Stained Cedar Planters - DIY

Loving gardening as I do, I always have a little wish list.  Cedar Planters has been on this list for a just a bit.   I was ever so thrilled when I came home and found these two delightful Cedar planters  waiting for me! I would really like to  be able to provide  you with very detailed and accurate  directions. But this is the best I can do...   Hopefully you are a visual  person and don't really like to read  directions anyway- My husband is the talent behind these  planters. He purchased cedar planks from his favorite store in the entire world.  Directions For Cedar Planters 1.  Measure and cut the cedar planks to  resemble a picket fence.  You could make  these any size you would like. Using a nail  gun or a hammer and nails attach the cut  pieces  together. 2. Insert desired size of plastic flower pot  into  the base created. 3.  Attach wooden dowel. 4.  Add decorative moulding. I wanted them to have a weathered look so I applied a very light coat of white paint.  Over the top


Red White And Blue - Fourth Of July Wreath

I just truly want you all to know, that I had planned on doing a Post on my cute  little Tea Cart. Which will now just have to wait until  Monday... Because, I remembered that the Fourth of July was on Thursday... and I have made my  promise to re-do a wreath every month. So  here we go, Month Four Wreath Makeover,  using crepe paper. The blue burlap ribbon had faded just terribly so it certainly was  time to  remake this wreath. For more information on this wreath  please go to my earlier post on:  Lazy Daisy Wreath Some simple steps will really transform this wreath along with a very  simple paper textile ... Crepe paper- for some really cute little bows! So, now we have a fresh start-white deco mesh. I was on a mission to revitalize this wreath for under 5 dollars and I did it!  I had  everything that I needed at home except for  the crepe paper.  I did consider purchasing some Fourth of July decorations as they were 30 percent off, but I was going to stick to  my budget.   I was p


Inspirational Thursday-Morning Walk

I live in the suburbs, and many times finding and capturing the  essence of nature is  challenging.   I always take my camera  with me while going for my daily morning walk.  I have several favorite parks to walk in and today I have a very special one to  share  with you.    This trail is one of my very favorites-I feel as though I have  found a secret door into a magical land, please come along with me... For some strange reason squirrels and I have become friends,  whenever I take my walks they always pose for me.  I really don't  think they are the most intriguing creatures, but they do seem  friendly and as if they want to be noticed.   This is a Osage Orange which comes from the Maclura Pomifera  Tree.  Interestingly enough this orange can be found at local  Farmers Markets-it is believed by many to repel all sort of creepy crawlies, specifically spiders. I was quite taken with this leaf-I am really uncertain as to what is going on with it, it seems to be in quite a predicamen


Cherry Cobbler Dump Cake Recipe

This is a delicious, simple, no-nonsense recipe.  It has tremendous flavor and would be a great addition to any  gathering.  It is loaded with goodies and lots of butter!  So, proceed with caution! This little cake is mighty yummy and mighty easy... Would you believe me, if I told you there are only six ingredients in this little luscious dessert?  A child could make this very easily (adult supervision) and it is guaranteed  no  fail! I like this recipe for many reasons it takes just a few minutes to put together, you don't have to keep an eye on it, it is great for a crowd, children, mother's, father's grandpa's and  grandma's all like it! It is such a pretty and tasty dish, if you like- add a dollop of  whip  cream or a scoop of ice cream and enjoy! Please Join Me At These Lovely Parties: Cozy Little House A Stroll Thru Life-Inspire Me Tuesday The Dedicated House


Celebrating The Fourth Of July

Woo-hoo! I have some great memories of  celebrating the Fourth of July! Do you? How do you celebrate? How do you decorate?   What  great recipes do you prepare? I have a few favorite picks and pins to  share, please visit my Independence Day  Board on Pinterest for the links on how to  create the projects and recipes you will find on this post. In search for a Patriotic Wreath? Do you need a little inspiration to get your  creative energy flowing?   Please visit my friend and the Queen of  creativity- Debbie -  Debbie-Dabble So many ways to add charm and fun to your Independence Day Activities-without a lot of expense and fuss. These cookies are wonderful, made with a mix and jello. You will find a great tutorial  for  the Flag Blocks, and they are so  inexpensive and so Patriotic.  Stars and  Stripes Wreath another easy project wrap and hang. Looking for all types of DIY ideas for the  Fourth of July as well as party ideas and  al


Inspirational Thursday-Walking Thru Shreveport

 Not long ago we were in Shreveport  for our youngest daughter's graduation from  college.  While there we took time out to experience some of the local cuisine and stopped along the way so I could take a snapshot or two I truly enjoy experiencing the cultures of different regions that are in  our own country,  I find these experiences so inspiring. Isn't this bench charming- we sat here while waiting for a table at  Superior Grill. I have never seen one like this before,  have you? Love this old retro-sign, as strange as it  may seem Superior's claim  to fame is superior Mexican dining.  I  know, I never really thought  of Louisiana as a Tex-Mex sort of  State. We took a little stroll along the Red River, when I saw this cute little retired boat sitting next to a field and hay, I couldn't resist- still makes me chuckle... I seem to equate Southern with wrought iron-so naturally I had to  have a photo of the heavy black wrought iron fence. I could not resist this brigh