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Tiki Themed Card Box

Made a card box this weekend for an engagement party.  The theme was Hawaiian, so I went with a Tiki looking box.  I purchased a sturdy box from the dollar store with a removable lid.  Cutting the “slot” was a little difficult, but I managed.  I wrapped the box and the lid in burlap and secured it with glue.  I also glued two pretty shells to the lid.  I purchased two lei’s and cut the string. With the loose petals I attached several together to make a more full flower and sewed a few stitches, this made it so much quicker to just have one big flower to glue to the box lid.  I then glued one jeweled stone to the center of the flower.  I also purchased some bamboo sticks, they were great and so easy to cut.  Glue the bamboo pieces to the box and Voilà!  My Tiki Themed Card Box at a small cost of $12.06 and took about 2 hours to make… Woohoo!

Tiki Card Box

Tiki Card Box

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Plans To Build Your Very Own Floating Ping Pong Table

Ugh!  I have had NO NO NO time to blog, POO!  I miss my weekly posts.  I finally have a minute to post my newest item in my Etsy shop.  Plans on how to build your own floating ping pong table for your pool.  I have to say, this is one of the most USED pool items we have.  My poochie Phoebe even loves to get on it and float around hahahaha,  not to mention she goes crazy when the ping pong ball is going back and forth! (I posted photos quite some time ago).  I have had so many compliments about my pool toy that I decided to go ahead and make the plans so you can make your very own ping pong table for your pool.  The kids (and grown ups) will love it!

https://www.etsy.com/listing/99781625/plans-for-how-to-build-your-own-floating?ref=shop_home_active_1

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Village Sweets

Hello world!

Another share from Village Sweets.  Pretty royal icing flowers to decorate your own cakes and cupcakes.  

http://village-sweets.com/2014/04/11/royal-icing-pretties-2/

https://www.etsy.com/shop/VillageSweets

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Purple Pansie's

Purple Pansie’s

Drop Flowers

Drop Flowers

Pink Primrose and Pink Violets.

Pink Primrose and Pink Violets.

Garden Work, Yard Word… Lots Of Work!

Been very busy working on the front area of my yard, trying to spruce it up a little.   My bestie helped me out soooo much the past two weeks (he’s a doll!) while he was on vacation to boot (some vacation!)  such a sweetie!  We chopped and pruned trees for a few days, I can’t believe how much comes down and how much you are left with to send to recycle or compost.  Wow!  Was a big job and I know I am glad it’s done…. will only have to bring them to the curb for the chipper. I can’t wait for that to happen, looking at the piles here and there are becoming annoying, Ooops.

Before the “Tree pruning”

After the “Tree Pruning”… I can see my birdhouse now!!

We worked in the hot humid heat,  transplanting my “Greshem” and “Snowmound” bushes to make a more appealing landscape.  

You can actually see that I have a walkway and a porch now.  I think it’s much more welcoming, yet I still have my privacy if I choose to sit out front.

Transplanting 10 of those bushes was grueling work, I still have two more to get moved, but we are taking a break, LOL!  I redid the walkway, I like to do things myself, or at least if I think I can do it, I will most certainly try it.  I researched many “How To” sites, and doing the walkway was pretty much simple, lots of hard work but, when you do the work yourself, it is so much more rewarding.  Plus it’s saving you lots of CASSSSH!

I still have many areas to landscape and well “Make” a more attractive space.  It will take timenext my plan is to install a small simple pond where the bushes used to call home, I think a pond is so tranquil and it would make a lovely addition to the front porch area.  I will post pictures as soon as I can.  

Walkway and where the dirt is, my plan for the new pond 🙂

Bushes have all been moved to opposite side now, I will have a nice private garden area….Can’t wait