Monday, May 30, 2011

Memorial Weekend

It was a long holiday weekend at home filled with friends and family. Saturday morning I took off early on my bicycle in a light drizzle to meet up with a friend for coffee and a walk around the Farmers Market. That night we had a BBQ and stayed up late chatting with friends on the patio. Sunday brought breakfast with family and the drive-in that night with hubby and mom. What a windy, cool night that turned out to be but always a relaxing, good time. Basically all the good stuff a holiday weekend should be.

Sunday, May 22, 2011


Baby grass is popping up all around and this weekend we completed the last of the yard work on the side of the house. I had to dig up all my iris plants so that we could bring in a load of dirt, lay some commercial grade edging and cover with mulch. Replanting the iris's allowed me to separate them and spread them out which is a good thing to do with them because their root systems/bulbs become over crowded. We got it all done with the help of a good friend. Now I've got a little more seed to lay down along the edging.

Sunday, May 15, 2011

Knitta Campout

Jackie and I picked out a great spot on El Dorado Lake for the night. It was overcast, cold and windy but we still got our Knit ON sitting by the fire all day and night. Becca showed up later in the day and we had a classy dinner with wine and hummus. My big tent was cozy and warm for the most part. Knitting has brought me so many precious friendships and fun times.

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Ready for Summer

Our high school friend, Glenn Welch with Custom Touch Landscape has been working on our lawn installing a sprinkler system, dirt work, verticutting/seeding and today brought out some really nice dark cedar bark mulch for my flower beds. It's amazing to me how much of a difference a thick layer of mulch can make.

New this year in my front flower bed are some crape myrtle bushes, seed geraniums, petunias, lupine, black-eye susans, caladiums, elephant ears and coral bells. All the work is done and now I'm ready to kick back and enjoy the summer and a fresh, new lawn.

Saturday, May 07, 2011

DIY: Crystal Necklace

Inspired by one of my most treasured necklaces, I sat down with some grey crystal beads and headpins and started making double ended looped beads, connecting them together to make a longer necklace. Then I added a hand made silver heart pendant I had from Tracine's Treasures (Abilene, KS) to make a necklace and earring set.

Sunday, May 01, 2011

Girls on the Loose

It's been about six months since I've rode my motorcycle so I jumped at the chance to hit the road with my best riding bud for the weekend. Although we didn't ride far this time, it was so good to get out and spend some time together in SE Kansas with her and her family. Love ya, Melanie!