Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Sneek Peek

The big project is rolling along enough to give a sneak peek. I think it will be completed this weekend. If I can keep moving. 3 yards of sand and more to unload but it is shaping up. It has been a really fun and exciting project to say the least. I am really enjoying it(-:
There is more to do but at least I can share this little snippet of what is really going on. Have a Happy Hump Day!

Thursday, September 24, 2015

Tentacle Planter

This is what I got. Love it! Arrived safely packaged in the mail. I was even able to choose the one I wanted. What more can you ask for? (-: Super nice place to shop. The Potted Store I would recommend it and they are not even paying me to say it! (-:
Now to get it planted and hung up(-:
Today is, work on the big project day. It will require a few yards of sand. So I am off to the local supply yard to get some sand. Can hardly wait to get it done.  I am sure by now you have figured it has something to do with an ocean or beach theme or both? Well that is a good guess. 

Sunday, September 20, 2015


This is one of the things I got with the gift certificate from Carruth Studios.
It is a fish head.
I think it is pretty funny. DH welded a rod/stand for the fish head to sit on. I glued him onto the platform. Kinda looks like he is looking out of the water that way.
You may remember I got this old cauldron from my brother and we found the pump on Craigslist.
There is a fisherman standing next to the cauldron too. You can see the fish hook in the background.
Since the fish is the center of attention I didn't photograph the fisherman.

 I also got two new sun/moon faces. They look nice on the wall with all my other ones.
Also worked on getting the big project closer to being done. A lot more work for that to be finished though. Might run out of time this Fall. But for sure next Spring I will finish it up. You will have to keep checking back if you want to see it.(-:
And last but certainly not least I got a butterfly house put up.
 I have never had one before.  Shortly after that a butterfly flew in the yard. I ran to get my camera and grabbed the little one. It does not take the best pictures but here is the butterfly.
Do you think it is a Monarch? I was so excited to see it. It flew around the yard for a while then sailed off on a new adventure. I have never seen this type of butterfly here before.
So I guess if you build it they will come. I should have done that sooner.
Have a great week!

Thursday, September 17, 2015

Obsession With Head Planters

Does anyone else have an obsession with a garden item? Besides plants of course. (-:
I just seem to always look for these head planters and faces for the garden. Anything with a face draws me in.

Last weekend I found some cool Tentacle planters.

        Tentacle Planter

I loved them, but passed them up. Then after I got home I went on line and found some. Of course I broke down and ordered one. I will put it on the wall by the sink fountain.
My other order came in too and I am working on a new project for one item. I will post a picture when it is finished. If it works out, it is going to be priceless.

Tuesday, September 15, 2015


Sprinkles fell yesterday. It was a nice thing to see. Although we need buckets and buckets.
More rain could fall today. I won't hold my breath.

Sunday, September 13, 2015

New Sun Face

Took a little jaunt south of town. Just an hour away. I had read online about a little craft fair and thought I should go see what they had. Nothing at the craft fair I wanted, but I did find this at a local nursery. I am addicted to these faces. This one was made by a local artist. It is cement so it is pretty heavy.
I also got a few plants, and an air plant to try. It looks cool in my head planter. Had a fun time. Just what this gardener needed(-: Hope you have a great week!

Saturday, September 12, 2015

Friday, September 11, 2015

It Has Been A Rough Week

Sometimes writing a poem gets me going in a better direction. Here is to a better week!

Thursday, September 10, 2015

Order Is In

Well I got my gift certificate in the mail last week and I ordered my new Carruth items. They will arrive next week(-: I can't wait! I have a plan for the caldron pond. I hope it works and if so I will post pictures. I have to wait until my new creature arrives before I can see.

Over the weekend we got the yard back together from all the ditch digging and pipe laying and electric. Ugh! What a mess! We added a little more pathway to the original one and put new gravel down. It was back breaking work but at least it is done and I like it(-:

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Bridge Work

All ready for El Nino to arrive.

Also had gravel laid to drive on. It is much nicer then red dirt. The car likes it better too(-:
Trying to tie up loose ends before Winter arrives and staying busy babysitting. Not much time for much else these days.