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Wednesday, May 30, 2012

My Fairy Garden

My friend, Nancy, from StitchesnStrokes has me hooked on making a Fairy Garden.  I checked hers out on her blog and it is sooooo adorable that I have to have one.
So today I put up a flower, bird feeder hanger that my DH bought me two years ago on Mother's Day.LOL  And it is the perfect size for a fairy garden!  They will have their own bath to play in and their own flowers to smell so that they will want to take up residence in my garden!  And they will have their own solar light so that they can dance in the night around the light!!
They also have a frog right down the lane that has a gazing ball for them to see their reflections.  I am really falling in love with the fairy garden idea.  I am going to make another garden around the frog so they can have neighbors.LOL
Tomorrow I am hitting Hobby Lobby and the Dollar Store and build my garden.  I already have an old dishpan to put the garden in.  I will show more pics when I get it finished.  But I am so excited about my flower hanger that I just couldn't wait to share.
If you haven't seen Nancy's fairy garden, go over to her blog and see just how adorable she has made it.  (I am going to use hers as a guideline)hee hee.  www.stitchesnstrokes.blogspot.com
Don't forget to scroll down and enter my giveaway!
Well I have to quit playing and cook supper.(YUK)LOL

Sunday, May 27, 2012

Enjoy your Summer

Create and Decorate had these suggestions listed on their email list and I thought this would be a fun way to destress life  so I am sharing their ideas with you.
So far I have taken a trip to the mountains and enjoyed the COLD water with my family and we had a blast and it was so relaxing.  Here we are in the water.
Here we are stuffing our faces.LOL

For years people swam to the rocks and jumped off them.  There was an Indian that would blast the water and soak tubers all in fun.  Everyone loved it and no one could do as good a job as the Indian.
Two years ago at the sinks, someone dove into the water and wasn't even trying to soak anyone but a lady got splashed by water and filed an assault charge against the swimmer.  He didn't touch her, just the water.  The Townsend police laughed and told her if you get in the water, you are going to get splashed.  Well she went to the Blount County Sheriff and filed an assault charge and this man got put on two years probation.
So because of this one lady, the park has had to put no climbing and or jumping off rocks at every swimming hole in the mountains.  If they catch you climbing or jumping, you get fined $75.00.  I think this is soooo sad.  I can't believe one person should be able to control the majority on anything including having fun in the mountains.  Oh well.....
I can't hang the sheets out because of my allergies (sad) but I do plan on doing as many of these ideas as I can.  Sounds like fun to me!

Thursday, May 24, 2012

Summer Giveaway or Two?

I am having two giveaways!
To honor our soldiers and their families for the sacrifices they make so that we may have freedom, the first giveaway is for soldiers and their families, both past and present, fallen or alive.  I can never repay these soldiers or their families for all that they have and still do for this country but this is a small token of my appreciation.  So for the first giveaway if you are a soldier or have an immediate family member who is now or has been in the military services, let me know in this post and you will have a chance to win this Betsy Mouse, The Star Spangled Banner Doll. This includes husband, wife, children, mother, father, sisters or brothers and grandchildren. There will also be a summer item in this giveaway but I haven't decided what I am going to make yet.LOL.
The second giveaway is for everyone.  It will also be a Betsy Mouse, The Star Spangled Banner Doll and a summer item.
The rules are simple.  All you have to do is be a follower of my blog and leave a comment on this post.  Be sure and include if you get to enter for the military giveaway also.
For extra chances, do any of the following and let me know in this post which ones you have done.
Post this giveaway with a link back to my blog on your sidebar.
Like my Facebook and leave a comment about this giveaway.
Visit my Etsy shop and tell me which is your favorite item   www.yorkiesprimitives.etsy.com
That gives you five chances and remember veterans and their families will be entered in both giveaways
The deadline for entries is June 24 and I will announce the winners on June 25.  That should give plenty of time to get your package by July 4th.

Just a Reminder

I just want to remind everyone that tommorrow is the deasdline for shipping your swap items.  If for some reason you are going to be a little late, please contact your partner and let her know.  Please send me pics of your swap items when you get them so I can post them on this blog for everyone to see.  Have fun!

Monday, May 21, 2012

OFG Team Summer Celebration

The OFG Team has launched our Summer Celebration and it is filled with awesome creations from some very talented artists!  Here are a couple of my items in my Etsy shop for the Summer Celebration

To check out all the wonderful creations in the Celebration just click on the link on my sidebar or type STCOFG in the search bar on Etsy.

Sunday, May 13, 2012

Happy Mother's Day!!

I want to wish all my blogging Mother's a very HAPPY MOTHER'S DAY!!!  I especially want to wish the Mother's who have children or husband's serving in the Military Forces a Happy Mother's Day and thank you for the sacrifices that you and your family make fighting for my freedom!!
My Mother's Day was awesome!  We went to Shoney's to eat lunch with Laura Kay and her family, Mike, Brittany and Mikey and his family.  It was a lot of fun.
Chester bought me this adorable mushroom bird bath with a bunny on the bottom for Mother's Day and I LOVE it!!.

Brittany bought me the solar bulb with angels and Laura Kay and her family bought me the frog feeder, birdhouse and birds.  They all know that I love my flower garden and pond so they can't go wrong with anything to display in them!  But the bird house and birds are going in my bathroom!  I am a reallly lucky person to have a family that loves me!

Thursday, May 10, 2012

Time to DeWeed!

Last year I stayed so sick for soooooo long that I didn't get to take care of my flower bed.  So this year I am playing double make-up.LOL  I lost all but one of my miniature rose bushes and my favorite dark red rose bush last year.(sad)  but I did save one of my favorite miniature rose bushes and my lilac rose bush so that's good.
I started deweeding my flower bed last week and worked on it again this morning and almost have it finished.  I plan on finishing it this Saturday.  But I couldn't wait to show you pics of my flowers.
My hydrangea bush is just now blooming.  When it gets in full bloom they will be a beautiful bluish purple.

My azalea bushes are in a flower bed next to my pond.  Last year I found out that pine needles are really good for them so I surrounded them with pine needles and they really bloomed this year.


Here are my rose bushes.

Here are my Lilies

I can't wait until Saturday.  I am going to put another layer of plastic down, cover it with mulch and cover that with pine needles. around my rose bushes.  As you can tell, I love gardening!  Now if I could only convince my rose bushes I am helping them so that they won't bite me I wouldn't look like I have been in a cat fight.LOL

Look What Came in the Mail!

I won Linda's blog giveaway and it came today.  She not only sent me the Christmas Tree Mouse, she sent me a Mrs. Mouse too!!  These are two of the most adorable mice!!!  Thank you so much Linda, I really LOVE my mice!!
Visit Linda's Etsy shop to see more of her adorable mice at ://www.etsy.com/shop/warmth
Be sure and check out Linda's blog also  http://memoriesandmousemaking.blogspot.com/
Here's my mice.  Aren't they adorable?