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Sunday, August 3, 2008

If I Could Live In A Rose Garden

Edit: I just noticed that on the first few pix it looks like I had the "proportionate" button on my PhotoShop "unchecked" and the pix look distorted and thin and elongated. Wish I could capture that look on this bod, chicks!! I'll try to be more careful from now on, promise!! AND I'll post pix of "Love Bunny's new T O Y, tomorrow along with the finished wall. Now, understand it'll take me a while to hang things again. I want to study a scheme for putting things on the wall before I dive in haphazardly hammering in new nails! Oooooh, and I love all the tips people have been giving me on the "growing" of all my plants. I truly need all the help I and hubs can get.

Hubs and I spent the day trying to stay out of our contractor's way but we don't do a very good job of it. Well, hubs does; I don't! He's through today with the walls - texture is on and it looks really lovely. He has to come back on tuesday to put in the stainless steel sink I purchased a couple of months ago. (His name is Bob Robinson and he lives in Nampa, Idaho if anyone wants any remodel work done I think he'd be thrilled if you gave him a call. He's very reasonable.) Anyway, I've stepped in his "mud" on the paper he puts down on the carpet with my bare feet and tracked it all over the place, stuck my finger in his mud, and I've also brushed against his texturing and he's had to redo it once. But all in all, I think I've pretty much stayed outta his way! He, on the other hand, might just disagree. ;-)

But hubs wants to buy a pop-up trailer and has wanted one for a couple of years, diligently searching ebay and Craigslist for one. He found one today and we went to look at it. We offered a price to his wife because he was out getting their dog mated. :-) Dogs must really love this one!! Anyway, he came home, called hubs and accepted his offer. Now, I told him if we got a trailer I was taking over and "shabby chic-ing" it up. I don't think he has a problem with that really. His aim in life is to make me happy! But it's a hunk of change I tell you to buy a small pop-up trailer. I'm truly not that much into camping any more. It's not that I don't like getting out in the woods once in a while - like once a year or every other year - just fine for me! It just takes a lot outta me to get things ready, plus I have to be away from my computer for a few days and to tell ya the truth, my little cherubs, that scares the heck outta me and almost makes me shutter!! Truly, when Smokey the Bear puts in wireless and the U.S. Forest Service can run tech support with the cable/ISP company then I'll give it more thought! Until then, pass that router please and keep your hands off my browser! But a girl's gotta do what a girl's gotta do. Soooooooo.........sigh........another decorating project for a "trailer"!! Whoopydippydoooo......... Mom never warned me about these kind of situations! Aaaaaaacckkkkk!!!!

Then we went to Greenhurst Nursery over on Happy Valley Road - don't ya just love that address??!!! I picked up a hibiscus and a beautiful english vintage tea roses bush with the most luscious smell. I've pictured it below with a caption telling you which one. Love Bunny/hubs has already dug the hole and put the hibiscus in it and also is in the process - prior to receiving the call that the aforementioned trailer was HIS - of digging out a forsythia bush to put in the new rose bush. He just HAD to rush over to Middleton to pay the guy and pick up his new trailer! Now, you and I would say it could wait till monday, right?? Nuuuuuuuu, hubs has to waste a gallon of gas in the gas guzzler Montero to run over and pick it up. After all, ya never know when aliens from outer space just might decide to invade this planet and set their beady little eyes on that exact trailer he just purchased to transport back to their home planet and disassemble it to find out what in the world this civilization is doing with these tiny little "houses" with canvas tops rolling along on wheels, right?!?!?! Sheeeeeesh.....

With all the wallboard dust it's another night of eating out. Last night Applebee's and tonight Qdoba's for mexican salad.

This is what he cut and pulled out for the hibiscus. I didn't like it anyway.

Hibiscus is on left.

Just some summer roses blooming.

Aren't these just lovely?!?!?!

The new rose called "Medallion". It is a very pale pink with a bright sort of pale yellow center and kind of ruffley petals. Very lovely!!

The hydrangea is getting bigger and the bougainvillea is growing in just a week!!


  1. ohhh I love the Roses!! very pretty!!!

  2. The roses are gorgeous! Congrats on the new camper...shabby chic 'er up and show us the pics! I'll bet it will be super charming. I'm with you on only going once a year! LOL.


  3. That would be soooo fun to decorate a camper! I have seen shows, I think on HGTV, but maybe Travel or Discovery...on the vintage trailers and what they do with fun!

    Now, I want a really, but I would love to decorate one! It is ALOT of work to go camping, we have done it a few times in the past,, we rent a 'Kabin' at the KOA's. It's all right, but not my favorite thing to do...but we should start going again, maybe next year, lol. Our youngest son has never gone and I am sure he would love it...and our oldest keeps asking when we are going to go again.

    Your new rose is gorgeous, I have never seen petals like that!

    Bella :)

  4. I'm so happy I found your blog !!! Don't ask how I found it because I would have to hit the back button a zillion times and even then I might not find out where I got the link. All I know for sure is that I'm here now and will be here again soon.
    Love your blog and love the pretty roses.

