Yard Work And Such

April 4, 2012 at 8:35 am (Projects) (, , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , )

We inherited a lot of yard maintenance to take care of from the previous owners. I mean A LOT. With six acres I am sure that some of that is inevitable, but this is just over the top. The must have never done yard work once while they lived here. Never. The weeds, even in the close to the house areas, were over my head. The trees had split and grown funky many years ago. The rock garden was more like a dirt pit scattered with rocks. Need I go on? So, point being, this is our first spring here and we have been putting in a lot of hard work out there. I can’t wait to get a new shipment of rock and show you how the “for now” patio area is coming. But, for right now I thought I would show you just how much tree trimming we accomplished the other day.

Here is the shot looking back at the house and you can see how the rock beds are coming along and things are even turning green now!

And that is only the front! Hey, we have neighbors! 🙂 There were many other trees like this all over the property, not to mention weeds that had become their own trees all around the house, barns, and outbuildings. We have even uncovered some things we didn’t know were there when we moved in!! No joke! The other day we found an old metal lawn chair set up by a cattle shoot. They had made a shooting range down there and we couldn’t even see it! We found an old wheel borrow with what used to be flowers planted in it, various pieces of junk, both useful and non, and even learned we have an old hand-pumped well! And it works! Yea, so anyways, on to the fun part. With all of this hard work I just knew there would be some enjoyment in the end. Trimmed branches and a wine bottle…

Just a touch of spring, for the yard and for the house! Just in time for Easter. Gorgeous! 🙂

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Christmas Decor For 2009

December 17, 2009 at 11:59 am (Seasonal Decor) (, , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , )

This year’s Christmas decor at our house is looking pretty similar to last year.  But, I did add one project, which didn’t turn out quite as planned, so I need all of your help!

Here is our tree, similar to last year, but always fun!

Here is the feather boa wreath- also always fun!

And the new project for the year was clear ornaments with the blue and peacock feathers in them for the table.  (Very cute when Rachel Ray did it!) My problem is that the ornaments were too large to fit more than a few in the cake stand.  Also, the feather look a bit blah to me.  What do you all think?  Hunt down smaller ornaments?  Different feathers?  New vase/plate?  Hmm…

Let me know what you think!

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Mother’s Day Flowers

May 11, 2009 at 7:49 am (Tid Bits) (, , , , , , , , , , , , , , )

I hope all of you mothers had a great Mother’s Day!  I visited my Grandma for mother’s day.  We took her out to eat and brought her some German kabobs.  It was a great day.  Inthe end, though, I was the one getting flowers!  She sent me home with some tulips from her yard.  They brightened up the kitchen!  She also sent them home in a very old Ball jar with a zinc lid!  I just love the jar!  She also sent home these pretties that are both over 100 years old!  What a great day! 🙂

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I hope all of your Mother’s Days were just as great!

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A Touch Of Color

December 24, 2008 at 3:23 am (Tid Bits) (, , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , )

There doesn’t seem to be much color around here lately.  The skies are dreary and snow is blowing accross the roads. Again.  Ugh.  But, amongst the dullness of these winter days, I have some very pretty flowers to share.  A client came into my office today and to thank me for the Christmas gifts our company had for his children, he had brought be a small bouqet of gorgeous flowers.  Hope these cheer your day as much as they did mine!

 

I took them home and added them to a vintage wine bottle.  It was all we had that was skinny enough, but I ended up loving it!

I took them home and added them to a vintage wine bottle. It was all we had that was skinny enough, but I ended up loving it!

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