Monday, April 26, 2010

California Poppies

The California Poppies are in full bloom and they are gorgeous. We were on our way to my niece's baby shower and I just had to stop and admire them with Mason and Danielle. The hills and surrounding area have patches of these everywhere right now. They even have a preserve that you can go to with a lot more than this. This is the California state flower and you can't pick them or dig them up. I did find out you can get seeds and plant your own if you want.

Thursday, April 22, 2010

Mason & his Great Grandma Lenie

Mason and I took a trip out to see Dwight's mom today. She lost her husband of 67 years 3 months ago and is doing real well. She loves company so we went over to her home today and Mason had lunch at the counter like a big boy with his great grandma. What a special treat for both of them. I love the photos....Enjoy!

Mason's personality is sure coming out and he's just so stinking cute and funny! Have a great day!

Sunday, April 18, 2010

Look at what I've Been Up To!!

Look!! Look!! Our garden is growing and we city folk are so tickled about it! The Hubby and I enjoy checking to see what's new each day and my son and his girl friend are excited too. Who would have thought a garden could be so entertaining? We can't wait to taste our strawberries, cantaloupe, watermelon, peas, beans, carrots, squash, lettuce, tomatoes, onions and corn.

I've been outside these last couple weekends with a project encouraged by all those handy bloggers who love spray paint. I took on my patio furniture(6 chairs, 1 large table, 1 small table and two foot stools) which was green and still in good shape. I wanted a new brown set. So after 13 cans of Rustoleum Universal Advanced Formula All-Weather paint in Brown Hammered. This was an ambitious first project since I've never spray painted much in my life but I DID it!! I experienced a very sore finger and thumb after the first weekend and finally got the hang of holding the can and spraying. I had to go over all the metal a few times to make it look good. I am a bit of a perfectionist. I love the end result and figured I saved half of what it would have cost me for a new one with all the same features. I did buy new cushions at Target.

This is the before:
This is the after:
I absolutely love it!! I am going to enjoy my summer in my backyard with my new patio furniture. What do you think?? If I can do this, anyone can!


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