Photobucket     Photobucket        

Thursday, July 16, 2009

Fertilizer Friday...My front yard

Hey Guys! This week I'm joining Tootsie for Fertilizer Friday. Please go pay her a visit! She has the most amazing flowers you've ever seen!! I thought I would show you my front yard this week, I don't think I've ever posted it on my blog. Like I said in my last post, Lowe's has all their flowers dirt cheap right now, so I couldn't resist buying more! Some of the ones I had planted didn't survive anyway and I had to rip them up. I recently bought the zinnias, they are one of my favorites and do well in the heat. Boy, those crape myrtles need a trim, that's a good job for hubby!


Miracle Grow!! It does wonders!
I bought some of these at Lowes too .50! (don't know what they're called)

The beautiful zinnias!

We did this little landscape a few years ago. It really added to the yard.



We also landscaped the side of our house a few years ago too. There was nothing here, just the air conditioner unit and electric box. It took forever for me to plan this out with the plants and everything. Kevin built the fence last year and I spray painted it brown. It doesn't hide the unit, but looks better that nothing. It lifts off in case we have to have it worked on, like we did this week! It got to 90 degrees inside, we stayed at my parents.



Some of my neighbors have these flags, so I had to have one too!


I did the wreath in all colors to match my flowers...


A peek inside....see...everything is the same! I haven't moved one thing...lol.

I'll be posting something new within the next few weeks. Have a great weekend!! For more outdoor pictures, visit my last three posts!

35 comments:

Diane @ Four Paws and Co said...

Kristen, Your home is so lovely inside & out! Great pictures! ☺♥☺ Diane

Melissa Miller said...

~GORGEOUS flowers and yard Kristen!
Your hard work really shows.

You know how much I love vibrant color and your front yard is just spectacular. The way you have layered the beds with so many rows is genious. Did you have a landscaper? The fullness of them looks amazing. It makes me think mine look pretty bare after all. Hmmmm...I may need to work on that and check out Lowes for some flowers for more color in the front beds.

Love your sweet flag area and the wreath you made is outstanding!
I can't wait until fall now to put out the pretty swag you made me.

~Wonderful job!
You should be so proud of it.
I know your neighbors must be inspired and get ideas from you.

Have a blessed evening my friend.
~Melissa :)

Sherry said...

Kristen, Your flowers are beautiful. Sherry

Lynne (lynnesgiftsfromtheheart) said...

Kristen, your home and yard are beautiful. I love the flag in the yard.. hugs ~lynne~

siteseer said...

I LOVE your flowers. All of your flower beds are beautiful. And your door wreath is gorgeous! Gotta go check out more of your blog now.

Outside In said...

Beautiful flowers! your home is so lovely with a great looking garden to match. Happy FF!

-Cathy

Tamara Jansen said...

That flower is a Celosia....a special breed, of which the name suddenly escapes me. We LOVE those too in the greenhouse :)

CiNdEe said...

Beautiful! Happy FF!!!

lynn'sgarden said...

Hey Kristen, haha, we both love Miracle-Gro! And have a little white dog. And have floral design background. And...hmmm, good friends already! I love your blog layout...really cute! The unamed purple flower you have is globe amaranth..I love those for containers as they bloom forever!! Thanks for visiting!
Lynn

Darla said...

Your yard is so perfect! The Crepes look good just like they are.

Justin and Jenn said...

I found your blog through Melissa's Heart and Home. I was so surprised- I live in Arkansas too!! I love your home!

A Hint of Home said...

Hi Kristen,
Your front yard is just as beautiful as your back. I love all the colors, very pretty. I like how you sculpted that area last yr and your side looks great. Have a great weekend. I have one of those flags, too. Make a great accent to the yard.

Shabby Cottage Collectibles said...

Everything is perfect! Love all the color and that little look inside is amazing. Warm wishes, Esther

Jacki said...

Congrats on your deals at Lowe's! I was pretty happy to find perennials at $2/each - I'm afraid what I would end up dragging home if I came across a 50 cent sale! Love the fence around the air conditioning unit - what a great idea!

Tracy said...

Kristen, your yard is so pretty as is your wreath...you make the best floral arrangements.

Frugal Fine Living said...

Your yard is beautiful! I love the wreath you made, too. Have a wonderful weekend.

Jane

Crafty Gardener said...

Your wreath is gorgeous.

~Kristen~ said...

The outside of your home is just as beautiful as the inside!!!

Cathy said...

Oh Kristen...more gorgeous flowers!!! Your front yard is stunning!!! I love the addition of the bed in your yard...it is the perfect touch!!!

Do you ever make wreaths for sale? I would love one for my front door!!! Yours is so beauutiful and you know me when I see something that gorgeous...I want one!!! Just let me know...I am very serious!!!

I may have to copy your flag idea as well...I love it too!!!

It is always inspiring at Kristen's Creations...love my visits here!!!

Enjoy!!!
XOXO
Cathy

Tootsie said...

I feel so honored that you chose my meme to show off your front yard! I love the landscape...you did a great job and those beds look wonderful! Thanks for linking in and flaunting your wonderful gardens...and for the little peek into the pretty place you call home!

