Monday, February 29, 2016

A Little Project

Have I ever mentioned how much I hate plastic.  Plastic is the epitome of unnatural.  Yet I have to admit, in the garden it can have its place.  Just not out in the open kinda place.

Case in point, I have my burro-tail in a plastic hanging pot.  Practical but hideous.  Along came a post somewhere in Blogland/Pinterest that inspired this.  (Wish I could attribute the original author but alas, they are lost in the memory desert along with way too many other things.). So a rope covering to hide that ugly plastic.  

Here is a supply list:
Plant in plastic pot
Hot glue gun and glue sticks

Cut the end on an angle so it will tuck in at the bottom.  Hot glue the ends as well so they don't unravel.  Then glue attach and turn all the way up.  Use care to snuggle each row up against the bottom row.  I did not on the lower rounds and some of the pot shows through.  Not the end of the world but it would have a more finished look.  

Et Voila!  
I did not do the upper edge as it would have covered the wire hangers.  Although that would be the ideal, I was thinking of down the road when I may need to transplant/replace.  I am still thinking of doing it but will live with it this way and see if I feel it needs to be covered as well.  It i do, i will update you on that finishing project.  All in all, not bad for a fifteen minute project. 

Thanks for stopping by Moonlight Lane.


Kitchen Valances

Just another project crossed off the To-Do-Ta-Dah list.  
My corner window at the kitchen sink was so boring. 
Vertical blinds - ugh how I can't stand them.
A necessary evil as Mr B is always concerned about people peeking in.  

Love the little view but the windows are so plain.  
Blinds and hardware are visible and messy.  
So annoying.  
Inspired by Pam @ Simple Details and
the easy-peasy tutorial to create my own from My Old Country Home

Here is a list of supplies 
2 40"x30" foam core boards from Aaron Brothers Art Mart
Tape measure
Duck or gorilla tape
Exacto knife
Staple gun and staples
Polyester batting
Nate Burkus fabrics purchased at Joann Fabrics
Long nails to mount 

I still have a bit of tweaking to do.  
They are not very secure and I fear a good sneeze could send the tumbling. 
If I find a better mounting method, I will follow-up.  
Also, not happy with some of the finished corners so will snip and staple to tidy up those bulky corners.  
Yet on a whole I am pleased with the finished look.
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Monday, February 15, 2016

Been Away Toooooooo Long!

Yes, I have not posted in far too long......Thanksgiving was my last post.

There have been a few distractions on Moonlight, the greatest of them all was Mr. B's bypass surgery. A bifurcated aortal-femoral bypass to be exact.  Say that three times really fast!  After a week in the hospital and weeks of recovery at home he is doing really well.  Lost a good 30-40 pounds (green with envy) and only slight swelling in his feet remain.  So here's a funny, the new Skinny Mr. B was pumping gas the other day and his pants fell down!  Yup, right down to his slightly swollen feet at the Arco station.  Gosh, I wish I had been there!  I have fits of laughter just imagining the fumbling with gas pump, keys, credit card and denims. He believes no one saw said slippage save possibly the people in the Burger King drive-thru waiting for their scrumptious meal.  Please make a mental note of this incident should you ever need this surgery and purchase a good belt or suspenders. 

With my distraction during the holidays, I was never able to bake and share goodies with my neighbors.  So I decided to make amends with a St. Valentine's goodie bag for all my dear ones on the lane.  The widows; Doreen, Jean-Marie and Carol.  The marrieds; Fidel & Cathy and Ruth & Gordon (Yes, I do think of the movie Harold & Maude every time).  With my famous recipe of chocolate chip cookies and inspiration from a recipe-tweak to Rice Crispie treats from After Orange County, I lit up the faces of my neighbors with my sweetheart gift.  

So nice to bring a bit of sunshine when widows are feeling especially lonely and the marrieds are longing for a surprise.  The hugs of gratitude were my gift and cherished.  

Hope your St. Valentine's Day was a sweet one!

Thanks for dropping in to Moonlight Lane - xx