June 24, 2011

I ran across a before picture of the front of our home. These are the shrubs we took out. I am hoping that we will get the shutters painted this weekend. I have a nice brown that I picked out. I love the green on the shutters but I never find green fabric at the thrift stores. I do however find lots and lots of lovely blues....So.... I thought that if I changed it to brown the blues would go nicely. Now I just have to figure out what color to paint the front door. I am pretty sure I will never get Larry to agree on any form of blue for the front door.

Here is a shot of the middle. I will have to get alot more done before the "after" picture comes along. I have a couple of chairs that I usually put out on the front porch next to the swing. I just got a couple wood chairs from my mom. Now I have to decide which ones to use. The wood ones might not last too long in the weather. All these decisions tired me right out. hehe. Nite!

June 23, 2011

One unwanted visitor and a finish

Can you see anything in this picture. This is the site out my back door yesterday morning at about 6:40 am. I had just seen Larry off to work and stayed at the door to see what was happening outside at this early hour. (hehe I usually get up at 8:00). I was startled by a huge winged creature. Yep...you might have guessed. It was a heron. It was casing my pond and my lovely fish.

Sorry for the blurr and the bad lighting. I wish I had time to go to another window for a better shot. He wasn't there long. He saw me and left. I keep looking now all the time. I don't worry about the fish too much since the water is 4 ft and them definately can get away. I just would like to get a closer look. I worry about my dogs if they got close.

Anyway, her she is. I have finished my sheep rug. All I need to do is bind it. I think I have a new project in mind.

I got this basket at a yard sale a couple weeks ago. It was only two dollars. I thought it would look cool with a hooked cover of some kind. I thought I could use it to carry my hooking stuff if I ever go to a hook- in again. Now just to decide what to put on the top. Something with wool in the title. Hummmmm.

Hope you are having fun tonight. Lisa

June 22, 2011

Flower beds are a changing.

Last Sunday we worked on the front flower beds. The old over grown shrubs have been taken out and replaced with some smaller ones. We planted some grass along the edge that had been changed. Not sure if the clumps of ornament grass is going to perk up or not. If not we will try again. We have plenty of that. Marlee is checking it out. Most likely thinking...Did I pee on that today?
Here is the other side. I have a coneflower planted and some black eyed susans.

I just love the little step ladder we found in the trash. I have little pink flowers planted in the log and around the base of the ladder. However since the hard rain last night...Not many pink flowers open this morning. I put the ladder there to hide the hose and vents and other ugly stuff. I am going to put a metal bucket on the top of the ladder and see if it conceals more. If not we are on to plan B. I have a chicken crate/coop. I think if I stand it on end it might conceal more. Stay tuned.

Larry and I made a little house out of some windows from a trash find. The roof was made out of the screens.

Here is it's new home. We took out more overgrown shrubs out of the island on the side of the house. Larry has changed the edging and has grass planted.

Here is the view from the side street. The left side is mulched but the right side just got weeded on monday night. Took out a ton of lillies by the gas meter. Just put on a few. They should cover it up soon.

Hope you enjoyed the look around. Today's agenda is to finish my rug, re-do the front porch with some new thrift store finds, Maybe finish the porch swing and chairs. Better get going. Have fun with whatever you have to do today. Don't forget to smile! Lisa

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