Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Special Gift

This was my first attempt at making a glitter house.  For the past few years I have tried to come up with a unique gift for our friends and neighbor.  Each year they say there is no way I can top the last year's gift.  I just love giving homemade items for gifts.  They are so personal.  When we gave it to them she cried with joy and thanked and thanked me.  Her hubby was out back tinkering around in his garage so he was not there when she received it.  He came in and thought she had sent a picture of their house away and paid to have it made.  I really was not sure I could even recreate their house and make it look like theirs and I was out of ideas other than this for this year.  But this ended up being so much fun for our family as well because we got to watch it transform every evening as I worked on it and my hubby and I would drive by in our vehicle and snap pictures of their place and hope we didn't get caught.   I really had a hard time parting with it because it was my first one and I loved it.  It definitely was a fun Christmas for our family.

I will try to locate a picture of their actual house and post it here so you can compare for yourself. 
Thanks so much for stopping by.  Your visits are much appreciated.  I hope you had a fun Christmas as well.  Have a happy New Year and my God Bless Everyone of You.

Thoughts of Spring

Every year after Christmas is over I start to think about Spring and I look forward to the seed catalogs arriving in the mail come January/February.  Looking through garden catalogs in the winter and planning my garden on paper helps me get through the winter months here in Ohio. Here is a pic from this past summer that I took of our repurposed bird bath.  I was tired of cleaning the nasty water all the time so I had my hubby drill holes in the bottom of it and I filled it with dirt and planted a fairy garden instead.  I was real pleased with how it came out and surprised at how well the plants grew for all the more dirt that was in it.  I wanted to winter it over in the house but it was so heavy to lift off of the base that I decided to let it go.  Next summer I hope to come up with a way to bring it in so I don't have to buy new plants each year.  If there are any of you who are into fairy gardens I would love to see some pictures of what you have created.

Take care and Happy New Year


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