Friday, May 29, 2009

How to replace torn window screens

I replaced all my torn window screens. My grandma taught me how when I was young. It is very easy to do and saves $$$ on buying replacement screens. Here is a video on how to replace window screens:


Hi! I'm Romeo, and I love frosty paws. Johann, the green dog, shows how his mom makes homemade frosty paws. Looks good enough for humans to eat! Now if I could get old Mr. DIY to make me some! It's hot out here this weekend!

Okay I made Romi some frosty paws. It is really easy, and he loves them. Instead of filling ice trays I used some yogurt cups, filled half full. Then some paper coffee cups, half full. I would imagine dixie cups ( the bathroom kind) would work as well.
Thanks, Johan's Mom!
UPDATE: Searched the local Dollar Store, (Dollar Tree)I found some cylindrical ice trays (They make tube shaped ice for water bottles, etc) That work out just perfect for this. Makes a nice shaped frozen puppy treat!

Thursday, May 28, 2009

Thursday, May 21, 2009

Planters from found stuff part II

This potato basket makes a great planter for my coral belles and a hosta to grow in. JUst lined it with a coco-fibre mat and filled with potting soil and the plants!


I needed another trellis in the garden for my Aunt Shirley Squash to grow up on. I had these plastic border fence pieces I bought at a yard sale some time ago, so I stuck them onto two steel fencing posts and have a trellis that is right at home with the trellis next to it!

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Kreativ Blogger? ME????

Well what a nice surpirse. My junk guru's bestowed upon me a "Kreativ Blogger" award!

I must do each of the following:

1.) List 7 things that you love

2.) Link back to the blog that awarded this to you

3.) Choose 7 blogs to pass the award on to

4.) Comment at each of those blogs to let them know you've given them an award

7 things I love:

1- Cheesesteaks from Hey Paison!

2- MY dog Romeo and cat Sammy

3-Waking up to a warm and sunny day

4- Coffee, More coffee. And coffee. Did I mention coffee?

5- Cigarettes. Yes I know- they are bad for me but I do have to admit (cough. hack, hack) I love them

6- Days off from work (or as I call it "retirement practice")

7- Creating new things out of old trash!

7 Blogs to pass this on to:

1- Cheap vegetable gardener- he is so cheap, he can feel the buffalo on a nickel bite through his pockets! But he is also able to find cheaper solutions to veggie gardens. A bit of geek, is he. But I kid!

2- Chile Chews- chile is born creative. Her recipes alone are to die for. And ask her for a piece of candied lemon rind!

3- Farmer's Daughter- Abbie is the kind of girl mom would have wanted me to marry. A fresh clean Farmer's Daughter turned school teacher. And a great cook. (Ever notice I gravitate to eating blogs? Might explain why I got so fat!)

4- Seattle Soup Line- another food type blog. Local to seattle, but the recipes are divine!

5- The Crunchy Chicken- She has to be creative, living in Ballard! Another "crunchy" cook

6- DP's Nashville vegetable and fruit Garden- DP and her cat Luka are new to square foot gardening- But no longer rookies! Fun to see what she is growing now!

7- Seattle Free School- Not a traditional blog site, but then they are not a traditional school! Everything is free free free. You get to learn from creative people in no stress enviorment. THey help teach people to be creative!

Sunday, May 3, 2009

Planters from found stuff part 1

This planter is made out of a coffee Carafe, with a stainless steel bottom so I was able to drill some drain holes. As you see it creates"Ambiance" out on the deck with my morning coffee.