christmas in july

Christmas in July???

The Christmas Tree is already up in the Living Room! Why? With all kids in our family now grown, I no longer put up a large tree. I found this small unique tree at a salvage type store years ago and fell in love with it. It seems to have been some sort of display in a store somewhere and came with a weighted base. But then I lost it! I had the base in my project closet, but no tree! I have searched for it for at least 4-5 years when Suddenly it appeared...stored in a box son had picked up that was just the right size and shape to store my tree since it came with no box. He did write "Christmas Tree" on the box but the writing was stored facing away from view! I was so glad to see it I decided to set it in place, then decided to add some lights, and if there were lights, we needed glittery objects to shine...one thing led to another and now it has 2 presents underneath it already!I go in there and turn on the lights and read...it always makes me feel good! When there is just the 2 of you left at home, you can do just as you please!! My kids love their visits no matter what the season!No, I'm not nuts...but I don't want to loose this again before Christmas...and it is totally out of the way! LOL

pretty bouquet of caladium

PRETTY BOUQUET OF CALADIUM!

I think Caladium are my favorite plantings...the biggest bang for your buck! I even take in a few big leaves and make bouquets. This is the one I made and put in my kitchen!Mine have been spectacular this year!They are easy to plant and care for.

i decided i needed a 4th of july wreath

I DECIDED I NEEDED A 4TH OF JULY WREATH!

It has been storming here in Atlanta every day so putting up something outside has been impossible. I have a project working that I can't finish because it is to humid to spray paint it!So I decided a door wreath would have to be it unless we get a big clearing in the weather!A friend gave me the grape vines in the spring which I wove into a wreath...decided to decorate it today.The starts represent the 13 states and the 13 stripes on the flag!

sometimes it is the little things that help a lot

SOMETIMES IT IS THE LITTLE THINGS THAT HELP A LOT!!!

Recently I was gifted with one of those "gadgets" we all want and then wind up throwing out because they are just too much trouble. I got mine all washed up and ready to use the next time I boil eggs, and it dawned on me I did not look forward to keeping up with 4 lids and 4 containers...and since I had received 2 sets, it meant double aggravation!!!That is when I decided to "bag" them in sets of 4!!!I will be trying these out soon.

spring is just around the corner and i am getting ready

SPRING IS JUST AROUND THE CORNER AND I AM GETTING READY!!!!

We have our mulch, some plants and some cleaning done already. Since all of our trees out front were damaged by the Irma Storm, we had to have them taken down...and boy did that leave a mess. You cannot imagine the small pieces of sticks everywhere stuck down into the sod. Now the border grass has been cut back, the Gardenia at the front porch trimmed and the yard thoroughly raked. All we have to do is straighten up all the scattered stuff, prepare a plan for planting our Caladium (which should ship early April from "Florida Boys Caldaiums") and survive the pollen everywhere! BTW, I have been delighted to see a lot of bumble bees around this year!!!Here are some of my current SPRING TREATS!!! We are ready to go get busy out there!!!HAPPY HOMETALKING TO ALL OF YOU...POST PICTURES!!!

it s beginning to look a lot like christmas

IT'S BEGINNING TO LOOK A LOT LIKE CHRISTMAS`

I have reached the point that I don't do much decorating, just can't! But I still like a little something on the mailbox, front steps and door.

festive touch to front entry table

FESTIVE TOUCH TO FRONT ENTRY TABLE

Our entry is narrow since we closed off the formal living room with french doors to keep the fur babies out of there so I have only room for a small table. But I try to keep something seasonal on it!

halloween porch light i saw this done and just had to do it

HALLOWEEN PORCH LIGHT!!! I Saw This Done and Just Had to Do It!!

We all have these pails in our craft junk! I just pierced a hole in the bottom with a kitchen knife and then used a pair of snips to cut out a good size hole. then used same kitchen knife to cut it down the back side. DONE! Just slip it over your light fixture~

a little effort makes a difference

A LITTLE EFFORT MAKES A DIFFERENCE

I was not going to do any more than put up my scarecrow hat and mailbox decorations UNTIL I had hubs get my bins of fall/Halloween decorations out of the attic with the intention of giving most of them away...that is until I saw them again and was hooked!I have had most of these for years so I have almost no additional cost in these!!

halloween the witch is dead, halloween decorations, outdoor living, seasonal holiday decor

Halloween! The Witch is Dead!

The kids are safe tonight! The witch hit the tree. (This is on a neighbor's tree...I just had to stop and snap a photo!)

Jeanette S
Jeanette S
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