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Thursday, June 3, 2010

~~Mesh Wreaths and Summertime~~

Hey Guys! I hope you are all having a great start to your Summer. It's already HOT here in Arkansas...hotter than normal at this time of year. It's supposed to be 100 degrees on Saturday! Ouch! As you can tell I haven't been to good about posting lately...and I was going to try and post more often...Oops! I think I just have the Summertime blahs. I haven't done a thing in my house since going to market.
I wanted to show you these mesh wreaths I just made for a good customer. Her husband is in a political race and wanted the red white and blue wreaths for her double doors. She will also be using them for the Fourth of July.


I made her two of these summer wreaths too. They are so bright and cheery!


My flowers are really growing! I love this Miracle Grow Shake 'N Feed...it's the reason everythinng is looking so good.

Here's the proof! Before the Miracle Grow they were not nearly this full.



Here is the garden after we first planted everything...
Here it is now! What a difference! We used the Miracle Grow Shake 'N Feed in the garden too.

See my little squash...
Bell Peppers...
Tomatoes...

We also have okra and hot peppers... they are all doing well too. I took a picture of this baby bird the other day. It's so precious!

LOL...I just had to throw this picture of Chase in here. This was at his school awards ceremony. I think that's a fruit roll up, whatever it was it was it was sticky...funny thing is right after I took this picture his tooth fell out!

Here he is playing baseball. He scored the winning run on this night. We have been spending alot of nights at the ballpark.
This is my friend, Kim and I at her shower. She is getting married on Saturday and I am doing her bouquet. I'm so happy for her!
How's your summer so far?
Have a great weekend!!



36 comments:

Sherry said...

Your garden looks great!! I really like the mesh wreaths..I think I need one!! Sherry

Melissa Miller said...

Kristen! You are back posting!
I thought you all were on vacation to Disney World so I haven't been by to say Hello lately. I understand the blahs of blogging. It has happened to me so many times. I have done some shopping and finally came up with a few new ideas for the coming weeks ahead. Whew! I was about to give up soon.

I LOVE all of your gorgeous flowers! WOW! You have a green thumb for sure. I really need that bag of Miracle Grow right now. Ours are all doing so bad. I never know if I am watering too much or not enough. I'll bet they all need this ferlizer. Thanks for telling us about it. Your veggies grew so fast too! The little squash are so cute and the baby birdie is adorable.

That is wonderful news about Chase and all of his awards. I know you are proud parents. He is a nice young man.

Have a great time at the wedding. You both look so pretty!
~Melissa :)

PS I almost forgot. The wreaths are both STUNNING! Love the red, white and blue one.

linda said...

Kristen, so glad to see you back blogging again!

I love those red, white, and blue wreaths! Do you sell them on etsy? I'd love to order some.

Paula said...

Your wreaths are really pretty. I'll bet that your customer will get a lot of compliments on them.

Everything in your yard is so lush and full. Don't you love this time of year?

Anonymous said...

Morning Kristen! These wreaths are so unique and fun! your flowers are looking lush too! Mine - not so much!lol I like how you made your raised beds - much more stylish than most! I'm in WV and the heat and humidity is awful here too! Stay cool - and enjoy your weekend. Sincerely, Jeannette

Kimberly said...

I wish you would sell those mesh wreaths. I never got around to making one! They are so beautiful!

Carrie @ Dittle Dattle said...

I'm so excited to wake this morning and see a post from you!!! I love your wreaths. I have been in such a patriotic mood lately that anything red, white, and blue catches my eye. Fantastic job :D

Beth said...

I love those wreaths too! Could you explain a little more how you made them maybe???

Lynne (lynnesgiftsfromtheheart) said...

Hi Kristen, your flowers and garden area look great. I love, love, love the wreaths. So happy and whimiscal looking.... Congrats to your friend getting married..
hugs ~lynne~

Moments of Grace said...

Kristen,
Welcome back!!!! I have missed you dreadfully.

I absolutely love the mesh wreaths. Are you accepting requests? i would love to have a red and white one. I am also in need of several tassels. Are you still making those?

Your Chase is so handsome and looking so grown up. I love the baseball photos. All 4 of my brothers played baseball---it is our family's favorite sport.

I look forward to seeing more photos of your lovely garden as well. Everything in this post was so very enjoyable.

Blessings to you today.

In Grace,
Marie

Cathy said...

Hi Kristen...I am so happy to hear from you...YAY! The wreaths you made for your friend are wonderful! The summertime wreath has the most beautiful colors and I love the little medallion in the the middle!

I can't believe how lush and gorgeous your flowers are...I am so trying the miracle grow...it really is a miracle;)!

