In the garden- Making Scarecrows and repairing pots.

I have a rant, a mini one, but a rant is a rant after all. I am so tired of things falling apart all the time. I remember back in the day (oh my gosh I sound like my grandma) when things were made to last. Products were made with love. Companies wanted their customers…

DIY clay leaf bowls

This is so simple everyone and fun too. Get everyone in the family involved with this DIY I am about to share with you all. The more the merrier. Supplies needed: Self hardening clay Watercolor paints and paintbrushes Instant drying lacquer (comes in a spray can at most hardware stores) Rolling pin xacto knife or…

 Spring has stopped by to say hello to Fall

WOW! We are crawling with flowers over here, at one of our home stores that is. I am sure you will be able to guess which big store chain I am talking about when you look through these photos. The place is surrounded by flowers. I finally had a break in my schedule to head…

In the garden- Cleaning up our summer garden

Right now we are stepping out into a bit of a mess in our garden. August/September are brutal here in Phoenix Arizona, even the nurseries are low on plants. Nothing really survives that well in our temps during the summer. By the time September rolls around, if we are lucky enough to have cooler temps…

5 DIY frugal Fall projects for your garden  

I actually finished those thrifts store items I bought a couple weeks ago to decorate around my garden. I can’t even begin to describe the happiness we all feel here in Phoenix once we realize we made it to October. Actually this summer wasn’t that bad now that I think about it. Which can only…

Busy bees

This is my second favorite post I put together. I remember the morning I took these photos and as I watched these bees for the longest time, I realized I needed to record this live action bit of art happening right in front of my eyes. So I jumped out of the pool to go…

A bouquet a day.

  “The earth laughs in flowers.” Ralph Waldo Emerson A little over two months ago I started collecting flowers from my garden. If you are from Phoenix and live here during our summer months, then you know that flowers are pretty rare when it gets hot here. They just don’t last long. There are plenty…

Friday Family fun paper crafts- star garland

4th of July is just around the corner here in our country. Thought it would be fun to do a patriotic themed craft for this week. The supplies for this craft don’t include nature but that doesn’t mean you can’t get out and create this easy craft out in nature. When my kids were little and…

 DIY- Mini cacti pots

There are babies everywhere in my garden right now, cacti that is. One early morning while I was out watering my garden and making sure the wild birds and bees had food and water I noticed there were all kinds of baby cacti everywhere. I thought how cute it would be to decorate some tiny…

May Updates and Favorite blogger posts.

“ You were given this life because you were strong enough to live it” Unknown Oh May!…what a month this was. I understand why the term Mayday represents a international distress call. Wow, did I open up with you all this month or what? I posted a couple difficult blogs that were very personal to…