Photobucket     Photobucket        

Friday, April 30, 2010

The Raised Garden Is Done! ~Come And See~

Yay! It's done!! We are so excited about our little garden. It turned out great considering it's built on a hill...I was having some doubt, but hubby was right, he knew what he was doing! We planted tomatoes, okra, squash, zucchini, hot peppers, and bell peppers. We left space for some broccoli,but we haven't found any yet. Broccoli is Chase's favorite veggie!
Hubby found a program online called growveg.com that let's you plan out your garden according to the square footage. It really helped to know how many plants you can fit and how far apart to space each one. Here is when we started...
Hubby placed the first boards and lined the sides with plastic to prevent wood rot and hold in the moisture.
He did most of the work, and he said measuring and digging was the hardest part. After that is was just a matter of nailing all of the landscaping boards together.
when it was all done, he reloaded most of the dirt and mixed it with a truckload of compost. We also bought Miracle Grow Shake n Feed and mixed it in. After it was all done, it needed a little something to dress it up...wooden finials! Yes, even a garden needs to be decorated a little!!lol

Now we can enjoy fresh veggies all summer long! I will be updating pictures when everything starts to grow. The cost of this garden was about $140. That included the wood, nails, finials, compost and plants...everything. Not bad! Oh...and it measures 4x16.

Thanks for your visit!! Have a great weekend!



Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Tablescape Thursday~Bumble Bees and Wildflowers~

Hey Guys! I hope you are all having a great week!! I decided to join Susan at Between Naps On The Porch this week for tablescape Thursday. Please go by and pay her and the other participants a visit. I'm sure there will be plenty of beautiful spring tablescapes this week! I look forward to checking them all out.
This tablescape did not turn out as I had planned...I had black and yellow in mind until I set the bumble bee container on the table. Then I decided to use the coral and green along with the black and yellow. Sometimes things don't turn out as planned but end up working out anyway!

I found the bumble bee napkins and container at Dallas Market and thought they were just too cute!
See the little bumble bees on the flower? As you can tell I love the airy wildflower look!

I think my silverware is in the right place this time! lol...


Thank you for checking out my tablescape!
P.S....The raised garden is finally done! The rain held us off for a while, but hubby finished and we got everything planted tonight. I will post pictures on Saturday... so please check back.



Thursday, April 22, 2010

Our Newest Project~~~A Raised Garden!

Hey guys! I wanted to show you our latest project! It's going to be a raised garden. We wanted to do a raised garden last year, but after building the patio hubby was too tired and we had gone over budget, so we decided to wait until this spring. We love home grown tomatoes, so that will be our main veggie. We are planning to plant bell peppers, squash, okra, and maybe more or less because of spacing. We will have to see what we can fit. It will measure 16x4...I thought 4 ft. was way too small but hubby read up on it and they are usually made that way so you can reach into it from one side. Hmmm...I didn't think of that! It's going to be built on one side of the hill, so hubby will have to level everything...he says he knows what he's doing! We will see! lol...Here is the start of it, lots of digging!

Here are some examples of raised gardens....

Sorry this picture is so darn small! I think this is what ours is going to look like. We are using landscaping timbers so it will look nice.

While hubby has been digging, I've been planting...
And mulching...our trees are really growing!

I've also been buying a few new things for the patio. I love these copper tiki torches. They look alot nicer and will last longer than the other ones we had. I will show you the patio soon...I'm waiting on a few pillows I ordered.
Thanks for stopping by! I'll be updating pictures of the garden as it comes along. We are hoping to finish it this weekend if the rain holds off! Let me know if you have a raised garden...I would love some gardening tips!


Monday, April 19, 2010

New Items Just Listed In My Etsy Store!

Hey guys! I just listed these new items in my Etsy store if you would like to take a look. Let me know if there is something specific you would like me to customize for you. Don't forget about Mother's Day!!!









I will be posting more items soon...


Wednesday, April 14, 2010

~~My New Table And Lamp~~

Hey guys! I wanted to show you where I put my new little table...or is it a chest? Maybe it's a mini chest...lol. The table I had there before was too small and so was the lamp. I have been eyeing this lamp at Hobby Lobby forever but knew I needed a more substantial table for it to fit on. The shade was a little plain so I added the fringe and trim to dress it up. I think I have way to many accessories with birds on them, see the pictures in the background? I am drawn to anything with a bird on it!

Here are my new finds in their spot! It's fun to get something new!
I hope you are having a great week!


Saturday, April 10, 2010

I Shopped Until I Almost Dropped!!

