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Sunday, June 26, 2011

In search of my Mother's garden!~ Newbie party on....

"In search of my Mother's garden, I found my own."
 I wish I could say I came up with that saying, however,
 I found it on the web, and it spoke volumes to me!
Author: Alice Walker
This was an extremely fun project.
Mike went to the local hardware store and bought the wood for me..fastened it, and the rest...
well you can see what I came up with.
Right now I am claiming this to be the most enjoyable project, I have ever done.
And to think, it all started with a copy cat magazine challenge.

I am extremely visual, so when I see something, I can copy it pretty well.
I never ever do it exactly though. I guess that is not really copying then is it?
These are two wood planks braced together, you have NO idea how heavy it is.
But being the stubborn person I am, I stained it, and then carried it to my back porch myself.
MIKE was not happy I did that.  In fact, he said, I never met your Grandmother, but I am betting you are as stubborn as she is.  Was that a compliment? Probably not, but I loved my Gram:)
Of course, with my own fun twist.
If you missed my Mom's garden's go HERE!
The magazine used coffee cans.  I used veggie cans. The larger tin, was pink, I spray painted it,and used my stencil to perk it up.

And here is my magazine copy cat.

I best get busy on another one for this Coming Friday's party.
See you here July 1st for the challenge.
In the meantime, let's get the newbie party started.
Blogging 6 months or less/ and/or less than 100 followers.
Please link back to me, with my button or a link is fine.
If you are not a friend/reader of mine, sure would love to have you.
I started the newbie party early, as It will be ending early this week. Instead of Wednesday at midnight, it will be Tuesday at Midnight.  Reason being, I have the copy cat Magazine party coming up Friday.

The girl creative
Susan for MM
Tip Junkie
Shabby chic cottage

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Blogger Claudia Fabiana said...

What a great idea! It turned out really nice!

ciao from newport beach

June 26, 2011 at 2:32 PM  
Blogger Lori said...

Great re-creation! Would look fabulous anywhere!

June 26, 2011 at 2:34 PM  
Blogger Lori said...

One more follower! You hit 2000, way to go.

June 26, 2011 at 2:35 PM  
Blogger Claudia Fabiana said...

I joined your newbie party! Great idea! I've been a blogger since May. Thanks for hosting! xoxo

June 26, 2011 at 2:36 PM  
Blogger FABBY'S LIVING said...

I love the way it turned out...I think I like the way you did it better, with the buckets, more summer and garden looking. Great job! Hugs and thank you for hostessing, I'm into the Patriotic style now. FABBY

June 26, 2011 at 2:39 PM  
Blogger Blessed Serendipity said...

How cute Debbie! I like that you gave it your own touch. That makes it YOU.


June 26, 2011 at 2:40 PM  
Blogger Liesl said...

WOW, Debbie, I love cute and fun is that!!! I can totally see how that was your most enjoyable project thus far...well done, as always!!! I hope you and your family are having a Super Sunday!

Liesl :)

June 26, 2011 at 2:43 PM  
Blogger Rosemary@villabarnes said...

I like the twist you gave your version. Looking forward to the copy cat party. Thanks for hosting.

June 26, 2011 at 2:45 PM  
Blogger Misty said...

Thanks for thinking of us newbies! I started blogging in January and appreciate you hosting this party!

June 26, 2011 at 2:54 PM  
Blogger Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Debbie, I love your project. So cute!

June 26, 2011 at 3:15 PM  
Blogger Grammy Goodwill said...

You did a great job on your fence wall. I really like the colors you used. (My husband gets mad when I carry things that are too heavy also. I just get so anxious that I don't want to wait, plus I get frustrated when there are things I can't do.) Thanks for the newbie party, too. I finally get to participate.

June 26, 2011 at 3:34 PM  
Blogger angnuzz said...

I absolutely love this. Would love to try, but I suck at this stuff! Why did I get the bad creative genes!!

June 26, 2011 at 3:37 PM  
Blogger Debbiedoos said...

You can do it sissie!

June 26, 2011 at 3:46 PM  
Blogger laxsupermom said...

Love your version! The saying puts it over the top. Love the colors you used for the planter cans, too. Thanks for sharing and for hosting this newbie party each week. I love discovering new blogs to visit.

June 26, 2011 at 3:47 PM  
Blogger Poppy @ With a Dash of Color said...

This is such a fun and creative way to perk up and bring color to your deck... loved how you used different vibrant colors and I love the quote..Fun and inspiring! Thank you for hosting this awesome party for us newbies' each week and for your sweet compliment. Enjoyed reading your comments always. Happy Sunday to you!~Poppy

June 26, 2011 at 4:18 PM  
Blogger Lauren @ My Wonderfully Made said...

