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!

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!









Featured in Country Woman Magazine fall 2012 for kitchen and crafts


My photo
I'm a 42yr. old mother of 1. I've been married for 21years 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

Follow me on Instagram!

https://www.instagram.com/kristenscreations12/

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 List

  • Disclosure: This post is sponsored by Brooklinen. As always, all words and opinions shared are honest and my own. Brooklinen is currently having its 10...
    5 hours ago
  • Hi friends, enjoy these shares today from our Style Showcase group including Housepitality Designs home tour (it's her previous home), to Traditional Hom...
    12 hours ago
  • [image: 726th Inspire Me Tuesday] Welcome to the 726th Inspire Me Tuesday. As usual some really great links last week. Here is a small sample. Mother...
    23 hours ago
  • [image: Yellow Storybook Cottage]Welcome to the 795th Metamorphosis Monday! Many years ago, I shared this photo in a post called, My Dream Home. I don’t re...
    1 day ago
  • Once we rented a cottage home in Kauai for a family vacation and it had the most marvelous bamboo walled outdoor shower and was filled with orchids. I reme...
    1 day ago
  • Mother's Day Gifts and Recipes. From scrumptious brunch recipes like overnight berry casserole to thoughtful gift ideas like homemade body butter, this b...
    1 day ago
  • *Spring has finally arrived here in the South!* It's time to bring in fresh flowers to add a touch of it to the indoors as well...and a centerpiece allo...
    3 days ago
  • How to make a DIY decorative wine cork wall around a dart board. We had a TON of wine corks sitting around that I've collected for years. I didn't know e...
    5 days ago
  • Affirmations are positive statements that you repeat to yourself regularly to reinforce a desired belief or mindset. They’re a tool... The post Affirmati...
    1 week ago
  • With the construction of our new home, we decided to install two Trone Nobelet Smart Bidet Toilets in our guest bath and our master bathroom. These are t...
    2 weeks ago
  • Royal Maundy is one of the most ancient ceremonies retained in the Church of England dating back to 600 A.D. In the Middle Ages, English monarchs washed...
    3 weeks ago
  • *Welcome to our 38th edition * *of Tales of The Traveling Tote, * *where our MacKenzie-Childs * *totes take you to all kinds of * *places and on all kinds ...
    1 month ago
  • Of all the major appliances in your home, your HVAC system is by far the most important. This system is ... Read more
    7 months ago
  • [image: Finally!! Capard House] Grab a hot cup of Irish tea!!! It’s a long one. FROM VERANDA: Capard House In 2017, I wrote a story abou...
    7 months ago
  • WELCOME, friends! It's been a long time! Before Fall arrives, I'm sharing my Summer Home Tour over on my Youtube channel! If you'd like to watch, come ...
    1 year ago
  • When we first had babies, one of my dreams was that when they each turned 13 - I wanted to take them on a special trip - just them and Scott and I. I wa...
    2 years ago
  • Hey guys. I just had to take a few minutes to post because I just cannot let what happened today go by without sharing. Sometimes the gardening com...
    2 years ago
  • [image: Instant Pot Chicken and Wild Rice Stew - Make this yummy stew start to finish in under 30 minutes using the Instant Pot. virginiasweetpea.com] Happ...
    2 years ago
  • Perhaps the only thing I like better than plaid is tartan plaid. There is just something about it in classic Christmas colors that has me swooning over i...
    2 years ago
  • 2 years ago
  • Hello, Dear Ones. It is with a sad heart that I come to you today to say I am no longer going to post on my blog. I have tried a few times in the past to...
    3 years ago
  • The sun room has gone through a couple of changes again with a new jute rug and a colorful textured ottoman that I just love. Oh, and some color has retur...
    4 years ago
  • Goldfish Valentine's Day Printable from One Crafty Place I will be the first to admit that Valentines is all about the sugar in our house. This year my...
    4 years ago
  • Good morning! Today I am sharing our mantle and hearth, decorated for Christmas. Come on in. I wish you could actually come visit! At dusk I light all the ...
    4 years ago
  • Hi friends, After my last post, seems as though we have made some progress. So much in fact, Madison was able to have a seat in her very first class today....
    4 years ago
  • It’s been awhile and a lot has happened in my life. For those of you who want to catch up with me please feel free to follow me on Facebook to catch up. Yo...
    4 years ago
  • I am writing today to say farewell to blogging. I have loved this blog. I started *The Shabby Nest* in 2008, and it has been a source of joy, it has prov...
    4 years ago
  • There's a hodge podge of Valentine love on our mantel. Read more » About the Author: Grandmother of 6, Laurie's favorite places to shop are estate sales,...
    5 years ago
  • Dear Readers, The time has come for me to say good-bye to Poofing the Pillows. I have loved writing this blog for 10+ years but I know it's time to move ...
    5 years ago
  • 5 years ago
  • Note: If you are looking for Foodie Friday and Everything Else, the link party has been permanently retired. Thanks for all of your support over the years...
    6 years ago
  • So, my husband and I are attending a banquet this week and I realized that I don’t really have anything that qualifies as ‘cocktail party’ attire. So, ye...
    6 years ago
  • The first day of fall, where has the summer gone to? We've been in the upper 90's all week, hard to believe fall is here and yes those cold days of winter ...
    6 years ago
  • Have you seen or should I say drooled over all the blogs showing their flocked christmas trees? Well, I can say I drooled...just a bit over them! So much t...
    7 years ago
  • Hello, and Happy Valentine’s Day! I thought I’d share a couple of the Valentine’s I’ve made for my oldest granddaughter (the 5 year old). I used a couple...
    8 years ago
  • Hi there friends... Welcome back to this weeks Share Your Style Party!! ~~~~~ Our host this week is Kelly from The Essence of Home! Take it away Kelly! ...
    8 years ago
  • These closet doors are dreamy!!! *Dream Book Design *turned an unattractive closet door into something I want!!! Learn *how to build a barn door for a...
    8 years ago
  • This Miniature Pewter-Like Teapot with Lid that lifts and tilts is adorable at the height of just 1 1/2 inches tall, and matching teacup, saucer, and disp...
    9 years ago
  • *Hi! I have been decorating for Christmas this week and finished the piano so I wanted to share.This will be a short post, I am working hard to get my hous...
    9 years 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...
    9 years 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...
    10 years 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. ...
    10 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...
    11 years ago