Hey guys! I hope you all had a great week! I'm sorry it has taken me so long to do this post. We ended up staying in Dallas until Thursday. Sherry and I decided to stay and go back to market and do more shopping! Alot of the showrooms were having great sales and we were able to pick up several great items including flower stems and ribbon. I snapped a few pictures of some showroom windows as I was walking by. Maybe I will start selling arrangements as big as these in my Etsy store soon!LOL...



I found some beautiful ribbons for my tassels and frames. I will be listing some soon...

I also found some beautiful flower stems! Some of these I was able to buy in the showrooms, others I ordered and can't believe they already arrived! That was fast! This is only part of them...I went a little crazy :0

I ended up making myself a new arrangement for my dining room table with some of the new stems.

I also bought this birdhouse. You know one thing leads to another...I ended up redoing the tops of my cabinets thanks to this piece! lol...
I bought this pretty little chest too...I'll show you where I put it soon.
Not only did we go to market but we went to Stein mart, T.J. Maxx, Macy's, etc...I bought the purse and blouse at T.J. Maxx and the shoes at Stein mart.
We had alot of fun, but yesterday I spent the whole day cleaning! When the cat's away the mice will play. lol...Would you believe I went shopping again today? Chase had to have some new shorts, so we ended up going to J.C. Pennies. I am shopped out!! (for now;)
I hope you all have a blessed Sunday...


Saturday, April 3, 2010

~Fun and Colorful Ribbon/Mesh Wreath~

Hey guys! I wanted to show you this fun and colorful ribbon/mesh wreath I made for a client this week. I have showed you several of these for different seasons. I have a few ladies who love these and want one for every season. This one will be cute for the spring and summer months.


I hope you all have a wonderful Easter! I know Easter decorations are fun and cute, but let's all remember what it's really all about...Jesus! He is alive!

I will be in Dallas until Wednesday. I'm going back to market and will hopefully bring back lots of goodies! I will be listing several new arrangements towards the end of the week, so keep that in mind for Mother's Day! I was busy with custom orders, and other things this week, but I have lots of new flowers, birds and rabbits to make into arrangements when I get back.


Have a blessed Easter!

