Is this not the most beautiful bouquet you’ve ever seen? So many colors…this is a perfect spring early summer bouquet for the porch,to hold the gate open or at your door…this ray of beauty would say “welcome” to anyone..


DIY: Project For Outside

: This project is so easy and so useful you will be wondering why you are just now working on it….we used an old door and built a shelf on top as well as one on the bottom for storage….then built a desk in the center for working on your projects…..you can paint it or leave it looking old and weathered….FB_IMG_1432313311623..enjoy!!,


imageMy pumpkin was very easy to carve. I used a paring knife to cut triangles for eyes and nose. I made a big open smile so he would be happy and I used small marshmallows for his teeth. Now my jack-o- lantern greets everyone with a big happy face. What will yours look like? Let your imagination go wild….🎃

Fresh Tomatoes


Have you been to your local Farmers Market lately? I chose these beautiful tomatoes from the one that I go to, but they also have lots of other nice fresh vegetables also. Check them out in your town.

Faux Succulent Planter

STYROFOAM™ Brand Foam: 10” ball, or other size of your choiceFoam-safe stone-like spray paint (Kathleen used Make It Stone!® from Krylon; read the label carefully to be sure it’s safe for foam.) 

 Succulents, live or faux

Planting mix for cactus/succulents

Optional: Deer moss, stones, shells, and other natural embellishments

Thin bodied, white craft glue (if using faux succulents)

Tools needed: Serrated knife, large; sharp pencil; tablespoon

To make a Faux Stone Planter for live succulents:
Cut a thin slice from the bottom of the foam ball so that the planter will stay in place and not roll.

Cut a larger slice on an angle from the top of the ball.

Score a ring 1” in from the edge all around the top using a sharp pencil. With the spoon and serrated knife, carve out the center of the ball till you have an opening that’s about 4” deep.

Carefully follow the instructions on the can, and spray the outside of the planter with stone-like paint. Let dry.

Fill the hole with slightly dampened cactus planting medium.

Plant your succulents and water sparingly.

Optional: embellish with stones, shells, or other natural elements.