How cute is Chase...high school?...it goes by too fast...I can't believe it! I love the pic with the fruit roll...such a boy thing;)!

I hope you are all doing well and having a wonderful summer so far!

Enjoy!
Cathy

Home is My Sanctuary said...

Oh Kristen, you are so right! I live in Arkansas and IT IS HOT!!! As much as I live for the weekends, I dread the higher temps. Love, love, love the patriotic wreaths. They will be great on double doors for a campaign!!

Your flowers are also very pretty but I envy you the vegetable garden the most. I have thought of doing one off the side of my back porch instead of flowers but we live in the country and have deer ALOT! My daughter and I watched a very young one yesterday evening. She has a new camera and took loads of pics.

Glad you're back to posting. I missed you!!
Paula

Simply LKJ said...

Kristen,
Your flower beds are beautiful! And, my goodness...the veggies are huge. We got a late start in that department. We are hoping to put in a fire pit similar to yours this summer. Now, to just find the time.

Southern Fried Gal said...

That has got to be the cutest patriotic wreath I have ever seen - love it!

Can you believe it is so hot only the first of June - ick!

I would love to have you join my Practice Hospitality series! It begins on Monday with how we greet our guests and all your wreaths are a fabulous way to do so! I hope you'll come share with us!!!

Have a blessed weekend and stay cool!

Pinky said...

I use the Shake and Feed too, and swear by it! I wish you would do a tutorial on the wreaths. I did make one once but now forget just how I did it!!!:):) XO, PInky

Denise said...

Hi Kristen, I love those wreaths you make, I wish I could find the stuff at Hobby Lobby and give one a try!
Your garden is coming along nicely, we've been eating from ours a lot lately and enjoying every minute :)
Have a fun weekend.
hugs
Denise

Miss Janice said...

I love your wreath. It's darlin'!

Help! Mama Remote... said...

The wreaths are great. The garden looks amazing.

Courtney said...

I love both of the wreaths you made. Enjoy your weekend!

Happy To Be/ Gl♥ria said...

Beautiful garden my friend...your wreaths are just awesome and I hope you have a fun time at the weddding...it was great seeing Chase again...he's getting so big now...Hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

Sharon said...

Your door wreath says Happy 4th. of July and like the summer one also. Your flowers are beautiful and love the yard. I am having a happy summer in Ohio, not as warm as you are.

Anonymous said...

Your garden is amazing..we planted lettuce for the first time and summer squash and toms we plant every year.... we just put ours in up here in the NE, rule of thumb up here is right around Memorial Day....

Getting ready for FL??

One other tip I thought about was we got to the park early, left around noon went back to the hotel rested did the pool, headed out again around 5ish and closed the park, worked well for us..

Have a great week,
Kathy :)

Reynie said...

I love the wreaths! You always have such great inspiration!

Kim said...

Hi Kristen! Your outdoor space is such an oasis! I enlarged the pic to get a better look. I've been on the hunt for a baker's rack at yard sales to put on my patio - yours is gorgeous!
xoxo,
Kim

Teresa @ Grammy Girlfriend said...

The wreaths are awesome...if I had the energy I would make the red white and blue today....Have all the materials...Have one similar to the other one on my door now...but its been up a few months...I will tell you Florida is HOT..so pack light

Melanie said...

The wreaths are beautiful but what I really love is your garden. Lovely lovely veggies. Can't wait until you pick some and take a picture for us.

Nancy from OHIO said...

Love those Mesh Wreaths!Enjoy your blog very much! Nancy from OHIO

Bringing Pretty Back said...

I love the wreaths, the flowers, the picture of you cna your friend, I love miracle grow. Love the pic of your son up to bat... and the winning run! that's the BEST!
Have a pretty night,
Kristin

Betsy said...

Love your mesh wreaths! Your garden is wonderful. My flowers are already showing signs of heat exhaustion. Yours are beautiful.

Betsy

A Hint of Home said...

Hi Kristen,
I love the patriotic wreath. Very eye-catching!
Your flowers are gorgeous! Mine don't look nearly as good right now. I should try the shake and feed.
Picking off the petunias are keeping me busy. lol
Your garden looks like it is doing very well. I know you'll love the harvest.
Chase is a cutie!

Melissa Miller said...

Thanks for your kind words on my weight loss Kristen! I'm feeling soooo much better these days. Just 10 more pounds to go! Hooray!

I hope you all have a blast on your Disney trip! It will be hot and lot's of fun I'm sure. *Smiles*

kate said...

thanks for all the great photos, love the fountain, the bird looks like part of it, and your flower and veggie gardens are great
kate

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