Monday, July 22, 2013

Rain, Sun, Dirt, Mustard Seeds and some shopping

Good morning!

What a gorgeous weekend this was.
 A great thunderstorm to watch Friday night as dinner entertainment and a very sunny productive Saturday and Sunday.

Saturday started with me checking my phone for email and then whooping after reading a few emails from lovely people saying they found me from Miss Mustard Seed's blog.
What the....?
I ran surfed right over there and there were 2 of my personal milk painted pieces right in one of her blog posts and on facebook.

The power of the mustard seed my friends. Traffic has been constant all weekend and I am honoured to have been mentioned by her.

Welcome to all my new blog friends.

For the remainder of the weekend Trev and I got in a little together time and did a lot of digging and some shopping for my etsy shop and show.

Some of the treats we found:
the boards they are sitting in front of are going to become something fun very soon if I can get my toosh in gear to get the rest of my supplies

would you check out the size of that gourd. it'll be great for fall decor.


another witch hazel bottle for my collection of witch hazel bottles.

Here's the digging part of our weekend
Little progress report kind of.
The garden behind our garage has been a scrambly mess since we moved in, so last weekend Trevor got a bee in his bonnet to chop all the shrubs down forcing our hand to do something about a new garden layout and plants.

I plan to show the whole thing when it is fully done but for now,


the garden was covered in hundreds of rocks that needed moving and relocating. we still have 3 buckets left over if anyone is interested. 

a bit of reshaping from the straight line that was there. we bought a few new plants yesterday and have added them and moved that korean lilac in this photo. 
it was a quiet night at home last night with both of us practically falling asleep sitting up 9

Anyone else do something exciting this weekend?

Have a great day,



  1. Love the stuff you collected. Have to say that I pretty much have all of it (but for the gourd)! Clearly our tastes are similar lol. Exciting to change out the landscaping. Tough job but so rewarding once it's done! Kathleen

  2. Love your finds - found a few things myself this weekend. Love the landscape changes, and YES! I could use those rocks - thinking of having something like those at my daughter's wedding this Fall - asking guests to write a message with permanent ink on them, and the newlyweds can then use them in their landscape of their new home. Too bad it's such a ways to go get them, or I'd be all over those!
    And, BTW, congrats on the mention in MMS! The attention is well-deserved. Have a great week.

  3. We had a busy weekend too. 2 parties Friday night, some gardening also and shopping and lunch with my daughter yesterday. Where did you find that cream and sugar set? I have the matching mugs!!!!! Same handle! Congrats on being mentioned at MMS!!! XO, Pinky

  4. Hi there I am so envious of all your stunning bottles, in South Africa you have to really go far and wide to find something like that gggrrrr

  5. Ha! I'm totally one of those MMS bloggers. Love your site and hers : )

  6. Your side yard looks great now. What a lot of work. Sorry for all the comments today, but I haven't had time to visit in ages, and I'm catching up. There's just too much greatness here to keep my mouth shut about it all!

    1. comment away laurel. i love reading them all especially from loyal readers such as yourself.


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