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Diy, thrifty home decor decorating ideas on a budget. Painting furniture, stenciling projects. Turning trash to treasure.

Monday, May 30, 2011

Newbie party in full swing!

Whew...it's hot here in the Carolina's!
 But I am certainly not complaining just yet.  
We have long awaited for summer and it is quickly approaching.
My Petunia's are doing wonderful!

Looks like things have been a bit quiet in blog land.  
It's a good time to get outside and catch up on  all our summer projects and work.
These two little projects were really a no brainer, and took me seconds to do.
I am bringing all my colors together out on our back deck and thought I would share some today.

I just love my new bird pillow, purchased at Lowes hardware.
I bought this cheapo watering can at Walmart, as you can see I thought I would stencil on it.
However, that was not going to work out.
So I looked through my craft section (in my house) and I saw I had this vinyl initial.
It was perfect!~
I also saw in the garden section, this plant called citronella plant, and it has a light lemon fragrance.  It is suppose to ward off...
Mosquito's! We shall see how it does, or how I do keeping it alive.
It has  a pretty leaf and texture...
So there you have my chillin' and putzin' post.
The chillin' was today, and the putzin'was yesterday.
Ready for the newbie party?
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53 Comments:

Blogger donatella said...

Hi Debbie! the link tool isn't working! ... or it blogger again, who knows?

May 29, 2011 at 6:34 PM  
Blogger donatella said...

perfect now! thanks for hosting :)
there is a krylon spray paint that works on plastic, in case you'll need it again, although the results aren't as good as advertise (when i was in business, i used to be a plastic nerd :)

May 29, 2011 at 6:40 PM  
Blogger Randi said...

I was going to just comment on how gorgeous those petunias are, then I fell in love with the "M", then I was amazed at how beautiful your photos are of the citronella plant, so I guess I'll just say, "I love this post!"

May 29, 2011 at 6:43 PM  
Blogger ~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

I love your newbie party! Enjoy your weekend, girlfriend! ♥ Be good! ♥

May 29, 2011 at 6:57 PM  
Blogger ❀❀❀Ðαωᾔ❀❀❀ said...

Debbie, Thanks for hosting. This will be my last party with you:( I have reached the Newbie Rules. I will continue to check in and see all your wonderful projects. Love the monogrammed watering can. I will have to spruce mine up:) Have a Great Week!

May 29, 2011 at 6:59 PM  
Blogger Kathy said...

That M is just too cute...love the petunia...and this is funny..I got to brag today finally about my new little *petunia* coming Dec 28th...Matthew was a peanut and since all are hoping for a girl this one is petunia!

May 29, 2011 at 7:59 PM  
Blogger JaY said...

Oh how I envy the warmth you're enjoying.. as well as those petunias. Beautiful!

Citronella plant! It can't work worse than my citronella candles.. several annoying mosquito bites in but a mere hour or so.. while it was overcast outside.

Sigh.

Your newbie party makes it all better though! :)

May 29, 2011 at 7:59 PM  
Blogger JaY said...

Oh how I envy the warmth you're enjoying.. as well as those petunias. Beautiful!

Citronella plant! It can't work worse than my citronella candles.. several annoying mosquito bites in but a mere hour or so.. while it was overcast outside.

Sigh.

Your newbie party makes it all better though! :)

May 29, 2011 at 7:59 PM  
Blogger Rosie Goins said...

Hi Debbie, (waving). Love your parties. That "M" is great. I need to monogram some wine bottles.

May 29, 2011 at 8:03 PM  
Blogger Brenda said...

Debbie,

I am having issues with Blogger lately and thought my post did not go through the first time, so have 2. Would you delete #15? So sorry!

May 29, 2011 at 8:03 PM  
Blogger Denise said...

I've has one of those citronella plants and they smell really nice. It's hot here too, 100 today, and it's not even June!!

May 29, 2011 at 8:09 PM  
Blogger ❀ⒹⒺⒺ❀ said...

Hi Debbie,

I love the large 'M' and the citronella plant is something I'm going to look for. I just heard if you eat bananas mosquito's will bite.
That would explain why I get bit and my husband does not. ha

The petunia's are gorgeous!!!

Dee

May 29, 2011 at 8:44 PM  
Blogger laurie said...

hope the citronella helps,, never helped alot for us but Northern Ontario is known for our bugs,, we found the citronella tikki torches did though,, although nothing helps blackfies,, they are horrid!

May 29, 2011 at 9:04 PM  
Blogger Daniella said...

Sounds like a lovely weekend!! Even while relaxing, you still found time to be crafty!! You are amazing!!
xxDaniella

May 29, 2011 at 9:06 PM  
Blogger Susan (My Place to Yours) said...

