Monday, October 31, 2011
This, to me, confirms there is a God. WOW! It arrived in my e-mail today, and I found it on YouTube to share with you!!!
Saturday, October 29, 2011
Tuesday, October 25, 2011
I walked into the main county library in PB, and they had recently refurbished it. When you first walk in, these absolutely stunning mosaics greet you. They appear 3D too!!! My phone whipped out immediately to share it with you all. WOWZERS!!!
Monday, October 24, 2011
Perfect for slipping someone a new smart phone or tons of cash!!! I just made this from a junk envelope. Dang...this is fun! This one has a window on one side and a lovely sailing scene on the other! Now to win the lottery so I can buy more gifts!!! :)
See my previous post on how to make these, if you missed it.
Sunday, October 23, 2011
Saturday, October 22, 2011
The YouTube video on how is HERE!!!
Friday, October 21, 2011
Today my grandson and I were both not feeling well. He and I were both home, and to keep him occupied, and to teach him a new skill, I taught him a basic stitch. We drew out our design, which was to be a pumpkin, but he thought it looked more like an apple, so he chose red. I think it turned out so cute. I helped by sewing it onto fabric, then making it into a little 5x5 pillow. When we got all finished, he asked "Do you think I can sleep with my head on it"? I looked at him and answered "...well, maybe an ear"!!! We both had a good laugh! He really loved making something out of nothing, and deciding what design to make. I might have a new sewing buddy. YES!!!
Thursday, October 20, 2011
I went over to the college garden the other day and found cactus in bloom, some multi-colored Crown of Thorns, Stapeliad in bloom, and how about this plant that has green and yellow on the top of the leaves, and the undersides are blood red!!! It was I.D.'d for me by the one and only Mr. Subjective over at Plants Are The Strangest People, as Excoecaria cochinchinensis. One of the common names is "Chinese croton". Thankyou so much, Mr. S!! This plant is really cool for a little blood red Halloween touch too, don't you agree???
Tuesday, October 18, 2011
Today was my birthday and I recieved many surprises and cards, calls and e-mails. Thanks to all of you who KNEW about my birthday (although I usually try to keep it a secret because I don't feel like celebrating much anymore, being 55!! Anyway...I just wanted to show you what my friend, Karen brought over and surprised me with. You can go Here, to Karens Kale to see! She made a really pretty hand made card, and stamped and used her new Copic markers to color it. It is so pretty!!! Check it out, and HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO ME! Another year older, fatter and happier!
Monday, October 17, 2011
We went to the Fall Festival at Mounts Botanical Gardens, in West Palm Beachon Sunday, and of all the 6 photos I took...these 2 were most interesting to me. They had the Poultry Fanciers out there...and they are very nice people with a very strong interest in turkeys and chickens, quail, etc. ONE LADY HAD HER ROCKING CHAIR OUT THERE HOLDING AND ROCKING, AND PETTING HER CHICKEN. This could be a strange group to take up with. I considered it for a few minutes when I saw all these beautiful eggs...but the Turkey wearing a bandana and ribbons on his ankles made me pause. (Wish now I had gotten a picture). Seriously, though, these were some really nice poultry loving folks!!!
The other photo is of a Rainbow Eucalyptus!!! Have you ever seen one before??? I don't think I had...isn't it just too cool. From afar it looked like Army fatigue. Really beautiful trunk.
Sunday, October 16, 2011
Saturday, October 15, 2011
Well...the fingernail art needs more practice (by me)...not photo worthy yet. I had talked about this in my last post.
The grands and their Mom and I went for a walk tonight. I saw the tree my next door neighbor keeps lit year-round, and I noticed it was draped with vines...it was glowing, and had a beautiful, veil provided by nature. She doesn't have her Halloween decorations on it yet...but I almost hate to see this loveliness disturbed.
The other pic is my front Halloween garden that my DIL surprised us with her addition of the pumpkin lights. The orange marigolds have filled in quite a bit already and should be perfect in another week or so!
Happy cooler Fall, ya'll!
