Good Sunday Morning everyone!! I have been wanting to post forever and have so many other pictures to show you and started this yesterday but the computer puked up..so I have a post in "draft" heaven waiting for me to finish...so you will get more as the days go by I hope..I finally got my veggie garden and flowers planted..remember that I idea I found in a magazine of alysumm in bloom in a sink with dishes? well here is my version of it..I have a bunch of broken beach glass and dishes and a broken blue cup and tossed them all in this very heavy sink...I can't wait for the flowers to get bigger and fuller so it looks like a lot of "suds"..
I have the cushions set out on the table now..flowers there and I am waiting for them to bloom..that is Stanley Manley getting a bite to eat..he is our "ladies" man..
I planted all the little pots that hang off the back porch..cleaned off the chairs and moved the bench back so I can lay down my magazines and drink when I actually sit down to relax...that is my favorite spot as you will see on my side bar..
I moved the black stove board from the kitchen counter to the laundry room..saw it done on someones blog and decided to give it a try..I love it here and it gives me more space to keep my laundry stuff..you can see in the left corner I have my little "ice bucket" back out..it is my kitchen composter, when it gets full of food stuff I take it out and dump it in the big composter..now it can be in here instead of my kitchen counter..;)
I had hubby drag our old garden gate out to the back portion of our yard so I could make some sort of a gardeny focal point as there is nothing back there but ferns and leaf mulch..I am going to purchase some wild flower seeds and toss them all over this portion of the yard and see what they do...I have some wild raspberry bushes I need to pull out as they spread...will have hubby helping me with that tomorrow...I have a few bleeding hearts there already...but this needs some color..so here is what I have done..I love how this turned out with just found objects in the yard..
I hope more forget me nots will produce here as the years go by..our yard is filled with them in the back yard and I love them..(more photos to follow on another day)...I got to see my friend Sarah yesterday with her two little ones and her mom and good friend..they stopped by with some birthday goodies..I will share all of the birthday stuff when I get all my packages...it will be a post all by itself..Sarahs mom and friend Bergitta loved my home and I tell you it is the best compliment when they say "your home is warm and inviting"...made my day...they said I should enter those magazine contests to see if I win..that would be awesome too..will have to think about that one..would love to be in country sampler or even better homes and gardens....the yard is back up to speed which is nice..our weather was gorgeous this week..so got a lot done..rained a bit yesterday but not enough to stop us from walking..will be going out later this afternoon after church for one too...dropped another 1/2 pound..hoping to lose another 5 before the end of the week before my trip home to see my mom and siblings...will keep you all posted on my progress..
some of you asked how I am doing it..lots of exercise (walking) and eating around 1200-1400 calories a day...trying to stay away from carbs, sweets etc..mostly proteins and lots of veggies, salads etc..if I do snack it is diet cookies or some sort of low carb snack or a little spoonful of peanut butter..it takes away my sweet cravings...well I have bored you long enough...have a wonderful sunday and thanks for stopping by and thank you for being my cheering squad...I have missed alot of you out there that haven't blogged in a while or stopped by..hope all is well and hope you are back to blogging soon..:) I miss seeing what you are up too...