Stripping away the rose colored glasses of denial concerning my reality. Getting in touch with truth. Reaching out to others in empathy concerning their reality and their walk to truth.

Friday, May 29, 2015

Celebrate the Small Things

I  love this blog hop!





















Thank you to our blog hop director. and co-hosts:

Lexa Cain

LG Keltner @ Writing off the Edge

Katie @The Cyborg Mom

We are celebrating those small achievements we've had for our week!  Sharing about health, wealth, writing, family, or school... you name it, and we'll celebrate with you!  We do this by hopping to each other's blogs, offering congratulations. And for those times you need encouragement, this is the best blog hop group ever!! We are empathy, en masse! 

What am I celebrating?

1 - Having great success making Cement Cloth Planters!!

Cement draping instructions:
Go to the hardware store and buy a bag of cement, its in powder form. Take it home scoop some out and add water until it is the thickness that you want. Just like onion ring batter.
Approximately a 1:4  water/cement ratio.
You may also want to put some drainage holes in the planter before it completely hardens to prevent cracking.
You may also want to apply a couple coats of cement sealer after the planter is dry. This is also nice due to the fact there is so many colored cement sealers now so your planter may be colored to want you would like.



2 - I'm seven pounds away from my goal!

3 - Finally getting back to reading; I took a long break after the A-Z challenge.


 I hope everyone has a fun celebration day!   



30 comments:

  1. The plant holder looks great, what a wonderful idea. So close to your goal, keep going. Happy weekend.

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    1. After reading about your "tea" - flower planters seems mundane! (smile).

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  2. sounds practical and fun and messy too :)

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    1. Dezz- it is messy but they turn out really nice. I think I may paint butterflies on one of them, with acrylic paint.

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  3. Congrats on getting closer to your weight goal and the lovely planters. I should be so artistic. Well, maybe in my next lifetime!

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    1. Marilyn - they're not hard to make. I do have several old bar stools. It's funny the things you keep, thinking you might get some use one day.

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  4. I love those planters, what a great idea. Congratulations on being 7 lbs away. I've been 10 lbs away from my goal for 2 years now. Just won't move.

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    1. Jo - maybe you're supposed to keep that 10 pounds for bowling leverage.

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  5. Turned out great indeed at your feed

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    1. Some times I find fun things to make play!

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  6. Great celebrations, and I love your cement planter idea. Wow!

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    1. Thank you, Linda Kay. I bet you posted wedding pics. I'll stop by.

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  7. Those planters are so unique and fabulous!

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    1. I wrapped saran wrap on my bar stool to make the long one. Then when I remove the planter, the wrap has protected the stool. It comes clean.

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  8. Those planters are ridiculous! What a unique idea. And your instructions make it sound so easy. I'm sharing this with my dad, who loves to work on his garden. He'll love this idea!

    -Tanya
    Tanya Miranda - Writer, Dreamer, Intergalactic Superhero

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    1. Hi Tanya. The planters were one o those Facebook posts. I really wanted to do this. I want to make a bird bath... we'll see.

      Please share. I hope he likes it.

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  9. WTG to being so close to your weight goal! You can do it!!!

    betty

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  10. I ought to show those planters to one of my friends. They sound like a fun idea.

    God, Entertainment, & Annoying Things

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    1. They are so easy. Great for a summer birthday gift,

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  11. I really need to get back to some more reading. Maybe during my summer travels I'll get through a few books--I usually do manage that though I cut back on blogging.

    Don't even remind me about weight. I don't understand. I've put on 15 pounds since the first of the year. Maybe I'm retaining too much liquid. I know it's not because of too much money in my pockets.

    Arlee Bird
    A to Z Challenge Co-host
    Tossing It Out

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    1. Hi Lee. I don't usually get a lot of reading done in summer. The yard calls me out to play.

      I think being 15 pounds heavier, due to money would be great, (smile).

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  12. Wow! Those are cool planters! Way to go with being close to your goal! I can't seem to lose any, but I am exercising anyway. :)

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  13. Those are the coolest planters!

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  14. I love the pretty planters! That's such a cool DIY project! Congrats on being so close to your weight goal and for finding time to read again. I hope you have a wonderful weekend! :)

    (Thanks for the comment on my blog. Yes, my laptop's okay now; no need to take up a collection, although that's incredibly sweet of you!!)

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  15. All good things! Yay! Those planters are really cool!!

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  16. What an inventive way to use cement!

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  17. Those planters look really cool--very creative of you! :)

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