Mommys Online Garage Sale said...

Beautiful....love the wreath you made.

squawmama said...

Hi Kristen... Well we are making our way up to Arkansas... We have our youngest grand daughter with us ans will be there around August 14th... Your home as always is stunning inside & out... Your garden is gorgeous too... Have a wonderful day & see you soon!

(((HUGS)))
Donna

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

Kristen, I was going to ask where you had been, but after looking at the photos of your gorgeous yard, I think you've been doing yard work! Everything looks so pretty. That is a very interesting little purple flower. Wonder what it is. Can't beat that kind of color for 50 cents! laurie

Susan S. said...

lOOKING good in your YARD! Love the little fence around the AC Unit. Our Lowes has plants on sale but I'm scared to buy them...it's just TOO hot to plant anything here in South Texas this time of year. :)

Anonymous said...

Nice job Kristen...

Kathy :)

Laura said...

Kristen- your yard and your home look absolutely lovely.

I will be re-reading some posts to get more looks!

Right now, however, thanks to your tip, I am off to Lowe's.

Laura

Lori said...

Everything you do is gorgeous! I am passing on the One Lovely Blog Award to you...come on over to get it!

Miss Janice said...

Kristen, your flowers and shrubs look beautiful!

Angie said...

Beautiful! I wish my yard was that pretty and colorful!

Lynette said...

Hey Kristen - Beautiful home inside and great curb appeal outside as well - love your little flag!

Thanks for stopping by to visit the other day - I've missed you -

Happy Tuesday -

Melissa Miller said...

PRETTY Blog background Kristen! This is so YOU. Love it!

Thanks for the sweet wishes and entering my giveaway. I've missed your posts and am thrilled you will be back at it soon. Yeah!

I'm glad you like my new drapery rods. They were a bit of a splurge and therefore I'm calling them my B-day gift from Alex. LOL!

I'll be ordering a "G" from you soon for baby Grayson due in October. Let me ask Michele to tell me how she wants it for sure.

Cathy said...

I love your new blog dress!!! Perfect!!! It suits you to a tee!!!

Enjoy!!!
XOXO
Cathy

Anonymous said...

hi there,

I really like your blog, but I am a web designer and have to say the file load when trying to view your page is too high. I am on high speed dial up and your page is not loading. Each photo is put up at high resolution, which is unnecessary. Your photos should be around 30k each, if you want people to actually be able to view your website instead of having it crash or freeze the machine.

otherwise, it looks fabulous, but I can't have it freeze my machine every time I try to view it. BTW -- the reason it doesn't freeze your machine is b/c these photos are probably cached in your memory.

Anonymous said...

LOL >> Sorry -- I said I was on "high speed dial up". LOL! NO! I am on high speed cable. sorry about that!

laughing at self...

Doh.

disa said...

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,情趣用品,情趣,色情漫畫,情色網,情色a片,情色遊戲,85cc成人片,嘟嘟成人網,成人網站,18成人,成人影片,成人交友網,成人貼圖,成人圖片區,成人圖片,成人文章,成人小說,成人光碟,微風成人區,免費成人影片

