Wednesday, March 20, 2019

Work Desk Wednesday, But Its Not a Desk

Here is southern AZ we're having the most glorious spring!  Temps are in the upper 70s and the skies are mostly clear and very blue.  It's really hard to go to my desk in this!  So, I haven't!!!  I'll show you soon what I've been doing.  If you've been following me you know each Wednesday I share a picture of my desk in whatever condition it's in through the blog tour of desks put together by Julia at the Stamping Ground.  Well, since our kids are coming next week I've been cleaning and stuff to get our house looking a bit better (like dusting, vacuuming, scrubbing floors, etc.) We even got a new small deck built at our back door!


We had one hubby built about 6 years ago out of scrap iron and plywood but it got to looking absolutely awful! So, we hired a "handy man" friend to make this out of fir. The water running out from under it on the right is from hubby hosing down a potable water tank (for emergencies as we're on a community well). Now we have a nice place to sit and store often used items under it.

Then there's the front patio.  I purchased some pansies and petunias and something else to plant in a couple pots.

This is the overall view of our patio.



And our plants so far.  I just planted the hanging pot in the top pic and this whole thing in the bottom.  Hopefully they'll take off but I did add a bit of Plant Starter to the water before I watered them.  The shepherds crook in the rose bush pot (top large grey pot) is for a blue watering can that I plan to add some fairy lights to and drape (maybe) over the rose bush.  The bush is growing fast so not sure I'll keep the crook there.  I have yet to start my garden area but I'm not in any rush yet.

Well, that's all I have.  I hope you head over to the Stamping Ground and check out the other crafters and their links!

Stampin Carol

11 comments:

Glenda Brooks said...

Looks like you are quite busy! Enjoy your visit coming up! Everything looks great! Happy WOYWW
Glenda #18

Diana Taylor said...

You have been busy and I don't blame you not wanting to be indoors when the weather is so fantastic. The patio area is looking very pretty with your new plants - I love that deep pink of those petunias it's a very rich colour. Hope you have lots of fun when your kids visit,
Diana x #17

Felix the Crafty Cat said...

Looks like someone's been really busy here but very worth it. Wishing you a happy week and a lovely woyww, Angela x11x

Helen said...

wow, what a makeover! have a wonderful time with your visitors, I am sure you will. Helen #3

Sarah Brennan said...

I don't blame you spending time outdoors with those great spots to relax Carol. The pansies look great, so nice to see an alternative view. Happy WOYWW. Sarah #4

Caro said...

Gorgeous weather is just made for being outside and the new space looks wonderful. Thanks for sharing. Take care and have a lovely week. With love & God Bless. Caro x (#30)

MaggieC (Silvercrafter) said...

That deck looks a perfect place to sit in the sun. I am looking forward to warmer weather and to be able to sit outside to craft. Enjoy the warmth. xxx Maggie #19

Lunch Lady Jan said...

You have some great places to sit and chill! The new deck is fantastic - your friend made a really good job!
Hugs, LLJ 8 xxx

shazsilverwolf said...

Hi Carol, your deck is looking great, and love your planters. Pansies and Petunias are my favourites for those too.Have a lovely week, Hugs, Shaz #10 X

Julia Dunnit said...

Oh fab porch spaces.. love that you have one at front and back...the. You can chase the sun around when you want a warm sit down with a coffee. Bliss. I hope you have a lovely busy time with the family, I’m excited for you.....specially as Spring in southern AZ looks as if it will simply be the silver lining to anything!

Tracey@Hotchpotchcreations said...

We have to make the most of any good weather in the UK and I love nothing better than crafting outdoors when I get a spare moment, that new porch looks perfect for the job intended. Enjoy all that family time it's so precious.
Happy WoywW Tracey #7