Wednesday, June 21, 2017

My Fairy Garden 2017

This year I am excited to be making a new fairy garden, last year I didn't have as much time in the garden, and as a result didn't make a fairy garden. Fairy Gardens are one of my favorite things to do in the garden. This year I am using one of my raised beds that currently has some of my succulents growing in it, and I have also planted some annuals. This is how my fairy garden has turned out so far.

I made paths throughout the garden with pea gravel, and used tiny round wood slices as path stones.

My green toadstool gnome house is the main house in the garden. I have set around a bunch of tiny figures I found at the Dollar Tree though out the garden, little animals, fairies and gnomes.

Here is the start of my water feature, I need to add more blue glass stones to finish this little fairy pond.

Here is a little gazebo building.

Here is a mini bird feeder I found, I will be filling this with bird seed to see if my birds can spot it.

Here is a cute little fairy swing I found at the craft store.

I love how the stone paths look through the garden.

Here is a little gnome by a faux moss stone.

I was so happy to find this little outhouse for the garden!

Here is a little fairy house that I found at the Dollar Tree.

Here is another fairy house.

I love tucking little critters throughout the garden.

I had so much fun with this project and I hope to continue adding to it throughout the summer.

If you are interested in seeing more of this fairy garden you can check out my YouTube Garden Vlog Week-3 Where I put together my fairy garden.

Hope you enjoyed checking out what I have been up to in the garden, for weekly updates you can follow me on YouTube at April's Home , I will also post updates though out the summer here on my blog. 

Thanks for stopping by! :) 

Thursday, May 18, 2017

Starting My Garden 2017

I was so happy to get back out into the garden last week. Oregon has had a record year for rain fall, and as a result my garden has become very overgrown with weeds. However, last week the sun came out for three beautiful days, so I spent as much time as possible clearing my garden beds, and prepping them for planting. I also started clearing out some of my flower beds, and made room for a new fairy garden.

My dog Zoey enjoyed being out in the garden with me the whole time, she is so funny and loves to sniff every flower. It is nice having her out with me in the garden, and she is enjoying the sunny weather as well.

I posted a Week 1 Garden Vlog on my YouTube Channel. I did a little before tour, so you could see where I started, as well as what I accomplished last week. Here it is if you'd like to check it out.

This week has been very rainy once again. On Mother's Day the kids weeded and edged my entire front yard, which was such an awesome gift. I will include that in my upcoming weekly garden vlog. This week I hope to get some more weeding done, as well as planting the rest of my veggies and flowers.

So that is the beginning of my Spring/Summer 2017 gardening season, I look forward to a nice gardening season. :)

Thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

April's Homemaking Update

Just checking in-

I have been busy with my YouTube channel and haven't updated the blog in quite some time. I really love the YouTube format and have fun creating content for my channel. If you want to see what I've been up to definitely head over and check out my channel- April's Home

I have also been struggling with not being very tech savvy, so I have been struggling with some technical issues with this channel that have made it a bit of a headache. I am hoping to struggle through some of those issues and try to get this blog up and running again. I love sharing recipes here, as well as having a platform for where writing a thought might be a better method for a various project or idea. Ultimately I would love to have both April's Home and April's Homemaking be in tune with each other.

My experiment with starting a YouTube channel has been very fun. However I fell into a pattern of doing a lot of product reviews, which although fun, doesn't represent everything I want to share. So over the next couple of months I hope to solve some of the technical issues that have gotten in my way. If I am able to resolve some of those issues I would love to get back to blogging more often.

I am also planning on starting a second YouTube channel so that my content won't be so varied. So that is also something I am currently planning. Again, while I am working all of this out, if you want to see what I've been up to check out my YouTube channel, here is a recent video I shared of our Easter this year.

I hope everyone is having a nice Spring!

Thanks for stopping by!