Saturday, April 16, 2011

The Henry Chair

Love the look of knit chair covers but really like the way this one stands out. My son would totally love this too!! (We're not going to show this to him because I know this is not within my knitting skill level--nope wouldnt even try it!)

LOL Fail! My son managed to see this while I was working on my blog and he reacted exactly as predicted! He wants one ...big time!

Friday, April 8, 2011

Ladies Retreat

The theme for ladies retreat is shoes and tulips... Everyone volunteered to decorate a bathroom, so we did one of the smaller ones. Its been a long time since my mom and I did some thing like was fun working together again.

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Straw Bale Gardening

After researching hay bale gardens on the internet, Ive decided I want to give it a try this summer. The photo above was great inspiration and had lots of directions to get started as well as tips. Im already looking for my bales so they will have time to "season" before my first plantings. (will need 2-3 weeks for this-- I also read that any bales will work except for pine.)
So far, Ive planned to plant zucchini, sweet bell peppers, spaghetti squash, banana peppers, eggplant, pineapple sage ( for the hummingbirds) & maybe a couple pumpkins. My biggest concern before starting this project is keeping the neighborhood animals out of the garden. We do live in town, but so do the raccoons (which enjoyed a smorgasboard of my tomatos last summer), possums and skunks. I cant wait, Im really looking forward to this experience and will post updated pictures as the garden progresses.
Above: photo came from this site & all the knowledge needed to get started
Also in search mode I found a wealth of personal gardening photos & hints for strawbale gardens.

Friday, April 1, 2011

Birthday Box

This was for my daughters friend at college... I made the box & she filled it! Hope he has a great birthday!! Be careful!!

Antique Mall

Luv luv luv this table set!!!

We were on a mission to find an antique door for our bathroom. It wasnt to be fancy,they just dont make the size we need anymore. My son managed to find the only fraternity paddle in the whole place, found a couple of things for Mother's Day (that will be posted later), laughed at some old kegs and weird things we had to figure out what they were....Needless to say we found every thing but the door. Not a waisted day though, we had a good time and went out to lunch! Better luck at the next place!