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Wednesday, June 10, 2009

My Parent's Beautiful Deck!

Hi Guys! I'm still here....I've been meaning to get this post up! I know I said I would be posting more often....I've really been meaning too....it's just that things are pretty boring around here. Chase is out of school and we pretty much just stay around the house. I haven't been feeling very creative either. I guess it's just this lazy summer weather. I'll come out of this little slump soon though, so just stick with me! I'm missing you guys!

On with the post...I'm joining Tootsie's Ferilizer Friday. This is my parent's beautiful deck. They have an amazing view! I planted the flowers about 3 weeks ago. They are looking so pretty....


My mom read that wet sand attracts butterflies. I need to ask her if it's working...



The flowers hanging on the deck rail are called pentas. They also attract butterflies and humming birds. And that's a butterfly box beside them. She is really into butterflies...



Butterfly bush....


These are looking really pretty. I like to plant all kinds and colors of flowers and greenery in pots.







Color Color Color! The more the better, in my opinion. lol...I hope you guys have a great weekend!! I'll be talking to you soon....



36 comments:

Melissa Miller said...

Oh my goodness!!!! ~WOW!
Your parents deck and views are soooo stunning!!!
I would be in heaven living there. They must sit out on that gorgeous deck all the time and just daydream. Amazing!
I just adore all the vibrant flowers and the different levels look so interesting. Thank you so very much for showing it to us. Tell your Mom I love it!

Well let's see if this let's me comment. We have had so many issures lately.
Thanks for your kind words today. Alex is about to wipe out the computer. He came home early since it's acting up so much.

I'll be happy to pick you up a "B" rug if they still have them. I can mail it to you no problem. Let me know. They were not very expensive at all.

Have a great weekend and your blog is still wonderful my friend.
You're one of the most creative people I know.
~Melissa :)

Happy To Be/ Gl♥ria said...

OMG Kristen your Mama's deck is just awesome looking...love all the flowers you put out for her aren't you the sweet daughter...Just beautiful my friend...and I noticed alot of the bloggers aren't posting as much with the warm weather its to nice to be struck inside a house...May you have a great weekend my friend...Hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

imjacobsmom said...

Lovin' your Mom's deck. You'll have to tell us if the wet sand works. All of her flowers are very pretty. ~ Robyn

Southern Fried Gal said...

Wow - I could spend hours out there - it's gorgeous! And the views are awesome! Love all that color. You make my planters look wimpy - ha!

Lori said...

Just found your blog and what beautiful pictures!!

Michelle@Fromhousetohome said...

Beautiful Kristen! I would be perfectly comfortable relaxing on that deck. So pretty! You are not boring at all, we still want to hear from you even if you don't have major projects going on! Have a wonderful weekend!
~Michelle

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

Yea! A post from Kristen! Your parents' deck looks fabulous! Man, what a view! All of the pots, overflowing with flowers, are a wonderful view too. laurie

marty39 said...

What a wonderful and peaceful place to sit and relax. The deck is gorgeous and all the flowers are just beautiful. The landscaping in the yard looks so lush and green. Everything is so lovely. Hugs, Marty

Tootsie said...

oh girl you did a wonderful job...let me know if the wet sand works!!!
I have missed you...glad to see you are still around...I finally got my creativity back! your's will be soon! you are more creative in one day than most are in a lifetime

Mary at My New 30 said...

The deck looks gorgeious - beautiful and fresh looking flowers! I love butterflies too, didn't know that about wet sand though.

A Hint of Home said...

I too, love the mix of flowers in the pot. All the different color of the flowers make a eye popping statement. You have been busy planting all of those. They turned out beautifully.

The deck is just lovely, as well.

squawmama said...

Hi Kristen... Wow your mom & dad’s deck is wonderful... What a view for sure... I hope she gets lots of beautiful butterflies & hummingbirds... there are certainly enough beautiful flowers to attract them... We will be arriving in Van Buren the 14th of August... We should try to meet for lunch after we get there... It would be fun. Love YA

(((HUGS)))
Donna

Cathy said...

This is absolutely stunning!!! I am in love with the view your parents have!!! I think I would stay out ther forever!!!

Your Mom's flowers are so colorful and GORGEOUS!!! I love all of the pots...it would be impossible to pick a favorite!!! This is a wonderful outdoor space...I LOVE IT!!!

