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Decorate your walkway with some fun flower pots made from what other than "Cans" for about 5$

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Hi there happy you could stop in today!  If you have been visiting here you would know that I always say to save those big cans that perhaps fruit or tomato sauce come in . I have done several "can crafts",  This is some links to other fun can projects:    http://mrsblackstone.blogspot.com/2016/08/you-may-want-to-save-your-cans.htmlhttp://mrsblackstone.blogspot.com/2014/01/an-empty-tomato-sauce-can-and-some.htmlhttp://mrsblackstone.blogspot.com/2014/01/come-see-what-i-made-from-399-flowers.html      Today I am going to share my walkway post planters otherwise known as Painted and decorated huge cans.

 First things first......I was going for the old copper look So I used some bus golden yellow.....once that was dried I dry brushed some deep cranberry color.... once dried I patted on some watery greenish blue to get this effect.
 Important ......If you are hanging these to a wood surface You will need to take a rather pointy screw driver and a hammer and make a hole. The bes…

Northen Girl is making delicious southern style sweet tea with a twist!

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Hi Yall, I should say today. The Northern girl I am just cant get used to that word but I will admit it is welcoming! Its a greeting that says welcome , sit for a spell , would you like a cold tea ? Today I want to share how I do Sweet Tea !

Whether you are a Green tea drinker or a black tea drinker it does not matter. Tea can be so flexible so to speak and you can flavor tea as you like. Green Tea has a numerous amount of health benefits as apposed to black tea.
 So the first step is I take a regular pan and fill it with cold water I would say its a quart pan I use now here is the trick we don't want this water to boil so you have to shut it down before....... Once the water is just about to boil shut it off remove from the heat and throw your teabags on in I use 6 depending if you like it light or dark.So while that's going on lets take a trip to the front garden......Flowers are really starting to take off due to the rainy season starting.......
 Impatience  big big big!  …

A BIT OF RED, WHITE & BLUE TO BRING IN THE SUMMER HOLIDAYS!

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Hi there, welcome! Spring showed up for about a week and I think we hit summer already......humid, rainy tropical weather. Its been in the high 90's, hate it!! That's when AC comes into play and plenty of popcorn and movies as well as crafting. Unless I am gardening, grass cutting or swimming I'm inside.

I do love the summer celebrations that include picnics, fireworks and family fun. When I decorate with my bits of red, white and blue some old and some new it seems to make the house happy. So have a comfy seat and a sweet tea and Ill show you around......


I had most of all you see except for this wonderful huge white and red stripped pillowcase I found at Goodwill. I actually soaked it in Tea water to get the white to look tan and a bit aged, for .50 it was a good find. I used regular brown grocery bags to make a star garland for the fire place. I also crafted a couple of little signs from some leftover wood.


 I used  an old star to trace and then cut them out and gave …

THRIFTING, CRAFTED SIGN & WE ARE RAISING THE ROOF!!!

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Welcome !  How are you enjoying the Spring and all it has to offer? So much to do but I have to admit Gardening is my favorite! Love to walk in the garden and pick fresh salad pickins.....a taste like no other. I have mentioned before that my very kind neighbor has a humongous Mango tree that bears enough fruit for all. We discovered Mango smoothies last season and they are to die for......super yummy!

It had been raining a few days ago so I decided to craft a new sign. With some paint and stencils I brought a tired piece of wood to life.


Stencils or free hand ....Signs are a great way to express any kind of décor.


I found this delightful basket just sitting on the shelf waiting for me to take it home....its very old ,It has signs of wear on the hinges and wicker. At first I thought it was a mini picnic basket but when I opened it up I saw it was a pie basket.
I can just imagine the scrumptious pies that sat on this removable little shelf. Pies to church suppers, family picnics etc..…