it's outside or on your Thanksgiving table.


Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Let the sun shine in.

The sun adds so much and makes a useless area and
makes it a frame for a great piece of metal work.
I thought a update on the back of the house was necessary.  John and I have been working like crazy to get the pergola done.  With the planting of the two grape vines and the Carolina Jasmine on the trellis it was time to place the top boards.

 I have always thought the back of the house was designed wrong. Mostly that fireplace roof line. That little peek was driving me crazy. I felt the addition of the pergola was correcting the problem and as the vines climb over the pergola the connection would be complete.  In the last picture I still noticed the fireplace peek and realized it needed something. 

The white area is the trellis and that's were the Carolina Jasmine
 is growing.
So I went out in search for something with color and size.  The sun brings it to life and gives that space meaning. I hope you like it.  One more layer of wood to go on top in the opposite direction will finish the pergola and we are done and waiting for nature to complete the project. We still have the floor of the deck to finish. Due to the red soil and the Austin the dog, we are going to rebuild the deck and stain it dark green, Johns suggestion. John is very creative and always make our little home a vacation spot.  A place for peace of mind and heart.

God Bless all that come through my little blog and rest a while.


Tuesday, October 18, 2011

The work begins again.

The summer was hot and long, so as you know we stop the projects and enjoy the heat.  Lots of frozen drinks made their way to our deck.  But this may look like a mess but it spells out progress. Every time I see a ladder I know it's time to get out the work gloves and the stain.  More pictures to come. 

God bless all who visit my little blog. 

Thursday, October 13, 2011

I can hardly wait.

I know it's last years but it was soo cute.
I don't do much in the way of halloween. But I love the colors the kids and just the fun of it all.

Looking forward to carving this years.  Maybe a witch.

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Austin Turns One

On October 1st. Austin turned one.  The morning started out the same. Hugs, loves and breakfast. But soon his life would change. He would get the biggest bone ever, ham.  I know what you're thinking but I can tell you he didn't care.  He has been taught to go outside with every bone he gets. He gets the bone at the Frigidaire and travels through the house to the back door. But this time the trip was a little difficult, the bone was as big as him.  But determined to eat it he made it with John holding his door open.  He was not to be bothered, he had a great day.

But he deserves it, he has learned well, did his human well, and has put up with my hugs.  That alone makes him the best birthday boy of the day.


Friday, October 7, 2011

When the Chi Tea is gone, the pouting starts.

See this Marv
A couple of years ago, my brother left a can of chi tea at my house over a family filled weekend.  When I found it I felt bad that Marv had forgotten it. When I called him, he said, I left it on purpose because I didn't like it.  Well then, I had to check it out. 

And now after about two years I am at the end of the can.  I am screaming for more. Mostly because I got addicted to it.

The moral of the story is, never give anything your sister you can replenish over time. 

Sadness, pouting, begging.