What Every Flower Pot Needs

A little bit ago I refinished some pots for our front patio. With temperatures over 100 degrees and summer travel, the plants are really hard to keep alive. But with stuff cooling off (90′s) it was time to replant. A friend, that has gorgeous plants, introduced me to the idea that there are three essentials to every pot:

  1. Thriller
  2. Filler
  3. Spiller

So, here we go. For the thriller I used tall grass:

flowers part 1

The filler is a multi-colored mum (still needs to bloom!):

flowers part 2, filler

And finally, the spiller, some pansies that will eventually spill over the edge:

flowers part 3, spiller

And the front porch is rejuvenated! When you pot, remember the three essentials and it’s easy!

Happy Creating!

I Dig Pioche

Grandpa and Eva

When was the last time you walked into a history book? I got to a few days ago in Pioche, Nevada. My father-in-law was raised in the Wild West. His dad was a iron/oar/silver miner. For two awesome days my family and I visited the old tromping grounds. And it was awesome. Sometimes I think my projects are time consuming or complicating to pull off, but the women and men that forged the west were the real thing. They were hard core, and I think their history is beautiful.

We camped at Cathedral Gorge outside of Panaca (sister town to Pioche), it is full of sandstone caves and caverns. We had a blast wandering through the splendor:

Cathedral GorgeCathedral Gorge Panaca NV Cathedral Gorge Sam

We wandered around town and relived some of grandpa’s favorite stops:


We even saw wild mustangs out on the range outside of town:

Wild Horses Pioche

But my favorite was Boot Hill, Pioche’s Cemetary. It is where 72 men were buried before anyone in the town died from natural causes. Stuff like fights over poker games and gun duels because of a dog. Legend is they buried them so fast they didn’t even take their boots off. Boot hill is on the left in the picture below, with the modern cemetery on the right. You can also see the old miner carts still hanging above that transported the mining materials from the mountain. My father in law used to play in them as a child, now we just have organized and supervised play dates (hey, I do it to):

Boot Hill Pioche Nevada Sign boot hill

The Wild West was a beautiful place!

Miner Carts Pioche Nevada

Happy Creating!

Project From A Reader

A reader (and my sister) Zub sent me this comment “Look what I’m making using your tutorial!” and this picture:

zub's chair

She is making it from my¬†Parson Chair Tutorial. I couldn’t be more proud! Good job Zub!

If anyone out there has any projects they have made because of (or even in part of) this blog I would loooooooooooooove to see it! Please send it over!

Happy Creating!

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