Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Deal of the Day

Got this awesome arbor at Goodwill today. Paid $29.00 for it. Can't wait to replace my old metal one with this one come spring. 

Sunday, December 1, 2013

December is here!!

Cold here in WI already. A few photos from my yard while I raked the last of the fall leaves. 

Friday, September 6, 2013

Pink Elephant Hibiscus

This is a real show stopper. If a flower could  be large and in charge...this would be it. 

Thursday, September 5, 2013

Glam Bird Feeders

Getting ready for next months Craft Shows. Going to be adding a line of Glam Up-cycled Bird Feeders. What bird would not want to dine in such style? 

Thursday, August 15, 2013

Garden Photos

A few garden photo's in the middle of August. The mornings are cooler and fall flowers are in full bloom. Where did our summer go? I am not ready for the cold harsh WI winters.

Garden Path=Garden Walk

and the rest of the story.....
Each year for the pass three years Mike has added to the cobber-stone pathway. Using one of those forms and bags of cement. Mike will finish it this year. It starts out at our patio and winds though the garden then to the entrance of the Lady Lounge.we found out last week.....IT"S OFFICIAL we will be in the 2014 Emergency Shelter Fox Valley Garden Walk. I have already started to divide and move some of my plants. I usually do that in the spring, but I want them to be in the spot I am keeping them so they all look good in spring. That will also give me more time to do more annuals to add some color to my hosta garden.

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Hailey's Secret Garden Finished

I picked Miss Hailey up after work today so we could finish up her garden. Flowers are added and she helped to mulch the area. Then she got to sign her big rock making sure everyone knows that this area is hers.

Hard at work

So happy with her work.

Her garden...her rock.
All finished...and Rufus can't get to the front yard now.

She also helped Mike with edging the grass. She really enjoys getting dirty
 The best part of gardening...is ICE CREAM in the Lady Lounge!

Sunday, July 21, 2013

Second Day of Fence Building

Day two of fence building. Hailey started out sanding some of the filler Mike put on one of the 4 by 4's. She sure did like to learn about all the new tools. She was so handy.
Here she is figuring out how to change the battery in her favorite tool of all.
Both of them so hard at work
On to the painting part.
Yup, you can tell she painted.
They are so proud of their hard work
Rufus checking it out.
The best part of both days...ICE CREAM TREATS when we finished.

We are starting a new tradition in the Lady Lounge. Anyone that visits or helps in the garden can pick a rock and sign it with anything they want to say. Here is the first rock and what Hailey put on hers. Then we will add it to the big glass jar.
She added all the tools she used and her name and date.

Saturday, July 20, 2013

Fencing in the side yard to keep Puppy Safe

This is the side of the yard Rufus likes to escape from. Mike and my brother helped remove a deck around a pool my friend was removing. (Thanks Cindy)  We are going to re-use the railing to keep him in the backyard 
This is Hailey,  a little helper we had today. 

First thing is to remove some tall grass so we can start the railing where our regular fence ends.
Hailey took a wood working class in summer school and she learned an important lesson. Measure twice cut once. 
Once measured and marked she got to work. She had to cut all the ends off
Yup, she even has a butt crack as she works. 
She really liked using my new drill. It was a perfect size for her. 
On to the next section. Using a sledge hammer to pound in 4 by 4 anchor. She is so happy to learn about the next new tool she got to use. 
Learning how to use the level to make sure Mike is getting it right. Tomorrow is painting day.

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Monday, July 15, 2013

Outside Hanging Chandelier

I need a light by my new table and chairs. So I headed to ReStore to see what I could find.
$10.00 light fixture from ReStore

Removed all the wiring and lampshades
Drilled small holes to add some bling
Purchased these at the Dollar Store last Christmas
Painted it with Annie Sloan Provence Chalk Paint
Added canning jars and set solar lights inside the jars
Just the right touch for my new table & chairs
Coffee anyone?

Plastic Garden Table & Chairs

Plastic garden table and chairs I got from my sister. It was originally white and she had spray painted it brown. I will give you one guess what color I am going to paint it. 
We took it all apart to make it easier to paint. I am using Annie Sloan Provence and Old Ochre to highlight the details.
Had to highlight the details.
It really makes the details pop
In my garden. Thanks Lorie