Tuesday things.

I finished a little project. I bought those 2 chairs when we had that get away in Vermont – one I had designs on for the garden.



I had no interest in recaning the seat, so I had no problem paying $2 for this chair 😀  I picked up some paint for the outdoors:


The color is lilac. It kind of looks more blue in the pictures for some reason. Anyway after a few coats of paint, I rummaged around in my pot collection and found the perfect one to fit in the seat hole. That was a score! Then I headed to the nursery and picked up some sale annuals – one spike and 3 wave petunias and now I have a cute chair!



I have moved it around a few times. I kind of want it closer to the house than the back bed, but it should be in the sun.



I love when projects turn out and when they are low budget  :mrgreen: 

I tried another recipe for a Tex-Mex rice and bean casserole.  I used light sour cream, though, as I never use fat free.


This was good and we usually have most of the ingredients on hand, so it’s nice to whip something up quick.

I have my very first ever foxglove bloom! This plant is courtesy of Debby and it has a baby bloom.



I couldn’t wait until Friday to show it.  We have been getting a lot of rain followed by sun, so things are popping out in the garden all over the place.  It has been really humid, though.  I was soaked after a 50-minute  ride today:



I am just not a fan of the humidity. I don’t like the extreme dry of winter or really humid days.  I am like the princess and the pea. All this humidity is supposed to bring in severe weather tonight.

At least the house stays nice and cool downstairs. Cement and brick walls do a good job regulating temps.  Pixie is loving the house.



See how much she loves the purple suede chair? We keep one of those lint brushes in the table by the chair because of her hair. It’s going to be great when I finish the other chair to be the same…from the project pile that never seems to get smaller.

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16 thoughts on “Tuesday things.

  1. debby

    I can’t believe you got a bloom out of that little plant already! I don’t think any of the babies I kept have bloomed…

    Love your garden chair. What a clever idea. Plus, you know I love the whole bargain aspect of it.

    I’m not a fan of the humidity either. Very brave of you to get out and ride in it anyway!
    debby´s last blog post ..In The Garden

    1. Lori Post author

      I have 2 other foxgloves that I bought that don’t have blooms on them and they are bigger! I was so surprised to see the flower spike come out of this one. My very first foxgloves – yay!

      I will get out and ride no matter what. I just can’t go as long when it is hot and humid. Perfect weather doesn’t happen too often. As long as it isn’t raining or super windy – I will be out there.

  2. CARLA

    I too am the peaish princess.
    I keep it inside so the child doesnt catch it 🙂 BUT I long to whine whine complain complain about the ICKY TEXAS HUMIDITY.
    CARLA´s last blog post ..12 hours of YES!

  3. Fran

    Wow the chair turned out so great! Great idea to use them in the garden.

    I hate humidity. It is always so bad here in Holland on a hot day.

    Pixie is the best, she’s doing what pets do best: totally relax!
    Fran´s last blog post ..Monday, June 22, 2015: Mishmash

  4. Shelley B

    I think that chair will be so fun to see, year after year, peeking out of wherever you place it for the season. Nice to repurpose things like that!

    Humidity, ugh. It sure does make exercise feel harder…but like you, we don’t let that stop us.
    Shelley B´s last blog post ..WWU – 5.8 For 58!

  5. Helen

    I’m not a fan of humidity but it seems to come with summer – which is my favorite season – so I deal with it. I actually never complain about heat and humidity.

    I would love to have a little chair like that to put on my front porch area in the corner. I’d have to have a shade plant though as it really doesn’t get much sun.
    Helen´s last blog post ..Tuesday Ten

  6. Jeannie/Qlts2Slo

    There must be SOME reason the project pile doesn’t get smaller because you are the most productive person I know at finishing them. [sly grin]

    The chair is adorable.

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