Monthly Archives: May 2013

Changing up the Garden with what I already have

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As I mentioned in my previous post, I’m giving my garden a makeover. Here was the next small but cute project.

How about using a pot sideways to give the garden some fun?

Well that’s what I did. We dug a hole so the pot would fit almost half way down on its side. Then filled the bottom with dirt and planted a few plants that like to crawl forward and fill out.

I thought this turned out really cute and will look great once its fills out.

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Garden Getting a New Facelift

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Now that 4 years have gone by that my vegetable garden has refused to produce any vegetables, I am giving the garden a do over. It will now be a sitting garden. This will be for when I have some down time and I can sit and read a book amongst my flowers while a gentle breeze caresses me and my glass of wine. A mom can dream right? Maybe for Mother’s Day?  Well, I will make it into a sitting garden, just so it can torture me when I look at it and forbid my children to play in it. One day I WILL sit and enjoy it!

I’m starting with planters and figurines I already have. I don’t want to spend much money adding anything but try and reuse and rearrange.

I started with making this cute tipsy pot planter with all the terracotta  planters I have. We did purchase 1 rebar for down the middle of the planters. This was super easy just setting them on top of each other. I love the way this looks and it will be very pretty when the flowers bloom.

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Now for some new paint, dressing up some planters, planting some seeds and flowers and soon the garden will look like new. I’m very excited for the projects I have planned through the summer.

Happy Mother’s Day!

And flowers now planted.

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Cinco De Mayo Poms Poms

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We’re having a party here on Cinco De Mayo. So I wanted to make some fun decorations. But only if I could reuse some items.

I found some tissue paper pom poms that looked so easy to make. I already had some red and white tissue paper to reuse  but I did have to purchase some green to make it complete. I also was able to reuse those small wire ties you get with trash bags.

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I found these on pinterest and followed the directions and yes it was easy. But what nobody says how tedious it is! Who knew it would take forever to fold up tissue paper, measure about 5″ apart to cut, fold back and forth like a fan, make sure folds are about 2″, then twist tie in the middle, cut the tops round, and lastly pull each separate tissue paper down until each side of 7 layers are down and looking like a flower pom pom. Phew!

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You can either tie them together to make a long garland or tape them up separate. They do look lovely.

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