This is a silly, yet entertaining APP for you. Since it carves what you write or draw, the results can be strange...yet I am enthralled and keep experimenting. Hope you can try it.
It is called "Halloween Pumpkin Carving".
I am also trying out some fingernail ideas. Have you seen how you can transfer comics or newspaper words to your nails by dipping the image in alcohol then pressing on your nail for 30 seconds??? I have found that words from my printer work better...you just have to do mirror image to make them transfer correctly. I may do a second post today showing some of this. An overcoat of clear polish will keep the art protected.
A really great set of cute fingernail tutorials is on YouTube. Go there and do a search for "Cute Polish". Fun for girls and teens, and even old 55 year old grandmas like me!!!
Wednesday, October 12, 2011
I planted 5 of these plants behind the orange marigolds in the Halloween garden...are they lantana or what? I can't remember the name! What a dummy...I should have written it down. I think the leaves are different from the pics I see online of Lantana. It looks pretty with the orange...they are all blooming again now after the rains had washed all the flowers off. They seem kinda fragile.
Sunday, October 9, 2011
A huge spider web with glittery purple host...
A cute banner made my moi...
We are continuing to add things...I need furniture and a few zombies I think! If you missed the post that told about our making this house out of an empty diaper box, you can go HERE.
Saturday, October 8, 2011
I can't wait to see it all filled in! As I was sitting there, my cat, Baby, ambled into the picture! He looks all innocent in this picture, but then....
He became possessed.....(Hey, this is the REAL flower color...they are orange marigolds...the other pics don't do them justice)...
And started to scare me with alien glowing eyes! Hehehe.
You never know what we happen when you plant a spooky Halloween garden!!! Baby cat...are you seriously possessed???????
Monday, October 3, 2011
Sunday, October 2, 2011
I did a post already featuring my new succulent (found at Walmart)...Crassula clavata! It has red edges, and much more delicate leaves than Jade Plant. I love it!
HAPpY cACTUS MONDAY everyone!!
To join Cactus Monday, please visit our leader, Teri over at www.painteddaisies.blogspot.com
Pretty orange daisies that just suddenly took off this summer in one tire.
My one and only semi-decent looking pepper on two bushes!!! Darn.
The yellow marigolds also started taking off all of a sudden mid-summer.
I have only two eggplants hanging on the remaining three plants. They are looking very sad, and I think I will pull them after these two are off...time for some new cool weather crops!
My newly planted orange marigolds HALLOWEEN garden near the front door. All along the back are these very pretty plants that have a ton of dark purple blossoms, but we had hard rains a few days right after I planted them, and they all fell off.:(
And last...my windowsill African Violet. It had a few month period of no blooms, and then it really started up! I love this dark purple (they look pinker in the photo, I suppose due to the flash, but they are really much darker)...I think I am in a love of dark purple phase right now...!
Tonight, I will have a few pics for CACTUS MONDAY posted for tomorrow!!!! Yippee!!!
Saturday, October 1, 2011
Mom, daughter and I drove to Jensen Beach to visit a Hobby Lobby! There are, I believe, 14 stores in Florida, but none south of this store in Jensen Beach. That is a cryin shame! We have to drive about 35 minutes to get there. We have been to the one in Ocala, Fl...and the one in Stone Mountain area, Georgia. That was a fun time...that store was right across the parking lot from our hotel...oh...what fun!!!
I am trying to get three pics of the Golden Rat Tail Cactus my blogger pal, Claude, from Random Rants and Prickly Plants sent me back in 2009!!! It is finally branching and flowering! It seems happy out in the tire in full sun! Yippee! The flower is a gorgeous salmon pink too! I am watching the bud closely to catch it when it opens.
Today was my husband and my 22nd year wedding anniversary. We did not realize it until we were driving to dinner, and I started checking e-mail on my phone, and suddenly I see an e-mail from my brother and SIL titled Happy Anniversary! I had to really stop and think "anniversary of what"??? Then I turned to my husband and said Happy Anniversary to him...and we burst out laughing because we needed someone else to remind us!!! Hehehehe...I guess we are getting old.