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Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Happy summer!!

Hey guys! I hope you are all having a wonderful summer!! I have been doing a little bit of everything and a whole lot of nothin! lol...I want to apologize for leaving you hanging though. Ever since Chase got out of school my blogging has been taking the back burner. We have neighbor kids over every day and my blogging room is their new hang out! It's too hot for them to play outside right now, we've had temps in the upper 90's and 100's. I also feel like I'm constantly watering. I really wish we had a sprinkler system right now! I water day and night! (dreading the water bill) Anyways, I haven't done any decorating in forever. I'm still waiting on my creativity to return. I usually move some things around or something, I guess it's just the heat! My priority is keeping my flowers and grass alive right now!

These are the prettiest pots I've ever had...I used Miracle grow moisture control potting soil. I definitly recomend it!

We've been doing alot of swimming to stay cool. My aunt has a really nice pool and lets us use it alot. Chase is on the left with two of his friends, Evan and Tori.
We drove up to Mt. Magazine a few weeks ago for the butterfly festival. I took this picture...I've been seeing alot of these butterflies lately.

I also took these pics of the humming bird there. Isn't he so cute!

After all the watering is done, I like to lay on the hammock and watch the sunsets. What a beautiful time of day!

I will try to post my front yard soon. I actually planted MORE flowers this evening. Lowe's had them for .50 for a 4 inch pot. I couldn't resist since they were so cheap! Have a great rest of the week!


Melissa Miller said...

Helloooo Kristen! ~Welcome!
I'm so glad you are back!

Just look at how beautiful your yard is doing! It looks even prettier than I remebered it. It must be all the great care you are giving it. Love the huge flowers. ~WOW! I definitly need to try the miracle grow you recomended.

I cannot believe the AMAZING photo you took of the stunning little hummingbird! Oh how cool is that. Love it!

Keep on enjoying the summertime.
It's been so pretty.
~Melissa ;)

PS I did a new post tonight and mentioned your Etsy shop again. I hope it's okay and you are still making new signs. Oops...if not.

Tootsie said...

happy to see you back!!! I hope you will post those beautiful flowers again on Friday with me...they look wonderful!

Cathy said...

Oh yeah!!! I am so glad that you are back!!! You have been missed!!! I almost sent out a search party!!! Things just aren't the same without you!!!

Your pots on your new patio are absolutely stunning!!! The flowers are so beautiful and so perfect they almost look fake. Your hard work is certainly paying off!!!

The hummingbird photos are amazing!!!

Chase looks as handsome as ever!!! He looks like he is really enjoying his time in the sun!!!

Again...I am glad that you are back...keep in touch!!!


Ldy ~~ Dy said...

Glad to see you back Kristen. I totally can relate how summer activities can keep us so busy! I absolutely love your flower pots! I will go to Lowes and find that Miracle Grow. Wow! they look so vibrant! Love your hummingbird photos! Check out my blog. I too have posted a mommy hummingbird sitting on her nest! Stay cool!!!

Carrie of Farming On Faith said...

What a lovely yard you have.
This is our first summer here at Farming on Faith and it is going to take some time to turn a 10 acre cow pasture into a beautiful yard.
So~I so enjoyed seeing yours!

Jo said...

I love the flowers. I'm going to take your recommendation. The patio is lovely.

We'll take a little of your heat here on the East Coast. It's been a very cool and rainy summer. I'd be happy if we hit 80 on the coast!

Enjoy your time with your son and the fun filled summer days.


~Kristen~ said...

It is so great to see you back to your blog! Your pictures, especially of that hummingbird, are AMAZING!!! And I totally agree with you on the Miracle Grow Moisture Control soil. It is the only soil I will use in my flowerpots. That stuff rocks! Looking forward to more posts of your beautiful home and yard!!!

Nancy said...

Hi Kristen, It's so good to hear from you! We've been missing you around blogville! Looks like you have been doing a wonderful job keeping those flowers watered!!!!
Enjoy the rest of your Summer! Nancy

Lou Cinda said...

Those pots are truly gorgeous!! They look like something in a magazine! Your watering has paid off! The patio area looks stunning!

Lou Cinda :)

"Blossom" said...

Glad you are back. The pots of flowers are so pretty and I agree with you how beautiful they look.
Stay in touch and we can't wait to see the front yard.

A Hint of Home said...

Hi Kristen,
It's good to see you back. Your yard is gorgeous and looks like you have been enjoying your summer.
I will have to try the Miracle grow moisture thing. We just use their plant food.
You got great pics of the hummingbird. Sooooo cute.
Have a great day!

Anonymous said...

HI !!!

Nice to see you back...your flowers are so pretty !!! I can't wait to see the front yard, thanks for the tip on the potting soil :)

Kathy :)

Diane @ Four Paws and Co said...

I'm so happy to see your post! Welcome back! I quite understand the lack of blog inspiration cuz that's where I'm am at right now.

Loved all your pictures & your pots are gorgeous! ☺ diane

Mommys Online Garage Sale said...

Love, love, love your back patio....beautiful!

Donna@designson47thstreet said...

Hi Kristen! Nice to see you posting again. I've missed you.

Your flowers are really, really full now. So pretty. I love that picture of the little hummingbird. I have a feeder suctioned to my kitchen window and see lots of them. So fun to watch.

Can't wait til you get back to decorating! I understand how summers are though!

Take good care, Donna

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