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A Little DIY Project

On Pinterest I saw a lot of DIY birdbath ideas that looked fairly simple to make. So this evening I decided to make one.

My goal was to take photos of each step but once you are in a flow you sometimes forget to pause to take a pic of the progress.

What I used:

  • 4 plastic flower pots
  • PVC pipe about 2 1/2 feet (left from a past project).
  • Metal serving tray
  • Spray paint (left from a past project)
  • Gorilla glue
  • Gravel & a few stone for a fish tank

I think if you bought all the items you would spend approximately $20.00/$25.00. The gravel and stone choices will vary the price a bit.

I spent a total of $11.00 for this project. Most of the stuff I already had left over from other projects.

I drilled a 1 inch hole in the bottom of the pots then I painted them.

While I waited for them to dry I put the PVC in the ground about 6 inches.

Now that the pots have dried I put them over the PVC and glued them together.

Once I was satisfied with that, I put the serving tray on top and glued to the top of the flower pot.

Now it is time to add the gravel, stone, and water.

Tomorrow I will add some touchup paint to cover where the glue dripped and take a picture from the top so you can see the gravel and stone I used.

I will be putting mulch and edging around it to make it stand out a bit more.

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Next Project

Since June 15th I have been working on another project, a deck with a trellis on top.

I completed the deck over the first weekend but was trying to find someone, at a reasonable price, to dig the holes and put in the post.  the average price that I received was $250.00.  I was not gonna pay that for 8 post (also need 4 for a fence).

So after trying to get my nephews to help out I decided to try and tackle it myself.  I DID IT.  It was not as hard as I thought it would be.

Due to cost of the wood I am not able to put up the trellis at this time.  Instead I ordered a shade sail from Amazon that was suppose to be delivered today.

In all the years that I have ordered from Amazon this is the first time that I did not get my order by their stated date.  I will post a picture once the shade sail finally gets here.

Thought for today:  Conquer what intimidates you.

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Sometimes….

…. you just have to say yes.

Kids will often ask us if they can do something that they know we will or should say no to.

So every once in a while you gotta surprise them with a yes.

 

That’s what I did today I said yes to Arai getting wet with the hose with just 1 condition, that he did not wet me.

 

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Grace

Wherever life plants you,

Bloom with grace.

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That Devilish Smile

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Lurking Turkey

My garden needed some upgrades, a much higher gate and a much higher fence. Over the weekend a friend and I fixed the situation. Next is to paint it and get some stone to keep the door looking nice not so muddy.

It seems like we fixed the fence and gate just in time to keep a lurking Turkey out of the garden… at least for now.

Arai noticed the Turkey hanging just behind the new fencing. It appears that she was sizing it up.

I am glad that she decided to move on. Once she realizes she can easily fly into it game over for my little garden.

On my post from yesterday, I mentioned how I have not cut the grass by the garden since last summer. You can see just how wild the grass and bushes have gotten.

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Flower of the Day – 6/25/19

“Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath away.” ~ Maya Angelou

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What Makes You Happy – FOTD 6/23/19

Take time to do what makes your soul happy.

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Can We Get 100?

Arai watches videos on YouTube that kids made and he wanted to make one. So being the Mom-mom that I am, I helped him with the video.  I got the cellphone and started recording. I apologize for the sound quality next time I will use the camera.

Please click Walking the Planks (it will take you to YouTube) and like his video.  If you like Ara’s video leave words of encouragement so he will continue wanting to make videos.

All comments will need to be approved by me before they are posted to YouTube.  Can’t let the mean folks leave their rudeness on his video.

Thank you in advance for your support of Arai’s Video and visiting my page!

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