Thursday, October 1, 2015

Roses and eggplants!

My eggplants are going to town right now.  I have 3 on each plant in various stages.  I love eggplant plants in the south, because you can keep them going for approx. 3 years!  These are in the first year, but should continue to fruit solidly over the 3 years!  Amazing!  This is my first time growing these large white egg shaped type.  Sure hope they taste great!  I have szechuan ideas for them!!!

1rst plant:

                                                                          2nd plant:
                                      One on the other side of the bucket from the other 2.
My roses are having a bloom fest.  

                                                            LAVENDER COLORED:

The days here are cooling off slightly over the next few days.  I should be out mowing my back yard, but I'm just not in the mood!  Hehe.  Doozey is laying here, looking all adorable!  She loves her new stuffingless toy, Mr. Ducky.  It crinkles...her favorite!!!
Have a great Thursday, Friday and upcoming weekend!
XOXO- Julie

Wednesday, September 30, 2015

My betta fish, and his care routine.

I made a video to share, and the first one was deleted and moved to Google + by accident (my bad).  So hopefully this one will work.  It ends before I actually stopped talking, but I am so tired of dealing with You Tube and Google +, I can scream!  Hope you like my little beauty, U-Turn!!!  When the video stopped I was saying that bettas stomachs are only the size of the eyeball, which is very tiny, so they cant eat much.  I do give mine a tiny piece of dried shrimp (sold at pet stores for small freshwater fish), around midday.  It gives him a higher fiber diet and helps to keep his digestive tract clean.  TMI, I know!!!  Hehe.  Bye for now!

Sunday, September 27, 2015

midnight tracing

                                        What does little birdie say, In it's nest at peep of day.
                                          I traced this from the book in my sidebar called

            New Sample Book of Our Artistic Perforated Parchment Stamping Patterns 

                                           Just being silly with nothing to do.  Can't sleep!

Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Hi to all!  A few pictures for you, and some update.  Here is Doozey just waking up this morning!
 These photos have already appeared on Instagram and Facebook, but just wanted to add to my blog for the folks who don't visit those places.  I found these gorgeous orchids on a walk through the neighborhood the other day. The homeowner had attached to a tree in their front yard!  Aren't they just so stunning???
 Have you tried the seasonal pumpkin spice greek yogurt?  Love this one.  My DIL found them first, and posted on her Instagram, so I had to go get some too!  Really gets you into the fall spirit!

I added in some new fake (yes, totally fake) fall flowers from Dollar General, into my front garden.  I absolutely love them!  It's shameful, I know, but it is still so hot here, I hate going outside.  These look great from the sidewalk and road.  I'm happy!  Hopefully the neighbors enjoy the pop of color!  Of course, behind them are my REAL purple Black Knight plants that I adore, a row of REAL green plants I cant remember the name of, and behind that are my REAL hibiscus.  LOL.
 Me getting a snuggle from my Doozey girl.
 A cute Calvin Klein dress I found for Audrey, in size 4 that she is currently growing into. It was at Goodwill for $1.15!!!!!   It is a thicker knit, perfect for cooler days with some leggings and a sweater. Best of all is that she loves it!
                                                                          The top
                                                                       The bottom
 I had Emily home from school this past Friday, and she needed to practice her writing.  I made her these writing sheets with her favorite things on them.  She thought it was fun for as long as she could do it before feeling bad again.  Poor baby.  Luckily she was  better in just 2 days!

                                        Daughter took me to lunch for our two favorite sushi rolls.  A caterpillar roll, and volcano roll.  It was great, as usual!
                                                      Close up of caterpillar roll.
 I made a shaker bookmark with the acetate pieces from junk envelopes.  I used two to allow the glitter stars to shake around easily.  I attached the two pieces together using double sided mounting tape.  It worked great!  Trimmed the edge, and covered the back in a gold holographic tape.

 Took a few shots of the tape section at Staples!  WOWZERS!!!!  Its gorgeous!  Many options, for sure!  I love my Staples!!!

Well, that's about all.  I see my roses are starting a heavy bloom period, so maybe next post I can show them to you.  I'm making beef and chicken enchiladas for dinner.  Can't wait!  Have a lovely day!
                                                                      XOXO- Julie

Tuesday, August 11, 2015

My beer box tea folding and a dress for Kelly doll.

What?  Two posts in under 12 hours!!! I just had to show you guys how my beer box tea folding turned out tonight after having a heavy weight on it overnight to sort of press it down a bit since it is so bulky!
The one larger brad that I had left just happened to be a skunk.  Lol.  Turned out so cutely!  I think this bulky type would make a cute set of beer box magnets for refrigerator.

Now, Emily also needed a dress for her tiny Kelly doll (Barbie's little sister), so I cut a little scrap of pink fabric, secured it with a bit of glue dot, wrapped around a peice of eyelet pre-gathered  trim for the bottom, and then some mini pink ric-rac.  
Good for emergency situations where you just need a dress.  No changing clothes at this point!  Hahaha.  Sorry, Emily!!!