Thursday, January 29, 2009

Did you say you wanted a Smaller House?

You always hear people who have small houses, wish they had a larger one, and the unhappy ones with a large house wishing they had a smaller house so they wouldn't have to clean so much.

As I was browsing around, I found the cutest miniature house ever! It has a price tag of $$$19,000.00. Wow that is some miniature house, with a price tag like that...I attached a couple for your amusement.

Friday, January 23, 2009

Who would have ever imagined?

Had to share beautiful furniture with you. I was taking a moment to search for a different colored piece of furniture when I stumbled upon this website. Its the coolest kind of furniture ever! Its Rubber. Can you believe this Rubber furniture is SO beautiful? Once I seen the side chair that was it...

There are many color choices. This furniture can be used inside or out. Imagine a table outside with 4 of these chairs, when they are dirty, you spray them down! When your kids spill juice, it wipes up and wont absorb into the fabric!

Here is the link to this fabulous site....

Orange is a beautiful color!

The Orange Tree

Ever have a juicy orange you knew you'd never forget? Well I have!!! My parents have a very very very old Orange tree which is about 5 feet tall and about 5 in diameter. It produces many many oranges which my Mom passes out by the bag. They are Delicious and sweet. In the many I have eaten, peeled for my kids, and juiced, I have not found 1 seed, until today! So I saved it, in hopes to grow my own orange tree. One day when my tree produces fruit I would like to pass on oranges by the bag. I know how expensive oranges can be, so I would the opportunity to give them to family and neighbors and family.
Since Ive been inspired to grow my own orange tree, I posted the quick and easy steps, so maybe you will be inspired too...
Step One - Save your orange seeds. Immediately wash them in tepid water and begin the planting process. You can use the paper towel method for germination, but the soil method, described here, is more effective.
Step Two - Prepare a container with sterile potting soil. Before filling it with soil, create drainage holes. Paper cups tend to dry out sooner, so if you are punching ice-pick-sized holes in the bottom of the container for drainage, do about four for plastic and two for paper.
Step Three - Plant the seeds 1/2 inch under the potting soil. Add enough water to moisten the soil, but don't let it get soggy.
Step Four - Cover the cup with either a plastic bag or plastic wrap. Keep checking to make certain that it remains moist.
Step Five - Store the pot in a warm place. Sunlight is not necessary at this time. Directly in front of a register is not a good idea because of the drying effect. Atop an electrical appliance like a television or refrigerator is usually best.
Step Six - Move to a sunny area and remove the plastic once the seed has sprouted. Maintain moisture. Transplant to a more permanent container when the seedling is large enough.
During the day when I have a few moments to spare I browse through blogs. I've come upon many which have inspired me to take that first step. I've learned so many new things from them and can't wait to learn more. I'd just like to thank everyone for sharing a part of their lives with us. I truly appreciate it!

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Pink Hydrangeas anyone?

January and February are my gardening months... So I've decided to travel trough the Internet to see what I really want my yard to eventually look like. First off, my front yard needs a complete overhaul, and while I have lots of purple , I am gravitating toward PINK! I found this wonderful picture online I'd like to share...

This picture is of the Acacia Passage Big Leaf Pink Hydrangea in Longwood Gardens Kennett Square, PA. It is just a long hallway, and still has that romantic charm, with the white Iron bench and all that Pink!

I own a white Hydrangea which I now wish was pink after seeing this picture! I am making a plant list of what I want and what what I might want... My end result would be dripping with pink. I have a porch which also needs some character. Ill have to post a picture so I can get some ideas. I have a blank canvas to work with and wouldn't mind using Craigslist to pour on the character.

Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Princess Kaitlyn

Pink, Pink and more Pink... Here is Kaitlyn's Pink room, well its not painted yet but everything in it is Pink! She loves Pink! I'm making all of her bedding, pillows, everything. So Its going to take me a little longer then I'd planned to. I always browse through high end children's boutiques and found a lovely comforter with tulle puffs up and down in 3 rows, pink on pink... I just need the time to sit and actually do it... The dark furniture looks nice against such a pale pink. I'd like my completed project to be very girly and pink!!!
Kate's room needs to be painted, molding, area rug, curtains, chandelier x2, and a couple of odds and ends. I think its coming along fine and I'm happy with my result as of yet....
Keep my family in your prayers!
God Bless

Thursday, January 1, 2009

Thought Id share a cute email I recieved...

A 1st grade school teacher had twenty-six students in her class.
She presented each child in her classroom the 1st half of a well-known proverb and asked them to come up with the remainder of the proverb. It's hard to believe these were actually done by first graders. Their insight may surprise you. While reading, keep in mind that these are first-graders, 6-year-olds, because the last one is a classic!
Don't change horses - until they stop running.
Strike while the - bug is close.
It's always darkest before - Daylight Saving Time.
Never underestimate the power of - termites.
You can lead a horse to water but - How?
Don't bite the hand that - looks dirty.
No news is - impossible
A miss is as good as a - Mr.
You can't teach an old dog new - Math
If you lie down with dogs, you'll - stink in the morning.
Love all, trust - Me.
The pen is mightier than the - pigs.
An idle mind is - the best way to relax
Where there's smoke there's - pollution.
Happy the bride who - gets all the presents.
A penny saved is - not much.
Two's company, three's - the Musketeers.
Don't put off till tomorrow what - you put on to go to bed.
Laugh and the whole world laughs with you, cry and - You have to blow your nose.
There are none so blind as - Stevie Wonder.
Children should be seen and not - spanked or grounded.
If at first you don't succeed - get new batteries.
You get out of something only what you - See in the picture on the box
When the blind lead the blind - get out of the way.
A bird in the hand - is going to poop on you.