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Where have I been?

Brandon and I took a road trip last weekend….welcome

We went to a convention for the Nutcracker Collector’s Club….if you want to see more about that pop over to Brandon’s blog!

Time is just flying by.  Only a few more weeks of school left!!!  I know Dane is excited about that!  I’m going to get busier.

I have lots to get done for the Mad Tea Party.  I have been working on a few ideas and getting together some giveaway items too.  Now I just have to get everything done and put together for the big day.

I also am finally getting to planting flowers, planting our garden and getting the outside ready for the summer season.  It seems like I started later than everyone else around here but it had been pretty cold and I hate dragging plants back and forth from the garage and covering those I have planted.  So I bought a mess of plants today for my planters and plan on getting them planted today!

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Potting Bench

Annuals For Deck Planters

Annuals For Deck Planters

Black Eyed Susan Vine

Black Eyed Susan Vine

It is a dangerous thing going to the nurseries around here.  I could spend sooooo much money on all the beautiful flowers.  Good thing I am running out of room.  We only have one more area to get to.  We had some trees taken down and now there is an open area that definitely needs some clearing out and planting.

Well, I am off to get some of this work done!  Check back soon for some Tea Party updates and I am working on some Halloween items too!

Summer’s Here!

Summer’s officially here it started off a little bit bumpy for me.  The day after our son’s last day of school I got sick and and am now beginning to feel better.  Lots of things I wanted to do and places I had planned on going that I had to pass on which made me a little upset but nothing could be done about it.   I will just have to do them now!

Now I started painting some projects that have been looming and have a bunch more I want to get moving on.  I also re-listed my Bat Wing II Clock on Ebay

UPDATE:  SOLD!

Bat Wing II Clock

Bat Wing II Clock

Bat Wing II Clock

Bat Wing II Clock

Bat Wing II Clock

Bat Wing II Clock

We have been busy with yard work and gardening.  I really need to get a load of mulch but really despise moving and spreading it.  Maybe this week I will get motivated to do it because I am already tired of weeding!

This year I bought trough-like planters for on the decks and they are begining to fill in nicely

Trough Window Box Planter

Trough Window Box Planter

I noticed a trend in my flower preference this year, Orange!

Orange Begonia

Orange Begonia

I am really liking all the orange flowers.

Our garden is starting to come to life, too.   It is amazing to watch everything grow from seed into plants.  The only problem this year with the garden is Molly

Molly

Molly

Every time I go down to water or weed she believes she is helping me by digging at the plants!

Then the most amazing thing happened yesterday!  I baked a Banana Cream Pie.  I figured I had better take a picture of it because I haven’t done that in over a decade!  The last one was a complete disaster.  This one was actually pretty darn good.

Banana Cream Pie

Banana Cream Pie

Banana Cream Pie

Banana Cream Pie