Great copy-cat you are! Love the way you changed it up to make it your own!

June 26, 2011 at 4:20 PM  
Blogger Neha@ All things beautiful said...

This looks great and adds so much charm to your outdoor space. Looking forward to your project for the 1st.

June 26, 2011 at 5:03 PM  
Blogger Carmen @ Life with Sprinkles on Top said...

How charming! It's so cute! Great job, Debbie! :)

June 26, 2011 at 5:10 PM  
Blogger Ocean Breezes and Country Sneezes said...

How cute is that! You are so talented!

June 26, 2011 at 5:15 PM  
Blogger Dawn said...

Well, my guess of a flag wasn't even close. Much cuter idea than I had. Looks fabulous and creative:)

June 26, 2011 at 5:57 PM  
Blogger Unknown said...

love all these colors!
i'm still looking at magazines to figure out what to do with your party, i hope i can get my acts together by the 1st of july :)

thanks for hosting!!

June 26, 2011 at 6:01 PM  
Blogger Crystal @ Ordinary Days said...

Debbie, that is cute, cute, cute!! So whimsical and fun. :) Somehow I can just see you carrying that heavy thing around. lol

June 26, 2011 at 6:08 PM  
Blogger Dee ⚜️⚜️⚜️⚜️⚜️ said...


Very cute copy! I have a few coffee cans. I think I'm going to try decorating them now that I saw yours.


June 26, 2011 at 6:23 PM  
Blogger Kathy said...

Debbie this is one of all time fav's EVER...I LOVE IT!!!!!!!

June 26, 2011 at 6:24 PM  
Blogger Mimi said...

I can certainly see how this was one of your favorites to create! And that quote is so touching :) Beautiful job - you are one creative talented lady! Hope i can pull something together for the copycat party. It sounds like so much fun!

June 26, 2011 at 6:26 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I just admire the ambition and gutso you have.You are a true inspiration to all of us.The help you give everyone is truly amazing.If it wasn't for you I would be wandering around blogger land with a dazed and confused look on my face,, well I still do sometimes but I always feel like I can just ask Debbie.I have had two friends start blogs since I have two months ago and I sent them both to you.I also suggested another person to seek your newbie party out,, she did and was so happy,, it not only helped her have more of an audience she also found so many new interesting people for herself to follow.Thankyou Debbie,, so sorry this is so long,, oh, I love your project you are a real dyna mo!

June 26, 2011 at 6:41 PM  
Blogger Kara @ June & Bear said...

Great copycat. Love the colors and the quote. Thanks for hosting the newbie party.

June 26, 2011 at 7:02 PM  
Blogger reFresh reStyle said...

Thanks for hosting! Your photography is wonderful, and you're the best @ CopyCat! you've inspired me, I'm working on something too! Can't wait to everyone's links!

June 26, 2011 at 7:35 PM  
Blogger Peggy said...

This is totally fab! You are just amazing, and I love your copy cat idea. Peggy

June 26, 2011 at 7:45 PM  
Blogger Michele Smith said...

I LOVE your version!
Thank you for hosting newbie party.

June 26, 2011 at 8:06 PM  
Blogger Daniella said...

That is awesome!!
I just recently had words with someone about the same thing. If I use your idea, but do it totally different, it isn't copying!!
You are right! Yours is similar, but I love how you mad the words fun like you did!! I think you are a genius!
Have a great week!

June 26, 2011 at 8:42 PM  
Blogger Dawna said...

Hi Debbie...linking up to your newbie party one more time :) I am almost at 100 followers.... :) I am so excited about your copycat party coming up. I was busy trying to get some pictures of my project today....see you again soon :)

June 26, 2011 at 8:46 PM  
Blogger ~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

I love how it turned out, too! And you can change it up and do something different later on! Oh...thanks for the compliment, my friend! I don't think you are normal either! We are both super special! HUGS! ♥

June 26, 2011 at 9:03 PM  
Blogger Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

This is a really cute idea, Debbie! My city garden is really small and all I can plant in is flowers pots, so this gives me some fun ideas.:)

June 26, 2011 at 9:05 PM  
Blogger Pam - @diy Design Fanatic said...

Too cute Debbie! I've seen so many vertical gardens lately! Very inspiring!

June 26, 2011 at 9:08 PM  
Blogger Pam - @diy Design Fanatic said...

Too cute Debbie! I've seen so many vertical gardens lately! Very inspiring!

June 26, 2011 at 9:08 PM  
Blogger beachcomber said...

i love this creative idea!!
cheryl x

June 26, 2011 at 9:22 PM  
Blogger Olive said...

Debbie, I love it and the quote is really good. Very cool! xoxo, olive

June 26, 2011 at 10:26 PM  
Blogger Thoughtfully Blended Hearts said...

