Monday, August 2, 2010

Pressed Flowers... a month in the making!

Here is a picture of a piece of my garden, Its actually my first pressed flower since i was about oh... twelve!

Not much too it really cut a pretty flower and some leaves, stick it in a phone book, put heavy stuff on top of that and wait for WEEKS while it dries!

Then I GENTLY peeled them up off the phone book, and placed and arranged them on a piece of paper cut to size for my frame.

THE FRAME! OMG! I Love this frame, its the perfect size for a pressed flower! Plus I got it at the salvation army thrift store on saturday, an saturday EVERYTHING was half off at the salvation army! Pickings were slim, because we got there in the afternoon, but i got a bunch of clothes and a few little frames like this one for 50 cents each! I also got a little silver pedistal thingy for 75 cents as well.

ANYWAY back to the frame, the frame had its original tag on it.... 17.99!

Friday, July 30, 2010


I haven't been around at all lately, I have been really really crazy busy with appointments and such. and I just haven't had the time or energy to get on here. I apologize. I really hope to be back in blogland here soon but until then please remember that I am trying. See you soon!
Until Then here is a dose of CUTE! baby Mountain goats that reside at the Cheyenne Mtn Zoo... adorable huh?

Sunday, July 25, 2010

Garden Sunday #3

Just a few pictures this week!

This is my NEW garden, after one of the maybe FIVE good rains we've had ALL year! I've only been working on it for about a year so things haven't "grown in" yet and some of the plants I got as little baby seedlings, they were so small they came in a tiny styrofoam cup! we'll see how it looks next year

This is my red day lily. I got it the first springs we lived here as a rhizome in a bag, and it surprises me how well it has grown. It was one of the first plants i got after the lilac too! BTW i LOVE this picture, not bad for a phone huh?

Saturday, July 24, 2010

Funny Furbaby Saturday #2

So this week's feature is BEAU!

Beau is my bloodhound, he is just, well weird.

A few weeks ago we were transplanting a tree from our back yard to our front yard and all day long Beau would come up and help us dig, a little here a little there, he is such a silly boy. Whenever we would look at him he would BOLT off and hide behind the shed. We got him at 6 months of age and I'm guessing he got in trouble for digging at his first home, we really just don't care, its a natural activity for dogs and it keeps their nails worn down so I don't have to trim them as often. He just doesn't seem to believe us that we don't care that he digs.

The best part of him digging is that his big ol' bloodhound ears get in the way and he falls on them!

Thursday, July 22, 2010

Not Feeling Well

So guys I haven't been around, and I can't really apologize for that because it was best for me to not be attempting to write anything coherent and it would have just been bad. I've been down and out with my knee, my dog Max sent me tumbling down the stairs and i ended up with a swollen knee, a broken toe and skinned to high heaven elbows on top of being knocked out with allergies this week, I am glad i don't need to water anymore because we are getting rain but now everything that i am allergic to is growing.

I've just been laying low this week trying to heal up a bit more, so I guess I kindof took a vacation from crafting so as to remain safe :-) Hopefully next week I will be back and at it!

See you Next Week~

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Black and White Wednesday 2

This weeks Black and White Wednesday inspired by Natural Suburbia is a picture of a horse that lives down the road, a while back husband brought home the "nice camera" from work for the weekend to appease me for losing my camera and we drove around town taking pictures of silly things. I always love seeing this horse as a former horse farmer far from my roots it just makes me happy. He always has a few birds following him around and I love how you can still see the fence it adds a little bit of interest and texture.

Sunday, July 18, 2010

Garden Sunday #2

Meet the Illusive garden moose! This is my little bit of silly in my front garden! He hides under the daylily plant and protects the mint from my husband who would likely eat all of it! Isn't he cute? He makes me smile every time I go out my front door!

This is my salvia plant that is beside our little patio, it attracts sooo many honey bees! I love the honey bees, they just do their thing and don't bother anyone!

this is my diantus "heart attack" its a really interesting flower shape and i LOVE the color!

Delphinum: I love this one for its multi colors and layers, its so beautiful! the picture just doesn't do it justice!

Can you believe THIS is a columbine? its called Black Barlow, I saw it at a farmer's market and I HAD to have it! I LOVE the shape but i adore the color. I am known as the lady with the weird plants and i think this one takes the cake on the weird level, who has BLACK flowers? This girl!

And THIS is one of my favorite botanical discoveries ever, It might just look like another yellow daisy, but just another daisy it is not. It is planted by my front window, for good reason, i put all the best smelling things there. It is called chocolate flower, it smells like a good cup of hot chocolate, especially in the mornings, and that lovely smell wafts through my window to make my living room smell like I've been baking, which it is too hot to do. I highly recommend this plant, just give it space cause it gets big but its almost maintenance free all you have to do is pop off the dead flowers so they bloom longer!!!!