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 all! Thanks for the comments on the new door trim! I’m loving it as always. Yesterday I started one of my last big projects in the room – the new w...
    24 minutes ago
  • [image: SONY DSC] Yeah, sorry, it is super early, but I’m still working on my shutters and since I wanted to get an early start listing my Christmas item...
    2 hours ago
  • [image: What Happens When A Project Doesn’t Work Out As Planned AKA My Scrap Wood Kitchen Island] I love that this kitchen island from *My Own Home* is ...
    3 hours ago
  • Hi there friends... Last I showed you the furniture shuffle that went on in our master bedroom which also involved taking down the mirror over my dresser. T...
    3 hours ago
  • [image: Spinach Salad With Roasted Brussels Sprouts]Roasted Brussels Sprouts Read the full article
    4 hours ago
  • Saturday was my granddaughter Leila's fourth birthday and her party was at a bowling alley. I have not been in a bowling alley in years and boy have they c...
    4 hours ago
  • [image: spicy-chicken-rice-bowl-thai-dish_thumb.jpg] In case you wondered, I still have my roommate, Rhonda and she and Cody are good company for me. I enj...
    6 hours ago
  • It's day 20 of 31 Days of All Things Home! Click the button to see all of my 31 Days posts! Today I'm going to share with you my recent exciting discover...
    9 hours ago
  • I love a clean look — whites and grays are my favorites! But the reason they work so well for me is that I love a hint of color! The #1905Cottage is so s...
    10 hours ago
  • *Playing in the kitchen today* *with my friend Hannah* *and I finally got to try these* *fabulous Vampire Cupcakes* *I have seen on the internet.* *They r...
    10 hours ago
  • I was so thrilled when Los Angeles interior designer Schuyler Samperton recently contacted me about showing one of her projects that had never been pu...
    11 hours ago
  • [image: Miss Mustard Seed-2189] I definitely have a soft spot for things made for children. The small scale just melts me. My mom and I spotted this lit...
    13 hours ago
  • It really has been a week since I blogged. I really want to get back on the blogging train but life has just been overwhelming lately. I'm going to try a...
    14 hours ago
  • Welcome to the 239th Inspire Me Tuesday. There was so many fabulous links last week where you guys shared the most inspirational Fall and Halloween Decor...
    17 hours ago
  • *Hi everyone!* It's time for another edition of *The Scoop! *We are finally having real fall weather and I am just waiting for the leaves to start to tur...
    17 hours ago
  • On my list of things to get excited about, room reveals or seasonal decorating certainly rank higher than home improvement projects like toilet repair or...
    21 hours ago
  • I found this animal print pumpkin so HAD to get it and use it in the master.I love this bedding for fall and also love a touch of animal print in ANY room ...
    1 day ago
  • Fifty bloggers are doing a blog hop to bring all of our readers easy, fantastic dinner ideas! I’m sharing an easy dinner (or breakfast) recipe that I’ve ...
    1 day ago
  • [image: Vintage Halloween Cards by virginiasweetpea.com] This weekend I did a touch of Halloween decorating. Most of my Halloween decorations are ones tha...
    1 day ago
  • You’ll notice that around here we don’t do a lot of spooky, creepy Halloween stuff. It’s not that we are totally opposed to it. It’s just that we’re big ...
    1 day ago
  • *Today our furniture is set to arrive to Storybook Cottage. There is still quite of bit of work to be done, but as in most houses we will continue to chi...
    1 day ago
  • [image: Halloween 1] The china cabinet in the kitchen is filled with reproduction vintage Halloween cards. CLICK HERE TO CONTINUE READING
    1 day ago
  • [image: 5 Ways to Get This Look: Yellow & Gray Mudroom] I'm still a little bit giddy about my mudroom lockers. I can't tell you how many pictures of mudr...
    2 days ago
  • Hello, Dear Ones! I wanted to share a little with you today on how our living room is coming along. So sit back, relax and grab a Diet Cherry Dr. Pepper (o...
    2 days ago
  • Farmhouse Landscape by Pipersville Landscape Architects and Landscape Designers: Dear Garden Associates, Inc. Tucked away on a farm in Bucks Count...
    2 days ago
  • Joyce Carlton started her career in interior decorating back in 1979. After working many years in the design industry, she opened up a boutique shop in hi...
    2 days ago
  • Happy Show & Tell Saturday! I can't believe that October is more than half over. We still don't have all of Halloween costumes picked out, so we need to g...
    3 days ago
  • When it comes to Fall, I visit all your lovely homes and see all the various decorations. I saw the purples and golds, and whites, and pinks....all pumpki...
    3 days ago
  • If I could bottle up the weather to save it for the winter months ahead I sure would. The last couple of days have been incredibly beautiful, more Fall lik...
    3 days ago
  • *Benjamin Moore has announced it’s color of the year!!* It is more in the neutral category this year because this color can go with so many different com...
    3 days ago
  • Whoa! It’s been a busy week around these parts. Parent teacher conferences have monopolized the week (the kids and mine), so I haven’t had time to check in...
    4 days ago
  • Greetings, friends! So, here we are in the kitchen right before we moved in ... beautiful wood floors, pretty birch cabinets and tile backsplash. And, ...
    4 days ago
  • Last summer was a really busy time for us. During those months we were house hunting and then bought a home in June. The summer months were spent moving ...
    5 days ago
  • Every day I intend to do a post..just to let my blogger friends know I'm here..but every day I end up putting it off. If I knew the reason why, I would sa...
    6 days ago
  • Just playing with my camera today while the sun shines in so pretty. Taking off for a few days to watch Texas A&M beat Alabama. :) Quick - tell me where ...
    6 days ago
  • *Hey everyone! I finally finished pulling out all of my Fall decor from the garage. Today, I want to share my desk dressed for Fall. We recently purchased ...
    6 days ago
  • Live or faux. Will they know? For the last 15 years, we have used the same tree. We called it *"the ole' faithful"* We loved that tree! It was the per...
    1 week ago
  • These Chalkboard Style Prints are a perfect addition to your fall decor! Put one in every room of your home! Take advantage of this AWESOME BOGO (Buy One G...
    1 week ago
  • Hi there, As promised, here's a little update of what's been happening at Casa Schulz! I did actually start a post someime last week (or it might have been...
    3 weeks ago
  • Life. It’s a peanut butter jelly sandwich and all that, isn’t it? It’s as sweet as a baby’s breath. As fun as an afternoon of playing in the rain. As s...
    4 weeks ago
  • Hey guys..Tootsie Here....Frustrated beyond words. Remember last year when I got locked out of here and it was right off the internet for the whole month?...
    1 month ago
  • I have been keeping a secret for a few months... and it has been hard not to give it away! Thank goodness I can finally tell you today!!! After 4 1/2 y...
    2 months ago
  • I can’t believe that it has been almost two months since my last blog post. Where has the time gone? Hopefully, I will get back on track and start sh...
    2 months ago
  • Balsamic Roasted Turnips with Thyme - ButterYum
    4 months 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...
    7 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...
    8 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...
    9 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...
    10 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...
    11 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 ...
    1 year 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. ...
    1 year 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...
    1 year 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...
    2 years 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 ...
    2 years 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: