Saturday, May 4, 2013
Thursday, May 2, 2013
Imagine my surprise I realized I was less than 3 feet from this beautiful bird on my bird feeder. He just sat there and looked at me, almost like he was tame. He is a rose breasted grosbeak. The female looks like a very large sparrow. They are almost as large as a blackbird without the long tail. They appear heavy bodied. I can only hope they build a nest near by so I can see them again.
South Texas has been in a drought for at least the last four or five years. My grass has died off, as well as most of my tropical foliage plants. I have had to dig up my hibiscus plants and re-potted them in large pots so I can move them out of the direct sun and keep them watered. Actually I enjoy all the plants on the patio, where I can keep an eye on them.
Have a wonderful day !
Wednesday, May 1, 2013
The weather is getting warmer so I have decided to stop working so hard and just take a few days off.
I have repainted both the computer room and the spare bedroom a lovely shade called "Mature Spanish Chestnut" with a bright creamy white on the doors and trim.
Remixed the kitchen , living room and master bedroom paint , in small cans, for touch ups...and repainted all three doors in the master bedroom with that lovely creamy white as well as the trim in the master bathroom..
In the midst of all this painting , Dara requested a painting of a peacock feather for a girlfriends birthday present.
Guess you could say if I was not painting.....I was resting from painting.
We are expecting good weather into the weekend so I think I'll just putter around in the yard. I have some tomatoes already planted.
Have a great day !!!
Sunday, February 24, 2013
While thrifting last month, I came across a very nice dining room chair that would work in my computer room. I got it cheep ($12.00 ) because the seat had a chewed place on the side, almost like a dog chewed it. I recovered the seat with some burlap from a large vintage coffee bean bag. I had enough material left over to recover another smaller chair that will go in the spare bedroom.
I have repainted both the computer room and the spare bedroom in the new taupe walls and white trim style. Both rooms look clean and fresh. I will post photos when I am finished.
Have a great creative day!!
Monday, February 18, 2013
Sunday, February 17, 2013
Big cat print dress with black crepe gores.....Vintage cat print bracelet and matching clip on earrings.....faux turquoise bracelet.....real turquoise necklace......Fancy white cowgirl hat. I will probably wear sandels since it is warm in South Texas.
Have a great day !!
Friday, February 15, 2013
It happens very once in a while. I was talking with my daughter, and mentioned I might buy some new tee shirts. Remarkable...she said why ??? When you come to visit, you always wear the same thing.
Had I fallen into a rut ???
I decided to dress the way I did when I first came to TEXAS. I call it Cowgirl Chic. I have laid out an outfit to wear the next time I go out. A cream color cotton skirt.....long denim blouse.....Leather and conch belt...loads of turquoise jewelry with either my boots or new sandels ( just painted my toenails )
I here by make a promise.......I will take more care when I go out to look nice...polished...finished. No longer will a tee shirt and jeans do.
Thanks for the "Jerk" darling daughter.
Have a great day !!
Thursday, January 10, 2013
Can you believe I purchased the chair for $5.00 at a tag sale. It's fine for now......but I plan to recover it with some burlap coffee bean sack material, that I bought a while ago on etsy.
The sweet little suitcase was found at a local resale shop for only $12.00. I noticed the shop on Friday when I was at my Doctors office. My appointment was pushed back till Monday because so many people down here are sick, and my doctor was running very behind.
I was all dressed up with no place to go....so when I noticed the resale shop, I stopped in.
The owner told me , her son buys abandoned storage units like they do on "Storage Wars".
I think the suit case is really a doll case. It is made of wood. Lined in blue velvet on the inside and leather and brass on the outside.
I also noticed a gigantic resturant frying pan.....big enough to fry a full pound of bacon without crowding and several nice orphin chairs (all priced less than $20.00) that would work well in my office.
Thrifting gets into your blood and I have not had a thrifting fix since my local shop closed before Christmas. I am hooked on thrifting and have not the strength to fight it.
Have a Wonderful Day !