Monday, August 3, 2015

Summer garden beauties.

It's been very hot here in Miami and it's been raining just about every day. These mid summer showers are needed and thank God the sun comes out right after the rain. So excited cause my hubby just out of the blue said that he wanted to do the lawn. Now that's a big deal for us, you see my hubby does not enjoy gardening at all. He helps me with the heavy and hard work, but it's really not his passion, he just does it to help me. The man that does our lawn has stood us up for like a month now, I think he's had it with the large tree roots in the from of the house. I know they have bent a few of his lawnmower's blades. So James said, how hard can it be to do the lawn. He went and got himself a little mower and a weed eater. It's been sitting in my living room for a few days and we just look at it, lol.  He's been reading all the manuals and watching tutorials on how to cut the lawn. I know it's something so simple, but he has to do his prep stuff, this girl is not complaining a bit. Baby steps, baby steps.  

Thursday, July 30, 2015

My spa work room.

I don't think I've ever posted anything about my work space.  Here is a peek at my work room. I have the chandelier right on top of the client's bed and it's on dim most of the time. I love classical music, my fav is nature sounds with classical music and my favorite scent in Lavender. So blessed to really love what I do. 

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

My new milk glass lamp, so pretty.

I'm so happy how my lamp turned out. I've never actually done this but, I found lots of tutorials on You Tube. My sister and our friend Beth had given me 3 small milk glass lamps and I had no idea how I was going to use them. I had this very old lamp right on that same spot, but it was time for a change. So i decided to just make one tall lamp. It took a little doing cause it was my first time, but over all it was a simple project.
The lamp shade frame I already had, but it was brown so I used some beautiful white eyelet fabric that I had just enough. You can see on the very bottom the 3 pedestals from the original lamps. Thank you ladies for the beautiful lamps, I love them.

Monday, July 13, 2015

My little bouquet of sunshine.

Feeling so much better now, but I did have to go on antibiotics. After trying every holistic remedy I could think of, I gave in and thank you Lord for meds. I felt so good today that I was able to work on a few projects, mostly painting a few little things. Maybe not the best thing to be smelling paint, but I thought about it after I was done and I was having so much fun.  
It's been  very dry and hot down here and my Roses are not looking very happy but I was able to put this little bouquet together and think is so sweet. I used what I could find out there, Rosemary, Rain Lillie, Crocus, and a few little Roses. 

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Vintage hats for my Ella, so beautiful.

I finally made it to my blog, lol. It's been a hectic month for me, but not very creative at all. Been working in the garden and cleaning up outside a lot. Ok, what else has been going on.  My sister came to visit and she was here for just a few days. Now that was a nice treat, to see the kids, they're so big and beautiful. I had all these plans for things I wanted to do with them but, I've had the worst flu ever. Talk about timing, I never get sick and why now. I was so happy that my mom got to spend lots of quality time with my sister, now we have to plan the next trip. 
Going to see the Doc next week, cause this is not a normal flu or maybe it is???? My sister brought me these beautiful vintage hats that our friend Beth and her found for me. These girls have so much fun junking around. They make me happy, just looking at them. 

Friday, June 5, 2015

Bromeliads, I just love them.

These are the heart and soul of our garden. Talk about the reliable perennials coming back year after year. I have these guys in containers, on rocks, as paths liners and as the good old ground cover. They need water about once a week, they love being out doors and in our humid subtropical climate they seam to thrive . I've never fertilized or amended the soil on any of them, I know I'm bad. But they seam to like neglect and on top of that they give you little babies that you can transplant some place else. I've gotten some from clients and I've also shared lots with clients and friends. 
I'm sorry to say that I don't really know the botanical names for most of them. I just know the ones that love the sun and the ones that do much better on partly shaded areas, so I just let them tell me and I go with it.     

Saturday, May 16, 2015

Loving my new chandelier.

This chandelier was given to me by my sweet friend Meg. She said a client had left it behind a home she had sold and she thought of me. It was black and it came with some crystals, love at first sight. 
I so enjoyed arranging the crystals that I stretch the project out to almost the entire day. I've been collecting vintage chandelier crystals for some time now, have lots  left and need to come up with some projects to use them all.  At first I thought it would be a bit large for my tiny dinning room area but once it was up and with the mirror frame vignette in the background it looks so pretty and cozy and I love her . I can't wait to dress her up for Fall and Christmas. 

                                                            This shadow makes me happy.