Way cute and I'll bet your Mom loves it, too!!!
Have a beautiful week!!!

June 26, 2011 at 10:31 PM  
Blogger Cindy @ Dwellings-The Heart of Your Home said...

How creative, just love it Debbie!

June 26, 2011 at 10:37 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

HI Debbie Dear! I've so missed coming to see you! You are just the most clever one and so cute! I love your version better than the magazines! Love your little cans just a bit skewed!
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

June 26, 2011 at 10:50 PM  
Blogger The Polka Dot Closet said...

Debbie, that is sooo cute, I bet your Mom loves it, You will have to get a picture of the two of you in front of it


June 26, 2011 at 10:59 PM  
Blogger camp and cottage living said...

Hi I'm only a week old blogger and just joined as a favorite.
I loved your "copycat". The colors favorites of mine. I can't wait to join the party Friday.
I'll be back to visit again soon.

June 26, 2011 at 11:22 PM  
Blogger Sarah said...

Debbie, you are really getting crafty on us. This is an impressive project. ;-)
Love the quote! ~ Sarah

June 26, 2011 at 11:39 PM  
Blogger Unknown said...

What a great job!! I LOVE IT. I may have to make something like this. By the way congrats on passing 2000 followers! You are amazing.

June 27, 2011 at 12:42 AM  
Blogger Leovi said...

beautiful pictures of a cozy garden with beautiful details.

June 27, 2011 at 2:43 AM  
Blogger Terriea Kwong said...

Beautiful garden with your crafty idea.

June 27, 2011 at 4:58 AM  
Blogger People Who Know Me Would Say: said...

It's absolutely charming, Debbie! And what Mike said about your stubbornness probably being the same as your gram's? DEFINITELY a compliment!!!

June 27, 2011 at 5:09 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Soooo shweet!...I love this idea!..I've been extremely lazy lately!..I think the
copy-cat-creations will get me going again.

June 27, 2011 at 6:50 AM  
Blogger Tara @ Tales of a Trophy Wife said...

Love it! If I didn't live in a desert, I would so steal the idea.

June 27, 2011 at 7:48 AM  
Blogger Unknown said...

Debbie what a great idea... It's very you... Love it I'm thinking your looks better that the magazine one... REALLY....


June 27, 2011 at 8:11 AM  
Blogger Gina said...

Oh I love it! What a super idea that turned out fabulously.

June 27, 2011 at 9:14 AM  
Blogger Melissa said...

Wow! That turned out amazing, and I love how you added the quote! That was a nice touch to make it your own. Thank you for hosting! I love that you have a party just for newbies! :)


June 27, 2011 at 9:15 AM  
Blogger DIYbyDesign said...

You always come up with the best ideas. I'm apologizing now for not being able to be at your party on Friday. We leave tomorrow for vacation. Your party idea is awesome and I have a few things I would have linked up. Next time for sure. Have a great party.

June 27, 2011 at 9:32 AM  
Blogger eleven-o-one said...

Great addition to your garden. I love it. Can't wait for Friday. thanks for hosting the Newby party.
fran @ eleven-o-one

June 27, 2011 at 9:32 AM  
Blogger ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...

LOVE IT Debbie! Your a great copy cat!! Martina

June 27, 2011 at 9:55 AM  
Blogger Jessica said...

Thanks for hosting Debbie! Have a great week :)

June 27, 2011 at 10:08 AM  
Blogger linda said...

omg iam laughing so hard i can just see you moveing the heavey wood .Saying ican do this i can do this like the little train that could i love this it is just the cleverist so sweet and of course i love the saying great job love moma

June 27, 2011 at 10:29 AM  
Blogger Screaming Sardine said...

Love those planters - so cute.

Congrats on the feature in the magazine!!!! That is AWESOME, but then again, so is your house!

Tracy Screaming Sardine

June 27, 2011 at 11:22 AM  
Blogger Unknown said...

Debbie, you are the best! I love the newbie party. Your project turned out great!!

June 27, 2011 at 12:26 PM  
Blogger Jan@southernjunkin' said...

Great!! I've joined your newbie party and it has been a blessing!! I've made new friends and got great ideas! Thanks for hosting and sharing!!

June 27, 2011 at 12:30 PM  
Blogger the cape on the corner said...

oh my gosh, i LOVE this! love it!

June 27, 2011 at 12:41 PM  
Blogger Melanie said...

Congrats on the magazine! That is so cool and your house is absolutely gorgeous!! And...thanks for hosting the party as usual :)


June 27, 2011 at 8:48 PM  
Blogger Melissa said...

I like yours better than what you copied! Thanks for hosting.

June 27, 2011 at 11:15 PM  

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