Monday, June 4, 2012

Call me Miss Yellow Thumb

Yes, Miss Yellow Thumb because I haven't quite ripened enough to be called Miss Green Thumb.  It was time that I finally added some flowers to the pots by my front door and garage.  These sad pots were desperate for some color.  And no, that is not some exotic plant trying to grow on the left.  That's just weeds.

This season, the pink and orange combo is very trendy in fashion and home decor and it was just the burst of color these pots needed!  Now I wanna make a wreath out of these colors to go along with it.

The orange flowers in the middle are marigolds.  I can't remember the name of the pink flowers but I put them all around the marigolds.  The best part about it is these were $1.98 for a six-pack!  I bought a total of 8 six-packs so I ended up spending less than $16 for both pots.  I think one year I spent $18 for ONE pot so I patted myself on the back for coming in way under my monthly landscaping budget!

But I didn't stop there!  Oh no siree (not to be confused with Siri.)  I mentioned in my birthday post that my co-workers got me a hanging impatiens basket with a bracket to hang it on.  Well because of my indecisiveness on where to hang it and the fact that I couldn't find the power cord to my power screwdriver to mount it on my fence, I decided to toss is in a pot.  I like this cluster of 3 pots anyway.  What's in those other two pots?  Well, I'm glad you asked!  For two years now, I've been saying that I want to grow/plant something that I can eat.  (Insert fat joke.)  The plant on the right in the back is zucchini and yes, I now realize that I may have planted it in a pot that's a tad on the small side.  The other is mint which I am super excited about.  That's one less ingredient I have to buy when I make my famous cucumber mint mojitos, the best summer drink ever! And yes, I've already made a batch.  :)

The pots I used were pots that I already had.  My intentions were to spray paint them in vibrant colors so that they wouldn't look so mis-matched but I was too excited to plant them I just said "maybe next year." 

Moving on....I'll go on and dive into other weekend happenings.  On Saturday morning, I decided to go for a run in my neighborhood where I saw at least 4 yard sales on one street.  I planned my route so that I would go by the yard sales during my cool down and see if anything caught my attention.  Well it did.  These babies.

These two lanterns stand about 18 inches high and they were priced at $10 each.  I obviously didn't have any cash on me while I was running so I went home and thought about it.  I see these lanterns all the time on my favorite blogs and I turned to Pinterest and looked at all the cool things people were doing with lanterns.  SOLD!  I grabbed 20 bucks and went back with my fingers crossed that someone didn't snatch them up.  I was hoping that I could get the price down just a little.  When I asked if she would go down any lower, she said she would take $18 for both of them.  She didn't want to go any lower because she paid 50 bucks for each one!  Daaaaang.  $18 for $100 lanterns wasn't too bad of a deal!  It made me feel even better about my purchase.  I have no idea where they're going to live just yet.  Maybe on the patio, maybe above my kitchen cabinets or maybe on my console table/bar that I don't have yet.  They might just get a couple coats of spray paint, who knows!?  (Yes Stephen, you're right....Jesus knows.)

One other quick little update I made was my seasonal art that I mentioned here when I showed you my gallery wall.  Well, it's a new month which means new art!  Since this is the month of Father's Day and my dad is a fishing extroidenairre, I changed the art to fishing lure scrapbook paper.  You like?

In case you forgot what the whole wall looked like, here she is.

Well that was my weekend.  I made it sound like I was productive but the bulk of my weekend was spent either tanning on my patio, reading, or napping.  This post actually made me feel a little more productive than I really was.  Fake it til you make it baby!

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