Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

garden tool cubby

we are adding the finishing touches to our backyard project. yesterday's project was turning our old green mailbox into a garden tools cubby. first step was to paint it yellow.

this large planter is also something i already had so i thought it would be a good place to "plant" the mailbox.

did you notice the red flag got a fresh coat of orange paint? it's all in the details. hubby mounted the box to a 2x4, stood it in the pot then just filled the pot with a bag of leveling sand and a bag of pea pebbles. both leftover from our weekend project.

i placed it right next to my orange ladder (which was another project we did a few months ago). now i have a handy place to keep my garden tools and it didn't cost me a dime because it was all stuff we already had.

here is an updated picture of our triangle.

until we meet again my friends-

Monday, July 28, 2014

pint size chair for a pint size dog

are you tired of your dog's bed looking like a dog bed? ever thought of shopping in the children's department instead of the pet store? while we were at homegoods this weekend, bailey found this pint size chair and jumped right up on it. little people furniture is probably made better than the dog beds because they are made to hold a small child and to withstand the wear and tear they can put on furniture. with the money you save you can buy your pooch an extra bag of treats or maybe even a new collar!

thanks to alfie's blog, my brown newfies & snoopy's dog blog for hosting monday mischief blog hop.

until we meet again my friends-

Friday, July 25, 2014

sneak peek

you are getting a sneak peek of a picture i am thinking of using to promote a new item i am carrying at kibbles place. my dog nose it! is sun protection for your dog's nose, ears and other unprotected areas.

until we meet again my friends-

Thursday, July 24, 2014

backyard project nearly complete

well, it took a few days but the heavy lifting is done and the decorating has begun. i still need to add a few more things like flower pots and an umbrella but i'm ok with sharing it at this stage. (plus my folks are anxious to see what we've been up to.)

"welcome to our renovation"

i didn't think to take a picture before this one but trust me, it was bad. it was just a dirt patch that was a catch-all for all the junk that ends up in a backyard. the dogs weren't even allowed up there because it was that bad. we had to add the picket fence a while back as a barrier and we blocked off the opening so they couldn't enter the "pit of despair".

all of hubby's work has turned our embarrassing landfill into this:

we have a little place to sit with a cup of coffee, because one always needs a place to have coffee.

"how do you take your coffee?"

aoife is already ready!

the left side's not done yet but i think it's a good place to show off my vintage trike. i still need to add some colorful pots and what-nots.

we've had this little deer forever and bailey has never paid it any attention. now all of a sudden she is intrigued by her.

as you can see it has NO shade, so adding some protection from our brutal california sun is top on our list.

thanks to my hubby for all his hard work. there wasn't any blood or tears but there was plenty of sweat laying that floor!

until we meet again my friends-

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

out of town

"the backyard project is done, but mommy's out of town today so we can't show it to you. (she's attending a trade show in las vegas and left me home with daddy.) i told her not to worry about todays blog; i'd take care of it and she can tell you about the backyard tomorrow."

thanks to blog paws for hosting wordless wednesday blog hop.

until we meet again my friends-

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

work zone

and the work continues. bailey has on her work clothes and is ready to get busy.

"let's do this!"

"work zone. ok, i'll be careful"

bailey is not in any danger here. she is not going rock climbing, she is taking inventory of the rocks to be sure we have enough. it looks a bit precarious in the picture but everything was stable. i would never let bailey venture into any type of danger.

at this point the floor is done. all the patio stones are down, the rocks that were piled in the back corner have been placed and all the pea pebbles are poured. hubby just has a little work to do in the back corner then it's time to decide how to stage it.

until we meet again my friends-