Shabby Chic Metal Roofing in The Flower Garden-
After building our cedar flower box (below) for our deck we had 1/2 a sheet of galvanized roofing left over. I knew I could do something with it, of course!
We had removed an old cold frame and I knew I wanted to plant some perennials there. I stood it up against the fence and had an "ah ha" moment. A little shine and reflection for the flowers!!! It's screwed to the fencing and I have my flowers ready to plant. Cool huh? I'll probably hand a few goodies up above the metal- an old vintage shovel and some other goodies I have around...
Easy Homemade Elderberry Syrup:
After posting this Homemade Elderberry Syrup, I made some! Easy and boy does it have a strong aroma!!! WOW. Anyway, I made some using the dried berries I bought online. The supplier I used is Herbalcom.com. I bought 2 lbs. for about $7.00 each, with shipping. MUCH cheaper than buying the extract.
I used the sugar preservative recipe and it really was simple. I doubled the recipe and used 1/2 cup berries to 4 cups of water. When I was done it was exactly 2 cups-
Kept it the fridge, it's nice and thick.
Very deep red/brown color, with a distinctive taste. I'll try some on waffles soon!
My New Couch!-
We were really needing a new couch and a couple of chairs for the living room. We decided to take the plunge this spring and get a nicer, really heavy duty couch. She was delivered today, what a beauty! Nice sage green and it's Anya approved. We chose the colors for the pillows (there's 2) and I went with something fun and summery, since I already have wintery pillows-
It's a bit brighter, and a little shiny, in real life- orange, green and blue/grays, cute!