My friend has the cutest little boy’s bedroom for her son. It’s all decorated in cowboys. She has dress up costumes for him to play in as well. My favorite is a novelty horse on a stick that she got for him to ride as he runs around.
She has done a fabulous job with all of the decorations. Any little boy would be proud to call that room his own. The bedding has cowboy boots and cowboy hats on a rustic quilt. It’s in shades of a brick red and brown. She has matching window treatments above the blinds. The walls have decals and a few actual hats hung up above his bed. It’s absolutely adorable.
I want to get something for him that would fit great in with the cowboy theme. I was thinking it could be fun to get him some sherif badges. I bet I could get a little set that includes all of the dress up accessories.
Oh no! The cute little flowers that Lady Bug and I planted a few weeks ago are taking a turn for worse. The poor little buds are starting to droop pretty bad. I’m not sure what is causing them to fall like they are. Perhaps it’s the heat that is getting to them.
I think I’ll try moving them out of her windowsill and placing them on her dresser where it is cooler. Hopefully this helps the little plants and we can save them. Lady Bug will be crushed if they wither and die.
If anyone has any suggestions to save these plants please leave your comments and we’ll try them out an let you know how it goes. We really appreciate your help.
Ever since we planted the little flower pots in Lady Bug’s room, she has been asking about doing a lot of gardening. She told me that she wants to plant more flowers outside. Then she said she wants to have a super big garden with lots of food to eat.
She was soo excited that I took her to the toy store and bought her some little kid gardening tools. We found more than I thought we would. I got her a mini hoe, shovel, rake, watering can, and even a cute set of gloves with a matching apron.
I’m not sure that we’re going to have a “super big” garden like she asked for, but at least now she can have fun playing in the dirt in the backyard. Maybe we can turn a kiddie pool into a garden for her. I bet she would live that!
My friend Suzi posted on her blog yesterday about ways to re-purpose pallets in her garden. Well I found another cool way to use them too! Recycle them into loungers like these. I found them on recyclart.org They look like a great way to use up pallets and have a relaxing place to sit in your garden.
Tasty, crunchy sprouts are a delicious addition to salad, and stir fry. Here is an easy way to grow your own sprouts using glass jars. You’ll need a glass jar, a mason canning style jar works nicely for this, a piece of cheesecloth, some sprout seeds, and water.
Place a few spoonfuls of the seeds at the bottom of the jar. Fill the jar with water about a quart of the way full. Cover the opening of the jar with cheese cloth and then put on the ring lid to the jar. Let the seeds soak overnight. In the morning, drain the seeds and rinse them thoroughly two times. Make sure to drain them well to prevent mold. Shake the seeds around in the jar so they evenly disperse as you lay it on it’s side.
Repeat the rinsing process about every 8 hours. The sprouts should be ready to eat in a few days wen they have grown long enough to eat. When you see the tail sprout out of the seed they are ready. To clean off the hulls soak the sprouts in a bowl of water and swirl them around with your hand. Push the sprouts down and the hulls should float to the top to easily be ladled off. Drain the sprouts and enjoy!