Jun 26, 2015

Summer Tree Planting

What does a crazy lady do when her a/c is on the fritz and it's 95 degrees outside?  Why go outside and plant a tree of course! This is a Royal Poinciana Tree that I grew from a seed.


I planted it in the yard today in hopes that in 10 or 20 years it will provide the house with some much needed afternoon shade.

When it grows up, with any luck it will look like this beauty! Until then, I guess I have to call the a/c repairman again, ugh.



Jun 5, 2015

Pixel Art Sharks!


My son has been trying his hand at pixel art and I thought some of his designs looked so good, I turned them into shark bookmarks. 

His digital art is mounted on card stock then heat laminated on both sides to create a sturdy bookmark. I hand cut and trimmed all pieces. You can find these and other bookmarks in my Etsy shop.


Feb 20, 2015

Our New Feline Friend, Jabu

siamese cat

This beautiful guy showed up at our door last week. After checking him out to be sure he was ok, I tried to ignore him, thinking he would go home. He never left. So of course I started feeding him while putting out the word that I'd found a cat. I thought for sure he belonged to someone. He was neutered and not too bedraggled, so I figured he had not been outside long.  No one was looking for him and he had no collar or microchip.

siamese cat

After a few days of hanging out on my front porch, I decided to bring him in. We had some bad weather coming and I couldn't rest knowing he was outside. So I treated him for his fleas and brought him into my Florida room, separate from my cats. He was spooked for a little while, but then settled down and went to sleep.  Now he's flea free and seems happy to be here. I have named him Jabu and I guess he will be staying.

Feb 13, 2015

Happy Valentine's Day, Minecraft Style!


Today my son planted a Minecraft garden for me. He told me it's a special indoor garden with a stain glass roof to let in light and fountain walls to water it. This is a screenshot from his computer. It's a lot more awesome than this photo!
The plaque at the back says "For the mother I love". I admit, I got kind of weepy. Hope you all enjoy your day :)

Feb 11, 2015

Tinker Crate



My son is so excited! I just ordered a subscription to Tinker Crate for him to try. He thinks of himself as a creator but we find it hard to gather all the items he needs for projects. Tinker Crate takes care of that with a kit sent to you.  They call it  "A laboratory for hands-on experiments delivered every month" .  All materials are included.

From their website  "Tinker Crate inspires kids to explore and learn about science, engineering, and technology—and have fun doing it. Every month, a new crate to help kids develop a tinkering mindset and creative problem solving skills."

His first kit has not arrived yet, but I will update you on how he liked it. Just so you know, this is not a sponsored post, I paid for this myself and have not had any contact with the company. They do however offer a referral policy if others buy from your link. $10 off for them and a $10 credit for you. The link in this post includes that code. So if you were thinking about trying Tinker Crate, we both get a reward!

Sep 28, 2014

Halloween Costume 2014



Halloween 2014... This is it! My son already selected his costume this year and it's not even October yet!

No last minute costume changes this time, scary Jack-o-Lantern it is. So he say's now anyway...

Jul 15, 2014

Summer Fun

One of my clients gave us this pop-up backyard pool as a gift. We call it the "Big Blue Blob"
It's really not that big, but that's ok. It holds enough water to cool off in! Unfortunately, it's going to leave a "Big Brown Blob" in the grass when I remove it. Good thing our grass (weeds) grows back fast :)

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