Miscellaneous Monday…NEW stuff i gotta share


Happy Monday!

I recently had a a photo shoot with my old baseball mitt. Yes, it’s my very own mitt that my hubby bought me either shortly before or after we were married – can’t remember. It’s lookin’ pretty old and weathered these days. I can’t say I used it much, but I keep it because…well, just because. Actually, I did use it quite a bit.  Not because I played in very many baseball games, but I played catch with my four boys, quite often, when they were little. :o)

Other random stuff:

I was introduced to a NEW word and a NEW blog recently: Tesserology.  I didn’t know there was an actual word for those bits and pieces that I’m dreaming will grace my garden soon.  I’m slowly working on my ‘Mosaic Garden’ (previous post about that HERE).  It’s on it’s way!  I’ve got the drip system installed and the large flagstone pavers in place.  Now I’ve got to fill in all the spaces with my mosaic designs…and buy/plant the trees, bushes, flowers etc. Unfortunately, the weather decided to turn chilly (well, ok, it IS November). This project might have to wait til spring, but it will happen! Yeah!

Another NEW thing…I’ve bought two NEW maids.

One’s name is Vicki:


The other maid’s name is Molly:


I have a feeling I may feel a bit guilty if they’re working and I’m not.  So I’ve resolved to make sure I’m always doing something productive whenever either of them is working. I’d hate to feel like a lazy mama if they’re doing the work and I’m just sitting around. So I’m going to make sure that doesn’t happen! I always have plenty of items on my to-do list, so that shouldn’t be a problem.

So, that’s it for today’s miscellaneous randomness.  Have a great day! Do or learn something NEW!






a secret garden….my NEW ideas, plans and dreams


Happy Saturday!  So….ever since I read this post about making a secret garden, I’ve been having NEW ideas, plans and dreams about doing the same thing.  We have a section of our yard that would be WILL BE perfect for a secret garden!  It was formerly our vegetable garden, but we moved it when our neighbor’s trees got so big that our vegetables were too shaded.  There really is no outlet in that corner of the yard because of the fence, so it’s just a perfect spot for a NEW secret hideaway.  Yes, there’s lots of other projects that may be higher on the priority list, but I thought if I posted my plans…somehow the universe would make it happen…eventually. :o)

Here’s a few things I really want in my secret garden:

#1 Mosaics!


The theme of my secret garden is going to be this great quote:

What may seem now to be mere unconnected pieces of tile will someday,

when we look back, take form and pattern, and we will realize

that God was making a mosaic.  

-Neal A. Maxwell

#2 A hammock, lounge or palette bed:


#3 A water feature


and #4 lots and lots and lots of beautiful plants (preferably flowering plants!)

What do you think?  It’s still in the dream stage, so if any of you have any wonderful ideas that I should add to my list, please share!!!

Have a great day!  Do or Learn….OR PLAN something NEW!


Copper Water Feature

Stone Path (pinterest…but no link)


Outdoor hanging bed (pinterest…but link)

Heart mosaic