Saturday, June 10, 2017

Custom Coffee mugs/Gifts

I did some coffee mugs for family members and some fun time for kids to do their own. It was fun. ONlY thing I could not figure out is how to make it last long. I tried some of them stayed long and some of them did not. I would sparsely clean up and may be used more for the cup holding pens etc I guess. Here are some pics:

2017-Backyard plants - 2

For some reason, I have atleast nice gourd seedlings and the moment I put them in ground they are not surviving. I believe it is because of the squirrels I have and they are bothering a lot this year. Here are some other plants that are coming up nicely this year. I do have some issue this year. This time there are holes forming on the plants especially Roses and tomato's in some area of my garden. I have to keep an eye and spray something natural on them to make them survive.

bad news apart, I am excited that for the first time I have small grapes showing up on my grape tree. I am very happy for them. I will need to keep an eye on them too just in case. As part of the yearly planting new trees/shrubs I got a blueberry and a regular tree. So 2 new addition to back yard.

One of the positive things in backyard are the flowers. A glimpse of backyard flowers. 

Our small seedlings are still trying to come in the plant box.

 our small movable plant boxes have okra, tomatos and some pepper and chilli plants in them.
 one more small tomato plant who is growing nicely.
 One more positive thing in backyard is , I have started getting first time fresh grapes from the tree.

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

2017-Backyard plants - 1

I started this time to plant for seedlings around last week of march with only little luck. Now I am in middle of May and I could not plant them outside because of weather going down and up crazily. However I do have some of the pics I can share on what we did this year. Some areas got cleaned up and some small seedlings got planted.
Roses coming back again:
 My first batch of flowers from my garden to god:

Some seedlings came in April

 I was happy to see the green beans coming up fast to I seperated and potted them for time being. however after I moved them to the yard in April end when weather was good.... I lost them :(. Because of crazy cold weather in second week of May.
 My husband and kids working on a plant bed
Plant bed in progress:

May buy for backyard:

My husband made a plant bed for me again. During renovation I lost the two plant beds I had. So here we go. Thank you hubby!!

Monday, April 17, 2017

Tea light holders Upcycle - Dollar store DIY

I saw this upcycle on pinterest and I had all items right at home since 10 years no changes made. I thought it will be worth spending a few minutes and give them a new look. Here is the output.

items required (or available at home)

 tea light holders
 Glue gun
 Upcycled one of the holder
 Finished two of them. Not perfect but a new look. Change is good :).

Thursday, December 01, 2016

Home Renovation - Final Product :1 - Front Porch

With my contractor giving up and trying to suck up more money from us, we decided that we will go with multiple other persons to get the stuff done at home than to rely on the guy and be in the exact same situation after one month again.Our home got finished almost (no furniture) around November last year.

Monday, July 25, 2016

2016 - Backyard Plants - 4

Lets start with flowers again!!!
Asiatic Lily Flower
 Wild flower mix
Tulasi plants ready to be donated
Kanakabaram and malle chettu
 Tomato plants
 Some red tomatos showing up. I am not happy about the size being so small but nevertheless having the home grown tomatos is always a happy feeling. I am happy for what I am getting. An aunt tasted one of those tomatos and told me that it reminded her the tomato's from India. That is a big compliment.

 my plants in pots enjoying summer outside on patio (hopefully enjoying)
Gongura slowly becoming big
 sorakaya chetlu
 small budding sorakayalu
 okra plants along with tomato plants in separate pots
one store bought cucumber plant. Hopefully squirrels will let it grow

 Watermelon plant still trying to settle down and grow.

Thursday, July 07, 2016

2016-Backyard Plants - 3

Flowers from my garden on one day. 

I am little happy about how the small treasures of nature are coming in my garden. Here are some pics from it. One small capsicum, little sour greens, only a couple of beans, very little peas, very young eggplants and tomato's, small little okra and thotakura (amaranth leaves). Hoping to have a good output at least this summer as I could not have much last two years.


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