November 19, 2013

BLOG-CATION...STALKER WINDOW FIX (FROSTED!!)

Hellooooooo, my peeps! 
Where have I been, you've been asking.....
On a Blog-cation all summer.  
Wow,  the last time I blogged was MOTHER'S DAY!!
I've missed you guys! 
But that hasn't stopped me from
reading all of your posts!
I have been busy working on plans to make my house into a cozy home.   
We purchased our present home in January 2006, 
and I have HATED IT FOR 7 YEARS!
I've decided, if I hated my home this much, 
why don't I just change it and make it my own! 
 Duhhhh!!!
So here we go!!
My kitchen has been bugging me for a while now.
My kitchen has 
2 STALKER WINDOWS!!
Underneath my cabinets, there are two windows that let in a ton of light during the day, but at night I call them my 
STALKER WINDOWS!! 
My neighbors can see everything in my kitchen when I have the lights on at night... 
EEEwwwwww...Right!

Please ignore the pile of dishes in the sink and the cluttered countertops :-)
Just keeping' it real!!
I need to cover them.
So would it be: 
New Windows...NO....CHA CHING....$$$ 
New Curtains.... NO....CHA CHING....$$$ 
Window Film $20....NO....CHA CHING....$$$ 
Whalla!!!  FROSTED GLASS SPRAY - Home Depot - $3.76!! 
MY KINDA DEAL.


Taped off the windows and applied the first coat. 
 Let dry 15 min.


After 4 coats!! 
AMAZING.


See Ya Creepers!!





Aaaahhhh...Magic in a Can!!  
I feel better walking around my kitchen at night now.  
An easy and inexpensive fix!
Don't you just love it!
Much more changes to come.....
Have a fabulous day! 

BUG HUGS...KAREN 




    

May 12, 2013

HAPPY MOTHER'S DAY!!

HAPPY MOTHER'S DAY 
to all you wonderful 
mom's 
out there.  
Have a fabulous day!



May 06, 2013

PAINTED FENCES "THE NEW CLEAN LOOK"

I really "HATED" the color of my backyard fence!  So While "hubs" was away in New York, I decided to spruce things up a bit.  I decided to paint my fence.  I loved the clean fence color over at TOOTSIETIME'S BLOG.  Love her Blog!  So I decide to change mine to something similar.

HERE IS THE BEFORE......
YUCK!...
It just seems so gloomy.









AND NOW HERE IS THE AFTER!! 
 I JUST LOVE IT!!
WHAT DO YOU THINK?





Looks so much cleaner!
Now on to the next project!!
Have a fabulous day!

April 13, 2013

2013 ~ LOOK WHAT'S GROWING SERIES ~ UPDATE ON MY FOUNTAIN PLANTER!

I went to my local garden store and couldn't resist picking up a couple perennials for my fountain planter.
Here is what it looks like now!


These are the plants I planted.
Bleeding Heart Pink

Lithodora Grace Ward 

Cheddar Pinks Peppermint Star

 Hosta Brim Cup


And this is
Vinca minor, sometimes called Periwinkle or Creeping Myrtle.
(Thanks Beuna)


Have a fabulous weekend.
HAPPY GARDENING!

April 06, 2013

2013~ LOOK WHAT'S GROWING SERIES ~ FOUNTAIN PLANTER

We have a water fountain in our garden that has been a mosquito magnet for years.  
Sorry, I drained it before I took pictures.  
But this is what remained....  
EWWW....NASTY!

I've decided to turn it into a planter. 
I needed some muscle to drill trough the 3 inch thick concrete so my 
Hubby helped me drill the holes for drainage. 

We used this heavy duty drill....

 And a drill bit made just for drilling thru concrete.

Here she is nice and filled with compost, Mel's Mix and some 
Kellogg N'Rich Garden Soil Enriching Compost...love this stuff!

 And planted with a few clipping I cut from my driveway potted plants.  I plan on planting some edibles in there too!

All done for now!
NICE!!
No more yucky, stinky, mosquito water!!!

March 22, 2013

2013 ~ LOOK WHAT'S GROWING SERIES - CLEANING FLATS, SHELVING FOR SEEDS, TOOLS SHARPENED, BLUEBIRD HOUSES, STOCKED GREENHOUSE & GARDEN BEDS...WHEEEEW!

Today I'm going to combine a bunch of posts in one so that I can catch up on what's happening now.  
I have been taking lots of pictures,
 but I have been so busy getting ready for the growing season that I haven't had time to post them.   
So here goes....

- Cleaning of Gardening Pots & Flats. 
I washed all my garden flats and pots in my kids bath tub...eeeewwww!  It was a MESS!!  I was too lazy to do it last year--Note to self, after plants have been moved into the garden, clean them OUTSIDE..always!!


- Setting up indoor shelving with light for seedlings. 




- Shelves filled with my new growing seedlings!


- Sharpened all of my gardening tools, shears & everything that needed to be sharp!


- I built two Bluebird houses to see if I could get some birds in my garden to eat the bad bugs.  Houses are up....no birds yet!


-I stocked my greenhouse with a few more flats, vermiculite, peat moss, compost, & yes, I course, my PINK HELLO KITTY radio I acquired from my daughter (she doesn't use it anymore).



- started preparing my square foot garden beds for this years crop.

So far this is what I have been up to for the past couple of weeks!  Busy, busy, busy.
Lots happening,  
I hope to be more organized for this years growing season.
Until later!
Bug Hugs :-)


March 19, 2013

2013~LOOK WHAT'S GROWING SERIES ~SPINACH!!

I'm starting my 
2013 - "LOOK WHAT'S GROWING SERIES"
~~~~

Look what I have left over from last years garden.  
SPINACH!  
(My very first winter garden)

I cut some for a yummy spinach salad yesterday and it was so yummy!  
I can't believe it lasted all winter!






It's so nice to have fresh homegrown salad so early in the season! 
More to come!
Happy Growing!

February 26, 2013

CUPCAKE WRAPPER STORAGE

HELLO BLOGLAND!! 
 It's been a while since I've posted. 
 But I'm Back!! 
 I have been trying to organizing my life and home since the beginning of the year. 
 I'll be posting more of my organizing projects in the weeks to come. I'm currently working on my pantry at the moment.
I have a ton of cupcake wrappers which I stored in a huge plastic ziplock bag.
(I forgot to take pictures).
So I decided they needed to have a better home.  

So here is my organized 
Cupcake Wrappers!




They store so much better in my pantry now and they don't get squished!!
What do you think?  
Do you have a favorite ways to orgnizing your Wrappers?

November 26, 2012

MY WINTER GARDEN!

Hey you guys!  
I'd like to share this fun experiment I'm trying.
  I decided to growing my vegetables and salad greens 
into the winter months!
Guess what!
  I am still having green yummy salads even after Thanksgiving!!  
Check it out!




1) Radishes
2) European Mesclun Mix
3) Mustard (these are soooo good and spicy)
4) Spinach
5) Swiss Chard
6) Radishes
7) Scallions


Yummmmm!!!!
This is so exciting!
Is there anyone out there growing veggies in these cold winter months?
Let me know how it's going!!
Have a FAB Day!

Bug Hugs!

October 27, 2012

CUPCAKE BOX AND A HELLO!




WOW,
it's been a while!
But,
I'm back
:-)
Let's talk
 CUPCAKES.
I made this for my daughters school friend for her birthday.  I used the 




The cupcake is Red Velvet with Cream Cheese Frosting.

Yumm!


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~HAVE A FABULOUS DAY~