Photobucket     Photobucket        

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 :)

disa said...

伊莉,伊莉討論區,伊莉論壇,sogo論壇,台灣論壇,plus論壇,plus,痴漢論壇,維克斯論壇,情色論壇,性愛,性感影片,校園正妹牆,正妹,AV,AV女優,SEX,走光,a片,a片免費看,A漫,h漫,成人漫畫,免費A片,色情網站,色情遊戲,情色文學,麗的色遊戲,色情,色情影片,同志色教館,色色網,色遊戲,自拍,本土自拍,kk俱樂部,後宮電影院,後宮電影,85cc免費影城,85cc免費影片,免費影片,免費小遊戲,免費遊戲,小遊戲,遊戲,好玩遊戲,好玩遊戲區,A片,情趣用品,遊戲區,史萊姆好玩遊戲,史萊姆,遊戲基地,線上遊戲,色情遊戲,遊戲口袋,我的遊戲口袋,小遊戲區,手機遊戲,貼圖,A片下載,成人影城,愛情公寓,情色貼圖,情色,色情網站,色情遊戲,色情小說,情色文學,色情,aio交友愛情館,色情影片,臺灣情色網,寄情築園小遊戲,情色論壇,嘟嘟情人色網,情色視訊,愛情小說,言情小說,一葉情貼圖片區

Featured in Country Woman Magazine fall 2012 for kitchen and crafts

My Photo
I'm a 40yr. old mother of 1. I've been married for 19 years to a wonderful man, Kevin. We have one son together named Chase who is 14. We live in a small town in Arkansas and have a dog named Sassy, a cat named Coco and now a chinchilla, Tiki. My husband is a Database Administrator and I have my own business called Kristen's Creations where I make and sell a variety of crafts. I worked in a shop as a floral designer for 15 yrs. until it closed. My former boss decided to retire and lease out her building. I enjoy crafting, decorating, and hanging out with my family. E-mail me at Kristenscreations@hotmail.com

To subscribe through email, add your email address below.

You are welcome to pin anything from my blog

Follow Me on Pinterest

Total Pageviews



The tip junkie featured my snowman mesh wreath!

homemade crafts

Popular Posts

BlogCatalog

Decorating Blogs - BlogCatalog Blog Directory

Sassy Girl

Sassy Girl

Cock a doodle doo!!

Cock a doodle doo!!

Wish we were here!

Wish we were here!

