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Sunday, October 19, 2014

The Third Week Of October In The Front Yard

The front yard is in way better shape than out back at this point. I've yanked some annuals, but it still looks pretty tidy for this time of year.  I stuck in a couple fall annuals for fun, but other than that,  I haven't done much out there.  A few of the shrubs have some stray guys that need to be pruned, but that'll wait for another day.

Remember my free curbside pot?
I put it on the porch and stuck in some kale, a mum, and some pansies.
I dug my Blood Grass out of the parking strip, 'cause it acted like it was wantin' to be a naughty spreader down there, and stuck a piece of it in the middle.
I don't know if it didn't like the move, or if this is what it does this time of year, but it's browning up really bad.  It'll come back fine, I'm sure, and the brown kinda goes with the October theme.

This is my first time ever growing ornamental kale, and I was not happy to see this.

This one is covered in aphids.

I stuck another mum, kale, and pansy down in a pot that had impatiens in it.

And here are just some shots around the yard.

Our peppers in the old sink did well this year.
The Thai peppers are so pretty.

And that's it for the yard pics for today.

Shameless plug alert:  
Just a little reminder that you can purchase my floral photographs in my Etsy shop.
If you see one in a post that isn't in the shop, shoot me an email and I'd be more than happy to list it for ya.
The Dad will thank you for helping to support my plant addiction.

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Friday, October 17, 2014

P Is For Pig: A Kid Lunch

The kids didn't have school last Friday, so I did Fun Food Friday for all three of them.  I didn't bust out anything too creative.  It was more of a snack than an actual lunch, and I'm pretty sure I've done the pig theme three times now, but they're easy and the kids don't care.

The pig is watermelon with chocolate chips on his nose and candy eyes.
A watermelon P.
Cucumber P and flowers.
Cheddar cheese P and flowers.
I used raisins to spell out OINK.

Here it is on the plate:

And, here are my Three Little Pigs.

It's funny to see who eats what first.

I noticed when I was writing this, that it's my 80th Silly Kid Lunch post.
On a scarier note, today I read that there's only 10 more Fridays until Christmas.
Happy Friday!!!

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Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Paper Horse Craft

I haven't posted a kid craft in a very, very long time.  But these turned out so dang cute that I had to share.

The Girl was invited to her bestie's birthday party and immediately wanted to find a horse craft to make for the birthday girl.  She did a Google search, found the one she wanted to make, and I really only helped a little bit. The rest was done on her own.

All you need is some heavy card stock or paper plates (we used plates), scissors, clothespins, yarn, and pens, crayons, or colored pencils to decorate your horse.  Or whatever other animal you want to make.  It would be cute for anything with legs.  :)

I free-handed (clearly) the horses' bodies and heads separately, only because the plate centers weren't big enough for the whole thing.  The Girl cut them out and taped them together.  Then she did the rest by herself. Faces and bodies were drawn on and colored.  Tails and mane were cut out of yarn and glued on.  Then two standard sized clothespins for the mama, and two smaller ones for the baby.  Easy peasy.

I know I'm a little partial, but I think they're so dang cute.  Even if baby sorta looks like Alf.  

And there ya go, somethin' to keep the rugrats busy for a few minutes.

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