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Perfectly Imperfect Life..........

Saturday, July 16, 2011

Brushes, Backgrounds and Frames...Oh My!


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Friday, July 15, 2011

Retro Was the Way To Go!

Kaleidoscope Of Colors included my Retro Santa Tags 

in her Christmas in July Treasury!

Thank you!

Thursday, July 14, 2011

A Grinn' and a Pickin'....

This week I'm joining these fun parties:

Cottage Flora Thursdays over at Fishtail Cottage

Fertilizer Friday over at Tootsie Time

Yep, I was a pickin' and a Grinnin' as I picked my first pickin's of the Season!
My Sweet 100 Cherry Tomato didn't let me down, I snagged a large handful.
Early Girl's Tomatoes were a little deformed and sun scorched..but considering the crazy weather....well...

Lots of Cherry Plums were to be had and I made sure I passed on some to my mail carrier. He's always here picking up packages and it's just my way of saying "Thank you for all you do".

My Dad did the same thing with his carrier. Dad had a huge veggie garden and kept him supplied. In fact, when he was interviewed by the local paper just before retiring he was asked what he would miss most about the job...he said Andy Avila's vegetables! LOL 

And of course, there was Zucchini I hadn't noticed so it was huge!
But there was a nice smaller one for dinner too ♥♥

The large one will make a great Z'Apple Pie!

I'm not sure where that Sweet Pea came from.....maybe it mutated? We're having temps in the 100's and all my other annual Sweet Peas have died and dried up. This one is still going strong. It has no scent though, disappointing for sure. The flowers are a tad different, a bit of a curliness to them.
But they are a very pretty pink

I also picked some Figs but ate them before I could get a pic...my bad ;)

After I finished picking I went out front to see what was blooming.

But then I realized how it was filling in.
I stood back and looked at just how much the front garden
has grown in the last few years since it was born
by removing all my front lawn.

Here are some before, during, and after photos...

It still has a ways to go to get it where I want it.
But it all comes with time.
My kids and I are just happy there's no more lawn!
This is much easier maintenance and requires much less water.
All good in my book!

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Summer Vignettes

OK OK Yes I know Summer has been here for awhile...
but just hadn't gotten around to arranging anything Summery in my conservatory.
I had finally removed all the Easter deco's and it had been sitting plain.

So I just looked around and grabbed what was in reach and put this little vignette together.

Yes, in the center is one of my ''Kiss Blowers" sitting in a glass compote surrounded by dried Hydrangeas.

A little dress form on the right was a garage sale find. It is plastic but I covered it in vintage sheet music and just love it now. On top sits my Flower Ring from our last trip to Monterey. 

A mini topiary that I've had forever sits in the other back corner.

All is surrounded by Fairies, Imps and Dragonflies
Once finished, I turned and my China Hutch caught my eye.
It needed a little revamp of it's own.
Sorry no before pics :(
I cleaned and rearranged some of my Mother's China.
I have one shelf I try to keep for a seasonal display.
It too had remained blank since Easter.
I removed all the clutter that had collected there
Once cleared out I brought in her McCoy Vases and
added a few other elements for interest.

Yes, I know not a whole lot of Summertime decorating,
but enough to make me feel that I haven't totally lost all my balance.

Angels and Butterfly Clip Art


Monday, July 11, 2011

Etsy Treasury!

earthmothermosaics featured my Amberina Moon and Stars Candle Holder 
in her Not So Depressing Depression Glass Treasury!

Thank you Cindy!

A Real Man

A real man is a woman's best friend. He will

Never stand her up and never let her down.
He will reassure her when she feels insecure
And comfort her after a bad day.

He will inspire her to do things she never

Thought she could do; to live without fear
And forget regret. He will enable her to
Express her deepest emotions and give in to
Her most intimate desires. He will make sure
She always feels as though she's the most
Beautiful woman in the room and will enable
Her to be the most confident, sexy,
Seductive and invincible.

No wait... Sorry...

I'm thinking of wine.
Its wine that does all that shit.

Never mind.


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