HeY there everyone!!! TGIF..Hubby took yesterday off since he couldn't take my birthday off and we set out to do yard work...I know not much of a birthday..but this is what makes me happy..a tidy and presentable yard..so we loaded up our truck 3 times with a yard each of bark..and boy does the work move so much faster when there's two of us...we knocked out the entire yard in about 5 hours and thats going back to get each load of bark..I love when the yard is done..it looks so much nicer and I love the color of the bark.. I still have alot of little baby maples to pull out...but it is getting less and less...The Rhodies are starting to bloom as well as the poppies and columbines..I love all the color...
Come June I am buying some hanging baskets for the front porch and planting more little plants in terracotta pots that hang off the arbor at the front gate...we have one more truck load of bark to get but that will wait till June and then the yard is done....
here is a view from my craftroom window of the veggie garden..it is coming along nicely and it got some bark as well..
I love this view of the garden..;)
My salmon colored poppy has one big bloom on it and about 10 just waiting to pop open..the foxglove are almost ready too..
we put cedar chips down in the "OK Kitty Koral"..you can see pody's glowing eyes..they are not sure about it yet..but it will keep them from dragging the entire yard back into the house each time..and they will smell good and keep the flea population down too.:)
Here are 2 squirrels chasing each other up the tree...(Podys entertainment)
you can see one sitting next to the fake squirrel getting some grubbins we put down for him..;)
The picnic table with the cushions out and ready for some outdoor dining or reading and relaxing..:)
more views of the front yard..
I have some work to do on this side...I am not liking this rock wall (the plants) they are too messy for me..so going to rip this out in a couple of days..I want neat and tidy..the upper portion can be mish-mash but not this area..:)
I put Kimmys table runner on the kitchen table..it looks so nice there..bright and cheery..:)you see Gracie in the window and Sunnys bum..;)
Here is where I put my blogging bud Kimberly's(my brown bag studio) table runner..its in my bedroom on an old trunk..the kids love to sit in the window and watch the world go by.:)
okay for the birthday portion of this blog..my good pal and friend Mindy came by last night with a boquet of flowers in hand..I love Gerbera Daisys they are my fav!! and I love the colors...pretty huh?
My little sister sent me this wonderful little greenhouse!! I love it...now we can get our starts for next year out and we have a little greenhouse to do it in..I haven't set it up yet..but i can't wait to get it going.;)
She also sent me this..a cute wall hanging and below you will see it in my bathroom..and she gave me 2 different yummy tasting victoria secret lip gloss!! this is my favorite and it stays on and your lips look sexy and they taste good to..she got me banana and berry twist...just a nice hint of color..and she got me that big bag of almond joy pieces...you can't ask for anything better then that..and she got me a pair of pink panties (not shown) a girl's gotta have some privacy..lol..
it looks so good there..not sure if it will stay ..but for now I like it there..
My blogging friend Laurie and I did a swap..I am making her a baby bib and she made me this cute kitty Fiona!!! I am in love with this kitty...look at all the great detail..the stitches are puurffecct...she used wool and this kitty is so soft and you just want to hug it..:) I love the expression on the face...
love them pink flowers..;)
Now you know why I love the expression..she reminds me of my Sunny Bunny..she always poses like this and it just clicked yesterday as to why I loved that kitty and it had to come live with me..it looks like our Sunny..;)
Here she is at home in my amoire keeping company with my other kittys..
She also sent me some wonderfully stained and decorated tags..
My other blogging pal Lisa( from the Davis dialogues) that lives about 45 minutes away had a burning question asking if we like hand made items or not!!! well you certainly know I do and I love giving homemade/handmade items as well..well if you answered her question she sent you some great handmade tags and I got mine on wednesday..She decorated fronts and backs..I love these...gives me inspiration on how to do mine for gifts and for my dolls and aprons etc..:)
Well we are supposed to have a wonderful weekend..might do some sewing or just hang out in the yard..the lawn needs mowing..so might tackle it tomorrow...I hope you all have a wonderful weekend with what ever you are doing..Thanks to all of you for stopping by and all the birthday wishes and welcome to my newest followers too.;)