Wednesday, May 15, 2013

WOYWW #206

Not a lot going on today on my desk...Not a lot of room for anything to be going on!!  Right now the desk has become the depository for all things I have received in the mail and a shopping spree my daughter and I went on last week. 

 The biggest buy was these Tim Holtz carriers that we found at Tuesday Morning...an outlet store here in the states, that had been drastically reduced.  The cases were originally $35-$50 each and we paid less than that for all three.  The small case on the left is a trinket case, the middle is a tool/paint box, and the big one is a 12"x12" paper carrier.  I the middle of all this awesomeness is a package I received as unbirthday gift from a friend on Splitcoast Stamper. 

I posted on Sunday some pictures of the tags I am doing in a class and thought I would share them here.  If you would like to see the detailed post click here
The theme of the class this month is Travel.  Don't you love these Tim Holtz Stamps!w3
I started my spring clean up and gardening this week by opening the swimming pool, a necessity around here in the hot Oklahoma summers.  The yard guys got my raised beds made and I started planting a few things today.  Here is a look around my back yard! 

Corner of the house and my husbands cactus and yucca garden.  These are gorgeous when in bloom!

Iris that have flourished since we cut down the trees that shaded them a couple years ago. 

Tritoma or Red Hot Poker.
The swimming pool in the process of being 'opened'.  I didn't cover it last year and will be pulling leaves out of it for a week!

My pride and joy!  New raised beds for vegetables!  I have planted 10 tomato plants, 4 pepper plants, and seed for squash, sunflowers, and green beans. 
Pretty picture intensive this week and probably went way over the short post rule of Queen Julia but sometimes it happens especially if you are long winded as I am.  IF you would like to know who Julia is and why I am posting pictures of my desk please got to Stamping Ground and click the WOYWW link in the upper right and Julia will fill you in on the deets.  Hope you come play with us!

That's it for me...I am too tired to stay up any longer so I am off to bed for a snooze and I will be back in the morning to hop around the blogs and see what's on every one's desk!  Happy Wednesday!  Have a great week!

33 comments:

  1. The size of your yard is huge and those garden beds you should be proud they are awesome and you don't have to bend over to far and kill the Fybromyalga body, well some of the time. It will make gardening for you so much better. I am sure you will be enjoying the fruits of your labor soon. As for the pool, it will clean, little bit, by little bit. What a great post this week thanks for sharing I have really enjoyed the tour.

    Happy WOYWW
    Eliza & Yoda 48

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  2. Thanks for the stroll around your garden - we had a Yucca plant once - it really was stunning when it bloomed. x Jo

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  3. Wow now that's a yard, I can imagine sitting out there crafting but then having a dip in your pool when it gets too hot. The raised beds are a fab idea and I guess it means you get to enjoy gardening with the added pain. Your bargain buys are amazing! Take care Zo xx 75

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  4. Your garden is looking great and it must be pretty warm. We still don't have the weather we should have and are about a month behind. But I do have my broadbeans and lettuces out. What a great buy of Timmy stash, lucky you!. Have a good day. Fracnesca #96

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  5. Happy WOYWW. Now you have got me jealous - can I come and visit?? Sunshine, a pool and all of those gorgeous plants. It is cold and windy here in the UK, and we have had a lot of rain. At least our hot tub will be installed soon (indoors!). Those raised veg beds are the sort of thing I want one day, as I cannot garden like I used to. Take it slow with the pool cleaning. Ali x #27, ps Great tags - and I love the TH storage cases

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  6. what a bargain...enjoy your TH bags..show them to us packed...would love to see what they hold...as for your garden...itlooking good...i miss the Aloes of aFRICA!

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  7. Your outdoors looks beautiful Vickie. The Yuccas & cactus always make me think of glorious hot weather. Beloved Hubby is going to be building us some raised beda, assuming that we ever get enough dry weather for him to get started! Not happening here at the moment. Have a great week, Hugs Shaz #85 xxx

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  8. How lovely to see your great outdoors and the Yucca plants look amazing. The TH cases were a great find I am sure you will put them to great use.
    Sandra @93

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  9. Loving the look of your outdoor photos. Your desk scared me and I ran outside!

    Happy WOYWW.

