Tuesday, January 26, 2010

This and That and Seed Discount


Hometown seeds is offering all of my readers a discount on seeds of 10% on your total order. They are offering this due to the number of hits from my blog. I just want to say I think their prices are very reasonable. I am not receiving anything at all for posting this. I just think you would be very pleased. Use the coupon code: thanks




One of my recent yard sale finds. The set was originally a 50$ set and I picked it up for 6.00. The pump did not work so I filled it with artificial flowers. It looks OK sitting on my bathroom sink. (This is not a photo of my bathroom)



I have to say I am very proud of myself. I accomplished a lot this weekend. I finished raking and began to cut some unwanted annoying bushes out of some of my gardenia bush and I just kept on cutting all over the yard. I cleared enough on trees and unwanted bushes to amount to 3 waist high piles of limbs. After clearing so much from the yard I was tired but I had to keep going since it wasn't even dark yet. So I commenced to dig out a new garden along the front porch. When I moved into this place 3 years ago there were no gardens and I began to dig last year. So far I have put in 3 gardens and am adding 4-5 new gardens and garden areas.


I have been blessed with many seeds from fellow bloggers and I have also ordered more seeds from Hometown seeds. (I did not get a discount) I will have the best gardens I have ever had.


You can see that I had to go back to make it larger.




My heavy duty yard gloves. I use these for raking and shoveling and they are so fantastic. I hate to get blisters from raking and these gloves have prevented any problems on my hands except soreness and ooohhh the arthritis.



I won the gloves over at Ginger's blog, Law of the Land. Visit Ginger at: http://lawoftheland.blogspot.com. Ginger is such a sweetheart. And I love to read her blog. She has some beautiful gardens. I am so excited about these gloves. I have another pair just like them and they are the best gloves I have ever seen for gardening. The grip on the inside of them is tuff and aids in pulling weeds. Oh and she also sent me a bonus of yellow four o'clock seeds.

Look what my mom has passed on to me. This belonged to my grandmother and I am not sure just how old it is. Anyway I must get some fabric and stuff to try it out. I use to sew everything when my kids were small. So I'll be glad to pick it up again. I want to learn to quilt.


Sunday was a day of playoffs. Geaux Saints. I am so proud of the New Orleans Saints. We have longed for this day when our favorite team goes to the Super Bowl playoffs. I sure hope they beat the Colts. What a party that would bring. PS-I am not a partier.

Haiti - what a horrible disaster. It's hard to imagine living conditions such as what they experienced before and now after this devasting disaster. We all will continue to pray for them.

19 comments:

Deb said...

wow you did get a lot done....can't wait to all your blooms this spring and summer.

This Is My Blog - fishing guy said...

Becca: You did more in the weekend then I do in a week. You should be very proud.

Rosemary said...

What a busy but productive weekend you had. Love the tips for seeds and gloves...

Milah said...

I had a sewing machine just like that until I replaced it last year with a Jamome. I bought it when I worked at Sears 31 years ago. It's very easy to learn.

And....I'm from Indiana so you know what that means....Go Colts!

Okay, I will be nice...Good Luck in the Super Bowl and may the best team win! ;D

Darla said...

Hooray for you!! I am getting the dirt digging bug too.....can't wait to see how it all plays out for you and your gardens.

Mildred said...

Good Afternoon, Oh, I can't wait to see all your gardens blooming! I love your gloves and I'm glad you told us about them - I hate blisters too! Our real estate agent is Chris Reis' step mom so we're pulling for the Saints too! Hope you enjoy the rest of your week.

Bonnie said...

It is so much fun to see soil. Love your blog and your post today, but I'm not as happy to see the Saints win. (I'm a MN girl). But I will be cheering for them now.

Catherine@AGardenerinProgress said...

You've been up to a lot! Reading about all that yard work, especially the new bed, makes me want to get outside and work! Can't to see those beds in bloom!

Roses and Lilacs said...

I really like my heavy leather work gloves too. Good for moving branches and stones, digging and even moving rose prunings.

Removing sod like you're doing is my very least favorite chore. Good luck with your projects and be careful of your back.
Marnie

bennie and patsy said...

You sure have been a very busy person.Give Buddy a hug for me.
Patsy

Sue From Florida said...

Wow you sure did accomplish great things! I helped a little in the yard, and it felt good to actually be outside and doing something. I can't wait to see what you turn out with that sewing machine. You seem so cheerful, and I just love that!

XO Sue

Darlene said...

It sounds like you have been busy, busy, BUSY! I bet you are really going to enjoy your new beds.

Lynda said...

Wow, you are one busy lady ;) loved all the photos you posted too ! Thanks for all the comments on my blog, & for visiting me so often :) Have a lovely day ....

Daisy said...

Great yard sale find, Becca! It sounds like you have been very busy outdoors. Good for you for getting so much done!

Susan said...

Becca, first of all, I need to apologize to you and then to me for not coming to your blog is quite a while. I am so thrilled that you sound upbeat and are very busy. I will be back more often. Susan

BeautifulWreck said...

Wow you have been busy! We really need to do a lot of yard work. You are so on top of it.

Laura said...

Becca-

I need to read further.
Do you plant everything from seed?
What will you be planting?

Help!

Laura

Marydon Ford said...

G'morn, Becca ~ What a delight it will be to see our gorgeous seeds become blooming gardens here shortly.

We have many in-law relatives in Haiti ... this may after 3 disasterous corrupt regimes of dictators, be the beginning of a new country/government/way for these beautiful Christian people. Our hearts were so saddened by this horrible disaster but it has not taken these blessed people down, they are striving to survive & working to reestablish their lives despite the deprivation that endures. I literally cried for them all ... pray for them.

Have a beautiful week.
TTFN ~ Marydon

Far Side of Fifty said...

HA! Your sewing machine is newer than mine..Far Guy bought me mine in 1975..yours is a year or two newer. I rarely sew, but it did do all my curtains recently!!
Great buys at the sale..it is so fun to see what is happening someplace where there is no snow:)