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Sunday, August 2, 2009

Met Monday, Chase turns 10, and a wonderful giveaway!



Hey Guys! I'm joining Susan at Between Naps on the Porch for Met Monday. Be sure and pay her a visit, she has a wonderful blog with great ideas and some of the best tablescapes you've ever seen!


Alot of you guys have seen our backyard project, I thought I would post it one last time so you can see what it looked like in April when we first started up until now. In this first pic I had no idea how this would turn out, especially with hubby doing all the work! lol...

Here it is after everything was done, Whew!!


Here it was this evening. Everything is growing and starting to fill in now. We have really been enjoying it. It will be wonderful this fall! I already have some more landscaping plans for next spring, we're also thinking of maybe a little water fall somewhere.


I spend alot of time watering, but it's worth it!


Have you guys ever seen a hummingbird moth? It's really interesting, it looks just like a hummingbird from a distance.


Chase turned 10 last week, I can't believe it! He's growing up way to fast! This is the first time he's had girls at his party,lol... they had alot of fun. (He's the one in the blue shirt)



I wanted to tell you guys that I appreciate your visits and and nice comments. I know I haven't been around much this summer, once Chase is back in school I can get back on a schedule. I will be posting some pics of a few things I've been working on inside soon. I will also be making more frames. I am looking for a work desk to put in the piano room, it will make it easier to work.


Ok, now you MUST go visit Melissa at Melissa's Heart and Home. She is having a wonderful giveaway that you won't want to miss! She is one of the sweetest people!

Have a wonderful week!!!

34 comments:

Melissa Miller said...

Kristen I can't get over your gorgeous flowers! It all looks so vibrant and lush. I can definitly tell all the great care and watering you've given. ~BRAVO!!!!!

Happy 10th B-day to Chase! He's a doll and I'm sure will have a girlfriend soon. HEHE!

Thanks for posting on my giveaway! You're the sweetest. :)

Someone else posted about those hummingbird moths on their blog. I've never seen one and I think it would freak me out. Moths make me run if they fly into me.

Lynda said...

What a lovely and welcoming garden! You and your hubby have done an outstanding job.

Happy Birthday to Chase! Yes, they do grow up way to quickly, don't they?!!

downhomeliving said...

I love the make over in your yard, & Happy Birthday to Chase. I am new here and so love all the ideas from all the blogs.

Blessings,

Linda

Enchanted Rose Studio said...

Kristen, great makeover, love the firepit! Now you can enjoy the outdoors during cool evenings!

Happy 10th Birthday Chase! Hope all your B-day wishes come true!

Have a great week!

Tina

~Kristen~ said...

Everything on your patio has filled in so beautifully!!! So full and lush.

Chase is one handsome little guy! I am sure a few of those little girls have a crush on him!

Kammy said...

I love what you did, You Go Girl !
Hugs, Kammy

Liz said...

What a pretty setting! It is very inviting!The perfect setting for a party!

~Liz

FOR THE SAKE OF TIME said...

Kristen - It all looks just wonderful. The fire place would be great on a chilly evening or for Chase to roast hot dogs! I hope his birthay is fantastic.

Have a great week.

Charla

Cathy said...

Happy Birthday Chase!!! He is still as cute as ever!!! It goes by so fast!!! He is becoming a young man!!! 10 years old...wow!!!

Your yard is stunning!!! I can't believe how much everything has grown...amazing!!! Your pots are overflowing with beautiful flowers!!! Everything looks so lush and green!!! Your evening photo is so lovely and inviting with the torches burning and the first signs of night setting in...I love it!!!

I look forward to your upcoming posts. I love seeing your beautiful home...inside and out!!!

Enjoy!!!
XOXO
Cathy

Lynette said...

Kristen - everything looks so lovely! I remember seeing the post when you first did the backyard - it has really filled in nicely!

When Meghan turned 10 she would say, "I'm two hands old now" and hold up both hands and all 10 fingers - seemed just like yesterday and now she's 19!

Happy Monday -

Lou Cinda said...

This is just gorgeous! Those flowes are just to die for!! I wouldn't mind watering those either!!!! Love'em!!!!

Lou Cinda :)

A Hint of Home said...

Hi Kristen,
Thanks for your sweet comments.
Your yard has filled in beautifully and your flowers are gorgeous. I know it keeps you busy in this heat.
Happy Birthday to Chase. Time does fly by fast.
Look forward to more of your posts.

Michelle said...

WOW...what a wonderful patio! Love the HUGE pots of flowers, makes it so special!

Deanna said...

You have made this look so easy! I know that it isn't. This is such a nice addition.
Glad you've shared on Met Monday.
Enjoying what is shared.
Posted for the first time this week.
Blessings to you from Kansas,
d

squawmama said...

