Saturday, May 21, 2016

Sometimes I just don't get much done.

These beautiful rustic wind chimes have seen better days but, they sure are singing today. Once I sit and relax I just can't seam to get up and that's OK by me. It's a cool, windy, dry day in Miami, gorgeous.  I could sleep out here, if only James would let me. I got a lot done yesterday, and that's what I love about  a garden, you have those days you just want to take it all in. 

I've seen a few videos on YouTube on making some home made wind chimes out of cooper tubing. I have to get the right tools, I know I have a blade that will cut metal but I don't think I have the proper bit for my drill. How beautiful would the patina show on that cooper? 

Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Garden favorites.

Some of my favorite garden beauties today, loving the tiny dainty little flowers of my Tilo (Linden) plant. The Asparagus Fern looks like it dances in the wind and the Spanish Moss reminds me of Savannah.

Friday, April 8, 2016

Beautiful spring day in Miami.

During my morning walk around the garden, the plants were not calling me today. It was the pool that was saying, get in, get in. Is still way to cold for swimming, but I can't wait. I usually do get a lot done on hot days. I get in and out to cool down  and before I know it, all the garden work is done. 
Not today, my plans are to hang around the house and get some crafting done. But you know how that goes when you make plans. 

Monday, April 4, 2016

Spring cleaning in the garden.

I really should clean my pots every spring but I don't. It's best to do it every season in order get rid of  pest and all kinds of bacteria. I use a bit of Clorox to a gallon of water. My garden is not that big and I have gotten rid of a lot of the terracotta pots, I really have no excuses. I'm so enjoying some of the new garden decor pieces that my sister Mayra passed on to me, love them.  James got me some of my favorite potting soil, the Miracle Grow with the 6 month fertilizer in it.  This stuff is worth every penny and it makes me happy. Can't wait to dirty them up again.  

You can't see it too well in this picture but this is where my rain gutter discharges. I save all the broken dishes and some color glass, it help with the drainage and I love how the broken china looks.  

Monday, March 21, 2016

Macarons anyone.

Loving the beautiful puzzle my talented mom made me. I glued it to a board and I'm going to give it coat of Golden acrylic medium. I'm going to place it in the back of my baking cupboard, so I can look at every time I set up for baking. I'm also loving my new mold, can't wait to make milk chocolate spoons.

Saturday, March 19, 2016

Peachy peach.

I just love Bath & Body Works candles, I wish I could fit them in my budget more often. They are truly the best. I'm so enjoying this one, delish. I went to kiss our Pearly and she smells like a Peach, she's so cute. It's still amazes me  how much love we can have for our animals. 

Thursday, March 17, 2016

Good as new.

Well, here it is, all done and pretty. This is the little set that my sister no longer wanted and passed it on to me. I can tell she really took good care of them, they just need a fresh coat of paint . Sometimes you just get tired of seeing the same thing and need to change things up a bit.  These are now new to me . I think I'm going to make cushions, to make them really nice and  comfy.  
I did had to do a little sanding with a wire brush. I gave it two good coats on the under side and on top. I think I'll be able to get few more years out of this cute little set. Thanks Mayra, love them. 

Monday, March 14, 2016

Our baby.

It's amazing how much we can love our pets. Our little Pearly has a mild rash on her back that she keeps going at it. She really doesn't like it a bit, but I think she looks so cute with it.  

                                       Here she's thinking, when is this thing coming off???