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Monday, March 5, 2012

Gardening Time!

Yea! It's gardening time! I love to dig up the ground and try new things in my garden. I do a fair-sized vegetable garden, but it seems like flowers take up more and more of the space every year! I also love using the tiller--got one I can start myself finally! And it is fun to dig up the vegetable garden space --I almost hate to plant anything because that just makes it harder to till. Then I do like planting and watching for the little sprouts to pop up, and I like tilling around them and watching them grow. I love fresh vegetables and it is a great feeling to fix a meal and everything in it comes from my garden! (However, I get a little bogged down when it comes to canning and freezing any more. Seems things never get ready on my time table.) Oh, well, I'm looking at seed catalogs and visiting plant stores again.
Scenes from last year

With my new love of Pinterest, I found this sign that makes a good motto!

I got a couple of these great planters from the Willow House outlet last year and they still have some in stock at http://bit.ly/zjaHXD
I love these little markers for labeling plants when I can't remember what I planted!

Since we didn't have much winter weather in my part of the country, I'm thinking I can start gardening earlier than usual this year! Maybe if I start with container plantings then I can remember to set them indoors if temperatures dip again! I got two of these great planters last year to go on each side of my front steps and just love their appearance with red geraniums in them. These are available from Willow House and I'd love to set you up with a set, too! They are even at a reduced price on my outlet.

I always plant a big row of zinnias in my vegetable garden for cuttings all summer long, here are a few in our Planter from the Outlet store. I like to try new things every year and some work and some don't. If we have another hot, dry year like last year, I may not have enough water, so I'm looking for the ones that say "drought-resistant"

Do you like to plant? What is your favorite?

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

New Year's Resolutions

Well, we are started in the new year and I am a little late with New Year's Resolutions, but I thought I would share what I have so far:

1. Give more of myself and my time to Bible study and prayer, and to help others

2. Work on time management--maybe with more clocks!! LOL

3. Organize my home, especially my office

4.Have more friends in-show more hospitality

5. Do more gardening, take better care of potted plants moved inside for the winter, and re-do my flower beds outside.

6. Share Willow House products with women who want to have a gracious and welcoming home, comfortable for family and making friends feel welcome. Share my Willow House business with women who love the products, enjoy people and may need a full or part time income.

OK, time to work on at least one of these......

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

This Old House Remodeling, Back Bath

My remodeling project is coming along, however slowly!! Here is the original back bathroom with the "lovely" pink and blue wallpaper and tile and floor with evidence of the drain problem!

Here is what the floor looked like after removing the linoleum,(see where it had been patched once before) then boards we had to remove--and then the new tile in the process!

Here's some wallpaper removal:

Then, I had to get the drain problem fixed, and, guess what? It was not just under the sink, but running over to where the drain met the commode drain, so tile had to be removed of course! And, of course, there is no tile to match, so we got another blue and my daughter,Robin, is the family tile guru! Here is her tilework:

Although these pictures a little dark, I think you can see the new sink and commode--I'll work on better pictures and let you see

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

My table painting project....

Here is what it looked like BEFORE:
Well, actually I forgot to take a picture before I had painted a the top, but you get the idea!

Just used a spray paint from Wal-mart!
And finished table, with "almost finished" display! More later!!

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Happy Fall, Ya'll

Fall is my favorite time of year!(Well, after Spring)(and maybe Summer!)

OK, guys, haven't had blogging time lately, or just haven't taken time! Anyway, here's few things I've been doing...First pic is recent booth at Sallisaw, OK for Women's Expo

Our Wire Basket trio has been very popular!

This one is at my house -I really like bringing the seasons in with hurricanes!

Can you see the little frog in my Drake Lantern? he was trying to be invisible!

Another at my house

And another, got to get some color up there soon!

OH, YES! Fall is THE time to do a Willow House party! Who wants to be next??? Get your wish list filled free while your friends get to take advantage of our sales and specials!!

This is at my booth, but I usually have it hanging on an inside door at my house with seasonal "permanent" flowers!

This new lantern is SO versatile!! Another booth pic...Wouldn't you like another PAYDAY every month?

I have garden statues for each of my 8 grandchildren, no, the snail is not one of them!

Yes, real leaves, looking for more..just a little clear shelf paper!

Recent party at my house!

My grandkids love this~
Till next time.........

Sunday, September 25, 2011

Wooo, Pig! Sooie!

Our Razorbacks didn't quite make it against Alabama, but we cheered them on in style anyway!

I had this Razorback fabric for sometime and finally got it made into a tablecloth, so with my Willow House Galveston Memo Board shouting Wooo Pig Soooie! and my Alumni "No. 1 hand" and my Hog Trough for chips and crackers we enjoyed a little pork baked with apples, salmon mold, chili and rice stuffed peppers, fried apple and peach pies and some peanutty brownies and watched the game with family. Weather was perfect for grandkids to play outside and we had all 8 of them here! Except for the loss to Alabama, it was a good day!