Wednesday, April 30, 2008

The Little Prince Has Arrived!

Isn't he a cutie? He arrived today and plans to live here at Rose Cottage. Thank you Michelle @ Faerie Dust Dreams for having this giveaway. I was so surprised to find out that I had won. Please check out her blog and esty shop as she has some really cute things.
Well, today was another day of weeding, it seems to go on and on. I started to pull the weeds but hubby said noooo, use the hoe, well I tried and then my arm started hurting. This is no fun, I just want the weeds to be gone (Wish I could twitch my nose like Bewitched and they would be gone, no such luck). So my hubby and I compromised, he would use the hoe and start chopping at the weeds and I would rake them up. Well, we got 3/4 of the way down one row. Yep, 3/4 down one row with 7 more to go. I'm not really a gardner, this is just the second time we have planted and the first time our garden was not this large. We have been working on it only in the afternoon, I guess we need to get up in the morning and also do some more weeding. But I tell my hubby "I'm not a morning gardner", I'm an afternoon like past 6:00 pm gardner. He told me "That's not going to work". Soooooo, I guess I will need to set my clock and wake up early tomorrow morning, but then again maybe I will and then maybeeee Not.

Monday, April 28, 2008

The Flowers are Blooming

The flowers are blooming! The angel trumpet plant is starting to come to a full bloom. I love the pink color.

The hisbiscus are also so colorful. I have several hisbicus trees in pots. I did not think they would make it being in pots, but they did. Lowe's had such a great sale last year that we were able to get four of these trees at $6.00 each.

I did some weeding again in the garden today, however, I still need to go out tomorrow and do some more. Like I said before, a never ending job. The lettuce is starting to grow. This is my first attempt at growing lettuce. It looks so cute (is there such a thing as cute lettuce? Well, mine is cute anyway.) I think the birds are getting to some of our sprouts as we have bare spots here and there in the rows of squash, beans and corn. I think I will need to make a scarecrow or something to keep those darn blackbirds out of the garden. Maybe my hubby will stand guard and shoo them away, Nottttttttt! he he!
Scarecrow to the rescue!
On another note, if you want to enter some giveaways:
Camille @ Simplify is having a gorgeous quilt giveaway , please visit her to register and mention that I sent you over.
Also, Jan @ Maple Lane is having a Mother's Day giveaway. Really cute items (apron, tea cozy, and more).

Sunday, April 27, 2008

I've Been Tagged!

My first Tag, Yipee!
I've been tagged by Michelle of . (She is also hosting a Craft Space Challenge. Please visit her blog for details.)

The rules for the Tag are as follows:

1. Link to the person that tagged you.

2. Post the rules on your blog.

3. Share six weird things/habits/quirks about yourself.

4. Tag six others and let them know they've been tagged.

So, here are my six weird/things/habits or quirks:

1. I love to watch scarry movies knowing that I will not be able to sleep at night.

2. I love to buy craft/decorating/cookbooks, really all kinds of books and magazines, I think I have enough to open a bookstore.

3. I love to eat tuna salad sandwiches with ice cold chocolate mik.

4. I love the smell of new tires. When I was expecting my youngest son I use to make my DH take me to Sears Tire Center just to go smell the new tires. My doctor said I was a first on smelling new tire cravings he had heard of. (PS, I still love the smell of new tires, weird, huh.)

5. I always put on one sock and shoe and then put on the other sock and shoe. That way, I at least have one foot ready in case I should ever need to run out in a hurry, I'm half prepared. Does that make any sense?

6. I like to eat buttered popcorn with chocolate kisses. If you haven't tried it you should, great combination.

So, I now would like to tag:

1. Kat @
2. Vickie @
3. Jackie @
4. Rosa @
5. Laurie @
6. Linda @

Thursday, April 24, 2008

The Garden is Growing

The plants are growing! As you can see the tomatoes and cucumber plants are starting to stretch. In the back ground you can see the onions growing (all 200) ha! ha! I still need to do some weeding, but that seems to be a never ending job. We have also been trying to clean around the yard and get rid of a whole bunch of items that need to be gone. The weather has been so wonderful, in the 80's with a cool breeze.

Well, it's time to go back outside and do some weeding in the garden.

Wednesday, April 23, 2008

My Memory is Just Fine!

