Monday, July 28, 2008
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Sunday, July 27, 2008
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Saturday, July 26, 2008
So..hubby took the weed hacker to parts of the yard tonight..yep..it needed it..but daughter came running in telling me..."hey mom dad said he's gonna hack down the cottage garden!" yikes..we hadn't even had a chance to collect all the seed we had wanted to!
Posted by Tina Leavy at 12:08 AM
Thursday, July 24, 2008
My little baby girl turns 4 tomorrow! My sweet little princess. And..I made her a little castle cake.
but then on a visit home before dad passed away..he gave me a pair of child sized Dutch shoes and told me that he really liked them but wanted me to have them...so..that's all it took...
Posted by Tina Leavy at 10:24 PM
Sunday, July 20, 2008
Well...when we had the power outage yesterday hubby went up to Chik Fil A to get something for us all for dinner.
He picked up some kids meals for the kids, and in these meals were these darling little books by Doreen Cronin and Betsy Lewin...this one little book was called "Dooby Dooby Moo"
So the kids and I piled into my bed and I read them the story...first "Dooby Dooby Moo" and when I got to the end of "Dooby Dooby Moo" my little 3 yr. old burst out laughing.
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Thursday, July 17, 2008
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Tuesday, July 15, 2008
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Sunday, July 13, 2008
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Thursday, July 10, 2008
Now mind you..these are BOLD! You might want to borrow some sunshades..ha.
Posted by Tina Leavy at 7:44 PM
Wednesday, July 9, 2008
I LOVE Gladiolas!
Next to roses they are one of my mostfavorite flowers.Too bad that I don't have very many of them in my yard..but I did have a few that came up year after year and put on quite a show though.
Not only do they have that really happy word..."glad" as part of their name..but they certainly do add a fair amount of cheer to a garden.And they are pretty hardy plants as well..coming back year after year in the Southern garden...Northern gardeners will of course need to dig up the bulbs before winter sets in or make sure the bulbs are protected by a layer of mulch to keep them from being frozen.Here in the South I just have let the bulbs remain in the ground year round and have been pleasantly surprised every year around mid Spring to early Summer to be given quite a floral show as the stalks of the plants send up a floral delight.
Posted by Tina Leavy at 9:33 PM
Saturday, July 5, 2008
Here is the piece I created for the challenge over at "Mind Wide Open"
I used a piece of mat board then added the image with spray adhesive.
..I then created a collage using images of my grandmother and I when I was a baby,and as a young gal of 21,
and then an image of my grandmother with her sisters, and of my gradmother as a young woman.
I also added a vintage look flower image and an image of a hand holding a card that says "forget me not," I also added images of actual rose photos that I had taken from my garden into the hair of the girl..in the right side of the image in the hair is a tiny ornate butterfly cut out.
...then I wrote a few sayings like "I will remember you Will you remember me?" "Weep not for the memories", and "Precious Memories How they linger"
Then I added a bit of lace and vintage ribbbon with floral emroidery, and a few vintage pearl buttons. Finished it off with a pink ribbon hanger.
I actually like how it turned out.
The theme of the challenge was "Remembrance" ..so I chose to create the image as a "remembrance" of my beloved grandmother who passed away going on 4 yrs ago come August..
(you can vote for my image starting July 7th over at "Mind Wide Open" if you'd like to)
********Voting has now started over at "Mind Wide Open" if you'd like to vote for my creation please stop by here:(thank you!!)
Then I created this fun and whimsical mermaid image..just for fun..I "may" use it in our new home guest bathroom/kids bathroom..don't know yet.
So...what have you been creating lately? I encourage you to get out your paints,scrapbook items,paper craft items,or whatever you like to craft with..and have fun...if you have never done anything like this..I encourage you to visit your local craft supply store and look around..there just might be some new hobby that might spark your interest.
Get creative! ...but most of all ...have fun!
~The Garden Goose~
Posted by Tina Leavy at 5:37 PM
Friday, July 4, 2008
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Thursday, July 3, 2008
So..as you all know we had a huge garage sale last Saturday that was a dud..and then one the weekend before that did.."o.k."...but we had quite a few things left over..well..I just wasn't going to sweat it..literally..again by holding another sale here this summer.
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Wednesday, July 2, 2008
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