Progress Made

In the midst of clearing papers, I came across some old photos of my yard.  Boy have I made some serious progress over the years. When we first moved into the house I really knew nothing about gardening.  I was a city girl and loved looking at beautiful landscapes but while living in Jersey, I didn’t do any yard work.  When we moved to S.C.  the yard had a clean slate and I figure I’d let my imagination take over.  I have to admit – I’d forgotten how dull and lifeless the yard was, but after looking back at all the hard work put into it, these pictures made me realize how much progress I really made over the years.   Perusing countless garden magazines proved to be worthwhile in helping to inspire me.  Just thought I’d share my progress made with you…   (try not to laugh at the before too much).  My husband preferred it that way because it was easy to cut the grass (mind you he hated moving what little objects there were..)












By gradually taking each section at a time progress was made.. so you know alot of gardening therapy took place out here.  The back breaking agony I went through was all worth it.   The best part about the beds is they’re 80% perennials.  Yes,  I learned real quick over the years to get garden smart.  🙂   So much progress was made and yet – more to still make.  Thankfully I have you to follow along with me to share the journey.   TTYL,

6.99 @ Kroger

Struck again at Kroger..

Filled with all my favorites…. for a spring bouquet


They look  lovely inside my hand painted thrifty deal

And all I went in for was a can of tuna fish and a diet pepsi.. chuckles….   I gotta stay away from there.. or I’ll have a florist in my house if this keeps up…  but for now – they’ll brighten my hump day tommorrow…  Hope the pretty flowers brighten your day

Kudos to Krogers

I paid a visit to Kroger’s supermarket and noticed their basket of manager’s special flowers and thought I’d buy a few to create an arrangement to brighten my day.. fresh flowers always says “it’s a beautiful day to be happy” to me.



I’m a novice at creating an arrangement but I tried my luck and was pleased.   I used a cheap vase I bought at that terrific yard sale last week for $0.75.  I liked it because it was on a pedestal – nothing fancy but what the heck..

It’s a  beautiful Saturday and it’s nice to have a lovely bouquet around the house … light some candles and let the day begin..  Have a wonderful weekend everyone!