Sunday, July 17, 2016

I Pity The Plants...

The ones depending on me and my black thumb! 

I LOVE lushly landscaped yards! I envy my friends who have knowledge of plants and flowers, and who love working at making their yards beautiful. I want to be like them, truly I do! But I have never been able to get there!  B.J. has been known to shake his head a time or two when he sees me put a plant in my cart because he knows it will not be with us long! 😕

This old house in Texas does not have a big yard. In fact there is no backyard at all and the front and side yards are very small. And that's perfectly fine with me! We do have a court yard located between the car port and the house!  Thankfully there are several old and established plants and shrubs in it but it has aIso been terribly neglected! For the past few weeks I have been working on improving its appearance. I wish I could say it is all finished and all beautiful but neither would be true ! 

Here are a few pics I will share with you! 

Fig ivy. I am looking forward to it covering up the ugly brick on the side of the fireplace.

Monday, May 23, 2016


I have always heard that pictures do not lie! At the same time, I am aware that a picture will add ten pounds to a person! So which is it? Lie or no lie?

Hence my dilemma!  I have viewed pics of my living room over and over again for the past year or so and hated what I saw each and every time!  I always came up with the same conclusion basically: Too much stuff!! But person it didn't seem too bad. So I did nothing about it! Until last week that is!

I cleaned! I moved! I swapped! I removed! I rearranged! And I came up with something more pleasing to the eye (mine anyway) in person and in picture!