I know what you mean about the blogging thing...I am running out of steam as well...I think it is the summer weather. We are always in the pool or running off somewhere. I am VERY distracted.

I look forward to all of your posts so whenever the happen I will be ready to visit!!!

I hope you have a wonderful weekend!!!
XOXO
Cathy

~Kristen~ said...

Hi Kristen (love that you spell it the "right" way! lol)
Your parent's deck is beautiful and the view is breathtaking! You really did such a wonderful job with the flowers! I really enjoy your blog and all of your creations!

LdyDy said...

Glad to see you back. I know, sometimes I get into a funny funk and find I don't have anything to post. But I miss it when I don't. Your parents wood deck is so nice. I love all the colorful flowers! I love nature and all it beauty! I am missing our California sun. We are having a long spell of June gloom here and I am not used to it! We Californian's love our sun! LOL! But I can see myself lounging on that wood deck with a tall glass of ice tea! Huggy Hugs!

Deb said...

Love the deck, you did a great job with all the colorful flowers:)

Diane @ Four Paws and Co said...

Wow, your parents deck is gorgeous! Love their furniture too. All the pots of flowers are so pretty. Great post! ☺ Diane

Nancy said...

Oh Kristen, Your parents have a gorgeous deck! I can sure tell, that you have added your touches! Hope you have a wonderful week! Nancy

Susan S. said...

WOw....what beautiful groupings of bright colored flowers....LOVE IT! And Please let us know what your mom says about wet sand and butterflies...that's interesting.

Hope you're enjoying your summer....Hugs from Houston!

Angie said...

Beautiful deck and flowers! I agree - love lots of color!!!

raxx a day in the life said...

What an amazing view and the deck is really 'decked out'!

I love all your plantings, the colors.................beautiful!!

Judi said...

The deck with all its flowers is just beautiful. I love that they have a butterfly box isn't that so neat.
Isn't this time of year wonderful...
have a lovely day
Judi

Miss Janice said...

First of all, youo have an awesome view from your deck. Your flowers potted look just beautiful. I need to start planting more varieties of flowers in my pots like you did...looks great!

ceekay said...

Your parent's deck is gorgeous. I love all the flowers. I wonder too if the wet sand is attracting butterflies..Happy weekend.

Melissa Miller said...

Hi Kristen,
Just thought I would stop by and say Hi! I hope all is well and you had a great Father's Day weekend with your family.

~Take Care, ~Melissa ;)

Stacey said...

You are right, that is one beautiful deck. The view is gorgeous also. Your mom has a knack with flowers. I love pots spilling over with a variety of plants. Love pentas!!

nicolette said...

The deck is splendid. The flower almost bags to be hanged as a different style of decor though. What do you think?

Nicolette
http://www.furnitureanddesignideas.com/

Miss Janice said...

I've come back to look at this awesome deck and view and upon reading the post again...I see it's your mama's deck!

Lisa said...

Love the deck! I have heard the wet sand works with butterflies. I also live in a small town in Arkansas and wanted to dsrop in and say hello.
:)Lisa
kssnnikkel.blogspot.com

Nicole ~ said...

Your parents deck is amazing!! I love all of the pretty flowers, and the beautiful views. Thanks for sharing with us, Nicole

Nancy said...

Hey Miss Kristen, Hope you are alright! We miss you! Nancy

A Hint of Home said...

Hi Kristen,
Just wanted to pop in and say hi and let you know you are missed. Hope all is well.
Take care and have a good week.

Melissa Miller said...

Just thought I would check in with you again. Are you doing well?
We all miss you in Blogland my friend! Stop by when you have a chance.

Hope your weekend is wonderful.
~Melissa :)

Melissa Miller said...

Hi Kristen,
It was so good to hear from you!
I'll be happy to see a new post from you again. That's great! I understand about not feeling like decorating or blogging lately. I'm starting to feel it now.

I honestly can't think of anything else to blog about. My hubby wants me to keep private stuff off the blog so I do try to focus mainly on decorating. I might do a tag I was given a while back. It seems so many blogs are tag and award free now though. Oh well maybe not. LOL!

See you soon. ~Melissa ;)

Shelia said...

Hi Kristen! I've been missing you and just was checking in to see if you're okay!
I hope all is well.
Be a sweetie,
Shelia :)

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