Cowgirl Bling

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Cowgirl Bling

Jazz up your cowboy hats with beautiful hatband made of metal findings, crystals and gemstones. Perfect for the woman or girl who is showing her horse in the show ring or riding on the trails. I will be listing these for sale on my Etsy site soon. Hats are not included! I’d love to know what everybody thinks of these.

Tomatoes are a Beautiful Thing

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Tomatoes are a Beautiful Thing

I created this card with my cricut. Not only edible but they are photogenic! This is featured in my Etsy store. I thought it would be a great idea to include a small packet of seeds or a gift certificate for a dinner at an Italian place.

Signs of Life

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Signs of Life

Early last week I planted some seeds that need longer grow times than others. They are geraniums, lobelia, alyssum, snaps, hollyhocks, petunias, foxglove, stock and impatiens. I also planted 42 “Sungold” tomato seeds in a small cell type of flat as an experiment. (The only drawback is that it needs constant water. These are under lights in the house. My onions (5 kinds) are out in the small greenhouse since they don’t need as much warmth to germinate. Anyways…there are finally signs of life! It’s always exciting to see green coming up in the little flats, The hollyhocks were the first to show themselves, followed by the “Paint Box” geraniums. Yeah! We look at them every morning and night to see what’s new. I divided my seed packets into early, mid and later timeframes to start them. My tomatoes won’t be started until March, the peppers a little earlier. The funny things is, by the end of the season (fall) I am ready to lay down asphalt in the garden. I get so tired of weeding and dragging hose. I swear I’m done with gardening. In january the seed catalogs start coming and I think it’s like having a baby, you forget how much it hurt and can’t wait to do it again. Thats how it is with gardening…OR… maybe it’s just being tired of gray skies and brown lawn.

What’s Time Got To Do With It?

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I just read an article by Wally Amos in the Costco Connection. He points out that we are always waiting for the next moment, from the day we are aware of our surroundings, we start waiting for “When we grow up”, “When we graduate from college”,  “When we get that great job” and when we are older we say things such as “When the kids leave home”, and  “When we retire.” I always complain that I don’t have enough time to accomplish the things that I want to do. “Time is going by so fast” or “Time is slipping away.” In reality, time is always the same, neither fast nor slow. It is the same finite amount that we are all allotted in this life. It’s what I do with it that makes a difference and how I look at it. Instead of trying to get the next “thing” maybe I should live in the “right now.” What that actually looks like though, is something I’m still trying to figure out.