27 July 2010

Making Cards

These 3 cards are from a panel of stickers from the dollar store. I just added blocks of the purple to add color. These pictures do not do the cards justice. Those black & white stickers are really pretty. They came like this, they were not embellished :)

Alot of the paper we use is from theme books of paper and the stickers are either on sale or from dollar stores :)

26 July 2010

Blank Cards

Today the girls and I made a few blank cards.
 I was looking at quilts on blogs today and was inspired by what I saw. The thing I like about homemade cards is that they are inexpensive to make and are unique.

The great thing about making cards is that there aren't any rules :)
If you watch for sales, you will find paper, cut outs, tablets of paper, and envelops on sale. We do not buy sets of cut cards and envelopes, we buy card stock and invitation envelopes and cut paper to size :)

Beloved Gretchen

She will be missed greatly. She was with us for 10 years and with a lot of health issues, but nothing stopped her from being lovable and kind and eager to please us. We are sad but thankful we had her for as long as we did. We had to put her down on July 15 after she couldn't walk anymore for a few days. This was causing other issues and because of her age they couldn't do anything for her.
The drs said that after 8 years with large dogs everyday may be their last. But isn't it true of all of us. We aren't promised tomorrow anymore than a pet is.

James 4:14 Why, you do not even know what will happen tomorrow. What is your life? You are a mist that appears for a little while and then vanishes.
Phillipians 2:12 Therefore, my dear friends, as you have always obeyed—not only in my presence, but now much more in my absence—continue to work out your salvation with fear and trembling

25 July 2010

Teepee Trellis

This picture is from a few years ago. The idea is to grow pole beans or morning glory up the teepee and have a child play in the teepee. This spot was too shady, so our plants didn't grow well. But I thought I'd post it anyway, because I would like to try it in the future. We bought 9' plastic-coated metal faux bamboo rods for project because they will last forever :) Glad we did that because this picture is 7 years old!

10 July 2010


We planted Roma Tomatoes late this year, so we will have a late harvest.
Sunflower that came up from a rogue seed from last years harvest.
This is actually asparagus. I've had this plant for a few years too close to pine tree. A few weeks ago I transplanted it into the garden. It is doing well. There is actually an asparagus shoot on it but it is too small for a mouse :)
Corn and Watermelon. It is planted like this with the 3 Sister's Crop in mind. I am thinking we should waited til we bought some squash instead, b/c the watermelon will easily overtake the corn.
This is a yellow tomato that is still green.

It's been a long time since I have blogged. Thanks for taking a look over here :) I've had these garden pictures up for a few days before I had a chance to add words. Thanks for your comment "Hobbit". Great job trying to identifying the asparagus. The picture isn't that good or close for being able to see what it is.

Our garden is a little bit of square foot gardening and a little bit of "lets see what happens". 

We decided to get a soaker hose to add to our old soaker hose and it is working like a dream. It's been very hot and very dry, so the hose was a great thing in keeping the garden hydrated with out running out there a few times a day. 


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