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Monday, May 16, 2022

New Share the Memories Freebie Kits

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This Digital Kit includes:
3 papers
5 elements

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Friday, May 13, 2022

Playful Pet Talk Coloring Pages



Print, color, enjoy!
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Wednesday, May 11, 2022

No Care Hanging Flower Pot

I wanted some colorful flowers hanging from the deck roof.
Problem is our Summer temps can reach 100* +, so keeping potted plants, 
especially hanging ones, from drying out is difficult. 
Not wanting to spend much if anything, I just used what I had. 

I found an old ugly plastic pot from a previous plant purchase 
and thought I could cover it to make it look better. 

Out comes my hot glue gun and some burlap trim I picked up at 
Dollar Tree last year sometime. I started covering the container
winging it as I went, gluing where needed. 

I started just inside the rim
Then brought the trim over the rim to cover it.

The trim was approx. 4" wide, 
wide enough to cover the inside top and over the rim.

I flipped the pot over to start covering the bottom section. 

I wanted to cover the seam where the pieces of trim met.
I found a similar trim with lace that I  
 hot glued to cover the seam. 

Had my fingers crossed the hole time with both trims,
 hoping I had enough to cover the container.

Burlap covered plastic pot

Next I placed what Styrofoam I had in the bottom
and started adding all the faux flowers inserting them into the Styrofoam

Sticking the taller ones in the center 

and shorter ones around the sides

I used S hooks to grab the rim, 
then added chain to hang it

Not bad for just using what I had
Didn't spend a penny 
and this will need no watering during our hot Summer!

Monday, April 25, 2022

Eliminator 1 Gallon Multipurpose Pump Sprayer ~ Review

The Eliminator 1 Gallon Multipurpose Pump Sprayer is a great size multipurpose sprayer! Assembly is very easy and quick with the clear instructions. The wand/hose screws into the canister. The pump handle locks into place for easy carrying. Filling the container with your choice of liquid is easy with the no spill funnel top. With a few pumps for pressure, it is ready to go. The 1 gallon size is easily carried even when full. The trigger has a lock for continuous spraying, so your hand needn't be pressing on the sprayer at all times. The nozzle/wand can spray into places that are hard to reach. 

The Eliminator Pump Sprayer has an adjustable nozzle which comes in very handy when area spraying adjustment is needed. The hose is very strong, and all the components are heavy duty. My favorite feature is the pressure release valve. 

Much easier than unscrewing the pump lid to release built up pressure as in models I've had in the past. 

You can find the Eliminator 1 Gallon Multipurpose Pump Sprayer at a garden center or hardware store near you, or online.  


 I may have received one or more of the products mentioned above for free or a discounted price. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.

Sunday, November 21, 2021

November Gardening Tips



■ Clean, sharpen, and oil 
garden tools.
■ Start forcing bulbs 
like paperwhites, hyacinth, 
and amaryllis for the 
■ Add organic matter 
to beds
■ Cover compost so that 
rain doesn't 
flood and leach the nutrients
■ Keep weeding

Frost Tips

■ Prune flowering trees 
as they drop their blossoms
■ Plant Roses, Azaleas and
Camellias, and Tropical Fruit 
Trees suited to your area
as they become available
■ Keep planting bulbs that don't
require a cold period 
(amaryllis, anemone, calla lily, 
freesia, homeria, lilies,
oxalis, Ranunculus, Sparaxis, 
watsonia) and annuals with 
cool season bloomers
■ Keep your fall vegetable 
garden going.
■ Sow wildflower seeds
■ Keep an eye out for
 insect pests

Tuesday, November 16, 2021

Baby Ladybugs ~ WW

 While weeding I discovered a nest of baby Ladybugs!

View video on YouTube


Monday, November 15, 2021

Heart Strings Memory Book

I wanted to make a Memory Book to keep cards and other mementos in. Not having time to start a book from scratch, I started with an old book from my Treasure Pile that had been waiting for inspiration..

I opened it, turned a few pages, tore out 8 or so. Turned another few pages and tore out 8 or so more.... Continued this until I was to the end of the book. Tearing out the pages would make room for the items I would be adding (that was the plan anyway).

I covered the outside and inner covers of the book with remnants leftover from my Grandmother's quilt.

Next I embellished the cover by decoupaging paper images and even a dragonfly from an old jacket on it. I even found an old embroidered dresser scarf that had holes - cut out a circle from it and stamped on my title
"Heart Strings"

Then proceeded to embellish the pages that were left in the book.

These were decoupaged with a napkin

Napkins make it easy in case you come up short or it should rip, you can just add on a torn piece to match the size you need. Wait until it's dry and trim off any excess.

Love the texture

Other pages I water colored then added flower images to.
Once dry, I added a treasured card.

These I decoupaged with one solid napkin which I kept wrinkle free.

A souvenir bag was added to one side for a pocket,
while the other had lined paper attached then water colored.
The water coloring left it transparent enough for journaling.

Pockets were made here with one of my Mom's old Hankies,
then embellished.

No rules with this book.
You can do what you want!

I remember my Grandmother crocheting this collar.

Love this sentiment in this old card.

Making another pocket with one of Grandma's piece's of crochet.
Clothes pins hold trim down while adhesive dries.

Us crafters don't let much go to waste ~

After lining and decorating the inside and back of an envelope a card came in,
it was glued in for another pocket. :)
Some of these beautiful papers courtesy of Shabby Art Boutique.

Another couple pages coming together

Arranging back cover

Decoupaging on arranged pieces

This memory book has lots of pockets for special cards my Sister makes and I'm lucky enough to receive, like this special Easter Card she made last year. Due to COVID-19 our family like MANY others weren't allowed to spend the Holiday's together.

It seems each year our close knit family gets smaller,
so these occasions mean a lot to my generation -
especially since we are now the oldest.  
How the heck that happened I have no idea!! LOL
I was always the youngest growing up!!

Back to this darling card to which I'm showing just a few pages.

It definitely pulled my Heartstrings, as you can imagine

Yes, I cried, I missed my Sister

I'm lucky to have her ~ she's always been my biggest Cheerleader.

As you can see, I think I didn't pull out enough pages!
I tied a red ribbon around it, gluing the middle of the ribbon to the 
outer binding to keep it in place.
It's quite full, but as long as there's ribbon left to tie with, I'll keep adding.
Eventually making another

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