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Tuesday, July 22, 2008

My S**y Love Bunny!

I'm probably gonna get all kinds of lookers with that title but he is my s**y man!! Not bad for almost 70 years old, huh?!?!

Anyways, hubs is planting a star jasmine I got saturday while out spending money! I went to Greenhurst Nursery on Happy Valley Road (isn't that a cute name for a road and this nursery is absolutely outstanding!) and they were having a 50% off sale on the 2 things I wanted!!! Squeeeeeeeal.......I could NOT believe it. (I told you I am sooooo truly blessed I can hardly take it all in!) I got another star jasmine to "balance" out the patio and a bougainvillea for the front. My patio is soooooo pathetic looking right now with hubs' bicycle on it, more chairs than I need on that 10 x 10 patio and the grease drippings from the bbq. Oh, well, THE MAN is working on getting it beautiful!

Here he has it in the hole that took 2 days to dig because the dirt is so hard.

Here is the bougainvillea I got also. I love them and they remind me of Mexico and just so pretty to behold. I'm going to try this in this desert but it may not survive a harsh winter. I put it out front under an eave where it might get a bit of protection. Why do I say "I" because it's truly Love Bunny who does all this. I touch it, it dies, chickee! They can see me coming!

This was before he got it in the ground.

Is he cute or what?!?!?! Not bad for an old dude! He can bring down just about anyone that messes with him. He did several years ago in Calif. when he chased a guy out of our house and tackled him till police got there. You don't wanna mess with a Marine, my sweet cherubs!

Our apple tree in its 3rd year. We think all the apples have a bug in them. He did everything the nursery told him - pre-emergence but apparently didn't do it enough. Next time he WILL......... ;-)

Sorry about the blurry photo but that's our first cucumber! I'm so excited that our little pathetic garden is producing! Whoooooooo.........

You probably recognize this as a watermelon! Our first!

Now for the "good part"!!

I painted a little lid for a cute jar this morning and then started making some faux desserts. Yesssssssss, my little chuckling chickadees, I'm gonna do a giveaway in a new days!! Since I've won 2 absolutely astounding and beautiful giveaways today I have to give something back to someone. Here is the start of some faux pastries and little "cookie drops" or whatever you want to call them. I'll "ice" them tomorrow and add decorations and then alert you to the giveaway.

Oooooh, and that little bowl in the background holding my glue sticks??? Someone doesn't know it yet, but she'll be the recipient of that little bowl! I got it in California at an antique shop and just have to pack it up tonight and send it to this lovely sweet and shabby chick! ;-)


  1. and he gardens, a gem of a man!!! Rachaelxo

  2. Your star jasmine will be lovely. I ahve a similar one in my garden, but it does like will yours fare I wonder?

  3. What a wonderful job he is doing in the garden - apples, cucumbers and flowers - yay!!!
    looks like you are whipping up some pretties for your giveaway.

  4. Good morning Connie :)

    What a sweetie pie! No, you don't want to mess with the military ;)

    That watermelon is adorable!!


  5. Morning Connie!! Let's hear it for the DUDE!! That boy is trained and I know who was his teacher! I love star jasmine. Our neighbor has it and it creeps over our fench by the garage and it smells so heavenly when it's in bloom! and you have growing veggies! Woo HOO! I'm also excited about these little faux treats your making! Thank for popping in to 'cruise' with me this morning. You know, I may have met your relative face to face! Who knows! I hope my hair was in nice cruising style when they saw me!!
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

  6. Connie Sweetness!! How fun, well we were on the Conquest so I don't have to worry if they saw my messy hair, do I? We were pretty calm on this cruise but have done many of those fun things! We're fortunate - we just had to drive down the street and board the ship. We have Carnival and Royal Carribean lines that come here. Makes it great for us Texas folks. Now dearie when that sweet cute little watermelon gets ripe, you call me! I love watermelons!!
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia :)

  7. Hi Connie, your plants are lovely. I can't wait to see what you're cooking up over there with the faux deserts, I'm going to have to give your store a visit. Hope you're enjoying your morning, I see you are already the busy little chick-a-dee. Deb

  8. What a sweet hubby! Your garden looks great!
    Have a great day!

  9. Connie! What fun on this post! I love star jasmine. I can smell it from here. Your hubs is a cutie. Can you call a Marine a cutie? I'll be back tomorrow because I want to see what you're making and maybe even here how you made them!

  10. WhoHOOOO Connie on your Wonderful Guy! Isn't life Grand!!! I have been putting my honey to work too! LOVE it!!

    Love ya...and thanks for the sweet side bar to my get an extra entrance just because!!!you ARE the Best! Lorena

  11. your s**y hubby and my hubby have lots in husband served 4 years in the marines and 20 in the Navy...theres also army in between..I too am doing a giveaway..this week I hope..I am up to my 100th blog...

  12. Ya know...I can't grow anything worth a darn either. Glenn won't let me near plants...they die. Well, with the new house, I'm tryin...ha! We'll see!!

    I absolutely love your posts.....


  13. Hi Connie,
    OH, those little "Sugar cubes" look very interesting. You gals are so talented. How nice that you have won some giveaways. Very nice hubby that you have:) Anxious to see what you'll be doing next. Where do you get all that energy from? Warmly,Deb

  14. I just love my sweet man of almost 37 years hero...
    Oh you are a busy girlie...

  15. Connie, The candies will be very pretty,everything you do is so sweet looking!!The aqua bowl is so pretty also.Thank you so much for all the Garden tub pics,I think that will work over mine.I need to get some hooks.Jack is doing wonderful with all your flowers your a lucky gal!Thank you again,Hugs Jen

  16. I love star jasmine, too - and fountains, and watermelon, and cucumbers, and.... can I come over? just kidding! Love your blog and your fun personality! Hugs, Patti

  17. Connie you hubby is a grand guy. You are a blessed woman. Your new plants look so pretty. Love the cookies you are making. Can't wait to see them all fixed up.


  18. Connie, you've got a good man! That little watermellon is so adorable. I have never grown one! Your plants will look great and who doesn't want a little bit of Mexico!

  19. What a sweetheart you have for a husband! I wish I had someone to plant my plants for me.

    Your giveaway looks like it's going to be fun. How are you making those cookies? What is that you are using?

    That bowl is beautiful! Whatever lucky duck that gets that will surely be jumping for joy!


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