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

  • Hello fellow Savvy Southern Style fans! I'm Brenda from cottage4c, and I'm so happy to be sharing my favorite room with you. I adore Kim's style and was th...
    32 minutes ago
  • Hello and Good Friday to you! I hope you have a lovely weekend planned, whether it be activities with your family or just relaxing. :) I had a cute East...
    6 hours ago
  • Filling up your child’s Easter basket can get really pricey and may I say sugary too. If you are looking for a practically free gift idea you have come t...
    8 hours ago
  • [image: Historic Shakenhurst Estate Tour]Recently, I received an email from Linda (thanks Linda!) with a link to the most amazing home, a large estate in E...
    8 hours ago
  • Today I'm sharing a little LAST MINUTE EASTER INSPIRATION! Most of these ideas are easy and don't take a whole lot of time... and can be used for this...
    9 hours ago
  • I love to see an old house renovated, especially if it looks like it is likely to be demolished. Did you see this amazing restoration in Mississippi, sh...
    10 hours ago
  • [image: http://www.idigpinterest.com/2014/04/looped-ribbon-birthday-photo-wreath.html] This birthday wreath from *I Dig Pinterest* is so much fun! My lit...
    11 hours ago
  • Hello Tatertots & Jello readers! I’m Jillian from Food Folks and Fun where I mostly post restaurant-quality recipes for the home cook. Today I am so exci...
    12 hours ago
  • Glorious Good Friday to you! I'm *Rita C, from the blog 'Panoply'*, and my top five list centers around garden essentials. I'm strictly a landscape gar...
    12 hours ago
  • It was just a typical day. After dropping off the kiddos at school, I set out to run a few errands. As usual, I saved Trader Joe’s for last. It’s kind ...
    13 hours ago
  • [image: foyer-to-dining-room_thumb.jpg] While in Nashville a couple of weeks ago, we not only visited the HGTV Smart House, but we also had dinner at a del...
    14 hours ago
  • No Show Us Your life today. Today I just want to remember the Friday that Jesus died for me. And You. I can never thank Him enough for what He has done f...
    20 hours ago
  • [image: fffbutton2] Oh, girls… I really got lost in last week’s links. At one point I had a ridiculous number of tabs opened that I wanted to select as f...
    21 hours ago
  • Welcome to this week's edition of Frugal Friday! So glad you could join me! Because it's Easter week....for my Frugal Round-up, I thought I'd share a few ...
    21 hours ago
  • My husband and I are preparing for Easter Sunday. Our family will be here enjoying time together and remembering what Jesus has done for us. We enjoy all...
    21 hours ago
  • “Flea Market Friday” I know I have been a little absent of late… but there is so much to be done now that the weather has warmed. It’s Good Friday, which...
    22 hours ago
  • 22 hours ago
  • I am so thrilled to have Sarah from Life On Virginia Street here today to share her home. I love, love, love her style and love how she starts at the bas...
    23 hours ago
  • I'm visiting my friend Joy on Tybee Island and today we headed over to Savannah to have lunch at Mrs. Wilkes' Boarding House. Dining at Mrs. Wilkes is one...
    1 day ago
  • Everywhere I look, I see flowers. Pansies, daffodils, forsythia. It's spring in Tennessee, a time of renewal and remembrance, a time for planting and dreamin...
    1 day ago
  • Hi there again! I'm Shayna from The Wood Grain Cottage and I'm back to share another project with you. I don't know about you, but I really love unique lig...
    1 day ago
  • I’ve added a new bunny to the warren here at my house. Thanks to my sister, Jeanine, at Okio B Designs, who pinned one of the bunnies made by Carol Ann ...
    1 day ago
  • I never liked peas until I tried Le Sueur brand and then I loved them. Who knows how many cans of peas I’ve consumed since that day of discovery when I ...
    1 day ago
  • ** More site security issues again today, we’re working on it, I will an have update soon, thank you for your emails and patience! I love the daily conve...
    1 day ago
  • Hi friends...I know I said I wasn't going to be doing another post this week, but after making a trip to the grocery store and picking up my favorite flow...
    1 day ago
  • Lights in the garden are just like lights inside our homes. They add ambiance to the space, and in my life that is a necessary element. Yesterday I fo...
    2 days ago
  • [image: CONFESSIONS OF A PLATE ADDICT Pottery Barn Inspired Easter Tablescape]Easter is almost here and I have finally put the finishing touches on my holi...
    2 days ago
  • *Easter time is one of the most marvelous* *times of the year when life returns and* *flowers bloom and we celebrate* *Christ's resurrection.* *Today's t...
    3 days ago
  • Greetings, friends !! Hard to believe that Easter is already upon us. As much as I know I've complained about winter dragging on and on, this year also se...
    3 days ago
  • Happy Tax Day! Hopefully it isn't a painful one for you!! I thought I would share some of the freebies you can get from companies today to make you fe...
    3 days ago
  • Properly Softened Butter - ButterYum Here's a quick tip that will help ensure your baking projects turn out well. When a recipe calls for softened butter...
    3 days ago
  • Hello Everyone! Have I told you lately how awesome my husband is? I pick up twin head boards here and there when I see them at a good price. Look at w...
    3 days ago
  • I am obsessed with before and after pictures where small, dated and unattractive beach condominiums are turned into chic, beautiful vacation spots. F...
    3 days ago
  • ....it was time to call it a day.. Last night, PH's eldest grandson got married. Would you believe we actually got out on the dance floor..and my sweet hu...
    3 days ago
  • Hi everyone. I have a fabulous giveaway for you! Farragoz has generously offered one of my readers a 12 month online furniture painting course where you ...
    4 days ago
  • I got the nicest email yesterday from Mary Jean who saw the bunny lamp in my dining room and loved it. She shared that her last name means "hare" in Polish....
    6 days ago
  • My dear friends and followers, I just wanted to give you a little update. I have been MIA because we are away. Joe and I left on March 14 for a vacation in...
    1 week ago
  • Hello, Dear Ones. Well, you know how it is...things don't stay the same too long around our homes. I thought I'd do something different to my lawyer bookshe...
    1 week ago
  • Be it little, a foyer is a first impression. It is the runway of things to come. Lets just say ours needed some love y'all. It rocked the birdcages.....
    1 week ago
  • Well today it is! Some blog friends and I have dedided that you should have some good ol’ cash in your pocket and spend to your heart’s delight. Or don’t s...
    2 weeks ago
  • Just for a little bit I am going to take a break from Tootsie Time. If you are looking to enter the Friday party…go to the post just below this one…or cl...
    4 weeks 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...
    5 weeks 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 ...
    1 month ago
  • Dear Mr P, Its hard to believe it's been a month I said my final goodbye to you, each and every minute has been filled with memories. Continue reading... ...
    1 month 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...
    2 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...
    3 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...
    4 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....
    5 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...
    5 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 ...
    5 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...
    8 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. ...
    8 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...
    8 months ago
  • Hello Friends! Long time no post! I hope you are all doing well. I've missed you! It's been almost five months since I posted anything on my blog. No partic...
    10 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...
    1 year 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: