Friday, June 29, 2012

Outdated gets Updated

I finally got around to working on a chair I got at Goodwill about 8 months ago.  It was a bargain at $29 and I couldn't pass it up even though it needed some updating.  Today was the day!
I started the update by sanding the brown stained feet and painting them black. While the legs were drying and I was waiting to put the second coat on I removed the old brass tacks.  This proved to be more difficult than I expected.  Those suckers were hammered in there super tight.  After removing 146 tacks I painted the legs one more coat and then replaced the brass tacks with shiny silver tacks...INSTANT UPDATE...ok...not so took me about 3 hours to do the whole update but well worth the time and effort.  
The chair will have a new home in my daughter's apartment next on to the next project!
Outdated to Updated....I feel so accomplished!

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Tyler Zoo Fun!

I don't think I will ever be too old to enjoy the Zoo!  I imagine the animals are waiting for me to visit along with all the other guests.  I know they must enjoy seeing people come admire their beautiful selves!  At least this is what I think...might sound like a crazy lady talking but I'm not crazy...just crazy about animals!

My son who is 19 went with me, a son after his mother's heart.  We are both animals lovers and we took it to another level about 2 1/2 years ago and stopped eating meat of any kind.  It really isn't that difficult when you imagine what you are eating. It started off as my son Austin's idea and I decided to follow in order to support him in his meal choices.  The choice has lead me to search out recipes and substitutions to eat which has been a challenge at times but rewarding at the same time.  It's amazing what you can find and how much better I feel not eating meat and the bond Austin and I have developed on the journey is an added bonus.

Back to the Zoo...HOT but lots of fun.  As we drove home we were already planning our next Zoo Trip! Fun times are waiting for us and I know the animals are looking forward to seeing us!

Zoo Fun!

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Sunflower Update!

A little update on my sunflower garden.  I planted the seeds in May and I can't believe how fast they have grown....super FLOWER POWER!  The sunflowers just keep popping up and are more beautiful each time.  I really had forgotten what types of sunflower seeds I planted and have been so amazed at the different flowers that appear.  My favorite if I had to pick is the beautiful red sunflower that bloomed last week.
I planted both giant and dwarf....I didn't realize the giant really meant GIANT!  The tallest in my garden is over 7 foot tall and looks like it's still growing.
The sunflower garden is thriving, the birds love their secret hideaway!  I will be planting this every year from now on, I didn't realize what I was missing!

1st day of summer...Bring on the FLOWER POWER!

Sunday, June 3, 2012

Porcupine Watermelon...!

My pinterest inspired watermelon critter!  I was asked to make this cute creation for a party!  It was pretty just have to go for it and start cutting.  The eyes are blueberries attached with long toothpicks and the nose and feet were created with the leftover watermelon. I gently scooped the watermelon out and cut it into cubes and stuck long toothpicks into the cubes on the top layer.  It was a big hit at the party!

Friday, June 1, 2012

Sunflower Power!

My sunflower garden is doing wonderful!  I love watching them pop out of their green centers and blossom into the beautiful yellow flowers.  I plan on collecting the flowers and drying them in order to get the seeds for my garden next year.  This is my first time to plant sunflowers but it won't be my last.  I am so excited to see them grow taller and more beautiful throughout the summer!

God's Creations!

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