Friday, June 26, 2009

The Garden

I have a garden! I did`nt plan on having a garden, but weds night Adam came over with his newly purchased tiller and tilled me up a garden, i was just going to spend the summer weeding it and getting it ready for next spring but then..................

My neighbor Mark stopped by and handed me a bag of onion sets that he had left over, sooooooo, i spent the next morning cleaning weeds out of one end of the garden for the onions, figuring, that won`t take long, but then.......................

Marks wife came over yesterday morning asking if i wanted some pumpking plants she had left over, ok sure, so now two spots needed digging and weeding, ok, i can do that. I went to her house to get the pumpkin plants and she dug up two rubarbs for me, ok, i can get that in, but then..........................

Marks wife handed Skip 6 packages of herbs, ok, Danika can do that, no problem but then........

Skip and Danika went to the garden center outside of town and bought two big beautiful tomato plants.........................and six big pepper plants..........................and 5 brocolli plants. ok, this was becoming a huge undertaking for someone who had no intention of planting a garden this year but ok, i can do that.

Eight hours later and sunburns, we had most of the garden, today radishes and maybe a few greenbeans will go in. Skip, who really is`nt a gardener or blueberry picker, decided we needed a scarecrow, so, He and Danika did the scarecrow, which Flynn views as in intruder and does`nt like him very much, we named him Shorty.

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Good Bye Snow...........FINALLY!

I have finally removed my snow effects, i am pretty sure summer has finally arrived, it came very late this year but, we have hit the 80`s so i feel confident enough to remove the snow........But, this IS Minnesota and anything is possible here .

Danika is visiting..........for as long as she wants, she`s been a busy one, fishing, shopping, babysitting, visiting, and this weekend, it`s off to a concert in the park, that should be fun!

Well, have a great day, the morning is a glorious one so i am going to go play!

Friday, June 19, 2009

Coming Soon, The Skirtain!

I have been in a sewing mood, I have`nt had one in a long long time, but the mood hit me and for days the creative juices have been flowing.

Last night, it was warm and muggy, i was thinking how nice it would be to have a simple top that was easy and very cool. I am no Calvin Klein but, i have created what i think will be a huge success, Ladies and Gentlemen.........I give you the Skirtain.

My model, who wishes to remain anonymous,(for reasons only known to him) is showing two differant ways to wear the skirtain. Above is the shirt, cool, easy, flattering and full of fun.

You know how us ladies, and i suppose some men get tired of their same ole same ole clothes, well, take a little look below! When that happens to us, just slide it down and TA DA, you have a new skirt! Notice how handsome he looks modeling his new Skirtain?

oh just wait guys, there are many more uses for this Skirtain! I give you, the curtain!

The Lamp Shade!

And Last but not least, the trash can dresser upper! Smile at the cuteness when you toss your trash!

Acknowledgements: A special thank you to my model, who also suggested the name for this beauty, a name that stuck like glue!
The Skirtain should be available soon for all you Women and Men that cannot live without one!!

Sunday, June 7, 2009

The Kingdom

Please, come in and take a tour of the princess`s Kingdom.

Oops, the first two pics are sideways, but you`ll get the picture..... The first pic is what we started with, pale pink walls, and a wood floor.

These are not in any particular order............ So just keep scrolling at the changes in the Kingdom. Sorry about this sideway pic!

Every Kingdom needs a Hop Scotch board!

Grandpas carving in the apple tree.

Lady Bugs crawling all over the floor.

The Princess loves blueberries...............hense, the blueberry bush......kinda sorta. they are messy little things and litter the floor.

The above tree with roots!

The Apple tree below, the princess`s mama added the butterflies and dragonflies.

The Princess and her tire swing.............well, i`ve never claimed to be an artist! But i do an ok stick princess.

The handprint wall of the princess`s subjects. That was Rebecca`s very cute idea!

Grandpa added some bluebirds, as you can see, he is a far better artist than I. I love love love the bluebirds
Aren`t the the cutest!

And of course, the sun! In the corner you can get a little peek of the kingdoms brand new window!

We worked on this for 3 days, it started out with me just wanting to put a couple trees in, and we went from there. It was so much fun and the princess loves it, her upcoming birthday party will be held in the kingdom. Fun Fun Fun!!

The Princess ( Part 2)

The little princess went on a photo shoot while we toiled away in the Kingdom. Don`t you think she is a good little model?

Stay tuned............and exclusive look inside the Kingdom!

The Princess (Part 1)

We have been in Wisconsin for the last week, visiting the little princess ( the one in purple), and her subjects, mama and papa.

We drove down there specifically for the little princess`s dance recital, and i have to say, she was gorgeous and danced very well for an almost 4 year old. She is standing next to one of her best friends. We enjoyed watching the dancers, it was very entertaining.

I have one or two other blog entries to finish but i am doing it in two or three parts, my computer has been acting up big time, this is my 4th attempt to blog today.........So i`m trying the short and sweet attempt untill i figure out what is wrong.

So, in this blog, i will tell you about our little project for the princess`s playhouse, which she has named, The Kingdom. A very fitting name by the way!!!

See you shortly!!

Sunday, April 26, 2009

Cautiously Optimistic

Spring might be here, only 5 more days till May and no snow because it all melted from just a couple days ago. But seriously, what can happen in just 5 short days? Shhhhh don`t tell me.

Adam came over and fertilized and seeded our yard with grass, because he has a new riding lawn mower and can`t wait to start keeping his and our lawns cut, He wanted to make sure there was plenty of grass coming up. I would have had a picture of this from my window but he was flying past the window so fast i could`nt quite catch him. He does things fast like that all the time.

We had a little rain a few days ago (which turned to SNOW) and when we woke up the next morning, the grass had magically turned green........FINALLY!

Northeastern MN is finally , slowly , understanding that spring is here, my fingers are crossed !