Wordless Wednesday

MINE 5-20-14

Nikita is fascinated by paper. Period. I can crumble up even the smallest piece of paper and she hears it… and wants it badly! Then stares at me until I give it to her to play with.

MORE STORM CLOUDS

The skies offer a wide variety of views lately.

FLY 5-20-14

This little fly landed on the front door while I was looking out.

GRANDMAS GAZING BALL

That’s me in Grandma’s gazing ball in her backyard.

BELLA IT WASNT ME

Bella always gives me this look – “It wasn’t me”.

THE GARGABE MAN COMETH

Let the woo woo’s begin as the garbage man cometh, all heck breaks out! The mechanical arm on the garbage truck drives Nikita and Bella crazy.

NIKITA AND BELLA LOOKING OUT WINDOW

Seeing this on a daily basis always cracks me up because little Bella Boo can barely see out the bedroom window. Best buddies forever.

Wordless Wednesday: Sprouting Plants

CLOUDS

I captured this beautiful scene yesterday, before it rained again.

BEE BALM

If you have ever grown Bee Balm before, you know how truly beautiful this plant is when blooming.

BURNING BUSH

This is our Burning Bush that is starting to sprout. It would be a bigger bush, but the deer in our area have nipped this poor bush so many times, that it has stunted its growth. It is such a beautiful bush as the leaves turn red in the Fall, hence the Burning Bush name.

RUSSIAN SAGE

Russian Sage is one plant I have found that the deer do not nibble. It blooms beautiful purple flowers and fills in beautifully.

GARDEN ENCOURAGEMENT

This is my cement stepping stone I made a few years ago! Yep, I made it with a mold I have for cement. I hope it gives the garden some encouragement!

RAIN BARRELS

I am getting our rain barrels ready for the garden season. We use these to water everything in our flower beds and the garden to save on using water from the hose. It truly saves on the water bill, not to mention that rain water makes the plants grow better. As you can see from the top of the blue rain barrel, I hooked up a gutter extension ($10) to our gutter that runs directly down to the rain barrel that catches the rain water. When the blue rain barrel fills up, I just switch out the gutter extension to the other rain barrel. To use the rain water we have collected, you can either hook up a hose to the spout on the bottom or just place your watering can under it. If you have never used a rain barrel before, it might be something that you should look into as it is a good way to conserve on the water you are using from your hose and it does in fact, save on the water bill.

Wordless Wednesday

NIKITA FRONT DOOR

NIKITA NAPPING

BELLA IM ADORABLE

NIKITA SMILING

NIKITA BELLA NAPPING

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Here’s an update on our progress  for collecting donations for the APL. To date, we have collected $700 and we are 70% to our goal! We are so pleased with the donations that have come in to help the animals who need our help!

If you are reading this post today, please consider making a donation, even if it $5, as it all adds up!  I need my fellow bloggers help so we can get those animals in need into their “forever homes” and help them find happiness & love!  

 

Wordless Wednesday

Bella Cigar Bar

Nikita Nibbles

Alphabet Ice Cubes

Bella Here I come to save the day

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Just a quick update on our progress to raise donations for the APL…
Our goal is to collect $1,000 in donations and we are at 62% of hitting our goal.  We have already collected $615 in donations, but we still need your help!  If you are reading this, please consider making even a $5 donation today, as it all adds up to help those animals who need us! A great big THANK YOU to those who have already made a donation!

 

Wordless Wednesday

NIKITA PROTECTING HER NEW TOY

Nikita always knows where her toys are & keeps an eye on them!

BELLA WITH BALL

Bella’s favorite ball!

RED PEPPERS 1-14-14

Our red peppers, eleven days old.

WINE BOTTLE BUBBLES

Washing out yet another empty wine bottle! (FYI: You’ve gotta try Barefoot Pink Moscato, it’s delicious!)