I have been working on the birthday card for Karla's Great Aunt Caroline who will be turning 100 yrs old. This is the first time I will be making a card and I'm so excited about trying this craft. I guess this will be my first practice as I will then be making the cards for the swap also hosted by Karla and Beth.
I'm just a slow learner at this time. I'm still battling with how to post on my sidebar (ex: the above pic, I wanted to add to my sidebar, don't know HOW, Uggh!) and how to post the pictures with writing underneath each picture instead of showing all the pictures at one time and then having the write up underneath. Soooo, if anyone can help me out, please contact me. I tried to post a picture and my computer said my memory was low. Now what is up with that! I am starting to get burned out again. My computer should not be complaining to me about his memory (noticed I said He cause surely its not a She, as we know all us women have great memories, Ok, I'll give HE some credit as He is the one posting my words.
I guess I'll have to sleep on this again, I do seem to accomplish more in the morning. Until tomorrow.

Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Birds and Bonnets Vintage Workshop Swap

I have signed up for Karla's and Beth's "Birds and Bonnets Vintage Workshop Swap". I finally was able to upload the images after having a hectic time trying to do this. (I still need to learn how to use my computer). I was so disillusioned yesterday after trying and trying (I even stayed up until 2:00 AM trying, even my hubby and son could not understand what was going on with my computer or with me. I even called my brother in SA for help, but of course, since I really don't know computer language, I could not even communicate with my brother as to what I was trying to accomplish. Ugh!! I was so ready to just give up trying to figure it out and was ready to announce " I QUIT, The Computer has won, I will no longer blog if I can't even upload images and try to join swaps, I will just go and fade away into the sunset. But then, I thought, No, I will sleep on it and try again in the morning. So, for what ever reason, I really don't know what happened. I read the instructions again, and IT WORKED, the computer fairies sprinkled their fairy dust and everything uploaded as if magic! Soooo, I still belong to Blogland. So if you want to join the swap head on over to Karla's Cottage or Gathering Dust to sign up.

Friday, April 11, 2008

Taxes, Garage Sales and Gardens Oh My!

Today has been a little busy. First, we went and had our taxes filed. Whew! Glad we got that done, almost down to the wire. I hate rushing and thats what we usually end up doing. Got back in time to start hauling out all the stuff, I mean great bargains people will find at our "City Wide Garage Sale" our little town is having tomorrow. Now, I need to look inside our house to see what else I can get rid of. I love to have garage sales, but, I hate to actually sell my things. I'd rather go to garage sales and buy more things (hubby does not like this). I was in my cottage looking around at all of my goodies and really, I could not find enough things to part with. I think I came out with just two baskets full of things, my husbands things Ha! Ha!, not mine LOL. I guess I will just visit with people as they come by, I really don't have much to sell.

Will let you all know how it goes.

Now to the "Garden" , I pulled weeds and the next morning it looks like it just enticed them to come back out again. I hope it does not grow into a jungle out there as I won't be able to go out and pull weeds again until Sunday as I will be busy with the Garage Sale tomorrow. My tomato and bell pepper plants are growing fast. The cucumber plants have sprouted as well the the onions (all 200) and the corn and squash is starting to peak through also. Have not seen Mr. Cottontail, hopefully he got the hint and moved on.

Thursday, April 10, 2008

Received My Flirty Apron! WOW!

I received my apron from my swap partner Deb at crochetoholic. OMG! the work she put into this apron is just Fabulous! I Lovvvve my apron, and all the goodies she enclosed. It was all wrapped in pretty pink scallopped tissue paper with a beautiful pink ribbon bow. Thanks again Deb, not only did I get the apron and goodies, but have acquired a new blogging friend.
Hugs :)

Friday, April 4, 2008

The Garden has been planted

These past few days we've been really busy getting the garden all prepped for planting. Finally had the rows plowed so we planted our seeds and small plants. We planted corn, squash, lettuce, bush beans, cucumbers, tomatoes, bell peppers, hot peppers and 200, yes you heard right, 200 onion bulbs. I think my husband plans on feeding our town again. Of course, in the process of cleaning around the garden we discovered that we have a new neighbor on our premises, we did not invite him, he just showed up and who knows maybe his family as well. Mr. Peter Cottontail has a home somewhere in our yard. We tried to shoo him out of our yard but the sneaky Mr. Cottontail or should I say smart Mr. Cottontail has eluded us. My son got the bright idea, lets have Tipper and Wolfie sniff him out. So, he let them loose. Of course, Tipper was happy to run around and just roll around in the grass and Wolfie has been in love with the poodle three houses down the street that he most likely said to himself now is my chance to go and visit that he just took off. I called to him, no I yelled at him "Wolfie come back", he just turned his head and looked back at me as to say "Adios, I'm outta here". Well, I was not going to go chase him down, that's my son's job. I've done this too many times before, no more. I continued to water the garden as we still have had no rain. Wolfie was finally apprehended. I guess we will have to keep an eye out for Mr. Cottontail to make sure he knows this is not an open buffet for him or his family.