Wednesday, June 30, 2010

What Have I Accomplished Since The Bad Weather...?

You know the old saying, "a woman's work is never done?"  We have all murmured it before as we tackled the 5th load of laundry or made dinner for all the neighborhood kids. Without really complaining,  you just do what needs to be done... right?  Well, the old adage has significant meaning for me these past two weeks.  Furthermore,  I need to rework the phrase to fit my personality.  How about, "The woman who lives at the Coop needs to stop buying flowers and vegetable seeds, stop digging up her yard, plant what she has, and then maybe do a little weeding!"  I tell you, I am obsessed with gardening.  All my seeds are spouting and I want more.  I've hired Ricky, the neighbor kid, almost every day to move something heavy, rototill (gave up on digging one shovel at a time), rake, chop-down,  etc.   I have a dear friend, Pam,  who has offered her help too.  Oh ya,  and at night I get in my spaceship and orbit Mars.  I feel nuts, but can't stop.  Is it bad to want green zinnias everywhere?  I Probably could blame this on the Dollar Store as they had really, I mean really, cheap seeds.   Take a look at the madness that follows.

It all began right here, a small space for growing herbs...

then, I had a huge desire for planting spinach, beans, cucumbers, pumpkins, zucchini, peas, chard, beets.  But first had to kill thistle and other undesirables.

Oh, and while we're waiting for the weeds to die, why not tear down an old shed.  More to come on this later...
plant sweet smelling pretties in pots and hanging baskets...

expand the garden plot so that I could plant the aforementioned goodies...

expand it a little more so that I could plant strawberries, chives, more flowers and have some place clever for my old chair and garden rakes....

and, I have the coolest willow furniture that needs a home too.   So...  lets cut down some volunteer plum tree/bushes that are taking over a corner in the yard.      

wouldn't you know it- missing parts!  Ricky brought over a massive chain, but I can't find the ball to the hitch (Rhylan?) to pull the roots out with my jeep.  So, this project is "on hold" for a bit.  Why not transplant some flowers and finish the new curvy landscaping on one side of the house...?

Then, Ricky went fishing, Pam went home, and I need to contemplate my next move.  Oh, and I need to get ready for the 4th of July.
I hope you are all staying busy and enjoying the day.
Hugs to YOU.

Thursday, June 24, 2010

Free Pedometer

Free Pedometer!  Go to to get yours.  We all need to walk more, dance more, love more.  Have a great day.

Monday, June 21, 2010

A Very Popular Picnic Basket

You really need to take a look at the latest treasury that included my little ole' picnic basket.  The treasury celebrates the first day of summer perfectly.  Ahh, it's finally here. 

Friday, June 18, 2010

Last Night's Frost Advisory

I am wondering if I am ever going to get my garden planted.  First we had too much rain, and then last night... frost!  Well, Jack knows where he can go, because today, "come Hell or high water," I am going to plant. (Pardon the expression, it's what my Dad used to say with a determined sparkle in his eye. When he could physically work no longer, he would've built a horse barn or something) So what am I doing posting?  This could be the beginning of my "Gitter-done" project for Funky Junk and I what to recognize this day. There is no turning back now.  Here I go with my camera for a "before" picture.  I'll be back later and you could be my cheerleaders until then, pretty please.

Thursday, June 17, 2010

Royal Sealy Tea Cup

Who knew you could have so much fun with some dishes.  This is my latest treasure soon to be listed on Etsy.  I took a little break from descriptions, tags, and measurements and had fun creating this collage just for you

Saturday, June 12, 2010

My Picnic Basket and Summer Fun

You just have to take a look at this creative Etsy treasury.  My old scotch plaid picnic basket was featured along with many other adorable items- all with a "summer fun" theme.  Now if it wasn't so darn cold outside, I might just crank up the grill for a burger...
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Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Old World Bathroom Vanity Turns Into Kitchen Cabinet

I have some wonderful friends who believe in all things vintage.  They are vendors at a local antiques and used furniture store and collect numerous pieces as they roam the countryside.  On occasion, they let me come and shop in their warehouse.  It was my lucky day.  From a distance I could see something chicken-ish and as I got closer I took one look and said, "how much?!"   Teresa sold it to me, cheap-cheap-cheap, and then told me the story.  Apparently, it had a glass vessel sink attached and was sold as a powder room vanity.  It had cracked and the cabinet had been damaged during shipping.  They took the top components off,  repaired the door, and put a huge slate tile on top.  My plan is to top it with marble or granite.  But for now, my little rooster cabinet sits between my range and refrigerator and is working out just fine.  Little things, like a door that actually closes and almost correct counter height really make me happy.  I say this because the rest of my kitchen at this point in time is a disaster.  Here he is my $40 rooster cabinet.  Now that's something to crow about.
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Friday, June 4, 2010

Between Pouring Rain

                           Have a great day and stay dry everybody!

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Burlap Runners, Oh My!

Just wanted to stop in and let you all know about a giveaway for a $50 gift certificate from, Bella Inspirations.  Laura, the proprietor has made the most wonderful burlap runners and has a beautiful blog to boot.  Well go on, go ahead and click the link to her Etsy shop and see for yourself. found all of this loveliness by going to, My Sweet Savannah's blog (love her blog, so much talent, so much inspiration), then took advantage of all the ways to win the giveaway.  I know, one of these days it will really happen, that the good old random name generator will pick