  5. Good morning Connie :)

    I just finished catching up... whew! You have had a lot going on! The wall looks great :)

    Your new hibiscus is going to be beautiful, but it takes a full season or more to really go crazy with blooms. All the flowers are gorgeous :)

    Have a beautiful day today. We're heading out to an Irish festival :)


  6. I still haven't worked on our trailer yet. I have grand ideas but no time. =) Blessings... Polly

  7. Hi Connie, I already have a ring side seat, for the reveal. I would like to see that camper too. Your roses are beautiful. Hope you're having a wonderful Sunday. Deb

  8. What a lovely Rose that is, do you know the name? Pretty ruffled petals!
    Are you going to decorate the trailer with roses too???

  9. Hi Connie,
    Glad you found a camper! Your roses are so pretty!

  10. Connie...What beautufuil roses girly!!! LOL I am with ya on the once a year camping...I LOVE my comforts!!! But I saw a blog with re-done shabby chic & cowgirl camper trailers....CUTE CUTE!!
    So the decorating should be fun fun for ya.
    We're back from vacation...& oh my its HOT here... 104 today & 105 tomorrow.ackkkkkkkkkkkkkkkk!!!!!
    I did miss all my reading blogs...hubby brought laptop but I am no techie & couldnt bring them up!!! Boo Hooo I almost had withdralws! LOL
    YOur new remodeling looks like its gonna be gorgeous!!!!! Goody for you sweets!

  11. I can't wait to see how you foof up a tent trailer. Boys and their toys! I wouldn't mind having one to take to the beach though!

  12. I love your plants but you can keep the trailer. My camping days are long OVER.

  13. love the antique looking roses..actually they are all very pretty..but love the ones that look like peonies...

  14. Ohhh love the roses and I am laughing SO HARD at the camper story COnnie... Lol!! I cannot wait to the shabby chiced pop up!

    My husband loves to camp... sigh.... so I relate to this. We just sold our camper a few years back and I have to listen to him tell me how he wants a small little pop up so we can travel around etc... just lovely.


  15. Connie I just love all you roses and those hydrangeas are so pretty. Love the one peeking out of all the green leaves. And I have every confidence in you that you will do a wonderful job on your new little home a way from home. Take some before and after photos. Pleeeeeeeeease......


  16. The roses are beautiful. And - I love your thoughts on camping. We camped every summer for years when our daughters were at home. I think that I am all "camped out." I not only enjoy your blog but also love the wit that shines through your comments on other blogs.

  17. Hi Connie,
    You have your hands full, camper, redecorating, planting new plants, busy lady and great helper. I can see that little pink trailer going to the montains.
    Have a great Sunday,

  18. I love the roses. I'm praying that next year we'll be able to plant our own rose garden & other flowers too. Darn these water restrictions! sigh*. Glad the remodel is finished and as I said before, i cannot wait to see how you 'dress' the wall. Will be back tomorrow to see the "new toy".

  19. Hi, I followed a link from City Farmer and boy I'm glad I did...your roses and blog are both just lovely. I immediately added you to my Google Reader and look forward to every update!♥

  20. Connie, i know you are going to have a ball decorating that trailer!!! how fun!!! your roses are just gorgeous, thanks for sharing...i am very rose challenged over here, so it is really nice to see some beauties from someone who has a green thumb for roses!!!

  21. Hi Connie! The roses are just beautiful! Now....the condolences!! Let us know your adventures with it as I am almost sure there will be some!
    The Polka Dot Rose

  22. yay for you!! im sure you will doctor the camper up real nice to make it look all pretty pink and girly! (:

    now try to stay out of the contractor's way now, ya hear? (:

  23. Hi Sweet Connnie , oh you are going to have a ball decorating your camper ! Now I don't know about camping though . I hate camping ! My honey bunny and boys burnt me out on it years ago. All of the work about killed me. All the loading and unloading. WHEW ! makes tired thinking about it .

    Oh and about the bathroom pic . I can't hold the camera still ! It is trickier tham it looks .

  24. Evening Ms. Connieness! Yay! You're gonna go camping! Can't wait to see what you do with the trailer. Your roses are gorgeous and you keep your little self out of the contractor's way!
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia :)

  25. How fun to get a trailer. Now I'm not a camping gal but would LOVE to get a trailer and fix it up all cute and romantic. To me, that would be a fun way to camp. Can't wait to see what you do to the trailer.

    Your flowers are beautiful.

    But you are longing to get your place back to yourself and have it all nice and cleaned up huh?


  26. Your flowers are just beautiful!! My friend, Hope, bought me a hibiscus for my birthday. She was waiting for us to get together to celebrate and while waiting, her landscapers planted MY hibiscus in HER yard!!!!! Figures!!! Enjoy yours! And the camper - uh, not for me. Rachel & I stayed in a cabin (with no plumbing!!!) at a KOA a few years ago. That was enough for me. You're welcome to trek on down here to Florida if you want!!!

  27. Your roses are beautiful.
    Loving the look of the camper.
    Great to see you entered my giveaway and good luck

  28. LOLOL, I am so glad you can relate to my camping pain!


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