Keep Smiling

Keep Smiling

Monday, May 25, 2015

Quick Chair Make-Over

Another place to sit on the porch:)
This was a simple and very fast make-over.

I have two of these chairs.
I bought them, maybe ten years ago, 
with a little glass top table at Home Depot.
I almost put them in my yard sale last spring.
Now, I'm happy I didn't.
All it took was a quick scrubbing and a can of spray paint:)

Next, I made a quick trip to Walmart 
and for $18 I purchased this cushion and 
the outdoor fabric throw pillow:)
Viola, New Chair :)
While you're here, do you remember my peas?

Look at them now!

Our grapes are doing wonderfully:)

Morning Glories are saying, "Hello!"

And some of the roses that I planted are starting to bloom.

Life is Good
We have so much to be grateful for:)

Here's wishing you all a wonderful week.

Happy Memorial Day! 

Connie :)

Monday, May 18, 2015

Beware of Friends Bearing Gifts :)

that is unless they are rubber snakes.
Can you see it in the tree . . .
well, the birds sure can :)

Did you know that by hanging a couple rubber snakes 
in your fruit trees
or any other place in your yard . . . 

you can eliminate birds from eating your fruit.

 and from pooping on your furniture 
or car, if you like parking it in the shade of a tree. 

 My sweet neighbor saved me a lot of
mess and worry,
by gifting me with three rubber snakes.

 The birds see them and they stay away from those trees:)

It sure can ruin a relaxing nap in the hammock 
to have a bird gift you with a surprise.
Not to mention ruining a great picnic.

Therefore I am now pro rubber snakes.

And grateful to my sweet friend
for such a thoughtful gift.

Keep Smiling!
Your blogging sister,
Connie :)

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

A Craft to celebrate our Brave Men & Women

I have been wanting something to hang 
out by the gate or driveway
 for Memorial Day and the Fourth of July.

 So with paints in my pocket . . 

An idea on paper . . .

And a stack of pickets . . .
I headed out to Steve's Work Shop. 

I started to make it,
and then thought about a friend of ours,
that has a son graduating from
Marine Boot Camp this month . . .
back to Home Depot for more pickets :) 

 It's just as easy to make two.
I hope she likes it.

Here I'm waiting for the paint to dry 
 so I can go in and tweak it a little bit 
and then drill holes
and put in wire for hanging.

 Finished . . .

Remembering those 
Brave Men & Women
that defend our Freedom!

Your blogging sister,
Connie :)