Meet Bob

June 21, 2010

Bob is a dinosaur plant that we got ages ago. He’s been sitting lifeless for about 8 months in some rocks on the windowsill.  I can’t remember why we named him Bob, but I’m sure we had very good reasons. Or not.

Yesterday we brought Bob back to life. Enjoy!

Long Weekend

June 8, 2010

Happy Tuesday!

We had a long holiday weekend here in Ireland and the weather was perfect! It was sunny and warm and beautiful.

The dear husband recently ordered a ton of seeds and bulbs and other equipment, but when we got our order we were missing a few things so we had to go out and pick those up and then, of course, we came home with more than we needed.

We barbecued on Friday and Saturday night, ate outside, enjoyed the neighbours being gone all weekend! It was wonderful.

Mr. balanced painted the shed and together we planted lots of things.

( It seems that Ginger has been nibbling on that spider plant while on the windowsill, so we’ve put it outside in the nursery. She can’t be trusted with anything.)

Today, of course, the rain returned. But, I’m happy to see it. It’s washed away all the dirt from our adventures outside and made everything feel fresh and clean.

It was a wonderful weekend, indeed. I hope yours was too.

Wanting: Patchwork Footstool

June 7, 2010

This weekend Poppytalk posted about some cute patchwork footstools that were featured in Canadian House and Home magazine. I, too, hearted them right away and immediately began trying to figure out where to get them.

I sadly still can’t find anywhere to buy them, but I did find a few beautiful alternatives.

Plumo large patchwork pumpkin pouf via cosy life base

Square Patchwork Box at

The Grand Table Stool at Couch

Moti ari patchwork footstool at

Patchwork Footstool Round Ottoman at Timbuktoo

Green Patchwork Footstool at


March 5, 2010

My little Echeveria succulent is growing flowers! You know what that means…

Spring has sprung!

Happy New Year!

December 31, 2009

It’s wet and rainy here. We got some hail, a tiny bit of snow. Not enough to make us happy, but it’s snowing!

I can’t believe how quickly 2009 has gone by. So many things have happened this year, not all of them good, not all of them bad. It was a good year.

I am thankful for many things at this moment and I am hopeful that 2010 will be better.

I want to thank all of you who have supported me and my endeavours and wish you all the very best in the new year.

Reflected Rain by jared in kansas

We’ll be staying in tonight , no chance of us hanging out outside.

I hope that you all have a safe and happy New Years Eve!!

Happy Christmas!

December 24, 2009

From me to all of you.