Saturday, June 26, 2010

Nice finds!

I went to the thrift store and found some great finds.  One of my new obsessions are OWLS, and this one is a cutie! Arianna loves him so much that he sits him next to her and talks to him about the stuff that she is drawing :)
How about this pair?  Arianna loves the "pink" one, although it could be a bit more orange... they are little and she puts them on her castle to take naps.
This is a 1978 Tea kettle from Sears and Roebuck. It has a stamp on the bottom.  Pretty cool!

Love this truck that I found.  It was supposed to be for Mike, but Arianna likes to put all her little pet shops.  All in all it was a good day at the thrift store :)

WPP # 26 Life...

Life finds its way. That is what this little guy proves.  I bought a Tiger's eye mini tree/bush about 3 summers ago.  This year there were 2 little trees about 3 ft and 5 ft away from the original!  I could not believe it.  But, they were there saying "hello" to me.  I gave one away to someone that loves to garden a lot.  I think it will get the love that deserves, and I kept the other one even though I need to move him somewhere else with enough space :)

Friday, June 25, 2010

Our Father's Day outing!

Arianna was teaching daddy how to do some awesome drawings.  We went to Sesame Inn.
I was in the mood for sushi and Mike can eat the Thai food.  A perfect combination.
Yummy! Yummy!
This was outside about one block away.  I thought it was pretty.
Paths. Paths.
Clematis - what a beautiful flower to come to... (One of Arianna's favorite)

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

The Aftermath...

After last week horrible storm, we ended up with some damaged trees. This one was the worst and almost hit our garage if it wasn't for the electrical wires.  Now, that was not any better, but at least Com Ed came before it snapped and nothing happened.  But,  I still feel sorry for this tree.  It is beautiful.  It will still survive, but got a huge blow :(
After the storm...

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

This is one of my favorites bush/ flower from my yard.  It is a hydrangea -something like wedding bliss - it does look like the perfect bouquet!
 These Asiatic lilies are not mine, they are my neighbors  but they grow soooooo high that I can see them through our fence.  I'd never knew they could grow so high and the color are just beautiful!
Love the orange color in these milkweed.  My butterflies certainly like this bush a LOT!
 How about this hydrangea?  It is almost 3 years since I planted it.  Maybe I will try to make the soil acidic so the flowers turn blue!
And finally my tiger's eye.  It has grown soooo much since I planted it.  It even gave me 2 sapplings that are growing wonderfully.  I am planning in keeping one and giving one to a co-worker that loves gardening.  Besides something tells me I am going to get even more in the future ;)

Sunday, June 20, 2010

52 Projects #22 - A cube for work.


I bought this cube at Michael's -- sometime ago.  I forgot to take a picture before I added the paper, but it was brown. I managed to find some pictures that I could use for my cube.  Most of my pictures are in the computer and the ones that I print are usually for some purpose.  Anyway, I found some good ones :)  Here is how it looks before adding the pictures.

Here is with the pictures done:
The picture in the left is one of the first times ( I think this was THE first one) that Ari went in the swing.  She loves it so much now.  The one in the right was last years Christmas.  We had finished to decorate the Christmas tree and she was very excited.
Sorry, this is fuzzy (picture), but you can see the birdie.  It hit my window (not too bad) and I was outside protecting it until he could fly again.  One time before, another bird hit the patio door and the hawk got to him before me. I know circle of life and such, but I don't want to see that in my deck.  So, I was outside and I was able to take a picture of the bird and then it flew away.  In the right, it is a picture of our Great Smokies Trip.  We loved it.  Maybe we will retire there? who knows :)

This picture was taken when we went to Holland, MI to see the tulips.  It was so cold and rainy, but we loved it.  Ari was about 9 months or so.  I need to add some more glue to the corners or buy some nice stickers to secure the corners.  Or do you have a better idea?
I kept trying to make her smile and she was trying to be funny.  So, here are the best pictures of the bunch.