Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Nope. Not Today

This tag I made for a friend. I could so see her saying this with a sweet smile on her face and a twinkle in her eye. I made it with the purpose of her hanging it in her office. I know her work gets very stressful at times.

I went out of my comfort zone and normal creative box in making this tag.  I used a plain manilla tag and brushed Gesso on it for a base to apply paint. You heard me....paint! Once the Gesso dried I applied yellow and purple acrylic paint. I let that dry then I stamped with Unity's "Wild and Free" which is a poppy. Next I used Unity's Angie Girl "Tricia". I colored her with my Copic Markers and cut her out. I used foam tape to give her some dimension. Then I stamped the sentiment on paper and cut into a banner then adhered with a strip of washi tape. To complete the tag I added ribbon. I hope she likes her!






I also made this tag. I didn't have anyone in mind when I did this. It was inspired by a video I saw. I used Distress Inks to create the background. The image is a Phyllis Harris Design by Unity called "Beauty Around You". I colored this using pencils. I then wrapped with a piece of thread and added a few bling. I stamped the sentiment with VersaMark and heat embossed with black.













I decided to make a card too using craft and coloring with pencils. I really like how this turned out.





Have a good one!

Monday, April 24, 2017

Found Another Wren's Nest

This nest is also in a pipe. This one is in the barn. In fact there was a bird nest in this one last year. It was a Tufted Titmouse. This one is a Wren. I only know that because I saw the mom. This pic was taken 4-13.

To get this picture I had to put my phone over the hole so I am surprised this turned out as well as it did! The opening is so close to the roof of the barn I couldn't look in.

Momma wasn't too happy about me being in the area. If you click on the picture to make it bigger you will see her squawking at me. The lighting wasn't very good in the mornings under the barn.
These pictures were taken on 4-17.












You can just barely see the beak of one of the babies.











This one was taken on 4-19.























Taken 4-20.












Momma bringing food. Taken 4-21













This was also taken on 4-21.










The babies are closer to leaving the nest than I thought. They were very vocal this morning (4-23) so I climbed the fence to see if I could get another picture. I couldn't seem to get the right angle to take a picture so I settled for this one.






When I went to feed tonight it was eerily quiet so I climbed the fence again only to discover the babies had flown the coop!

I was kind of sad but I enjoyed watching them!

Have a good one!



Friday, April 21, 2017

Love Me Some Texas Wildflowers 4-8-2017

I love this time of year and all the beautiful flowers. I found a great spot of Bluebonnets and Indian
Paintbrushes on the way home from Kennedy's volleyball game. I chose to go a different way when I left the gym and I am so glad I did!



























































































As you can see I had so much fun!

A single Primrose (Buttercup) among the blue!

Have a good one!













Thursday, April 20, 2017

Miss Korin


At Kennedy's ballgame, Granddad held Korin for a short time.


















This was just too cute. Korin and her little friend dancing after Kennedy's game.



Kennedy had a Volleyball game later that day.

Keannon coaches Kennedy's team.









Kennedy getting a bump.












This was the last game of the season.












Back to Miss Korin who was bored.





I have no idea what this face is about!

































She's trying to take Kashton's bottle instead of her own!















She is too cute for her own good!




































Big bottle for a little girl! She's so funy!



Have a good one!

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Kennedy Gets a Hit 4-8-2017

Kennedy loves softball and is doing really well. She has two games a week.

She's playing 3rd base.










She doesn't look 7  years old does she?











Here's a video of her batting and getting on base.


On first.













Coming home!

Have a good one!

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

New Grass New Flowers

Spring is in full swing. I have been replenishing my flowerbeds with new plants and Doyle and I decided to have our front yard graded and new sod put in. Our front yard had become a wasteland with a few weeds and mostly bare spots.

Our next door neighbor's son does that so Doyle called him for an estimate. We agreed that if we were going invest in new grass the best way to keep it alive was to install a sprinkler system too.

On April 4th one of the crew came to grade the yard.








Interesting tidbit, the guy running the tractor is the son whose parents attended church at Perrin where Mom and Dad pastored. Small world 😊








Within a couple of days we had new grass and a sprinkler system! This is looking from the driveway where I park.






























We aren't sure who likes the grass more but we think it's Gracie.









Every time she comes outside she will lay in the grass and rub her head on it. Then spin herself in it by pushing with her legs. I have to remember to try to get a video of her doing that! It's pretty funny.






The yard is looking better and so are my flowerbeds.

The flowers in this bed I planted recently.







The larger flowers are perennials that I planted seed last year. They are flourishing. The smaller plants were put in recently.








 The flowering bush is not new all the smaller plants are.









The following pictures are closeups of what I have planted.


























































I am hoping to attract some fun critters to photograph!


Have a good one!