Monday, July 12, 2010


As much as I love my gardens, making jewelry, sewing clothes for my grandbabies, sewing new curtains, working on the interior of little home and last but certainly not least - visiting all of the gorgeous sites it the Land of Blog...I'm going on a internet break.

Oh not to worry I'll be in and out but with so much to do around our little home...I've found myself short on I've decided to take a bold step and hold on to your reins...focus on my priorities...then as I complete each task (wish me luck) I'll mark it off of my "Honey Do" list and accordingly open up my Etsy shop and my Blog...Hopefully with a much better attitude on my part with more interesting posts for my Blogger friends to enjoy and NEW jewelry items in my Etsy shop!

Take care...know you are missed...and wish me luck!

P.S. If you see a woman running around home improvement stores with spackle and paint on her face and in her hair that'll be me...don't be's just that when I get in this mode...well let's say I don't deviate...not even for the norms of society! Love y'all!

Saturday, July 10, 2010

Please help me fill in this space with idea sources!

I've been working on a long ignored "Honey Do" list for the interior of my little home...tape and bedding is on the top of that's going very well! I completed a texturize technique on the living room walls and I am LOVING it! Sort of a free form "rough" finish...and here comes the plea for help...

I am a very casual just fits my personality and our home environment. So I've been looking at online catalogs, magazines, home tours, tutorials, fabrics, paint colors and therein I started an IDEA catalog...for my visual preferences...I prefer warm colors; browns, umber, a touch of opulent Santa Fe red, turquoise greenish blues, natural woods and eclectic mix of my treasures in my quest for my "homey" western, with a touch of Tuscan warmth, casual but hopefully pretty home...

So why am I asking for your help? Do you know of any blogs that carry this theme? Are there more online magazines or catalogs that could assist in my quest? I would appreciate any and all assistance in this primary concern is $$$...I'd prefer to use those for purchasing supplies, paint and everything else I'll blogs and free idea sources are totally appreciated.

Oh and as you all know by now I AM A TOTALLY VISUAL person...give me a photo and off I go on my journey loving every footprint I leave along the way!

Thank y'all!

P.S. The baby replacement vines are doing great!

Saturday, July 3, 2010

Early Morning Flowers after Rain, Rain and more Rain!

We've been blessed with rain every afternoon for...ummmmm...gosh almost two weeks! Although not an accurate rain gauge, my pool level increased almost 5 inches in just the last 3 days!

The St. Augustine grass is lovin' it! The flowers have recovered from the 100+ temperatures we had in early June. My flowers just don't bloom during those high temps.

With the remnants of Hurricane Alex passing through our part of North Texas the temps are now in the upper 80s to mid 90s, HIGH humidity when not raining and every afternoon we get storms or showers. The flowering plants are blooming like crazy and so is the grass that creeps into my flower gardens...good gosh almighty...I'll be out there pulling up grass for quite awhile!

Hope you like the photos! I love the colors!

P.S. Thank you to everyone who helped me through the events of my last post! I've replanted trumpet vine...every 6 inches along the fence line...please grow...please!