Friday, May 18, 2018

What to do when you're all alone on a rainy day.

Mind you I do have lots to do but why not take some selfies just for fun. Look ma, no double chin and not a wrinkle. I love filters but I need to find a really good photo editing software. With my new semi-pro camera I like to shoot in RAW and I need to mainly convert to JPEG. I know what I want, but is so darn expensive, my photography is just for fun, I'm not a pro. I'll just have to keep looking.  

Thursday, May 17, 2018

I needed some cheering up today.

Some times you just need something pretty to look at. These are from my garden and a new bloom always puts a smile on my face. 

Tuesday, May 15, 2018

All settled in my temporary art room.

Now that I've unpacked all my boxes and I'm all organized in my temp art room. I going to have to move it all over again into my permanent space soon. We're getting there little by little, been painting for 2 day and the floor needs to be leveled before we have the bamboo floating floor put in. Of course I would of been finished already if I didn't have a budget to carefully watch all the time. 
Not complaining, I feel so blessed to even have a spare bedroom to temporarily set up in. It was so nice to unpack and display all my pretties and now I'm inspired to create again.        

Sunday, May 13, 2018

Mother's Day flowers for my sister.

Not too many flower shops in our little town, I think we have just one and that's ok, we love it like that. I always end up doing my own arrangements anyway. This one I put together for my sister who loves yellow roses. I started with an inexpensive bouquet from Walmart. This spiral bouquet technique I learned in Germany and I always do my hand held arrangements like this. The true test is if the arrangement will stand up by itself. The fillers and greenery I picked from our back yard. She's going to love it.      


First Mother's Day I don't spend with my sweet mom. She's in Miami and I'm in Alabama, she's having dinner with my other sisters and they're going to pamper her like we always do. I am who I am because of my mom and dad and I love that. 

Tuesday, May 8, 2018

My Take On The 3 Tier Galvanized Tray In Shabby Chic.

I know it's a bit over the top, specially with the bling, lol. But I just couldn't stop myself. I know that simple farmhouse is really in now and I love that too, but I just can't do simple anything. So why fight it, just do what you like and what makes you happy. 
The tray and the silk flowers I got at HB with coupons and all the other accessories are garage sale finds, so this was a very inexpensive project. 
 My sister did one, not too long ago, and it's gorgeous. She added some trailing black wooden beads and it's so beautiful. I can't wait to decorate it for fall, my fav season.     

Monday, May 7, 2018

Loving this Alabama red soil.

Still have this cold that I can't seam to get rid off and now my allergies have kicked in. Don't have any pictures to share right now but we got a new little kitten, well he's not that little but he's still a kitten. Someone was looking for a good home for him and there I was at right place at the right time. James let me keep him yay. But, I let him in the house for the first night, to make him feel welcome, what a big mistake. He was an outdoor kitten, that's the only way I can have cats. I'm highly allergic and oh boy did I mess that up. I'm on my inhaler and have done 4 Albuterol and nothing. I might have to go for a shot, needless to say hubby is not happy. I'm going to be just fine, like always. Will share pics of him soon, so darn cute. 
These are my first Gladiolus blooms, love them. I havent gotten to fertilizing yet.  I just can't get over how wonderful is this red Alabama dirt, a treat for me. I use to garden on top of coral rock.  

Monday, April 30, 2018


I needed to go for a little stroll through my garden today. I've been nursing this bad flu for about a week now, this one was a bad one. I needed to look at something pretty today and my garden always makes me feel better. I have a lot or work to do in my new garden but I'm conquering a bit at a time. I want to take my time and research every plant I want to put in, not rushing a thing and enjoying the ride.