Tuesday, August 25, 2009

A trip through the wilderness..

First I would like to say thanks to my new followers for joining my blog. You guys made my day. I was so excited to break the 5 member mark. Doesn't take much to make me happy...as you can tell. So thanks again and I really hope you enjoy.

This past Sunday my husband and I decided to take a little ride into the woods that are located behind our house. We currently live in the country so we just hop on the 4-wheeler and head out to the woods. I know I'm such a country girl...but I wouldn't have it any other way!! Give me a pair of rubber boots a baseball cap and beer and we're on the road to a good day! LOL!
Well on our trips into the woods I always bring my camera because you just never know what you're going to come across.

Here is one of the things we come across very regularly this time of the year. I need to mention that I absolutely FEAR, HATE, DESPISE, oh and did I mention HATE spiders. They just really creap me out. I hate their sticky webs and their fuzzy legs. UGH!!! (goosebumps forming as I type) We refer to these spiders as Banana spiders....why I have no idea, but they are just creepy. There webs are so big and if you ever touch one it is extremely sticky. Not to mention they grow entirely to big for my liking. EEEKKKK!!!

So now that I have probably scared you off from an adventurous ride through the Lousisana wilderness hopefully this will bring you back to the positive side. When we ride in the woods my husband is looking for all signs DEER and I'm looking for all signs anything I can take a picture of. Well Sunday was a good day for me because I was able to get a shot of this cute little guy.
He was kind of small and just the cutest little thing. He also had a friend with him but I couldn't get a good picture of him. So next time you take a ride in the woods don't forget your camera.

Sunday, August 23, 2009

Room to grow...

I don't know about you but whenever I get the chance I like to take something that is on the verge of you can say death and bring it back to life.

Yesterday my mom and I decided to take a trip down to the local Lowe's and check a few things out. I immediately look for the rack with all of the plants that are on clearance and nearly dead. There is nothing more gratifying to me than watching something that is on the verge of death spring back to life.

I have included pictures of my $1.49 purchase yesterday. This is a pink hibiscus. I am so excited to watch it bud new leaves and grow into a beautiful plant. As you can see it is in pretty bad shape but I have faith!

When I transplant any of my plant I always use Miracle Gro plant food to help give it a boost. One thing to remember is to never add Miracle Gro to a very dry plant. Always water it a bit and let it soak in because if not you risk damaging your plant.

When I am working with a plant that will produce a flower I always add 1 scoop of Miracle Gro All Purpose plant food and 1 scoop of Miracle Gro Bloom Booster. The Bloom Booster helps your plant produce more buds and all the buds produced are much more vibrant.

So $1.49 later with a bit of dirt under my fingernails our tired little hibiscus now has a new home and Room to Grow!!

Most of the time when you purchase plants that are in need of a little TLC all that is needed is a little pruning and new pot for the roots to spread out and it'll be on it's way to giving you many years of beauty.
Please feel free to share all of your plant rescue or resuscitation stories...

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

He's a Hard Workin' Man...

Well that's right he's a hard workin man! My husband and I have recently begun a GINORMOUS project and are trying to save a little bit of cash by doing some of it ourselves. We have finally broken ground on our new shed/toy storage/outdoor kitchen project. This will now be the new home for our camper, boat, and numerous others as well as my little haven for DIY projects that I may feel the need to complete.

So my cement contractor began his part of the job and then it was my husbands turn to begin his part because like I said we are trying to conserve on cash. He's has decided in order to save quite a bit of money he is going to "rough in the slab" all by himself. I agree that would probably be a good idea beings he is an all around handy man and completely capable.

Well let's just say I didn't realize how much work this would entail otherwise I may have suggested he get a little help. I get a call from him while at work stating that he is beginning what will turn out to be an extremely long night. I received the phone call around 11 o'clock that morning and came home to see him looking like this.....

I trying not to fall over in laughter bring him a bit to drink and head into the house where I begin to get ready for a softball game. I get outside once I'm ready and I look at him working so hard and begin to feel soooo sorry for him because it is now 5 o'clock in the evening and he isn't even close to being finished. Note: His deadline for himself was work until I'm done!! So I being the good wife I am grab a shovel and begin digging trenches right on the side of him. After digging a while he tells me that he asked a local high schooler to come and give him a hand, so as soon as he showed up I give up my shovel and kick back and watch as they get after it.

If you remember I said he began working at 11 that afternoon...well he didn't come in until 4 AM! Yes that is right 4 AM. He was back up at 6 AM...that's right 2 hours later and went out to finish so the cement contractor could finish and having it looking like this....

So here we are thus far. We are having progress and all is going well. I know this post is a bit long but it has been such a hectic process to get to this point. All I ask is for prayers that mother nature is on our side.

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Love at first Bite!!!

So I have found a new love.....

If you haven't tried it you are soooooo missing out. This has become my new Hershey bar. I have really been putting a huge effort into eating right and staying away from JUNK food. When I came across this I was a little skeptical because I'm not really big on yogurt, however, I make myself eat it because...well, it's good for you. When I took my first bite it was absolutely "Love at first Bite".

I've also tried the lemon and the peach and they are extremely Yummy as well but the chocolate just seems to get me over my SWEET TOOTH!!

If you decide to give it a try let me know what you think.

Monday, August 17, 2009

Being a little Crafty

So my husband and I were invited to an engagement party for some friends of ours this weekend and I decided to be crafty with the gift wrap. Tried to give a personal touch.

List of supplies:

1-box for gift
1-paper bag (with a little ironing to take out some of the creases)
1-silk flower of your choice (preferably with more than 1 flower per stem)
2-bolts of ribbon of your choice
1-roll of double sided sticky scrapbooking tape
1-bottle of craft glue
scrapbooking scrap paper by the pound
and a good imagination

As you see here I have a picture of most of my supplies. It's a bit chaotic but I'm sure you can manage.

All I did was wrap the box with the paper bag, then took the wide ribbon an adhered it to the present with the double sided sticky tape and repeated with the smaller ribbon going over the center of the wider. I then cut the 2 flowers off of the stem and adhered them with the craft glue and let it sit all day to make sure the glue dried.

And VIOLA!!! Here is the finished product. I even made the card out of scrapbooking scrap paper. I found a letter online and traced and cut the "D" out because their last name once married will begin with a "D". I must say I am a bit proud of myself for this DIY gift wrap!!

I'm participating in Make Your Monday !

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Yohannes to the Rescue!!!!!

Isn't he just precious? Well the picture is precious but he is massive! My husband being the wonderful guy that he is came across this poor guy on the side of a very busy highway yesterday. He was panting really bad and extremely over heated. If you know anything about this type of dog you know that they CANNOT be in the heat for very long because they will have a heat stroke.He really a sweet little boy, but he is just so big. He did have a collar on but not tags or identification.

I have since put an add in our local paper hoping that someone has lost their precious pet and will come running over to pick him up. Please keep your fingers cross because I really want to find his family. Some family is very sad because he is lost...at least that is what I hope is going on!

Here are more pics of him....

Note: Please everyone if you don't have any identification on your pet please look into taking care of this. These little guys are put under lots of stress when they get lost. We can only hope that they come into contact with good samaritans like my husband and I who really care about animals and what happens to them. I would hope that someone would do the same for me!!!!