I LOVE quick and easy projects! Your watering can is really snazzy sporting that monogram!

May 29, 2011 at 9:15 PM  
Blogger The Polka Dot Closet said...

Oh Debbie, you were in my mind all day, I was out buying items to spruce up my front porch. I kept thinking, Debbie, color,,,Go for it! I got myself some colors, I am going to try to put it together tomorrow. Of course this all started with the sign I won from you. I will post when I get it done

Carol

May 29, 2011 at 9:21 PM  
Blogger The Polka Dot Closet said...

Oh Debbie, you were in my mind all day, I was out buying items to spruce up my front porch. I kept thinking, Debbie, color,,,Go for it! I got myself some colors, I am going to try to put it together tomorrow. Of course this all started with the sign I won from you. I will post when I get it done

Carol

May 29, 2011 at 9:21 PM  
Blogger La said...

Nice facelift for the watering can. You will have to let us know how the plant works.

I have been chillin this weekend. If I feel like doing something, I do it...if I don't feel like it, I don't. I don't have weekends like this very often.

May 29, 2011 at 9:41 PM  
Blogger Helen's Decor said...

Debbie, as always, I think you are wonderful to set up these blog parties for us newbies. And on top of it all, you share wonderful ideas like the monogram for the watering can. I've got to look into this. Love it. Thank you! Helen of Helen's Decor

May 29, 2011 at 10:02 PM  
Blogger Pam - diy Design Fanatic said...

The "M" is too cute on your Walmart watering can! Your petunias are beautiful, too! Great party!

May 29, 2011 at 10:06 PM  
Blogger Pam - diy Design Fanatic said...

The "M" is too cute on your Walmart watering can! Your petunias are beautiful, too! Great party!

May 29, 2011 at 10:06 PM  
Blogger Danielle said...

Debbie ~ thanks for hosting. I am linked up @ Changing Lanes. Have a great week. :)

May 29, 2011 at 10:06 PM  
Blogger Shelia said...

Hi Debbie Dear. Blogger doesn't want me to comment - it seems to have eaten my comment to you!
Well, I love your "M" and is that a mosquito? :)
Have a wonderful Memorial Day with your sweet family.
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;0

May 29, 2011 at 10:24 PM  
Blogger Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Love your watering can with that M on it. Perfect. Cute mosquito on the other pot, too. Yep, do not look at my deck.

May 29, 2011 at 10:35 PM  
Blogger Bren said...

A newbie partayyyy! How cool... great idea,thanks :)

May 29, 2011 at 10:36 PM  
Blogger Sarah said...

Debbie, love that pillow. Great color! ~ Sarah

May 29, 2011 at 10:37 PM  
Blogger Terrie said...

Debbie, you're always inspiring to turn out plain to colorful and lively. Mosquito turned out lovely in your hand. Thanks again for holding the party.

May 29, 2011 at 10:52 PM  
Blogger Katie said...

Love the watering can ~ so cute!

May 29, 2011 at 11:05 PM  
Blogger Emily said...

Petunia's are one of my favorites, my aren't looking to happy right now with these crazy hot temperatures. Got to love that watering can after you put the "M" on. Great day to do little things around the house......
Thanks for hosting.....

~Emily
The French Hutch

May 29, 2011 at 11:29 PM  
Blogger Jemsmom said...

Girl, if that plant keeps the mosquitos away, let me know and I am going to plant it all around the house! Those little buggers have been awful this year!!! I love watering can with the M on it!

May 30, 2011 at 1:12 AM  
Blogger Evergirl said...

I have the same kind of plant, but I never knew it was supposed to keep off mosquitos. I got it from my grandmother and she always called the "Doctor Westerlund Plant" because I think she once got it from a doctor who told her it was good for the health (not to consume, but to keep in the room - I suppose it clarifies the air).

I think I will put mine outside to see if it will ward off any mosquitos.

May 30, 2011 at 2:23 AM  
Blogger Leovi said...

Beautiful flower with exquisite light, delicious pinkish tones, delicate look. Saludos.

May 30, 2011 at 4:52 AM  
Blogger Pam said...

The bird pillow is cute. I'll have to check them out at Lowes.

May 30, 2011 at 8:29 AM  
Blogger Donnie said...

I've got to look for that plant- the citronella one- I love natural ways to keep the buggy's away. Everybody in my family is busy today so it's just us old folks at home and we're just a chillin too. Have a great day.

May 30, 2011 at 8:55 AM  
Blogger Lanell said...

