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Metamorphosis Monday – Mulch   15 comments

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Spring is definitely in the air here in the Pacific Northwest.  I got the gardening bug this weekend and spent late Friday and most of the day Saturday putting down mulch/beauty bark.  Here’s the before look:

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And 13 bags of mulch and a few new flowers later  – here’s the after…

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It smells of spring and I love how clean and fresh the beauty bark makes it look outside! 

I’m ready for a massage, hot bath and glass of wine!  My chiropractor will have her work cut out for her on Tuesday!

For more Met Monday posts, head on over to Susan’s!

Posted April 19, 2009 by Lana G! in Garden, Metamorphosis Monday, Outdoors, Spring

Metamorphosis Monday – Resurrection Garden   17 comments

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First  and foremost, I apologize for my lousy before picture.  While I was working on this project, I received a phone call that my mom had fallen on a sidewalk outside the tea room she was to celebrate her birthaday at with my sisters and nieces down in California.  So, needless to say I was a little distracted.  She is fine – just in pain and has two real nice black eyes!

So, the project I was working on was my Resurrection Garden centerpiece for Easter Sunday.  Here’s the before:

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The picture above does not show my cool plate I purchased at Michael’s to transform into my Resurrection garden.  Oh well!

Here’s the finished project:

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I used a lidded box for the empty tomb by cutting a door in the box. The stone that covered the tomb is a premade ornament that I covered with little stones which I also used on the tomb and the walkway to the tomb.  I also covered the tomb with some of the moss as well. Then I used mini succulents and pieces of flower arrangements to put the finishing touches on the garden.  A great project for Easter!

Have a wonderful Holy week everyone and I hope you have a chance to celebrate Easter Sunday thanking Jesus for dying on the cross for our sins. The reason for the true metamorphosis in my life!

For more Met Monday posts, head on over to Susan’s!

Metamorphosis Monday – Heavenly Sunshine   24 comments

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Sunday afternoon was just beautiful here in the Pacific Northwest!  So, I decided I would join the crowds at Home Depot and buy some plants and flowers!  My deck needed some spring sprucing -it was feeling highly neglected!

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Now, my deck is feeling less neglected!  Can’t wait to get the table out there later in May! 

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Metamorphosis Monday – Stove Top   9 comments

Metamorphosis Monday

 

It is Metamorphosis Monday Time!  Today, I am showing you the fruit of my labor!  I was cleaning my stove top burners and decided to make it a Met Monday post.  Glad I remembered to take a before picture!!

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The after is so much better!  I used a Mr Clean eraser – boy that thing works well!

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Metamorphosis Monday – Spring Flowers!   19 comments

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Welcome to another round of Metamorphosis Monday hosted by Susan over at Between Naps on the Porch! Today, I would like to bring you a little bit of Spring on this first Monday of March.  Here’s the corner of my deck I like to decorate with potted flowers in the dead of winter…

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Here are my flower choices for Spring…

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A quick note about the cat on my bench – it is the neighborhood cat.  We do not know who owns this cat, but he seems awfully content to sleep on my patio furniture!  He relaxed the entire time I repotted my plants – lazy little bugger!

Have a fabulous week everyone!

Posted March 1, 2009 by Lana G! in Flowers, Garden, Home, Metamorphosis Monday, Outdoors, Snow, Spring

Metamorphosis Monday – Breakfast Nook   22 comments

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It is time for another round of Metamorphosis Monday and this week I would like to show you my breakfast nook.  Here’s the before picture:

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Now, never mind that there is a bee catcher in the first photo!  This is the only before shot I had since I forgot to take a picture! 

I decided to change my birdhouse theme, which was taking over every corner of my house, and go with a rooster/hen theme in the breakfast nook.  Here’s the after…

 

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The majority of the decorative items in my breakfast nook came from my new favorite store the Cranberry Cottage.  I always find just the right item there!  Now, for more Met Monday posts, click on the cute button above and head on over to Susan’s!

Posted February 22, 2009 by Lana G! in Decorating, Home, Metamorphosis Monday, Photo

Metamorphosis Monday – A Redo   17 comments

Metamorphosis Monday

 

Happy Monday Everyone.  I had time to ponder my quick redo of my guest room and decided I needed to make a couple more changes.  Here is the after which is now the Before:

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I think this is much better and will now be the real After…

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For more Metamorphosis Monday posts, head on over to Susan’s!  You may get inspired to make some changes of your own.

 

Posted February 15, 2009 by Lana G! in Decorating, Home, Homemaking, Metamorphosis Monday