Thursday, March 22, 2007

Stuff Portrait Friday - two....


I know it is not Friday yet....but I have time NOW...so Kristine at Random and Odd. new challenge for this week is .....insert drum roll here....TWO. So my two includes: two projects that I need to get done this weekend..


While Mike was home, hanging this planter was on his "honey do" list. Now it is just begging for some flowers. I was waiting until the spring soltice to finally put some flowers in it. Some old man told Mike that it would freeze one more time here around the 20th....

I don't usually put much thought into statements like that, especially since it has already been nearly 90 degrees on several occasions. But, in the back of my mind I was wondering if he knew something I didn't! Remember what happened the last time it iced over here......My poor little flowers never recovered. There is another urn like this on the other side of the garage. The little tree in it has some brown leaves in the center, so I think it might be dead. The flowers have long been pulled out. After the ice thawed, they looked like lettuce does when it gets to cold in the veggie drawer.
This is another fun planter that I got at the prisoner store in Leavenworth. Yep, some convicted felon crafted that little doozy with his own little criminal hands. It has started to get that rusty patina I so love. My little ladybug kevlar (or it is styrofoam, not sure what the training one is called) is looking a little dusty. I guess she needs a bath this weekend too. I saw one of these ladybeg helmets when Mike and I first got married. He made this one for me just before he left.
The final place begging for some color is this little patch between the porch and the front yard. These mums and some other things came back after I hacked all the dead stuff off.

So tomorrow after I drop Will off, I guess Livi and I will head over to Home Depot or Lowes and get some flowers. I can bet Livi will want anything "purpur", it is still her favorite color. The kids and I will be getting down and dirty this weekend...okay technically that is three places that need flowers, but who is counting??


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12 comments:

Jessie said...

Oh totally fill those with flowers, its the perfect time, you know! I just had my husband build me a window box so Im all set for spring.

I played too!

Jenni said...

Best of luck with your projects!

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Suzanne R said...

Have fun with these projects!

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Wendy said...

I love the planters! I am ready to start planting flowers too. I think it will stay warm enough now so I'm going to go for it!

I played too!

ktlee said...

Very cool planter.

Thanks for stopping by.

The Kept Woman said...

You are so crafty with the outdoorsy things...I get all wigged out that I'm planting the wrong things and therefore just do nothing.

Hee hee...my word verification had "sex" in the middle of it "msexh"....snicker.

tommiea said...

jessie-post pics when you are done, I would love to see them!

jenni-thanks, planting with two toddlers is always an adventure.

suzanne r- i am sure the kids will love it!


wendy- flowers just say "warm weather"

ktlee-you are so welcome

tkw- that would be a "sign" in my book....go have some fun1

Lipglossles said...

I love spring projects, I can't wait to start my own...but I am not sure if we are clear with the snow...Happy SPF!!

MommyOutOfControl said...

Love those planters (I grew up in KS, so the Leavenworth prisoner shop is definately good for things like that!). I only wish we could start planting here! As I look out on the patio, I see at least 12 more inches of snow that needs to melt! Thanks for visiting my SPF!
Jamie

nel said...

Can't wait to see those gorgeous planters overflowing with purpur flowers...have fun!

Arlene said...

I realllllly need to get to some gardening...in a few weeks...
I love your planters! So cute!!
I played too :-)

Random and Odd said...

did you get all your projects done?