Happy Memorial Day! Thanks for hosting. If that plant really does keep Mosquitos away, I would take a leaf and rub it all over my arms, legs and anywhere else exposed and then carry the plant everywhere I go. I'm itching just thinking about them.

May 30, 2011 at 9:22 AM  
Blogger NanaDiana said...

And the M is for More to come? Madness? Meticulous? More? Should I go on? Love it! Love the little watering can all monogramed up! Have a happy Memorial Day! xxoo Diana

May 30, 2011 at 9:29 AM  
Blogger ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...

Debbie you always come up with the cutest ideas!! Love the initial on the watering can. I have heard of those citronella plants but never had one. I sure could of used them last night, I was eatin alive LOL!! Martina

May 30, 2011 at 10:46 AM  
Blogger Kadie said...

What beautiful flowers!! I love your citronella plant with the mosquito on it!!! I would love to know if it really works!

May 30, 2011 at 10:54 AM  
Blogger Melanie said...

Happy Memorial Day, Debbie. :)
Your petunias are beautiful!
I also like your watering can. That simple little 'M' decal really looks great on it.
I've heard of citronella candles, but I don't think I've ever seen the plant before. I hope it will help keep the mosquitoes away!
Have a great week. :)

May 30, 2011 at 11:01 AM  
Blogger Katie said...

Love the idea of a newbie linky party! I'll be linking up!

May 30, 2011 at 12:55 PM  
Blogger Jessica @ O. Alouette said...

Love the watering can. Thanks for hosting!

May 30, 2011 at 12:59 PM  
Blogger Rosemary@villabarnes said...

Hi Debbie,
Thanks for hosting. I was in such a hurry yesterday, I thought you had changed the format for your entries (sans pics). I think I was the first link. Came back today and realized something was out of whack. OK, now I'm in. Whew!

May 30, 2011 at 1:35 PM  
Blogger SaraBeth said...

Hey, I'm a newby here and a new follower.

Hello!!

May 30, 2011 at 1:37 PM  
Blogger Gypsy Heart said...

Love it all! Please keep me posted about the citronella plant ~ I'd like to see how it goes with it.

Hope you're having a wonderful day!

xo
Pat

May 30, 2011 at 2:26 PM  
Blogger Lauren @ My Wonderfully Made said...

LOVE the mosquito on the pot! I have never tried the citronella plants but I've heard they help! Thanks for hosting!

May 30, 2011 at 3:26 PM  
Blogger Designs By Pinky said...

YOu are so sweet to host this party! I never heard of the citronella plant but have to get one as hubby gets eaten alive!!!!! I can sit right next to him and they don't bite me....poor guy, it is a shame. We ahve 10 lanterns on our deck ALL filled with citronella oil this year. Hope it works! Let me know how the plant works! XO, Pinky

May 30, 2011 at 3:54 PM  
Blogger Michele Smith said...

I came across your blog on Miss Savvy's sidebar and am now a follower!
I love your style. I saw the citronella plants at Lowes last weekend and thought about picking a few up...probably soon as my boy gets out for summer and we're spending more time outside. LOVE your vinyl on watering can.
Thank you for hosting! I'm looking forward to checking out the other newbies!

May 31, 2011 at 3:53 AM  
Blogger Ⓙ @ $ € € ₦$ ₣®0₥... said...

I love the way your mind works, Debbie! You come up with great, creative, inexpensive tricks and changes that have so much impact! And the photo of you petunias is GORGEOUS! REALLY!!

May 31, 2011 at 6:38 AM  
Blogger linda said...

iam loven the bird pillow you know i will check it out :)

May 31, 2011 at 9:38 AM  
Blogger Sherry said...

Debbie,
What a great idea this party is. Lots of great things over here!
Sherry

May 31, 2011 at 12:32 PM  
Blogger Poppy said...

This is such a wonderful theme for a linky party and such a nice way to encourage all the newbies... thanks for inviting me and for your sweet comment.I'm your newest follower now.. I love your petunias and the watering can has a special touch now with the vinyl initial. And I love the citronella plant in the green garden pot.... looks lovely. Hope the plant works for you and the pesky mosquitoes stay away. This is the first time I'm linking up, so thanks for having me. I just wanted to add that you have a beautiful home, Debbie. Thanks~Poppy

http://withadashofcolor.blogspot.com/

June 1, 2011 at 8:46 AM  
Blogger T.@WhatWeKeep said...

Hi Debbie,

Thanks for hosting such a fun party and allowing us newbies to have a place to introduce ourselves!

Very kind of you....looking forward to browsing!

Tina

June 1, 2011 at 7:40 PM  
Blogger Traci said...

I'd love a mosquito plant if it works. Keep us posted!

June 8, 2011 at 3:38 PM  

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