Hi Kristen, You have been missed!!! I really love your back yard retreat. It is really beautiful and looks so relaxing. That moths are huge... great picture of it!
Have a fun filled week...

(((HUGS)))
Donna

♪♫♪ Happy Birthday Chase♪♫♪

"Blossom" said...

Great backyard. Your flowers are beautiful; I either over water or under water. I just can't seem to get a good balance. Tootsie is trying to help me. LOL

Lynne (lynnesgiftsfromtheheart) said...

Kristen, your backyard looks fabulous darling...I know you enjoy many a happy hour out there. Happy 10th B-day Chase...he is certainly a handsome little guy.. is this what we'll see next year at Bailey's 10th b-day party? Girls...isn't it funny how much difference a year makes?? I hope all is well your way...hugs ~lynne~

bj said...

Your patio is fantastic. Ya'll did a really great job.
and Happy Birthday to Chase.

Chari said...

Hey Girlfriend...

Just read the sweet note that you left for me...my friend, I was so happy to see you! I've missed you but completely understand how busy summer can be! Thank you so much for leaving me such a sweet comment!

Girl, your new patio is simply gorgeous! You're right, it's looking so pretty with all of the flowers growing and filling in! I just can't believe those huge pots of petunias...soooo pretty! You know, we have hummingbird moths too. I have flowers down one side of the house called Bouncing Bet...the moths just love them! They're so interesting to watch. I did a little research...they're actually called Sphinx moths or Hawk moths. They really do look so much like a hummingbird though...I've always called them hummingbird moths!

Well my friend, so happy to hear from you today!

Chari

kate said...

hey kristen,
great post, i remember your patio well!!! please join gina and i , we had problems with our old blog and we are asking our old friends to re-join us on our new blog
thanks
kate
http://roseandthistlekg.blogspot.com/

Brenda said...

Well goodness, he did an absolutely beautiful job! You have a lovely yard to enjoy and your flowers look sooo much better than mine here in Texas!
Brenda

Terry said...

Hubby gets the gold medal and blue ribbon. That stuff is heavy and it tuned out great. Congratulations.

ceekay said...

Hi Kristen....I have a question to ask you about a frame. Could you email me at lencar@cox.net. You don't need to post this comment. Thanks

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

Your yard metamorphasis looks great~ well done.

Have a blessed day!

Diane @ Four Paws and Co said...

Your yard has grown in beautifully Kristen! It's beautiful! ☺ Diane

Lori said...

That is so beautiful!! I love it!!! Happy b-day Chase....

Denise said...

Hi Kristen, I just found your blog and LOVE it. and OMG, I've seen the hummingbird moth in my yard a few times, and we couldn't figure out what it was, I'd say oooh look there's a hummingbird, but then I'd look again and so, it can't be it's much smaller, it's just a HUGE moth!!! But it hangs around the flowers like a hummingbird does..amazing. I will have to follow your blog and come back often.
Oh, and I have one dd, same sweet name as you, she's 8 :-)

Miss Janice said...

Your yard and flowers look beautiful. Happy birthday to Chase...I'm still laughing that this was his first party with girls attending--that is too sweet:)

Angie said...

That patio y'all did is truly beautiful! I know you enjoy being out there and enjoying the gorgeous surroundings!

Shelia said...

Hi Kristen! Oh, I've missed you! Now just look at your yard - it all looks wonderful! Happy Birthday to Chase! He is so cute!
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

Kristen, it is so great to see a post from you! Your back yard looks gorgeous. Your petunias are so pretty. That just looks like a wonderful place to relax. Chase is so cute. Looks like it was a fun birthday. I think I did see a hummingbird moth once. I didn't know what it was, and when I tried to describe it, we thought it might be a baby hummingbird. I'm so lad you captured this photo, so I could identify it. laurie

Donna@designson47thstreet said...

I have been amazed at the transformation of your yard. It turned out sooo pretty!

Happy Birthday to Chase! He is such a nice looking young man, and I'm sure he's great in the manners dept. too! I'm sure you find it hard to think he has turned 10 so quickly.

Thanks for your visit to my blog. I have missed you and your posts. I know ~~ summer has been hard. I probably won't go back to Dallas until Jan. will you go then too?? Hurry back to sharing your beautiful house and creations with us!

Mary Ellen (megardengal) said...

Hi Kristen- just coming over to say hi and say you're missed! Your yard is looking fabulous! Can see why you would want to spend time out there!

blessings
mary

Kimba said...

Wow! Wow! Wow! Thanks for sharing your beautiful backyard. I'm so impressed with your gorgeous firepit.

I'm forwarding your post to my hubby as proof that real-people (not just magazine people) can have a gorgeous firepit.

Kimba

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