blog ranking

Lifestyle Blogs - Blog Rankings

Blog List

  • [image: CONFESSIONS OF A PLATE ADDICT Mason Jar Tea Towels]I have a super easy summery project for you…*my Mason jar tea towels!* Mason jars always remind ...
    55 minutes ago
  • [image: homemade-salsa-and-chips.jpg] With the fresh tomatoes rolling in right now from my dad’s garden, we have an abundance of those red, ripe juicy frui...
    2 hours ago
  • School. A six-letter word that puts the fear of God back into every parent. Six letters that signal the end of Summer… - the end of sleeping in late. T...
    2 hours ago
  • Traditional Exterior by Atlanta Landscape Architects & Landscape Designers Land Plus Associates, Ltd This is the story of how talented landscape architect...
    3 hours ago
  • Today's Sunday Scripture is a wonderful promise from the Lord! First given to the Jews and also a promise to all those who have faith in Jesus Christ....
    7 hours ago
  • There’s nothing better on a hot summer day than sitting on your porch, patio or deck with a delicious ice-cold beverage! Here are 20 amazing Summertime Dr...
    7 hours ago
  • Most readers think that because the front and inside of the house looks nice from the photos I have shared that the outdoor living space must be nice, too....
    8 hours ago
  • I had a cancellation at the last minute for my scheduled post, so I thought since I had quite a few new followers that I would show my hall bathroom makeo...
    9 hours ago
  • [image: Family Wall Art: Scrabble Edition {www.homemadeinterest.com}]  *Home Made Interest* made this adorable wall art out of huge (compared to the ga...
    9 hours ago
  • Life can be such a wonderfully exciting and wild ride. After months of waiting, wondering and praying if Mr. Décor would ever find job the answer came s...
    10 hours ago
  • [image: button_edited-1] Being a part of the Etsy community, not only as a seller but as a customer, I have come across many talented individuals. With ...
    10 hours ago
  • A few weeks ago I posted about ironing board covers that I had found on Etsy. After my ironing board cover arrived, I liked it so much that I decided to...
    17 hours ago
  • Now that the twin beds, and bedding have been chosen it is time to move on to the next step...... Moving right along in the planning stages of the gue...
    1 day ago
  • [image: English Decoration by Ben Pentreath]English Decorationby Ben Pentreath [image: Feed Ads by FeedBlitz][image: powered by][image: ad choices] Read th...
    1 day ago
  • Hello, Dear Ones! Well, I had to have just a couple of yardbirds with me here at The Little House. So these two won out! I just had to set up a little vigne...
    1 day ago
  • We’ve all heard the saying, “Their worth is far above rubies…” Nothing could be more appropriate when describing our friend Anita, from Far Above Rubies!...
    1 day ago
  • Happy Show & Tell Saturday!! Grab a link to your favorite post from this week and share it below!! Read All About It
    1 day ago
  • [image: Miss Mustard Seed-9356] As I shared yesterday, after a week of dealing with a lot of details of doing business, I was really ready to do something...
    1 day ago
  • [image: Benne Wafers] Have y'all tried* Benne Wafers*? They are a staple in the Southerner's cookie jar...a crisp, sweet, wafer-thin cookies with a deli...
    1 day ago
  • Hello friends! This is the summer of back and forth and here we go again back to the desert to work on the fixer house. More popcorn ceilings to eliminat...
    2 days ago
  • Today's show us your life is all about make-up. Thank goodness for make-up, right???? I'm always looking for new products so I'm interested in reading wha...
    2 days ago
  • [image: Charleston SC Getaway by virginiasweetpea] Since we were in Atlanta for the Haven Conference, Mr. SP and I decided to take a side trip to Charles...
    2 days ago
  • If you were my neighbor, I'd call you over right now for a piece of Strawberry Pound Cake. I'd share with you that I just found the recipe at this beautifu...
    2 days ago
  • [image: Knock Off Décor and TWELVE Knock Off Projects] I love looking at something and trying to figure out how I can recreate it myself for even less mo...
    2 days ago
  • Hello all! Wow, this week went crazy fast. Only one more month of summer for us – I’m not ready for it to end yet. :( Last week I was away in Atlanta fo...
    2 days ago
  • [image: alt=] HOUSE BEAUTIFUL I’ve always wanted to “do” a room in all one fabric. I love this look, but when you are only willing to buy resale or on ...
    2 days ago
  • This easy I Spy Sensory water bottle is a cinch to make! Look for toy trinkets you find under your kids bed, in the couch, at the bottom of the toy bin a...
    2 days ago
  • Welcome to this week's edition of Frugal Friday! Lots going on in my world this week...not the least of which is a visit from my sister! Since I'm busy s...
    2 days ago
  • [image: Copy_of_001] WELCOME! I am so glad you stopped by today. I love Friday’s…it is the start of the weekend…and…Friday is a BIG day for us here at To...
    3 days ago
  • Woah. That was a whirlwind. Haven just happened, and I’m still recovering. The girls and I can happily say it was another successful year. We can’t thank o...
    3 days ago
  • Hi there friends... Today I'd like to show you the water feature we had added to our pool deck. We had this added the end of last summer I just never got a...
    4 days ago
  • *In the wondrous land of little* *granddaughters, nothing is quite* *as popular now as Disney's Frozen* *and Elsa tops the list of popular* *Disney charact...
