Category Archives: Flowers and Garden

Metal cut bucket

Happy Labor Day!

Happy Labor Day everyone!

I hope that you are all having a great day and have had a great weekend.  I went to one of my favorite places…Swiss Days, in Midway, Utah over the weekend.  It is one of the only times that I will fight the crowds and go to a boutique!  This year I really did not find a lot of goodies and I only stayed for about an hour and a half…which is not normal, but I just have a lot going on right now and I guess my heart was not really into it.  Metal cut bucketI did find this cute bucket with the metal art in it.  I love the dragonfly on the handle and there is actually the word, “welcome”, cut out of iron on the handle too, but the flowers cover that up.  I couldn’t wait to put some fall mums in it and put it out on my front porch along with the fall decor when I put that out.  I found some fun new jewelry at Swiss days and that was about the extent of my shopping!  

After that my husband and I went on up to our property.  We had to move two ATV’s down into the town so they could have a tune-up and get them ready for the upcoming hunting season.  We had to make two separate trips because our trailer would only hold one at a time.  But we got that done and then we went over to our cabin.   My husband helped me and we cleaned the whole entire cabin from top to bottom.  It just needed a good fall cleaning.  It was so good to get that done…so that was my LABOR day weekend!

I have another busy week ahead…with a RS activity during the middle of the week and my Girl’s Retreat at the end of the week.  It is going to be busy, but also fun!

I hope that you had a great Labor Day Weekend and that you got to spend a little bit of the time with those you love…doing something you love!

Thanks for visiting!

Thanksgiving Point

Thanksgiving Point Gardens

I took a couple of my grandkids to the Thanksgiving Point Gardens and I was thinking that the kids might be a little bit bored walking through the gardens…but they loved it!  So much so, that we had to go back again a few days later!  My secret…I let my 9 year old granddaughter take my camera and she had a great time.  The battery on my camera died about half way through the gardens, so that is why we had to go back a few days later to finish our photo shoot!  :)Thanksgiving Point Continue reading

wildflowers at cabin 2015

Wildflowers in Utah Mountains

A week ago my husband and I were at our cabin and the wildflowers in the Utah mountains were absolutely stunning!  We had quite a wet spring and so the wildflowers got watered and when the sun came out they were such a beautiful sight!  I was going to pick a big bouquet and bring them inside, but decided that I would just enjoy them in all their natural settings!wildflowers at cabin 2015 Continue reading


Gardening is Just Another Day at the Plant

Today I have a  fun little thought that would be a great gift for all you gardeners out there!  I saw this saying and it just made me laugh out loud!  :)

 This would be a fun gift for your favorite gardener, or the person that is a wanna be gardener!

This would be great to do as a photo block like I did here.  Or you could simply put this in a frame and put it out on your patio table!  This is formatted to an 8 x 10 size.  If you want to do a photo block remember to develop it with a matte finish, not glossy!  If you want the JPEG format or photo format, right click over the image and go to “save image as” then save in a folder.  You can print your own or send it out to your favorite photo processing center.  For those of you that would like the PDF download, just click on the link:

Gardening is just another day at the plant

I hope that you all have a great weekend…and that you get to spoil all of those great fathers out there and let them know how much you love and appreciate them!

Thanks for visiting today!

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Yard Tour 2015

Today I have a yard tour for you.  I was going to do this earlier…but a hail storm shredded some of my flowers to shreds and they are just now starting to look good again!  Mother Nature is a curious creature. :) yard tour 2015 Continue reading

summer chalk art door

Summer Chalk Art Door

I finally got all of my flowers planted…got a fun chalk art on my chalkboard door and found a fun orange accent for my crate.  So now I think that I can just sit back and relax and enjoy it all summer…right?  :)summer chalk art door Continue reading

Patio Table Re-do

Patio Furniture (Re)-Makeover

A few years ago I did a patio furniture makeover.  I made new chair pads and painted all of the chairs and the table.  It looked great when I did it…but with time it had faded and did  not look all that good anymore!  So I decided that it was time for a Re-makeover!  Is there such a thing???patio furniture makeover Continue reading

antique ladder and watering cans

Succulents Planter and Bird Plate Vignette

My best friend from Jr. High school and I went shopping a couple of weeks ago to look for flowers and antique shopping and I got this beautiful succulent planter!  I will put it outside when the weather is just a little bit warmer, but for now I am enjoying it in my kitchen!succulent planter and bird plate Continue reading

pink tulips

Happy Spring!

Today is the first day of Spring, so I thought it would be fun to share these beautiful pink tulips with you in celebration of this day!  I got these gorgeous bulbs and forced them to bloom inside!  I love how beautiful they are and how refreshing their blooms are!  

They just make my heart sing!pink tulips

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fall wreath

Fall Wreath

I just finished decorating for fall and Thanksgiving!  I love this Autumn holiday and the fact that we can stop and reflect on all of the many blessings that we have.  All we have to do is take a look around us and we will see how very fortunate we all are!

I made this wreath for under $13!  All of the fall florals were on sale at Michaels for 80 % off, so I was able to score!Fall Wreath Continue reading