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From Rocks to Lady Bugs

I have saved lots of pictures of rocks painted with awesome designs. Sharon loved the idea so we decided to do it. We both have gardens that we love and thought that our painted rocks would be a fun addition. I picked 5 different sizes of river rock to turn into lady bugs. I saw a picture that someone else did and loved the idea. Sharon painted sunflowers on her 3 rocks. Our painted rocks turned out so good that we are definitely doing this again.

Mosaic Sea Glass Tray

This was a fun project. I have never did a mosaic before so Sharon and I decided to start with trays. She bought flat pieces of sea glass for the project and white plastic trays. We each arranged the sea glass around the tray and then glued them in place. After they dried, I put tile grout in the grooves between each stone. The grout was a bit thick and it did get messy. When Sharon puts grout in her tray, she is going to water it down to make it easier to work with. All and all, I like the way it turned out. I sealed it with a clear gloss spray.

Sea Glass Cocktail

Sharon and I are always looking for unusual cocktails to make that fit the season. She came up with a sea glass cocktail to go along with the sea glass trays we were making. I have to say, it was yummy.

Our Garden and Yard 2020

We have finally got our garden the way we wanted for now. I really like how wonderful it turned out. It looks like a peaceful and magical place for us to enjoy. Right now the enjoyment has to be in the mornings or nights because the afternoons are hot from now until the fall. That is our Arizona weather.
We also added stepping stones throughout the yard so our dogs won't have to step on the rocks. They seem to love their little path. I thought of painting them yellow so they can "follow the yellow brick road".

Staying Home and Keeping Busy

During this corona virus pandemic I am staying home with my hubby. This is the new normal for now, but I will probably do some things differently after this is over. One of the things I miss is visiting my 91 year old Mother. She is in a small group home and they locked it down over a month ago. She and all the ladies working and living there are all doing well. The virus has not gotten to them, thank goodness. I received a picture of her just recently, and I was thankful for that. I would rather stay away than be the one to get her sick.

Another thing I am doing different is shopping more online especially for food. I have always liked going inside the brick-and-mortar stores to do my shopping. I liked grabbing my cart and wandering around getting what was on my list and then some. I would rather pick out my own veggies and fruit, so letting someone else do that is different. We bought items online we probably would have went in the store for, but rather be safe than sorry.
What am I d…