    4 days ago
  • The new Veranda showcases two designers’ houses, both of which were recently updated. One is a vacation house, the other is the family home. Seein...
    4 days ago
  • Yesterday coming back from Payson Walmart we saw this! In the middle of the afternoon! Oh he had friends too! I was snapping like crazy with my Iphone, ...
    4 days ago
  • The other day, UPS delivered a HUGE box! I had no idea what it was and asked Joe, "what did you order?" He said, "You'll see"!!! OMG! I have wanted this fo...
    5 days ago
  • It is hard to believe we've met the half way point of the year. Our temperatures certainly don't reflect it's the middle of July. This morning we had a bri...
    5 days ago
  • I bet you were thinking that our new home had only two rooms...family room and kitchen nook. I haven't shared other rooms with you in the hope I would ha...
    6 days ago
  • Hello everyone! Here it is! Our new home in Florida is ready for me to decorate. Can't wait to share it with you. We start the moving process soon so I wil...
    5 weeks ago
  • Ok... Can we set the record straight? Why on Earth is it called a lazy *Susan?* Why not a lazy Jane or lazy Bridgette? Why me? LOL Supplies needed...
    1 month ago
  • Balsamic Roasted Turnips with Thyme - ButterYum
    1 month ago
  • What gorgeous weather we had for this Memorial Day weekend! [image: 009] We spent most of our time outdoors this weekend enjoying the company of famil...
    1 month ago
  • Hello, hello ... anyone home?! Yup, I'm guilty of blog neglect! But, in my defense, as many of you know, our home is on the market, as we are moving from ...
    1 month ago
  • Hello Lovlies, You are cordially invited to join me at my new blog, Larkspur Interiors. WHEN: Now! WHERE: www.larkspurinteriors.com R.S.V.P.: Not necessa...
    4 months ago
  • *Today, I want to share my dining area/family room. This is the side of the house that we spend the most time in. Join me as I take you on the tour.* *Here ...
    4 months ago
  • Hey there everyone!! THANK YOU so much to everyone who responded to me after my post this weekend! Meant so much! But I wanted to do a 2nd little post t...
    5 months ago
  • *ALAT PEMBESAR PENIS* - Adalah Salah satu Penemuan spektakuler abad ini untuk terapi pembesaran penis tercepat, sudah banyak di buktikan oleh hampir 98% pr...
    6 months ago
  • On the twelve days of Christmas, My true Love gave to me..... *December 14, 2009* Dearest Dave, I went to the door today, and the post man delivered a par...
    7 months ago
  • I LOVE decorating and my favorite holiday to decorate for is Christmas. Last Christmas I created this sign.... I had so many people see mine and want one....
    8 months ago
  • *Hello!!!! Thank you for visiting!!! BPB has NEW PRETTY home! Click the link below my photo and you will be redirected to the new si...
    8 months ago
  • I've been busy creating very special MiMi Turkey tops for little girls - I decided that I wanted to create a Grandmother Turkey that is gray - so I could ...
    8 months ago
  • It's here, the day I haven't been looking forward to. The first day of middle school!! The end of our lazy summer, lazy year for that matter. Homeschooling...
    11 months ago
  • It's Friday once again. Can you believe it? And it's time for another great house tour. Today we're snooping around Jenna's home at Rain On A Tin Roof. ...
    11 months ago
  • *A day filled with frustration, a scary day beyond belief.* *No way I can possibly answer each one of you but your words and prayers have literally kept us...
    11 months ago
  • I’ll be honest…it wasn’t intentional, but it WAS fantastic. Am I done for good? I don’t know, but I suspect I am. In the mean time, I’ll be busy doing this...
    1 year ago
  • Anonymous has left a new comment on your post "Oscar Pick": *Why make fun of someone you do not even know. It is sad when you try so hard to be someone you...
    1 year ago
  • *This blog has been so neglected this year for many reasons, but mainly because LIFE JUST HAPPENS....I am sorry I did not fill it with more tree pictures. ...
    1 year ago
  • I have a secret....... And it's a dirty little one..... I have been living in shame for some time with something I dared not mention... For fear of being...
    1 year ago
  • The Finished Product Well, it's been awhile since I've been on here. Don't know why, just busy I guess. I went back to work full time so that doesn't lea...
    1 year ago
  • * * Hello my friends...I hope you're having a fabulous day! * Ohhh boy...I am having sooo much fun revisiting a few of my past autumn posts. I really do lov...
    1 year ago
  • Projects, projects, do they ever end? lol There is always something to add to the list, isn't there? I had wanted to add bead board to the ends of our ...
    1 year ago
  • Are you looking for a festive adult beverage to serve your guests for the 4th of July? [image: DSCN4230_281] This one will get some ohhhs and ahhhs and it...
    2 years ago
  • Seems I have the hardest time getting this house all decorated the way I want….or do I….sometimes I just really feel CONTENT and really don’t feel the ne...
    2 years ago
  • Wow, how time flies?!?! This time of year is busy for everyone, that I know, but this year has been an even more busy and hectic (and let’s add “flat ou...
    2 years ago
  • [image: DSC00081] [image: DSC00082] [image: DSC00083] I found the antique book at one of my favorite stores in McKinney, Texas called SMITTEN! I have...
    3 years ago
  • Why does the confining upgrade grade the disorder?
    3 years ago

Designed By: