Friday, March 30, 2012


Time for a pool party!!

No skinny dipping (this means you Sam!)



Thursday, March 29, 2012

Repurposed Smoker

When we bought our house last year, the previous owner left a rusted old smoker here.  Since I knew I'd never use it, I decided to repurpose it into a planter for the front garden.  I found some turquoise paint on the Walmart clearance shelf (u know those paint colors that they mixed, but they weren't the right color??) 

I filled it with some Phlox, a tall grass, petunias, impatients and sweet potatoe vines.
I'm know it will all fill in.  I love the color and it makes a great addition to our front garden.

what have you repurposed today?



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Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Monday, March 26, 2012

chicken burglar and radishes

I heard a noise in the laundry room.....and found LuLu {{once again}}  sneaking in the back door to check out the puppies.  She's a stealth chicken burglar, you see. 


My birthday cake and pie.  Yum

Gifts from hubby and the kids....

Thank you!


First radish harvest.  If u like radishes...they are really, really good.
Even if you don't, they are still good!

Happy Monday to all!



Thursday, March 22, 2012

this week....

this week at our house...puppies are getting bigger, eyes are open, and we are exploring....

but we are still very, very lazy.

this week...gardens have been planted, trenches have been dug and each day we search for tiny pieces of greenery emerging from the soil....

this week at our house....a certain black chicken has been missing...

and then found the henhouse...BROODY they call it.
Sitting on eggs.  Found  a few cures.  One of them calls for dunking her.  LOL.

other chicken friends were found visiting the puppies in the laundry room and had to be
gently shooed out.  LOL.

around our house this week...little boys made funny faces...

older boys displayed their artwork....

and little princesses dressed themselves in the fanciest footwear.

what's going on at your house this week?



Tuesday, March 20, 2012

A Goodwill Match!

So on my weekly trip to the GoodWill store here in Statesboro I happened upon these....

....let's just say I got pretty excited!  I had already found bedside tables for our bedroom, but when I saw these I instantly knew I had to have them.  Why you say....

...because of this! Remember this dresser?  It's a Bassett dresser that I found a few months ago at the SAME Goodwill store!  See the tops?  They are really curvy and the feet are the same too!  I don't see the Bassett mark on the bedside tables, but who cares??  They match perfectly.  I just need to sand them down, paint them and I'll be set. 

The drawer handles are identical to the dresser, but there's some more ornate medallions on the bedside tables. 

Two of the medallions are chipped off in places, but I'm ok with that.

I'll post pics of the makeover once I'm through!

Gotta love a match!



Friday, March 9, 2012

week 1 with the puppies

well, they've been pretty quiet and content in the laundry room.  I did have to buy them a bigger house...a baby pool because they were getting out of the dog house! 

Their eyes are still closed but they are still so cute..still not quite sure what the mix is...any thoughts?


Wednesday, March 7, 2012

GSU Botanical Gardens

Yesterday we visited the GSU Botanical Gardens here in Statesboro.  Umm, can I just say I'd like this to be my backyard?  It was so pretty, lots of older structures, quirky garden decor and sculptures created from farm equipment.  Beautiful brick walkways and winding paths through secret little it!

We actually went to participate in the Childrens' Garden.  The farmer was there and taught the kids how to fertilize the soil and they all had a chance to dig in.  Even so much as sticking their hands right into the chicken manure...smelly, but fun!

The children planted lettuce and broccoli.  Each week they go back and tend to the garden...weeding, and just observing how things are going.

Sam found this outbuilding interested.  It's actually stables inside, but they aren't occupied. 

I just love this old bench sitting on the corner of that fenceline...

Farmer Pickle himself.  He enjoyed flinging dirt around.

These trees were a beautiful lavender color.  I asked on of the caretakers and he said they are Redbuds.
I thought that was funny since they are purple.

I really enjoyed the garden.  I'm planning on heading back over there maybe this week or next to walk through the whole garden.  It gave me lots of inspiration for my own garden.  They use alot of natural items, like broken tree limbs to border their garden beds.  It is beautiful.