Thursday, May 20, 2010

Ceiling Fan Redo

I've been on a cleaning and redecorating kick lately.  My house is FILTHY!!!  I don't know why, I think I cleaned it really good about a year ago!

The ceiling fan in our dining room is old and needed something besides this ugly wood look.  The opposite side was a rattan look, which was worse than this. 

I first thought I would paint them black, but had a bright idea to cover them with fabric.  I bought this piece of fabric at a garage sale 2 years ago.  I didn't have a clue what I would do with it, but loved the western theme.

I just cut the fabric larger than the fan blade, used spray adhesive, and now a new look for our fan.  In hind sight (which is always better), I would have painted the edges black and just cut the fabric the size of the blade.  Overlapping at the top & the tips was a pain and I think it would have been easier to do it that way. 

Yee Haw!!

Thursday, May 13, 2010

Garden Update

Beans are blooming, weeds need pulling, something is nibbling on the leaves.

Squash are blooming!

Watermelons sprouting up!

We planted sweet potatoes Monday.  Won't be long until I will be picking beans and squash!  Remind me in a few weeks how excited I was about picking these!

Sunday, May 9, 2010


No matter where you call home,

Hoping all the mothers in my life are Queen of their home and having a very Happy Mother's Day!  I love you!!

Friday, May 7, 2010

Spring Christmas

Red & green ... Christmas colors.  They are abundant this spring.

These Indian Paintbrushes always make me think of Mia.  When we were on our way to Oklahoma the day she was born, the sides of the highways were almost solid red with these flowers.

Small green tomatoes.  Having a better year for tomatoes than last year, or the beginning of it.  Hope they continue to do well.

First radishes from the garden. 

Different shades of green in the trees.  I love the color of mesquites when they first leaf out.  They are almost lime.

Happy Spring!

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Beautiful Flowers

These flowers were planted at a grave site next to Bud's (Behm's dad) grave many years ago.  This year they were in full bloom at Decoration Day.  I don't know what they are, but they are so beautiful.  All the rain & snow we had this winter has made for a beautiful Texas spring.

Tuesday, May 4, 2010


Every week for almost the past year I have been following Rachel at Two Dog Pond.  She is a very talented artist from Nebraska whose work I have been admiring all this time.  Every week she posts a great image, you leave a caption & if your caption is chosen, you win a necklace made by Rachel  with the image & caption.

I WON LAST WEEK!!  You can see it here!  I am so excited & I love the image!  Can't wait until it arrives.  Thanks again Rachel!!