Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Wild West Show Sign and a big thank you!

Here is a quick glimpse at what I have been working on lately:

I needed a cute vintage looking sign that was:
1. Western
2. Turquoise, red and yellow
3. Cheap
So I had found an inspiration sign (can't remember where) that inspired this!

There are soooo many wonderful blogs that do amazing vintage signs and tutorials so I will leave the tutorials to them on this one.

I will show you the finished outdoor seating area that I am working on LATER but here is a funny photo that I shot when Kiley and her pony came by to see how the progress was coming!

ALSO, I wanted to say thank you very much to Kim at Savy Southern Style for listing my kitchen garden as one of her features this week.

It was fun to be listed with such talented bloggers! Now, I get the honor of placing this badge on my blog! Fun, fun!

Isn't it fun what great ideas and inspiration blogging (and pinterest) provide! Hope everyone is having fun in the last part of summer!

P.S. I am linking up to this weeks party at Savy Southern Style here


Monday, August 22, 2011

Kitchen Garden Update August 2011

A quick update on the kitchen garden! So a quick recap (or you could read the post here).

In March of this year I (like everyone else in the planet) wanted a kitchen garden. So I drew up a plan this winter (good therapy for cold winter blahs)!

In March we started with this lovely patch of ground (I know you are all jealous of this photo):
Then after a two weekends with my sweet hubby babysitting it looked like this:
Now looks like this!
Three raised veggie beds behind the three fruit trees. Strawberries and zinnias in the ovals. Blueberry bushes in the barrels. It is soooo much fun to go out in the morning with the girls and look for strawberries!

Oh and this area here

Now looks like:

Um and this area here:

Yes, I see the grass still trying to fill in the pathway. I haven't put in the vintage gate and cedar fence but I am very pleased with how it looks despite the Texas drought and heat!

Here is some more random photos.
Above are the three boxes that we put in for Kiley (my three year old). There is some corn, eggplant, greenbeans and tomatos.

Above is the berry patches. Blueberries in the pots and strawberries in the brick raised bed. Also, zinnias and marigolds.

Below is my cutting garden on the left. There are pink roses in the first bed and then red roses in the far left bed. The pink roses are Tiffany, Queen Elizabeth, Belinda's Dream, and pink peace. In the red rose garden is Chrysler Imperial, Europena, and Mr. Lincoln. They have only been planted for about three weeks so things are looking great for baby roses in Texas heat!
I am planning on adding in more irises, bulbs and lavender into the cutting gardens.
Above is the pink roses garden from another view. Then below is the view of the red rose cutting garden. There are yellow cannas in the back next to the house. Looking forward to all the flowers!

My potting table is below. It is very handy for now. Below is what it looked like this morning - working on fall planting already!
All the above was made possible with the following helpers:
1. Klacey (one year old) who is illustrating the art of mudpie making. (Not a bad way to water the grass and entertain kids all in one!)
2. Kiley who is showing off our produce. Oh and she did pick out her outfit all by herself! Serious gardener there guys!
3. Odie and Murphy
If you need a laugh watch this! Odie the puppy is using the new seesaw!
4. Hubby for the raised beds and babysitting services.
5. Last but not least - MOM! Yep, my birthday gift this year was roses, lots and lots of roses! Thanks Mom! Love ya!

Hope y'all are having a wonderful summer and enjoying it as much as we are here! Linking to:

Between Naps on the Porch Metamorphasis Monday (here).
Rednesday at It's a Very Cherry World (here)
Outdoor Wednesday at A Southern Day Dreamer (here)
Wow Us Wednesday at Savy Southern Style (here)
Delightful Order's Delightfully Inspiring Thursday (here) Don't you just love that name!