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I am the neighborhoods cat lady. I am addicted to learning I love drawing I make blog templates to relax I wish I lived in a blanket fort

Rescued Strawberries

My neighbor moved out a few months ago and left a small patch of strawberries. So myself and a couple other neighbors decided to rescue them from a pending weed whacker.
I replanted them in a couple small flower boxes and they grew happy and healthy, giving us lots of very sweet treats to gather daily. They grew so well it wasn’t long before the two small flower boxes could no longer hold them. Having very limited garden space and even less money I had to turn on the imagination machine and think of some place to put these darling plants.
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On one of our nightly walks around the neighborhood, I noticed that one of our neighbors had replaced their bathtub and the old one was sitting in their driveway. I mentioned that it was the perfect size for the new strawberry planter and was going to ask if we could have it. My hubby wasn’t to keen on the idea but did say he could bring me home a plastic berrel that would work just as well. So I took him up on the offer.

A few days later he brought home a very nice barrel and cut it in half with no problem.

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He then drilled a few holes in the bottom for drainage and we put a few large rocks in it to keep it a bit more sturdy.

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We then filled it with dirt and went about replanting our over grown strawberry plants.

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Forgive my picture taking, but they really do look much happier in their roomy new home. So we rescued the doomed strawberries that help rescue a soon to be shredded plastic barrel, and made everyone very happy.

Well it made me very happy.

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BB

Their Way and then My Way

I LOVE   ” truly”  simple Do It Yourself projects.  I often spend lazy hours searching the web for fun and interesting projects that “anyone” can do. I specially like small garden and flower bed projects.

I live in a mobile home park so yard space is very limited. I am always trying to cram a lot in to a very small space, so when I saw this stacking pot project I just knew I had to give it a try.

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It covered everything I was looking for.

It was simple enough that anyone could do it.

It had a very small shopping list.

It takes up a very small space.

Plus, you can add your own touches to it. (my favorite part)

 

So my hubby and I took a trip to our neighborhood Home Depot to gather up the pots and the re-barb rod we needed.

My hubby decided he also wanted to make one of his own, for his beloved tomatoes. I decided on a mint garden to go with my love for tea.

After checking the pots we decided that the plastic ones would be the easiest to work with. After all, we were new to this and we both know that working with anything breakable can turn very frustrating if a mistake is made. Plastic is so much more forgiving.

Hubby's Tomato gardenAfter gathering up enough pots, plants and re-barb to make 2 stacks we headed home to start our little project.

It did not take long before hubby had his up and looking just fine.

He has 7 tomato plants in his. All different kinds also. Large to cherry.

Can you tell he really loves tomatoes?

After he got his done, we started on my mint garden.

Now the fun comes in.

I did it just like he did and it looked great.

I was happy with it and let it alone “Until”…

I got up this morning and decided it wasn’t “FUN” enough for me.

So I took it all apart (which by the way is very easy to do)

I grabbed a drill and a very large drill bit and drilled a couple extra holes. (see plastic came in handy)

Then I re-stacked my pots in a more “FUN” look.

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This is my mint garden, just waiting to be clipped and used in my tea.

So, see what you can do. Easy and very inexpensive. Do NOT be afraid to add your own personal touches to it.
After all, it is called a Do It Yourself Project!!

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BB

My Attempt at Steampunk

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I don’t know much about Steampunk, but the DT Angel were requesting it. So I gave it a shot.

This is a 3 piece set. There is the Frame, the girl and the girl in the frame.
You can find this at the StitchyBear’s Digi Outlet.
Thanks for looking and keep the requests coming!!

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BB

Pineapple Yum

pineapple-yumI am one of those people that likes to try new things. Specially if those things are cheap and easy. Like 2 ingredient recipes.

Now I have learned the hard way that not ALL 2 ingredient recipes are good or even work, but some do. This one did.

If you like pineapple, you will like this.

Take…

1 box of white cake mix

1 20 oz can of crushed pineapple

Put in a bowl and stir.

It will turn in to a very runny batter.

Poor batter in to a 9×13 pan and bake in a 350 oven for 30 minutes or until golden brown on top.

Let it cool or burn your mouth. (your option)

 

I made this yesterday afternoon and it was gone this morning when I got up. So I know I am not the only one that liked it. It also goes very well with vanilla ice cream.

You can use a yellow or angel food cake mix.

Only cost me $2.48.

Hope you enjoy!

BB

 

Getting Geeky to Stay Cool

pinterest-logoToday is very warm outside and I don’t do well in heat or direct sun, so I have been staying indoors a lot after 8 am until about 7 pm. Then I venture outside to play. (yes, I still call it play)

Today in between the normal housework (sorry for the dirty word) I decided to get a little Geeky and try to learn how to use Pinterest. I have to admit, it was much easier and actually a lot of fun.

I do have to warn you, it is one of those places that you can get lost in. You can check in at 7 am and when you decide the cramp in your left butt cheek means you should stand up, it is 9 pm.

There is always one more pin to check or friend to follow or board to scan. Be careful my friends. It is full of sparkly things and distractions enough to keep you occupied for way more hours that you might like.

Take your time, enjoy your trip and remember it will be there when you come back.

 

Hugs

BB