Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Collection by Surprise

Did you ever take a look around and realize that you have started to collect something and you weren’t really even aware of it???

It suddenly occurred to me that there are quite a few frogs around here.

Last year when I redecorated the kitchen I wanted to add a little whimsy so I ordered this cabinet door handle for one of my kitchen cabinets.

When I went to pick it up I saw this little guy and grabbed him to go on the pantry door.

I’ve had this hide-a-key frog (empty) sitting on my front porch for a few years now.

On a trip home from the In-laws two years ago I bought this big toad at a roadside stand.

This past spring, this cutie moved himself into my rock garden. He’s about the size of a dime.

Take a look around. What do you have more of than you realized???

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Simple Summer Planter Project

After the beach trip last year, we came home with several shells and other collected items. They were all put on a shelf in the garage and then moved around a few time before I finally came up with a plan for them.

First, I found a paper plate holder thingy (for a lack of a better term). You know, one of those things that should be used to give stability to your paper plate for picnics. I had one floating around in my pantry. I have no idea why I only had one but now it too finally has a good use.

Then I covered it with some small fish tank pebbles.

Nope, don’t have a fish tank but I have three different bags of fish tank pebbles just taking up space in the garage. (I keep everything. My Grandmother was part packrat and I got that gene from her).

The pebbles help the shell sit level on the dish.

A couple tablespoons of soil and a few “hens” from my chick and hen plants and I had a new planter. I toped it off with some more colored stones, pebbles and coral to finish my simple summer planter. It adds a nice touch to my patio and it needs very little attention. It gets a little mist from the kids spray water bottles and that’s all the watering it needs.

Happy Summer!!!

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Saturday, July 2, 2011

Happy 4th Weekend

I hope you all have a fun and safe holiday weekend.

We kicked off our 4th of July weekend with a few festive cocktails.

1 oz. Vodka
½ oz. Triple Sec
1 ½ oz. Cranberry pomegranate juice

Rim glass with blue sugar

1 oz. Vodka
1oz. Blue Curacao
1 oz. Ginger ale

Rim glass with red sugar