Tuesday, July 31, 2012


                         Otis is the new spokesperson for Amazon!

                    Can you tell he's my favorite??  Dont let Jack know..

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Thursday, July 12, 2012


We've had the awesome experience of watching a pair of Carolina Wrens from building a nest to feeding their babies and then encouraging them out into the world.  Of all places they chose my hanging basket of geraniums which made it very hard for me to keep them watered.  The wrens nest has a cave like opening so I couldn't just pour water in for fear of drowning the babies.
Needless to say the blooms were pretty pitiful.  Slowly one by one the babies plopped down from the basket to the patio and scurried around for cover while practicing to fly.  Why I didn't get a photo then was pure stupidity!

Monday, July 9, 2012


 Pretty much everyday I take a long walk around the yard with Gypsy.  We have to stop and check out all the gardens, sights and smells.   My dear father-in-law made this wishing well for me years and years ago.  It looks great with window boxes filled with red superwave petunias.  He would love it if he could see it now.
 These are a tiny version of the Supertunia's also and they love this watering can planter.
 I bought this old ice cream box at one of my favorite junk shops.  It's filling out nicely.
 We stop to check out the arbor in the scented garden.  This clematis has never filled out so full before.  It must be the wood arbor versus an old metal one we replaced.  It has hundreds of blooms.
 It's so full a family of Robins have moved in under the right side of the wooden T you see here below.  It must give them good coverage from the elements as thick as it is.

 This is a clump of Gallardia that loves to be neglected.  The less I take care of it the more blooms it seems to produce.
I hope you enjoyed our walk!  We have plenty more pictures to share so stay tuned.

Monday, July 2, 2012


Hello blogland!

Since its Make it Monday I thought I would share my jewelry storage.  Since I am a visual person I like to look at my necklaces as I am getting ready for work each morning.  You might say I am "obsessed" with jewelry as I love it!  Storing it however was a problem.  I decided to hang it on the wall like art.

And the OCD in makes me organizes it by color.
It makes choosing a necklace to match my outfit a breeze.
These are just elegant hooks from Hobby Lobby.  The BLING sign I made from an old Christmas sign I bought at a yard sale and painted.  I didn't think to take a before photo sorry!