    Hugs
    Sarn #80

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  10. How lovely to be enjoying time in the garden.Those raised beds sure do make it easier don't they.
    Judy #25

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  11. I an wondering if I should not have called by!
    1 I love your boxes
    2 Blue sky has made me feel cold
    3 Red Hot Pokers ditto
    I am so envious of your post today as it is dull miserable and cold over here!
    Hugs
    xx

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  12. beautiful post today. Thanks for the tour

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  13. Hi Vicki, great pictures this week. I need to check out Tueday Mornings and see if our store has any great finds such as the ones you found. LOVE the Irises, had to dig mine up this spring as the trees have grown so much they refuse to bloom, cause of the shade. Wish we were closer I have a bucket of very dark purple Irises that need a home. I am so very green with envy over your raised flower beds!!!
    Krisha #113

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  14. It must be hard leaving those treasures alone. Nice pictures and I love the raised vegetable gardens and the irises. Happy trails....Carole # 121

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  15. Hi Vickie
    I could cry at the sight of the Tim Holtz stash and so cheap I would love to be able to own them but they are so pricey normally.
    love your tags and the photo's of your garden
    Have a great WOYWW today and a fabby week
    Ria #21

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  16. Hi Vickie you had some lucky lucky buys there didn't you! Your tags are great - love the colours and images you've used. Great garden shots - I'm always happier when I can get my hands soil dirty in the spring - makes a change from paint and ink! have a great week MMx #114

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  17. Beautiful yard. LOVE the red hot poker and your raised beds for vegetables...I've always wanted to do that. Fab tags! Happy Wednesday! SueC#109

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  18. So jealous!!! love the Tim holtz cases!! Love a bargain!
    and your garden looks awesome!!
    Mo x #69

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  19. Love your tags and your garden! The cases were a steal - lucky you! Hope you had a great creative Wednesday! x

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  20. Lots of goodies on your desk, your tags look fabulous.
    Happy Wednesday Karin 144

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  21. Hi Vickie, super post and great pics of your garden. Your irises are so beautiful and I'm now suffering from a little vegetable bed envy :) I hope you have a super harvest. Hope you have a great week. Elizabeth x #36

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  22. Those raised beds are just the thing. Wish mine looked that good. Nice shopping spree, too. And of course, I loved those tags. I'm really a big Route 66 fan, so that tag made me smile a big smile.

    Are you a basketball fan? Since my beloved Lakers lost in the first round of play, I've been rooting for the Thunder. I seem to pick the wrong teams this year, though!!

    Happy WOYWW from # 6.

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  23. You must share which Tuesday morning! I soooo need one for my trinkets! :) What a beautiful sight with the vegetable beds!!! Take it easy and see you soon :)

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  24. First I have got to get to Tuesday Mornings. Love those cases. Second, those tags are wonderful and would be great in a travel album. And third, can I come for a visit. I love your yard and all of that wonderful foliage. #100

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  25. Those cases are wonderful...they need a home so you can craft again! I love your tags and your garden and pool look wonderful. Thanks for sharing. Happy belated WOYWW. Caro x (#61)

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  26. Those tags are so cute! Love your backyard!
    Have a great WOYWW,
    Lisa #131

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  27. Hey there! Last night's class was a blast as always! I can't wait to display my tags. I am in a creative mood with this dreary weather but probably need to clean house instead! LOL. I went to Tuesday Morning and bought two of the TH cases. Couldn't resist!
    Thanks for a great time!

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  28. I wish I could find deals like that! You must be a good shopper! I love the tags, too. Yucca plants are so beautiful when they bloom! Thanks for sharing!

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  29. Hi Vickie,

    Just thought of you with this horrible E-4 tornado that ripped through OKC area. I hope you and your family are ok. Hope to see you this Wednesday for WOYWW.

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  30. Tell me you are OK!! I can't shake the fear I have based on the storms from both yesterday and today. Please let me know via my blog, if you have power. PLEASE.

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  31. Thank you for letting me know you are OK. Sadly, I'm not on Facebook, but I'm just glad you escaped the last three days of storms. Now I can breathe a bit easier. Could you tell how upset I was when I wrote that last message? It makes no sense now, so I hope you understood what I was trying to say.

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  32. Hey, don't worry about trying to return my visit before midnight tonight, I just wanted to make sure you're okay and let you know I'm thinking of you guys. I know you live south of yesterdays tornado but was your husband out chasing it? Is he okay? I sure hope so. And hope you're both staying safe. I'm so thankful we have just been missing the worst of all these storms so far, up here, and God willing as we pray, hopefully the worst of this tornado season is over, right? Hugs! :) Deeyll

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  33. Absolutely agree your raised gardens are simply outstanding. We have one raised garden 18 by 18 feet and we yiel quite a bit of greens for the summer...You totally inspire me, gratitude

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