Thursday, June 28, 2012

2012 Country Living Blogger Awards

Hello friends.  I just wanted to let you know about the Country Living Blogger awards coming up.  This will be their second year to hand out these awards.  You can read more about it by going to Blue Ribbon Blogger Awards - 2012 Blog Awards - Country Living.

The winners will be featured in their December/January 2013 issue and will also attend a luncheon in  New York City on November 13, 2012.   Yes, I said New York City!!!

I am proud to say that my blog has been nominated.  Do you want to nominate your favorite blog? Or even your own blog?  Just go to  You have until July 29, 2012 for nominations.  Then on August 31 you can vote among the finalists for the Readers' Choice winner. 
And of course you can see all the Blue Ribbon winners in the Country Living December/January 2013 issue.

Saturday, June 23, 2012

Flower Pot Bird Feeder

I have a flower garden that is a work in progress. 

You may recognize my painted stepping stones.  I have them meandering through the garden.  Also, notice the light bulb ladybug nestled beneath the flamingo.  The various stakes were Mother's Day gifts.  Since all my plants were transplanted this year, I guess they are not going to bloom.  So, for more color, I decided to make use of the plastic disposable pots that the plants came in. 

I started with 4 pots and wired them together.  I then painted them and wired a platter on top.  This is what I  came up with.

Yea, I know the pictures aren't great.  My camera broke and I had to use my phone.  (Note to self: Get the camera fixed!!!).  

Just ignore the totes and buckets in the background.  Where I live, either it storms or no rain at all.  I have to catch all I can.  The flowers and grass (what little I have) seem to thrive on the rainwater more than hose water.

I just wanted you to see what can be done with disposable materials.  It really does look good in the garden with that pop of purple and orange.  This has been a lot of work but next spring will show the rewards.  I can't wait to see it!

Til next time, have fun!

Thursday, June 7, 2012

"Organisation Celebration"

So, what do you have planned for the last weekend of June?    Looking at my calendar, all I have pencilled in is to watch the Syfy movie "Big Foot".  I know, I know, all the Saturday Syfy movies are so cheesy, but I like to laugh at the ridiculousness of them.  I mean with titles like Octogator and Pirahnaconda, you havta agree.  I can't wait to see what this latest Big Foot will look like :)

Anyway, back to the subject.  That weekend, June 29th through July 1st, head on over to Jennifers Jumbles for an ‘Organisation Celebration’.  According to Jennifer:
There will be posts every hour from 5pm-10pm Friday, and 10am-10pm Saturday and Sunday (BST), including a blog hop, tips, tutorials, challenges, crafts, and lots of GIVEAWAYS!  The giveaways will stay open until Monday (July 2) at 11:59pm BST, so if you're away for the weekend, you'll have Monday to catch up.  One challenge will be open until the following Sunday (July 8) too.
Sounds Epic!  Blog hop (love those), crafts (love also), and giveaways (live for!).  Right now though, as encouragement to spread the word about the event, you can win an Echo Park Note To Self Collection Kit.

   This is what it looks like.  Cool huh!

You can enter 4 different ways.  You can pin it, twitter it, facebook it, and blog about it (like I'm doing now).  You have until June 23rd to do this.  Just go to Jennifers Jumbles to enter.

Looks like my calendar for that weekend just got full.  I wonder if I can catch a rerun of Big Foot!

Til next time, have fun!